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An Online Bachelor Degree Can Help You Change it All

Aug 25, 2007
Getting an online bachelor degree can be one of the best things you do for yourself. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 1.8 percent of employees with a bachelor's degree are unemployed, compared to 6.5 percent of those who completed high school. The same source reveals that employees with a bachelor's degree earn an average $30,000 more annually than employees who only have a high school education. Those with bachelor degrees also report more promotions and a higher level of satisfaction in their jobs.

All the above are good reasons to get an online bachelor degree. Not only are you qualified for a better job, especially in today's job market where many jobs require at least one college degree, but you can do better in your chosen career and enjoy a larger paycheck, as well. That's not all, though. By pursuing your degree online, you also enjoy some added benefits.

By looking for your degree options online, you can save yourself considerable money. Tuition at brick-and-mortar universities and colleges increases every year, and those who put off pursuing their degree for even a year or two can end up paying tens of thousands of dollars extra. Many people do not pursue their college degree because of the cost now and because of the inconvenience of pursuing studies full time. After all, pursuing a degree at a traditional brick-and-mortar university or college often means long commutes and giving up your current day job. An online bachelor degree is the perfect solution. With an online education, you save money upfront, since you don't have to pay for commutes, moves, or building fees. All you pay for is your instruction and books, and most online programs even have financial aid to assist you with your costs.

The best reason of all to pursue degree online is that an online bachelor degree means that you do not have to put off a better life for even a minute. While on-campus programs are limited by what a school has to offer, you can choose the ideal distance program for you online in just minutes, no matter where you live. If you wanted an on-campus program in botany, for example, but your local school did not offer that program, you would be either forced to give up your current life in order to move to a school that did offer the program, or you would have to give up your dream. That is simply not a choice you should have to make, and with an online bachelor degree, you do not have to. You can select the distance education program of your choice and study in your spare time, without dramatically altering your current life. You can work towards a better life, one that is better paying and more rewarding, without giving up what you have now.

If your life is not quite what you want it to be right now, an online bachelor degree will certainly help. If you think your life would be better with a more rewarding career, then distance education can help you find a career you will love. If you have never pursued a dream job because you felt you were not qualified, distance education can change that all around. If you want the sense of recognition and personal satisfaction that comes with knowing that you are doing something good for yourself, pursue a degree. You will be pleasantly surprised at the results, both in your own sense of self-worth and in the actual career opportunities that open up for you. From practical benefits such as better salary and better job to intangible benefits such as improved confidence, you can have it all.
About the Author
Andy West is a writer for Virginia College. Virginia College Online offers many Online Bachelor Degree programs. Visit Virginia College Online at http://www.vconline.edu/site/bachelor.cfm to select the online program that is right for you.
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