Earning a graduate degree allows you to gain specialized knowledge in your field, creating a wealth of opportunities for your career. For those who are interested in research, a graduate degree can give you the experience it takes to become an established researcher in your area. If you are interested in leadership positions, a graduate degree will set you apart from the competition.
A graduate degree can also help you network in your field of interest, allowing you to find a job that you truly enjoy. A graduate degree can also be increibly beneficial for those looking to move into a different field than their existing career. It can also increase your earning potential—among agriculture and natural resources majors, on average those with a graduate degree earn $17,000 more annually than bachelor’s degree holders.