Online Associate’s Degrees


By University Alliance

The Many Benefits of Online Associate’s Degrees

The global recession forced many companies to shut their doors or resort to massive layoffs, making competition for available jobs much 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 augment your talents, skills and credentials. If you don’t have a college degree, consider this: Studies show it would be to your advantage to earn one.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Higher Earnings
    The median annual salary for associate’s degree holders was nearly 64% higher than those with only a high school diploma, as of May 2012.
  • Increased Job Security 
    Associate’s degree holders were less likely to be unemployed compared to those with only a high school diploma, as of 2013.

Greater Job Potential

The White House states that earning a post-secondary degree or credential is a “prerequisite for the growing jobs of the new economy” and that “of the 30 fastest growing occupations, more than half require postsecondary education.”

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 likely be a stronger candidate for jobs and promotions in a wider variety of career paths. Florida Tech offers online associate’s degrees in numerous disciplines:

Flexibility and Convenience

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 and downloadable video lectures at your own pace, or download MP3 lectures to a mobile device and listen anytime.

Get an Excellent Start on a Bachelor’s Degree

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.

Why Florida Tech?

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.

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