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Five Benefits of Getting Degrees from Online Accredited Colleges

Sep 5, 2008
If you have been considering going back to school to get another degree or to finish a degree that you never finished you should consider getting degrees from online accredited college. The popularity of online accredited colleges is growing quickly because the high cost of traditional colleges and the amount of time it takes to get degrees at traditional colleges make it hard for professionals to return to college.

Professionals that want to get another degree or finish a degree prefer the low cost and flexibility of online college. If you're not sure whether or not starting a degree program at an online accredited college is worth it, here are the top five benefits of getting a degree online:

1. You can earn more money -- Most professional reach a point in their career where they really can't go any further. If you go back to school and get a degree you might be able to move further up the corporate ladder at your current job or you could use your degree to find a higher paying job somewhere else.

2. You can change careers -- If you want to break into an industry where you don't have a lot of experience, the best way to show employers that you're serious about that field and that you have some knowledge of that field is to get a degree in that field. That way you will know the basics of the industry even if you are lacking practical experience and you are showing employers that you have committed to that industry.

3. Your employer might help you pay for it -- If you are going back to school to get a degree in the field that you're already working in your employer might have a tuition assistance program to help you pay for school. Some employers will pay a portion of the cost of your education if you are taking classes that will help you perform your current job more efficiently.

4. You can get continuing education credits -- If you work in a field where you need to continually update your education in order to stay certified you can get the continuing education credits you need by attending classes at online accredited colleges and save yourself the hassle of attending classes at traditional campuses.

5. You can make yourself a more attractive job candidate -- The job market is tough, and no one's job is certain. If you have a degree from an online accredited college you have a better chance of finding another job if you should happen to lose your job because employers prefer to hire candidates that have degrees over candidates that don't for most jobs.
About the Author
For more information on finding online accredited colleges, visit Degree Search (http://degreesearch.org/). They also provide more information on the benefits and drawbacks of online learning. The author, Art Gib, is a freelance writer.
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