Why are more and more professionals turning to online associate’s degrees? One reason is higher education’s proven link to career success. While the global recession has forced many companies to shut their doors or resort to massive layoffs, competition for available jobs is getting tighter. In addition, the number of positions requiring a college degree is steadily on the rise. If you’re wondering how you’ll compete, now’s the time to access your talents, skills and credentials. If you don’t have a degree, studies show it would be to your advantage to earn one.
President Obama said it himself earlier this year in a speech to the joint session of Congress. "… a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity. It is a prerequisite. Right now, three-quarters of the fastest-growing occupations require more than a high school diploma …"
Higher education is valued by many employers because it represents a certain level of knowledge, discipline and dedication. As an associate’s degree holder, you’ll be a stronger candidate for jobs and promotions – and you’ll find a wider variety of career paths. Florida Tech offers the following online associate’s degrees in high-demand disciplines:
Today’s flexible and convenient online classroom offers 24/7 access so you can attend class when it works for you. Florida Tech’s online associate’s degrees require no on-campus attendance and no specific logon times. Watch streaming video lectures at your own pace, or download MP3 lectures to a mobile device and listen on the go.
You don’t have to commit to four or five years of school. You can earn an associate’s degree, an industry-respected credential, from Florida Tech in under two years!
Many associate’s degree graduates choose to extend their education with a bachelor’s degree from Florida Tech. Online associate’s degrees from regionally accredited universities are solid educational foundations and depending on the bachelor’s degree program you choose, many of the credits earned in an associate’s degree program will transfer to a bachelor’s degree program.
Completing an online undergraduate degree requires a significant commitment. You want to be sure your time and effort is well spent earning a degree that will be respected in your industry and valued by potential employers. Florida Tech is a traditional, regionally accredited university known for quality academics, faculty and alumni.
Starting class with Florida Tech is easy. Call today, and a student services representative will be happy to help.
*United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections, Education Pays, 2008 annual averages for persons 25 and over.