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Tips for Changing Careers with Degrees from Online Accredited Colleges

Sep 8, 2008
Do you want to get out of the field that you're in and start transitioning to a new career? If you really want to break into a new field that you don't have any experience in the best way to do it is to look into getting a degree from some online accredited colleges.

When you get a degree in a new field the classes that you take will help give you the foundation that you need to get into that field. Most employers won't hold it against you that you have no experience in that field if you have a degree in that field. The degree tells a potential employer that you know enough about the field to work in it and that you're serious about switching careers.

To employers the most important thing is to know that you're seriously interested in that field. No employer wants to put time and resources into training an employee only to have that employee quit and go back to the field that they used to work in. So when you get degrees from accredited online colleges in the field that you want to transition over to that lets potential employers know that you're committed to making that change.

Even degrees from accredited online colleges can be expensive and require a serious time commitment so if you have a degree any employer will know that you made a real effort to learn about that field before you started looking for a job in that field.

Getting an online degree is the best way to get the knowledge you need to switch fields because chances are that you'll have to continue working at your current job in order to pay for the degree and to pay for your living expenses while you study.

If you sign up for a degree program at an accredited online college you can attend school on your own schedule which will make it a lot easier to continue working. You can work on your schoolwork at night and on weekends and you'll have your degree and be able to start transitioning to a new career very quickly.

The staff at the accredited online college that you attend for your degree also may be able to help you break into a new career by arranging internships and apprenticeships that will help you network within that field and gain valuable experience.

After you graduate letters of recommendation from your professors will also help convince potential employers that you have the knowledge and skills to perform well in that industry.
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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