Do you want to continue studying after your bachelor's? It pays off. Alumni with a master's degree are able to secure a higher-levelled position more often than alumni with a bachelor's degree. The first job of 72% of the bachelor's alumni is at academic or Dutch hbo level, as opposed to 83% of the master's alumni.
Master's alumni also find it easier to move up to a job at a higher level than bachelor's alumni. After two years of work experience 88% of the master's alumni has a job at Dutch hbo or academic level.
A research master's degree increases your chance of a job at academic level (75%), as opposed to 41% of the alumni with a one-year master's degree. Alumni with a research master's degree also work as an employed PhD candidate (34%) more often than alumni with a one-year master's degree (3%). They are more satisfied with the development of their career than one-year master's: 72% is (very) satisfied with the development of their career, as opposed to 61% of the one-year master's.