As in "job opportunities"

I found some synonyms, but they just don't fit:

"openings, chances, possibilities, etc."

Inserting one of those words in a sentence like this doesn't work, that is, without changing the meaning.

A college degree can get you more job opportunities.

I'm writing something where I have to use that phrase quite a bit. I don't want it to sound redundant.

  • @sumelic Because I'm writing something where I have to use that phrase quite a bit. I don't want it to sound redundant.
    – user190075
    Aug 17, 2016 at 4:43
  • If you give us the entire phrase in which you wish "opportunities" to be replaced, we can help you easier than without a proper context.
    – Luke
    Aug 17, 2016 at 5:02
  • Prospects perhaps?
    – moonstar
    Aug 17, 2016 at 6:44

3 Answers 3


Some alternatives:

  1. A college degree has more scope.
  2. A college degree enables higher job potential.
  3. A college degree provides more job openings.
  4. A college degree enables job flexibility.

"prospects" is a good replacement. Is is close in meaning to "possibilities".

A college degree can open you to new (job) prospects.

Oxford English Dictionaries definition:

Chances or opportunities for success or wealth:
'the poor prospects for the steel industry'


The following should also work as alternatives:

A college degree can get you a better choice (of jobs).

A college degree can get you more (career) choices.

From oxforddictionaries.com:

choice NOUN

1.2 A range of possibilities from which one or more may be chosen: you can have a sofa made in a choice of forty fabrics

The Boeing business jet also comes with a choice of interior decoration ranging from the basic to sumptuous.

The choice of bar can range from a close-knit pub setting to a party animal's dream.

Walkers set off from Cudham village on a choice of routes ranging from three to eight miles.

Synonyms: range, variety, selection, assortment; array, display

1.3 A thing or person which is chosen: this disk drive is the perfect choice for your computer

Garry was an ideal choice to present the prize on behalf of the slimming group because he lost two stones through their plan earlier this year.

Particularly, chopsticks are also a good choice when people send presents to relatives and friends.

The flight prize was an easy choice for the leading lawman with a long-standing interest in aviation.

Synonyms: appointee; nominee, candidate, selection

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