What is illustrated in the bar chart above clearly shows that significant changes have occur regarding the contrast between the number of students who choose academic master degree and professional master degree. According to the figures given, we can see the number of students applying professional master degree has been on a steady rise. While recent years have saw a decrease in the number of students who intend to gain academic master degree.
Some driving factors that contribute to the above-mentioned change may summarized as follows. To begin with, under the circumstance of Chinese booming domestic market, an increasing number of students who are expert in professional skills are badly needed. In addition, the development of job market on the whole cannot keep pace with the expansion of college graduates, which obliges many students to stay on campus for another two or three years to get better prepared for their career. Finally, we must admit that working pressure is another important factor.
Taking all these factors into consideration, we may predict that with the rapid development of our society, the number of students of professional master degree will keep growing in the forthcoming decade.