Education is one of those goals where you either want it or you don’t. There’s a lot of debate over whether or not everyone should get an education. Our thoughts are that the pursuit of learning doesn’t always translate into getting a degree. We firmly believe that more people would be out of debt if they didn’t take out those heavy student loans. We’re not anti-education in the slightest — several members of our team are out pursing degrees right now. However, the difference is that their degree program is designed to move them into a higher paying job than what they have. The days of trying to just follow the money and hope that everything was going to be okay are really not here anymore. You have to really be strategic if you’re going to make something out of your career. Remember that the career moves you make will ultimately determine your net worth at the end of your working life, so these decisions are really important.
Now, you might read the above and assume that there’s no way that you will ever be able to get the degree that you treasure most. We’re not saying that at all. All we’re saying is that one, you need to be realistic. If you’re passionate about library science, you can study it — but keep in mind that the market is competitive and the jobs that are hiring don’t pay as much as say, engineering. That can be a really big let down if you’re not ready for it, but it doesn’t have to be that way at all. You can start from the beginning committing to being able to take care of your family’s future by choosing to pursue a degree in a high demand sector. Now, this might not equal into doing what you “love’. However, isn’t a job something we do because we love our families? Isn’t it something that we do because we dream of a brighter future for our family? You need to keep this in mind. The assumption here is that everyone is going to have to love their jobs in order to do a good job, and that’s really not the ace at all. You’re going to have to be table to tolerate your job, so we suggest that you keep doing your homework on the field that not only seems to have high job growth, but the nature of the work that you will be doing. It’s easy to just chase the money, but this won’t make you happy either. Your family will be taken care of, but then what will you do? It’s a tough situation that really doesn’t have an ending solution that’s “clean” and easy to choose.
Thankfully, you don’t have to choose — you can go online and do your entire degree from the comfort, safety, privacy, and security of your own home. Think about it – when’s the last time you went to the store? Isn’t traffic getting out of control? What about gas prices? You’re going to be commuting not only to work and home, but you’re also going to have to go to school on a set schedule. That can be a lot of stress added to your life where you don’t need anymore stress. If you’re thinking about actually trying to get things done in your career, an online degree is definitely the way to go.
Every major online institution is accredited, which means that you don’t have to feel like you’re getting your diploma from a “mill” or anything like that. It’s better to just assume that you’re going to be fine by choosing an online degree program.
Make sure that you look into financial aid if you’re going to go back to school online. A lot of people assume that financial aid programs are only for people that choose to study at traditional universities, but this isn’t the case at all. Make sure that you look into all of your options, and that will let you know whether or not the degree you want so badly is really within your grasp or not. Why not start now?