4 Online Degrees to Advance Your Career

You know you’re ready to take the next step in your career – but you have some questions.

By: Bailey Gerber & Jake Hreha

You know you’re ready to take the next step in your career – but you have some questions. What should you pursue? How do you know your education will be worth your time and money? What is the best next step?

One of the many options for furthering your education is an online degree program. For example, online bachelor's degree programs offer many paths for student success. Not only does this opportunity provide options but an online bachelor's degree cost is much lower because you don't have to pay for university housing. Online bachelor's degrees are just one of the many options of online programs.

Choosing to pursue a degree or complete one you’ve already started can feel like a big decision, but you don’t have to make it alone. If you’re not sure where to begin when it comes to your education, consider one of these degree pathways that are sure to advance your career.

A.S. Human Services

Do you love serving others? If you see yourself pursuing a job in social work, addictions counseling, psychology, or criminal justice, the human services field is right up your alley – but you’ll probably need a degree to break down professional barriers and work your way into the career you want. Getting your associate degree will help you determine what you’re most passionate about and prepare you to pursue a bachelor’s-level program.

B.S. Management

If you’re looking for an online bachelor’s degree that will give you an edge over other job applicants, consider a degree in management. Employers don’t just need workers who are trained in specific disciplines; they also need people with transferable skills like oral and written communication, ethical standards, financial wisdom, and more. A bachelor’s degree in management gives you the best of both worlds by preparing you with business knowledge and basic skills that today’s employers demand. The online bachelor degree in management is a great option for students directly out of high school looking to begin an undergraduate degree program.

Master of Business Administration

Are you looking to build on a degree you’ve already earned? A Master of Business Administration (MBA) opens the door to management-level opportunities in a variety of industries. Plus, if you pursue your MBA at Indiana Wesleyan University, you get the opportunity to customize your education by setting your own pace and choosing your field of interest. It’s the step you need to get from where you are to where you want to be.

Master of Science in Social Work

If you want to reach management-level positions in a career dedicated to serving others and driving social change, pursue a master’s degree in social work. An MSW enables you to better address the needs in your community, while also earning a higher salary. Additionally, getting your master’s degree will set you apart from others in your field and help you stand out when pursuing advancement opportunities.

Bonus: A.S. Public Service & Management

The four degrees listed above are among the most popular for career advancement – but if you’re a veteran or active-duty service member, you might be looking for a degree that honors your military experience by applying your training toward degree credit. At IWU, we pride ourselves on being an innovative leader in military degree pathways that maximize military transfer credits to save you significant time and money. Using our unique model, you may transfer up to 75% of a degree program from military training and experience or voluntary college-level learning. Our Associate of Science in Public Service & Management can set you on the path toward earning a bachelor’s degree – or even a master’s – in as little as one year.

Take Your Next Step

You have goals, dreams, and desires – and nothing should stand in the way. If you’re ready to pursue your degree and advance your career, take the leap today. IWU offers some of the best online bachelor's programs, online master's programs, and online post graduate programs. If you are interested in an online degree from an accredited university IWU is the place for you.

You can enroll in any of the above degrees at IWU, and (best of all) the coursework for all those programs is entirely online. Online students don’t have to put their life on pause to complete their degree, so why not start now? Your future is waiting.

Bailey Gerber

Content Creator, IWU-National and Global

Bailey Gerber is a vocabulary geek and grammar enthusiast at IWU – National and Global, so she spends most of her time writing and reviewing webpages, video scripts, flyers, and – of course – blog articles. She loves all things involving words, and in her spare time you’ll find her buried in a book (probably with a cup of coffee in hand).

Jake Hreha

SEO Copywriter, IWU

Jake Hreha is a graduate of Ball State University, where he majored in advertising with a concentration in media presentation and design. He is passionate about design, and in his free time he enjoys cycling, traveling, and reading.

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