Online Associate Degree: College Credit at Your Convenience
For students coming out of high school or professionals considering a mid-career change, the thought of spending thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours in a classroom might be a bit overwhelming. But earning an online associate degree has never been more convenient--and the results can be a fresh, recession-busting career.
Educational Profile: Online Associate Degree
An associate degree features two years of focused education in a broad spectrum of available programs. Classes are completed over the Internet, and at times that fit in an already busy schedule. No need to compromise current personal and professional obligations. The distance education model means earning real college credit without leaving the home or office.
Career Profile: Virtually Limitless Options
Is it really possible to start a stable and rewarding career with just two years of academic study? About.com's career planning professional Dawn Rosenberg McKay highlights a few thriving industries that welcome candidates with an online associate degree:
These are just a few of the thrilling roles open to online associate degree graduates and poised to experience double-digit employment growth in the coming decade.
- Broadcast Technician or Sound Engineering Technicians. Go-to professionals in the television and motion picture industries--responsible for installing, testing, repairing, setting-up, and operating recording equipment.
- Dental Assistants. Perform a variety of activities associated with patient care, office management and lab work--jobs exist in both the public and private sectors.
- Desktop Publishers. Responsible for the Internet publishing phenomenon--and experts in publishing software suites that format email, direct mail and web content.
- Physical or Occupational Therapist Assistants. The right hand of health care professional dedicated to getting workers back on the job.
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