Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thinking about a Career?

The unemployment rate in the U.S., and even in other countries may be at its worst in over a decade, but there are still jobs that continue to be in demand. A career in computer and information technology is one of them. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor has predicted a thirty-six percent growth rate in software-related careers through the year 2020.

The jobs market today is very competitive and because experience is not enough to get a person ahead, a lot of working people go back to school to either finish or get a second degree for better career opportunities.

Online education is getting to be a popular choice, especially among working students who find it difficult to juggle their time between work and school and home or family responsibilities. Online schools offer them the flexibility in time and schedule that regular schools cannot.

If you are planning to pursue an online degree, check Western Governors University. They offer both bachelor's and master's degrees. It is a nationally accredited university by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) and regionally accredited, too, by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, one of the major accrediting commissions recognized by the Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in the U.S.

Western Governors University holds the distinction of being the only university in the U.S. to receive regional accreditation (considered as the highest form of accreditation given to learning institutions) simultaneously from four regional accrediting commissions. It is also a recipient of the 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance learning, in recognition for being the U.S.'s first competency-based online university. Being a non-profit online university, it also offers a more affordable tuition rate compared to other online schools.

One of the programs the school offers is an online IT degree. So, if you are planning to embark in the challenging career of information technology, why not consider the educational opportunities offered by Western Governors University.

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