This article will help those with high school diplomas whom are deciding whether or not to pursue an Associate Degree Online program. This article will help students discover the types of majors available, how long it will take to obtain a degree and some of the top paying jobs for those with an Associates Degree. Please note, applicants must obtain a High School diploma before enrolling in an Associate Degree Online program.
A student pursuing an associate degree online has two choices when it comes to majors, either earning a degree that is exclusively concentrated on a certain major or pursuing an Associate Degree Online that covers a variety of content, commonly referred to as a Liberal Arts Degree. Option one is best for students that plan to pursue a career after completing their associates degree, common career choices are Paralegal and Nurses Assistant. Students that chose option two typically plan on getting a Bachelor’s degree after receiving their Associates degree.
In most cases, a student that enrolls in an Associate Degree Online program will complete requirements in two years. A full time student will generally need to complete about 15 credit hours or four semesters to earn an Associate Degree Online. One way to determine whether a part-time or full-time schedule is best is to create a schedule that allows three hours of study for every one hour of class instruction and be sure to include work, family and all of your day to day responsibilities. After completing the schedule determine the sacrifices that will need to be made and whether it is feasible.
According to a study performed by BJS, the three best paying jobs for people with an Associates degree include computer specialists who earn $59,480 per year and perform task ranging from technical support to coordinating network security; dental hygienists who can expect to make $58,350 and have job duties that include routine teeth cleaning. The high demand career of Registered nurses pays $52,330 per year and primary responsibilities includes treating the sick and caring for the elderly.