Decided on a destination? We can help you get there. Best Online College’s education and profession guides offer assessments and insight into the degree-earning process. Because on the road to the rest of your life, it’s best to ask for directions.
Recent interest and technological advances have allowed colleges to expand their traditional programs to include hybrid and online-only degrees. (Anyone that earned his or her college degree the old-fashioned way, i.e. everyone over 35, gets blanket permission for a solid ‘When I was your age…’ rant.) The lesson, here, is be grateful for the internet, young whippersnapper. In the old days, you had to put on pants to go to class.
There are many theories and approaches to the career choice process, and there isn’t a guaranteed this-is-the-answer magic answer. A lot of career advice out there tells you to follow your dreams—omitting the fact that dream degrees have loan repayment schedules. Yes, making a living, a salary that lets you live comfortably (however you might define that) is a critical aspect of choosing a career. The best matches allow you to combine your skills and your interests in a way that also meets your financial needs. And whether it’s your first foray into the workforce or a mid-life career change, you will need the right skills and qualifications to confidently go after the jobs you want.
We don’t have to tell you: students are under a lot of pressure to choose the right career right away. Degrees are expensive and so are mistakes. The best strategy is to gather as much relevant information as possible, starting with you. So prepare for an epic quest into your innermost self! Nothing less than a thorough self-examination will do, and no psychological stone shall be left unturned! In other words, we’re going to ask you a lot of questions about yourself, and you probably won’t have all the answers. Don’t worry, though—most people are in the same boat.