For working professionals, Online College degrees gives more options and flexibility in taking courses.
Cost of online college degree is almost same as attending on-campus degree program.
It gives more flexibility in terms of schedule. But, it requires large amounts of time, self-discipline and motivation.
I have taken distance education classes. You don’t get the same feel as attending live classes in campus. But, if situation forces you to take online courses, then you have to go with it.
In recent report from Investopedia shows top online degree programs in demand.
Because of the increasing popularity of online studying, the majority of colleges and universities either offer online programs or intend to offer virtual study options in the near future. If you’re planning to pursue an online degree, what degree programs will be in demand in coming years? Here are a few options.
- Registered Nurse
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), registered nurses will remain in high demand and as the baby boomer generation continues to age, the demand will be even greater. Online nursing degree programs are among the most popular programs, and many colleges and universities offer these in various specialties within the nursing field.
Through 2018, the amount of accountants needed should increase by 22%, according to the BLS.
Not only can students earn an accounting degree, but other online programs assist with preparing for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
The teaching profession is expected to grow by 13% through 2018. Teaching has always been a popular degree program for colleges and universities, not just for recent high school graduates but also mid-career people looking to enter the teaching field.
Typically international students wouldn’t consider attending any of the above 3 courses. But, I have seen several nurses who come to USA from India.
Although any accredited program has to meet high standards, consider enrolling in an online degree program at a well-respected college or university.
Just like a traditional degree, hiring managers may respond more favorably to a degree from a school that has a long history of quality education, and you may qualify for lower tuition costs if you live in the state where the school is located.