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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 October 06, 2015 by

Top 5 careers with great job potential

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Nurse visiting senior female patient at home. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The most important thing to do when choosing a college major and targeting a specific career is to do a little research on that specific area’s job market. While taking up a career of interest is important for a happy life, it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows in every case. You need to be sure of its job prospects.

Every student’s biggest fear when deciding on a college major is not finding a stable job after graduating. No one wants to invest a huge amount of money and time just to sit jobless or flip burger patties after graduating. This fear is what makes choosing a career the most difficult decision of one’s life. (more…)

Posted August 06, 2015 by

How a Medical Scribe Position Prepares You for Medical School

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Empty notebook with a pen on the table. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The decision to apply to medical school is not easy. Before students can even apply, they must complete rigorous coursework, volunteer or work in a clinical setting, score well on the MCAT exam, and more.

Then comes the more important part: actually getting accepted to medical school. Standing out among thousands of other applicants can seem daunting. Fortunately, there are opportunities for students interested in medical school or other healthcare careers that can enhance their resume or graduate school application. (more…)

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 May 15, 2015 by

Competitive Edge: How to Find the Degree to Fit Your Personality

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Personality types word cloud on a vintage blackboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

As almost every successful person will try to tell you, finding the right career is all about matching what you plan to do to earn money with what you love and are truly passionate about. Obtaining a degree that matches your personality is the first step to a life-long career you don’t end up being bitter about later. Let’s take a look at how you can choose the best degree for your personality by matching some traits to some fields of study. (more…)

Posted November 03, 2014 by

5 reasons why naturopathy is the right treatment for you

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Naturopathy, digitalis. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Blame it on our tight schedules or sedentary lifestyle, our body today is more toxic than ever. Be it a minor cold or severe joint pain, all that we do is take an antidote, without a doctor’s prescription, and keep on doing our work. Day by day, we are depending more on drugs which give us temporary relief, also bring along numerous side-effects. High time people that you opt for naturopathy treatment as it will not only cure the disease afflicting you, and dismantle its roots and branches, but also help in building strong immunity as well. With the help of natural medications and practices, naturopathy can heal almost all diseases. Naturopathic medicines combine the wisdom of nature with meticulous modern approach. (more…)

Posted September 18, 2014 by

College Student, Before Getting Jobs, Think about Factors to Consider for Your Degree

Before getting jobs, a college student must first think about his or her degree.  In the following post, learn some factors to consider before deciding on what degree to choose.

Choosing the right degree is the first step on your career ladder. When you are deciding what area to major in, you may find yourself stressing about the wide array of options. The degree that you opt for now will help to scope your future career path. That means that the

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Posted September 10, 2014 by

Career: The Need for Skin Specialists in Polluted Cities

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Dermatology consultation with a man. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The importance of skin specialists has increased considerably in view of greater incidences of skin ailments and infections. Higher levels of pollution coupled with unhealthy food habits has resulted in more number of dermatological cases particularly among teenagers and young adults. Doctors treating skin diseases also treat nail and hair fall. Dermatological cases are more rampant in tropical regions because of unfavourable climatic conditions of heat and humidity.

In addition to treatment of diseases, skin specialists are attending to cases of cosmetic surgery and skin ageing as looking good is now a great concern. The trend is popular among young adults and middle aged patients. The demand for dermatologists has thus increased significantly in recent years. (more…)

Posted August 04, 2014 by

Herbal Medicine School And Career Opportunities

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Male herbalist doctor weighing Chinese medicinal herbs. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Do you know what exactly Herbal Medicine is meant for? It aims to bring back the body to a state of natural balance, in order that it can start healing itself. It’s the study of holistic and herbal remedies, which helps to treat illness and ailments. While the couse acquaints students to herbal medicine  and its uses as an alternative type of medicine. Herbal Medicine or call it as ‘Alternative medicine’ has become an up-and-coming field, which offers many professional opportunities. (more…)

Posted July 07, 2014 by

Tips for Medical School Graduates

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Graduation cap and stethoscope representing medical graduate. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Congratulations on graduating from medical school!  Now comes finding a job.  What factors will you consider?  Perhaps, you will think about the type of facility to work at or even the location of the job.  However, first you should decide what area of the medical field you would like to get into.

Graduates should consider working as a locum tenens physician to gain experience in the job market before settling into a facility or private practice.  A locum tenens is a physician who temporarily fulfills the duties of another. (more…)