Sunday, August 14, 2011

Going Back to School

After high school I decided to pursue a degree in accounting because it was the thing to do at the time.  Lots of people I knew were majoring in Business and Accounting, so naturally I followed suit.  Unfortunately, I didn't stick it out and never earned my Bachelor's Degree.  Instead I decided to get a full time job at a bank, thinking I'd go to school part time.  I put school off again when I got married and kept working at the bank, slowly moving up the ladder from teller to a desk job in what was then called The NOW Department.*

The years flew by, bringing one baby and then another and now it was even harder to think about returning to school.  Then after my divorce I was forced to return to the work force full time.  Back to a bank, where my prior experience landed me in the processing center.  One of the employee benefits was tuition reimbursement, but with two small children already in daycare full time, I had neither the funds nor the desire to leave my kids with more babysitters.

Now there are a variety of online degree programs offered. Being able to choose from many different programs allows potential students to find a program that will suit their needs. These days programs such as business management, nursing, criminal justice, marketing, communication, and human resources are just a few that are available online.

More than 5.6 million students have found that taking online classes offers convenience and flexibility.  An online degree in accounting is just as credible as one earned in a brick and mortar school because these programs must prove the same level of academic standards  in order to qualify for accreditation.  Tuition at online schools is also typically much lower than that of a traditional school and you can apply for financial aid at

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Lisa Weidknecht said...

I got my Master's at University of Phoenix Online and I can tell you the program was just as much work as any physical campus!!! Thanks for joining my Planet Weidknecht Weekend Hop!

Alissabeth said...

I didn't go to school right out of high school (graduated from home school at 16). Of course everyone was telling me how it was a mistake, etc. I got married at 18 and a few years in decided I finally knew what I wanted to do - become a nurse. Looking back, I'm so glad I went before kids! Not everyone is the same...and I chose to get married first instead of waste my time on some unknown career. Some of my online classes were harder than in class!

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