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

Aug 15 2018, 12:20 am

Are you happy with your current job? Do you look forward to going into work, or do you 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.

You can make any career become a reality for you with an MBA. And if you don’t know where to start, don’t worry — you can get all of your questions answered at the QS World MBA Tour (WMT) in Montreal on January 31.

Making that big of a change is bound to make anyone nervous, but QS makes it easy, painless, and fun. Besides, 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).

Oh, there’s one thing you should know before we start. The average mid-career pay for all MBAs (regardless of your area of focus) 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. Monster, a career site, reports this MBA career to have an average 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. In this career, you could potentially be earning upwards of $100,000.

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.

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.


The free event on January 31 is a one-stop shop where you’ll be able to meet with admissions directors from top business schools from across Canada and around the world. You’ll get advice on your applications from industry experts, be able to network with alumni and other attendees, as well as get resume advice and career guidance.

By attending the event, you’ll also be eligible to apply for a pool of scholarships totalling $7 million USD to help you finance your MBA. And by attending the event, you’ll get a free professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile, leaving you all set.

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

QS World MBA Tour (WMT)

When: Thursday, January 31
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal — 1255 Jeanne-Mance
Price: FREE – Register via QS World MBA Tour

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