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

Aug 15 2018, 12:03 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.

You can turn any dream career into reality 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 Toronto on February 2.

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 specific field) 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 you could be earning upwards of $120,000 in this career.

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. According to statistics, you could be earning upwards of $130,000 in this career.

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 February 2 is a one-stop shop where you’ll be able to meet with admissions directors from the top business schools from across Canada and around the world. You’ll get advice on your applications from industry experts, network with alumni and other attendees, as well as get resume advice and career guidance.

By attending this event, you’ll also be eligible to apply for a pool of scholarships at the event 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: Saturday, February 2
Time: 1:30 pm to 6 pm
Where: Mariott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre — 525 Bay Street
Price: FREE – Register via QS World MBA Tour

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