Online Learning Update

July 11, 2013

Five great jobs you can get with an online degree

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

By Devon Haynie, U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

An online master’s degree in IT can boost earnings as a computer systems analyst. For adults juggling jobs and family commitments, earning a degree can seem like a Herculean task. But it doesn’t have to be. By joining the millions of Americans pursuing online education, it’s possible to prepare for the next great job opportunity from the comfort of your couch. “Online learning can do two things: It can lead to advancement in an existing profession, or it can lead to a completely new profession,” says Leah K. Matthews, executive director of the Accrediting Commission of the nonprofit Distance Education and Training Council. “It spans almost every field now.” The following five jobs were pulled from U.S. News & World Report’s 100 Best Jobs of 2013 rankings. They earned high marks for employment opportunity, salary, work-life balance and job security, among other factors.

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