Careers

  • How to Make a Career Change This Year With Online Education

    How to Make a Career Change This Year With Online Education
    Beth Dumbauld

    Are you ready to make a career change? If so, online education may provide you with the best opportunity to do so. While there are several pathways to career success, online learning allows you to get the credentials you need on your own terms, particularly when you need to balance work, family, and your education, says Danika Rockett, PhD, former online professor and currently a partner college manager at StraighterLine. Want to try an online class? Take two free lessons on us today! On Your Own Terms According to a 2015 survey of online college students by Aslanian Market Research and Learning House, about 75% of online students seek further education to change careers, get a job, earn a promotion or keep up-to-date with their ski ...

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  • Preparing for a Career in Cyber Security: A StraighterLine Success Story

    Beth Dumbauld

    Meir Goetz is a man with a goal. He has been working full-time in the IT field for years, but realized he needed to earn his bachelor’s degree in order to expand his career opportunities. However, Meir didn’t want to wait to earn his degree. As an IT professional, Meir knows there are a lot of career opportunities available in cyber security, and he’d like to take advantage of them. Yet, many of those opportunities are tied to government contracts, and to work within those contracts, he’s required to have a college degree. So, before he can take advantage of the many exciting opportunities available in the cyber security field, he needs to acquire the proper credential: a bachelor’s degree. Want to try an online class? Ta ...

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  • StraighterLine Guides: Your College Success Library

    StraighterLine Guides: Your College Success Library
    Beth Dumbauld

    Are you thinking about starting, or restarting, your college degree? Congratulations! Going back to college is a big decision, but we are here to help make your decision easier. Our StraighterLine Guides give you the information you need to make smart choices around earning your degree, affording college, online courses, and moving forward in your career. Take advantage of all that we offer to help you succeed! FREE Downloadable Guides Going Back to School: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your College Degree StraighterLine Guide: Careers in Nursing StraighterLine's Guide to Working and Going to College StraighterLine’s Quick Guide to Online Summer Courses StraighterLine's Guide to Takin ...

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  • What are the Benefits of Preparing for a Chiropractic Career?

    What are the Benefits of Preparing for a Chiropractic Career?
    Beth Dumbauld

    By Melanie Rogers, University of Bridgeport's Graduate Health Sciences According to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, chiropractic care is the nation's third largest primary health care profession. And since over one-third of Americans utilize some form of complementary medicine, a chiropractic degree offers students entry into a career on the rise. So what does that mean to students who plan on pursuing a chiropractic degree? Opportunity, a competitive salary, as well as the ability to take advantage of flexible degree options—including completing your prerequisites online through alternative credit providers like StraighterLine. Want to try an online class? Take two free lessons on us today! Since a chiropractic ...

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  • StraighterLine Guide to Careers in Nursing

    StraighterLine Guide to Careers in Nursing
    Beth Dumbauld

    Are you thinking about earning your degree in nursing? Congratulations! Going back to college is a big decision, but we are here for you to help make that decision easier. Not sure where to start? Download our free guide on Careers in Nursing! There may never be a better time to become a nurse. America’s baby boomers are aging. At the same time, Americans are living longer. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is predicting a shortage of trained nurses...  1 - Job Growth: The government projects that there will be more than 1.05 million new job openings for nurses by 2022 due to job growth and replacements. 2 - Higher Salaries: The median salary for all RNs is $61,000 a year, 55 percent greater, adjusted for in ...

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