Whether you've earned your associate's degree last semester or twenty years ago, it's never too late to return to school and turn your associate's degree into a bachelor's degree. If you've already earned an associate's degree, you're halfway to earning your bachelor's. An associate's degree is a great way to provide yourself with the foundation needed for your career and has likely helped you establish a career path you want to follow. So why should you invest in a bachelor's degree?
According to the BLS, the average person has just over 11 jobs in their lifetime so it's likely that you're not currently at the job you will eventually retire from. Whether you love your current industry and company you work for or are looking for something a little different, a bachelor's degree will offer you more opportunities.
Benefits of a Bachelor's Degree
According the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), those with a bachelor’s degree are less likely to be unemployed and make an average of $309 more a week than those with an associate’s degree. Plus, by 2020 over 2 million more jobs will require a bachelor’s degree than those that require an associate’s degree. Other benefits of earning your bachelor's degree are broadened skills and increased job marketability, so even if you're looking for a new industry to dip your toe into, a higher degree can help you reach your goals. A higher degree can also help increase job stability and put you in line for a promotion.
Going Back to School
National American University has made it easier than ever to return to school as a working adult or busy parent with children – you can receive your degree without compromising other responsibilities and commitments thanks to flexible learning schedules. From on-campus and online business degrees to nursing and IT, there are a huge variety of degree programs to choose from.
Learn more about our degree programs, as well as transfer credits and more by contacting National American University! We are happy to help and answer any questions you might have. Call us today at 855-448-2318.