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Posted May 21, 2016 by

What kind of degrees can be pursued online?

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The availability of online colleges has increased drastically even just over the last 10 years, and with that change, the degree offerings have also become more widespread. Today, students can find almost any degree level or major offered through an online institution. With a little effort and commitment, they can find a career path that works for them and take them where they want to go. So, consider all of the possibilities offered today when it comes to online degrees.

Certification levels

Previously, the certification levels provided through online colleges were limited, but today, students can find degrees at any level to meet their needs. Here’s an overview of certifications and degrees available at most colleges and universities.

•Certification: Many professional fields require ongoing certification to keep a license up-to-date. Fortunately, there are many certification program options, including those in medicine, education, counseling, and even business.

•Associate Degree: Two-year associate degree programs are a good choice for many career options, and online institutions typically offer a wide variety of programs at this level.

•Bachelor’s Degree: These four-year degrees are among the most popular online degree programs. Most online schools offer the widest variety of bachelor’s degree programs.

•Master’s Degree: These options used to be much less common, but students can now find online programs to obtain an MBA, MS, M.Ed., or MA.

•Doctoral Degree: This level of degree is still the rarest to be found on the internet; however, even doctorate degrees are increasingly offered online today. There are a variety of options ranging from business to education and even theology.

Majors

Many students believe they’ll be limited in their major choice if they choose to opt for an online program, but that simply isn’t the case. Online colleges offer a wide range of major options, including those in humanities, fine arts, business, finance, technology, science, health, medicine, education, and even law and criminal justice.

Specialized degrees

Today’s online colleges are even equipped to offer a wide range of specialized degree programs, such as a board certified behavior analyst program that can teach students to see the big picture. These degrees require specific preparation and advanced techniques that make them perfect candidates for an individualized online program. To pursue endorsement through a program like the behavior analyst certification, students are often required to complete specific prerequisites prior to applying for the program to ensure their success.

There are more online degree options available today than ever before. Online colleges offer programs at all different certification levels, as well as degree programs in various subjects. The possibilities are unlimited.

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Rachelle Wilber, guest writer

Rachelle Wilber, guest writer

Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber; https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009221637700

Posted June 22, 2015 by

3 High-Paying Options for Healthcare Careers

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Surgery assistant perfusionist working with artificial cardiac valve at operation in cardiology clinic. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Technology and the way medicine is practiced has changed over the decades, which in turn has created many new career opportunities. Medical degrees and certificates are no longer limited to M.D., D.O. and others that take 10 years of college and residency to complete. Now, there are a variety of options for anyone who wants to help other people and make good money in the process. The following are just three examples of possible healthcare career opportunities: (more…)

Posted March 17, 2015 by

Peak Performance: How to Fuel Your Career in Sports Nutrition

Two young nutritionists posing in a gym - one with an apple and one with weights

Two young nutritionists posing in a gym – one with an apple and one with weights. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Most nutritionists help people choose the right foods for basic health. A sports nutritionist creates eating and supplement regimens that help athletes achieve peak performance. Because so many individual pro athletes are incorporating nutritional strategies into their training, the demand for sports nutritionists is growing. In fact, job openings for dietitians and nutritionists are expected to grow 21 percent over the next 10 years. (more…)

Posted September 29, 2014 by

Need a Vocation? Information If You’re Considering Vocational School

If you are a high school or college student looking for an opportunity to learn a new skill that can lead to a career, then going to vocational school may be a good option for you.  The following infographic takes a look at the past and present of vocational education, the benefits it has to offer, and more. (more…)

Posted July 23, 2014 by

Job Prospects Of A Cell Phone Technician Related With Visually Impaired Smartphone

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Cell phone technician at recycling plant working on mobile phones. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

There are some special options, which you are bound to get hold of, when the main area of concern is associated with mobile phone developments. Building some of the best software and tools for the visually impaired can be defined as the right way of helping them communicate with others, without even feeling dependent all the time. With the advent of modern technology, there are some prospective career options, for you to try and get hold of, and one such can be defined as a cell phone technician. The main aim of this group is to offer a proper fault diagnosis, which can help in improving the quality of the phone. (more…)

Posted June 18, 2014 by

Equip Yourself With Necessary Skills And Knowledge For A Lucrative Career In Web Designing

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Businessman standing in front of chalkboard with web design and other terms. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When you embark on a career in web designing, it is not mandatory for you to acquire professional web design education. The decision of acquiring a professional degree depends on the experience which you have. With adequate expertise, you will require persistence to succeed in this field. It is important that you are passionate about the career which you want to pursue. As a designer it will be your responsibility to create designs which cater to the requirement of the clients. Once you earn the trust of the clients, you can kick start your career in web designing. As you study web designing, it is important that you try out the concepts which you learn. (more…)

Posted May 22, 2014 by

Saving for College? What You Need to Know

I am sure going to college is a goal for many students.  While getting a higher education can set you up for career success, it can be expensive.  That’s why prospective students who are saving for college need all of the knowledge they can get concerning this decision.  The following infographic shares some points to help you plan ahead. (more…)

Posted May 13, 2014 by

Why Community College is a Wise Choice for Students

While prospective students are told about attending four year colleges, attending a community college just might be the best choice for getting a higher education.  In the following infographic, find out some reasons why students are attending these schools, and more. (more…)

Posted February 24, 2014 by

Entry Level Jobs in Nursing May Lead to Huge Starting Salaries

Nursing graduates have the potential to make top salaries on their entry level jobs.  Learn more in the following post.

an associate degree could land an entry-level job starting at $70,000- $75,000 per year. That’s the statistic given during an informational meeting on Monday, Feb. 10, about Saddleback College’s nursing program by Tammy…

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Posted September 24, 2013 by

5 Ways to Boost Your Ultrasound Technician Career

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Young male technician working with an ultrasound machine. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It’s important to have a successful career as an ultrasound technician. Many will measure your success by how much you are being paid. If you want to be a high paid ultrasound technician, you will have to master a lot of the key skills of an ultrasound technician. Boosting your career may be easier than you think – and there are 5 ways to help you. (more…)