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The 12 highest-paying jobs you can get with a master's degree

Business Insider | Jul 28, 2017, 09.01PM IST

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Each of these jobs pay more than $80,000 a year.

To become a master of something, at least in the academic world, you have to earn your master's degree, which usually requires an additional year or two of schooling after acquiring your bachelor's degree.

Few master's degrees come cheaply, as Business Insider previously reported. According to a 2014 study from college planning site EAdvisors, more than half of master's degree holders have student loans averaging $56,661.

But for some high-paying jobs, they are a must.

According to the latest data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the 12 highest-paying jobs that require a master's degree.

Each has a median annual salary of at least $80,000.

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