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Associate’s Degrees Online

The Many Benefits of Online Associate’s Degrees

The number of positions requiring a college degree is steadily on the rise. According to a report by Georgetown University, by 2020, 65% of all positions will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school. 30% of job openings will require an associate’s degree or some college.

Individuals who hold an associate’s degree are less likely to be unemployed, compared to those with only a high school diploma, as of 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Additionally, associate degree graduates earn more as well.

2017 Median Weekly Earnings (2)

The median annual salary for associate’s degree holders was over 17% higher than those with only a high school diploma, as of May 2017.

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 login times. The online learning experience through Florida Tech features interactive lectures, videos and discussion boards and chat rooms that allow you to connect with your fellow students and faculty members.

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, non-profit, regionally accredited university that has received numerous accolades including:

  • Tier 1 Best University by U.S. News & World Report
  • Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked by Forbes among America’s Top Colleges

“My degree has already made a difference in my life. With the knowledge and everything I’ve learned from Florida Tech, it helped with my communication, it helped with my writing skills, it helped with everything, honestly.” –Brittany Lundquist, AA Criminal Justice

Florida Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees.

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