Online colleges and training programs in Texas are filling a need in the fast changing landscape of business and technology. Texas has responded to the need for more highly trained and educated workers by embracing the model of online colleges and education.
Online Colleges and Universities - Texas, What’s Available?
Online schools are available in Texas and around the nation offering courses in every subject and specialty area. Whatever your area of interest, you will be able to find a program that will suit your needs and give you the education and training you’re looking for.
Some popular choices are listed here. You may want to consult the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (available online) for the job descriptions, qualifications and training, pay ranges, and projected need for the occupations you are considering.
Allied health professions include: Nursing, Massage Therapy, Medical and Dental Assisting, Radiology and Laboratory Technicians, Medical Transcription, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology and more. The need for workers in these fields continues to be high.
Technology is a popular choice, as changes in the field require workers to update their skills to keep up with rapid change. Tech fields include: Computer Science, Internet Technology, all engineering fields, Art and Graphic Design, Game Design and more. The demand is good to very good at this time.
Opportunities in education and teaching at all levels and specialties, particularly Special Education, Guidance Counseling, School Social Worker, School Psychologist, and Certified Teaching Assistant are good. Online programs at the Master’s level especially can increase your pay, help you obtain or maintain certification and sharpen your skills.
Business and Business Administration degrees include: Management, Accounting, Office Technology. Clerical, Court Transcription, Secretarial, Financial Advising, Advertising, Public Relations, Investment Counseling, Real Estate, Insurance/Actuarial and related specialties, and offer good prospects for anyone interested in business and finance. Excellent online programs exist, providing opportunities for advancement or a complete change in careers.
The construction field offers a wide range of possibilities in engineering, architecture, city and park planning, waste management, landscaping, and all building trades.
Coursework in the Social Sciences and Human Services such as Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Geriatric Science, Women’s Studies, and Human Growth and Development can open the door to a satisfying career serving others or teaching at the college level.
Study in the Liberal Arts and Sciences which include English, History, Math, Physical Sciences, Art, Theatre, Music, Philosophy, Religion, and all foreign languages can prepare you for further coursework in these or other areas.
Sports related occupations such as Physical Education, Personal Training, Sports Science, Coaching, Recreation, Physical Therapy and Sports Massage are projected to be high need specialties in the years to come.
Library Science, Information Technology and Media Science are very popular areas for online study. The demand for degreed workers in these disciplines is high and projected to remain high.
The bottom line is this- online degrees are available in every field and at every degree level.
Degrees Available Online
The type of degree and length of program will depend on your educational and career goals and present level of education. Working adults usually have many things to consider while trying to make a living and meeting family obligations. The good news is- you can tailor your education around present commitments, attending school from home at your convenience.
Texas offers many fine online programs. You can also avail yourself of the many programs located elsewhere. Doing a search for the program that will get you where you want to go professionally will mean first deciding what kind of degree, diploma or certificate you need. Online programs are offered at the following degree levels:
• Two-year Associate’s Degrees (A.A., A.S., A.A.S)
• Three, four and five year Bachelor’s Degrees (B.A., B.S., B.A.S.)
• One to three year Master’s Degrees (M.A., M.S., M.Ed., M.B.A.,)
• Two to five year Doctorate Degrees (Ph.D., Ed.D., Psy.D., D.B.A.)
• Diploma Programs, which vary in length
• Certificates of Completion in specialty areas
Continuing Education and Professional Training
If you are currently in a profession and needing to update or add to your skills, you may not need a degree program. Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available online at hundreds of schools in Texas and nationwide. Tapping into available resources can strengthen skills, build confidence and allow you to pursue personal interests.
Making an informed decision to continue your education can change your life. Start your search for an online college or higher education program today!
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