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Five Ways Degrees from Online Accredited Colleges Can Help Your Career

Sep 8, 2008
If you've been thinking about going back to school online to get a degree, or to get an advanced degree like an MBA, but you're not sure if the benefits are worth the cost and the time investment you should consider these five ways that getting a degree from online accredited colleges could help your career.

1. Career Advancement -- If you have a good job but you'd like to be able to be promoted to a better job within the same company, or if you want to become even better at your current job then an advanced degree from an online accredited college could really help your career advance.

Most employers will promote people that get MBAs or other degrees from online accredited colleges over people that just have BA degrees so if you want to really climb the corporate ladder an advanced degree can be your ticket to the top.

2. Certification -- If you're in a career where you need to be re-certified regularly or a career where you need to attend continuing education classes in order to be considered ready for employment, like teaching, then attending online accredited colleges can give you the credentials and education you need to stay certified on a schedule that is convenient for you.

3. Switching careers -- If the job prospects in the field that you have a degree in aren't that good and you want to try a new field getting a degree in that field is a good way to get the basic skill set you'll need to find a job in that field. Because the job market is very tight employment experts recommend that people get as much education as they can so that they can switch fields if necessary.

4. Getting a management position -- If you've always been down in the trenches and you want to make the jump to a management position then getting a degree from an online accredited college could be enough to make management see that you have the qualifications to lead. It can be hard to get into management if you don't have at least a BA or BS degree.

5. You can make more money -- Studies have shown that people with degrees can make as much as $500,000 more than a person without a degree over the course of a career. In order to be competitive in today's market you really need to have a degree.

No one wants to work at a low paying job forever, but if you don't have a degree then you don't have a very good chance of getting out of low wage jobs. Degrees from online accredited colleges can really help you boost your earning potential.
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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