You could leave your current job for any of these higher-earning careers

Aug 15 2018, 7:14 am

Are you happy with your current job? Do you look forward to going into work, or absolutely dread it?

(Don’t answer that one in front of your boss.)

Here’s the thing: You don’t have to stay where you are.

Of course, the initial thought of change is something that’s bound to make you nervous. But you can get over that. It’s your future we’re talking about here, and there’s no reason for you not to be living your best life (with the income to match).

You could be just an MBA (Master of Business Administration) away from your dream job. It’s never too late to go back to school, and when you channel your inner Harry Potter and choose your subjects wisely, you could have any of the following careers.

Oh, there’s one thing you should know before we start. The average mid-career pay for all MBAs (regardless of specialty) is $99,587, according to PayScale.

Management consultant

If you specialize in strategy, you could go on to work as a management consultant. Once you can think outside of the box and put your company’s needs first, you can apply management theories learned during your MBA to your job. Jobs and career site Monster reports this MBA career to have a salary of $123,000.

Senior project manager, IT

You don’t have to already be working in tech to land a management job in the industry. By focusing on technology management as part of your MBA, you’ll learn how to become a better leader as you grow with a company. This career has a reported salary of $130,000.

Finance manager

Love numbers? If you’re technical-minded, a career as a finance manager could be exactly the change you need. Portfolio managers and financial managers often have an MBA behind them, and if you follow this career path as a finance manager, you could be earning a salary of $112,000.

Operations manager

This MBA career is centred around understanding a company’s finances, analyzing business trends, and managing one or more teams of employees. Your well-rounded knowledge and expertise in this role could result in a salary of $84,000, as reported by Monster.

Marketing manager

If you’re eager to know more about content and product marketing, focusing on this area during your MBA means you could start your career as a marketing manager. You’ll learn everything from analytics to communications, mathematics, and management, plus you can aim for a salary in the region of $78,900.

Now for the real talk. You can make any of these careers become a reality for you with an MBA. Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start because you can find out at the QS World MBA Tour (WMT) in Calgary on September 27.

The free event is a one-stop shop where you’ll be able to meet with admissions directors from the top business schools from across Canada and the world. You’ll get advice on your applications from industry experts, network, as well as get resume advice and career guidance.

You can even apply for a pool of scholarships at the event worth $7 million USD to help finance your MBA. And by attending the event, you’ll get a free professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile, leaving you all set.

Visit QS World MBA Tour (WMT) for more information.

QS World MBA Tour (WMT)

When: Thursday, September 27
Time: 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Metropolitan Conference Centre, 333 4th Avenue SW
Price: FREE – Register via QS World MBA Tour

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