Education is in most cases used as a tool for getting employed. This may seem like a fairy tale story and in the rush of education, you opted for online classes. However, at the end of the course, there is the need to get employed. In the real world, you need to get paid and in order to get paid, someone has to hire you. The question is, will employers take your online degree serious?
I have prepared a list of question, which may be irritating but will help you get the answer to your big question. If you can answer these questions, then you will automatically know whether or not you are on the road to an online degree that is worth getting hired and paid.
Is your online degree serious?
To make sure that your online bachelors degree is valid then ensure that is has been granted by a properly accredited online college. Accreditation is a typical indicator that an institution is maintaining its standards and also continues to advance as well as remain present within its field. The accrediting sector is alienated into regional as well as national accrediting agencies. Regional accrediting agencies carry more credibility and merit. Therefore, look for a college or university that has a stamp of approval from one of the regional accrediting agencies indicated. Only accredited colleges or universities are eligible for financial aid.
Tell us (employers) about your educational experience?
There are other indicators that show the seriousness of your degree. When asked this question, the employer(s) expects to hear you mention the length of your degree program (if it’s too short, then it will arouse suspicion), fee structure academic support such as guidance counsellors (no guidance counsellors is usually a red flag for a for-profit racket) and whether or not you did studies (getting a master’s in exchange for a credit card number is usually a numb give-away that you are attending a degree-mill)
What kind of job are you looking for?
Some accredited programs earned based on online degree stand questionable. For instance, you can get a valid online degree at Southern New Hampshire University in healthcare administration however we wouldn’t recommend being a doctor through online tutorials. What does this mean? Becoming a doctor under traditional colleges it needs a series of real practical and even placement which may not be real while doing an online study. You can also study motorcycle repair through an online trade school, but that doesn’t make you the Fonz. In other words, if you are planning to parlay an on the web degree into a good job, start by ensuring that you are working towards a field where degrees online are considered as been at least equal to traditional degrees.
The degree earned should have little to no change in curriculum, content and instructional approach. In this case, consider a degree in liberal arts, sciences, history and where you can learn to write code or master the theories of communication from the comfort of your own computer. Chances are that your employers will see it the same way-an online degree that will lead you to your comfort earning zone.
What is the level of your earned degree?
For many employers, your level of degree attained is of more importance than your degree earned from Southern New Hampshire University online. A two-year associate’s degree might limit you to the entry-level as well as assistive roles with concrete limitations to upward advancement. Therefore, a basic two-year program could be limiting your opportunities. A degree earned within a short period of time may land you to entry-level jobs, with low pay and limit your chances of promotion. Here, there is a close association between the degree and the future prospective for advancement or income. Sometimes landing on a job is not based on the fact that your degree was earned online but rather on your level of degree earned. Associates? Bachelors? Masters? These degrees can be earned online but which one do you need for the job you want?