I believe respect is earned for the kind of value you bring in than your degrees. It is always the work and commitment that have a louder roar when compared to the degrees. The professional courses enhance your knowledge and skillset based on the objective of the course. If your interest is in the finance and investment industry, CFA has got a good scope, if it's auditing and accountancy, CPA has a cool scope, if it's to help your company and clients in financial planning, CFP has a right scope. So, based on the industry you're entering into, the scope for the professional courses may vary.