Worried About Losing your JOB?
Then gain job security and expand your skill set. Given the current state of our economy, there has never been a better time to build your skillset and knowledge base. Furthering your education by pursuing an undergraduate degree, a graduate degree or a certificate program can make your current job more secure and prepare you for the future. There has never been a better time to go back to school, and getting your degree or advanced degree will improve your chances of keeping your job or getting a better job. The scheduling flexibility most online schools offer also means that you can get your online degree while you work so that you don’t lose valuable work experience or income.
Going back to school can broaden your skills in your chosen field, and can be as simple as getting a certificate. Or, if you’ve been away from school a long time, you can upgrade your Associate’s to a Bachelor’s, your Bachelor’s to a Master’s or a Master’s to a Doctoral Degree. If you are interested in changing careers, but don’t have the required experience or education, you can make yourself a qualified candidate by getting a degree in your chosen field. With the advancement of technology in online education, many traditional not-for-profit schools have joined for-profit schools in offering online degrees.
You may see results faster than you think. Often adult learners find that their managers are able to immediately notice the benefits of their increased knowledge at their workplace through new ideas and improved productivity. In addition, many advanced degrees take no more than a year to a few years to complete. If you are currently employed and hope to stay at your company, your employer may offer tuition reimbursement to help you along the way. There are also numerous scholarships, grants and financial aid, including Pell Grants and tuition tax credits to those that qualify.
So the question is, if there are so many reasons why you will benefit from advancing your education, why wouldn’t you do so? It’s clear that making this important investment in yourself will pay dividends through job security and, in the end, a larger paycheck and a brighter future for you.