While the overall economy may not be great, the truth is that things are looking up in some areas. There are certain types of jobs that are in huge demand, and for which there is a severe shortage of skilled workers. So where are these good jobs?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has identified a number of professions expected to experience above-average growth over the next decade. Most of these positions fall within the top 25 percent of earnings for workers overall, and most require a bachelor’s or technical degree.
These in-demand jobs include medical information administrators and other skilled health care workers, web programmers and designers, accountants and financial administrators, to name just a few.
But how do you become eligible for a job in one of these fields if your work experience or degree is in a completely unrelated field. What if you don’t have a degree at all? For most us, family, financial and other obligations mean we cant go back to college for a traditional degree.
One of the most best options for people looking to land a job in these fast growing fields is to get a specialized online degree.
Why an Online Degree?
Flexibility – Online degrees allow you to complete the required coursework from home as you have the time. Be it in the morning before work, at night before bed, or even on your lunch breaks, being able to bring the classroom to you allows you to learn when and where you can, on your schedule.
Financial Aid and Tuition Assistance – Many online degree programs provide tuition assistance and will help you get financial aid to help offset the costs of the program.
Ability to Specialize – Online degrees offer specialized training in a wide variety of fields that are in high demand by employers. With these skills, your chances of quickly landing a job are greatly increased.
Today there are many, many options for getting an online degree. The process of choosing the right program can be daunting, but some quick online searches will help.
Do a search on “best companies for online degrees” and see what names pop up. Chances are, you’ll recognize the more popular ones. These sites should give you clear facts about costs, degree offerings, job placement help, time commitments, faculty and other important information you need before choosing the right program for you. You may want to set up a call with one of their reps to get more information.
From there, type in the company name and the word “reviews” for info on what other students thought of the experience. If the company is shady, reports will pop up letting you know.
With just a little bit of research you’ll be one your way to getting the degree — and one of those good jobs — in no time.