Best Degrees for Working Moms

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Best Degrees for Working Moms

Being a working mother often requires job flexibility. For those working moms wanting to return to school to change their careers or better their chances of advancement, let’s take a look at the best majors for flexibility and job growth. These are the best degrees for working mothers.

70%

Percentage of working women in the U.S. with children under 18 (1)

Moms are the primary or sole earners for 40% of households with children under 18. (1)

3,422,270

Number of mothers who are also college students (2)

87%

Percentage of HR leaders who think workplace flexibility leads to higher rates of employee satisfaction (3)

Best Degrees:

Computer Science and Research

Job growth, 2014-24: 11% (4)

Median salary: $111,840 (4)

Likelihood of job offer by graduation: 68.7% (5)

Economics

Job growth, 2014–24: 6% (4)

Median salary: $101,050 (4)

Likelihood of job offer by graduation: 61.5% (5)

Accounting

Job growth, 2014–24: 11% (4)

Median salary: $68,150 (4)

Likelihood of job offer by graduation: 61.2% (5)

Civil Engineering

Job growth, 2014–24: 8% (4)

Median salary: $83,540 (4)

Likelihood of job offer by graduation: 59% (5)

Business Administration

Business administration career median salaries (6)

Sales management $110,660

Financial management $115,320

Human resources management $102,780

Food service management $48,560

Health care administration $92,810

Marketing management $123,450

Likelihood of job offer by graduation: 54.3% (5)

Mathematics/Statistics

Mathematicians (4)

Job growth, 2014–24: 21%

Median salary: $105,810

Statisticians (4)

Job growth, 2014–24: 34%

Median salary: $80,500

Likelihood of job offer by graduation: 40.3% (5)

Psychology

Job growth, 2014–24: 19% (4)

Median salary: $75,230 (4)

Likelihood of job offer by graduation: 39.2% (5)

Health Care

Top five flexible medical careers (7)

Medical assistant

Registered nurse

Medical transcriptionist

Pharmacy technician

Medical coder

Likelihood of job offer by graduation: 37.8% (5)

English

Flexible jobs for English majors that often offer telecommuting options include … (8)

Copywriting

Copyediting

Freelance writing

Grant writing

Online tutoring/teaching

Teaching English as a second language

Likelihood of job offer by graduation: 33% (5)

Education

Elementary school teacher (4)

Job growth, 2014–24: 6%

Median salary: $55,490

High school teacher (4)

Job growth, 2014–24: 6%

Median salary: $58,030

Likelihood of job offer by graduation: 28.9% (5)

Best Degrees for Working Moms

Best Degrees Sources:

1. https://www.dol.gov
2. https://www.luminafoundation.org
3. https://workplacetrends.com
4. https://www.bls.gov
5. https://www.forbes.com
6. http://www.allbusinessschools.com
7. https://www.healthecareers.com
8. https://www.roosevelt.edu