Saturday, March 6, 2010

How to obtain the career you wanted online.

Online Degrees – Great Educational Options for the Computer Savvy and Not-So-Savvy

I was never a big fan of online degrees until forced to enroll in one for professional reasons, but once I was a few months into the course, I realized what a godsend it was for people who are limited by the circumstances and not able to afford the time and money that a regular degree costs. The best part about studying online is that you don’t have to really be computer savvy in order to earn a degree from an online school. The technology is pretty easy to pick up and you’re bound to be at home in the environment in no time at all. Online degrees are good for both the computer savvy and not-so-savvy because:

• They are meant for people of all ages: If you’re much older than the average college-going student, there’s no need to feel like a fish out of water if you want to resume your education or earn a higher degree. Online education allows you to learn at your own pace and set your own schedules, so you don’t have to worry about keeping up with the youngsters or directly competing with them. Online education offers you the chance to continue an unfinished degree or earn a new one, for personal or professional reasons.

• They offer flexible schedules: Working professionals don’t have to worry about taking time off from their careers in order to earn another degree. Online education allows you to attend classes on weekends or at other times convenient to you. You can balance your work and lessons easily if you’re dedicated to both tasks.

• They provide opportunities: Online education opens up opportunities that were hitherto non-existent – they allow you to climb up the career ladder, switch jobs, ask for a raise at your workplace, or just achieve a personal milestone. Online degrees are offered in almost all disciplines, except perhaps medicine and other complicated subjects.

Today, various reputable institutions offer online degrees, so it’s easy to pick and choose the one you want without worrying about the quality of education you’re going to receive. However, before you sign up, ensure that your school and degree are accredited by the right agencies or you’re going to end up with a degree that’s not worth even the paper it’s printed on.

This guest post is contributed by Anna Miller, who writes on the topic of degree online . She welcomes your comments at her email id:

1 comment:

Sarah (Book Reviews from Inside an Igloo) said...

hey Cheryl, I got your url off goodreads under "following each other" group. I'm now following your blog :)