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Advanced Degrees At Online Colleges Answering Demanding Career Needs!

By Michelle Cooper

Now, more than ever, the economy is causing people to re-think their goals. With the possibility, even probability, of layoffs in nearly every sector, workers are contemplating a return to school. Perhaps they are thinking of earning their degree in order to keep their job by becoming more qualified, or perhaps they have already been laid off and need a degree in order to enter a new field of work.

A great number of these online students are choosing that option because of the low cost associated with an online degree. Also, since many of these returning students are still working full-time, they need the great flexibility that an online program offers. Now that online education is becoming mainstream, people are also realizing that schools online can offer a very high quality of education. If you need more information about degrees online, look on the internet.

People who are involved in employment counseling are noticing an important trend. They are seeing that more prospective employees are enrolling in online colleges to get advanced degrees. That’s because they do not want to wait around to find a job. Having an advanced degree may help them get a job right away.

Graduating from a community college or a university with an associates or bachelors degree used to be the ticket to success for most people in the working world. With the economy in a shambles, people are finding out that’s not always the case. They may need the advanced degrees of masters or a PhD, or certification training in a particular field for promotion or job retention.

Because of the growing demand for these types of programs, online colleges have continually been adding classes and programs for people who need them. Now they have many more choices than what they might have at a regular campus-oriented school. Schools that are online can easily provide their students with more classes and more choices because they do not have to provide the physical facilities in which to hold classes where students and teachers need to meet at a pre-determined time.

What online schools do for their students is provide a classroom that is not dependent on the physical world we normally live in. Students can interact with their peers and instructors using technology like IMs, discussion rooms, and voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) that makes communication a virtual experience that exists at the convenience of the student. For example, some colleges offer programs that actually record transcripts of an actual class, which the online student can then access when they choose to. There is an abundance of information about distance learning masters on the web.  

The Internet has been a boon for the development of new types of jobs; now there are advanced degrees that can help a person attain one of these cutting edge jobs. In fact, many of the degrees that are now available in the technology field did not exist until very recently. A list of the newest degree titles that are now available was recently released by an alliance of online universities. Just a few of the new degrees are a master certificate in government contract management, project management professional (PMP) certification, and master certificate in information systems security.

Recently a study by a New Jersey college revealed that seven years of full-time online courses and professional training are needed to remain a competitive candidate in the job market. An increased need for college degrees online is a challenge that many schools are ready to take on and even more students are stepping up to embrace.

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Cooper, Michelle "Advanced Degrees At Online Colleges Answering Demanding Career Needs!." Advanced Degrees At Online Colleges Answering Demanding Career Needs!. 3 Jul. 2010. 3 Aug 2014 <>.

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Cooper, Michelle "Advanced Degrees At Online Colleges Answering Demanding Career Needs!"

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