What Degrees are Hot Right Now?

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With the economy in its current state and the instability of businesses and companies around the country, many potential students and current students find it difficult choosing the right degree to pursue. Let’s face it, regardless of what your educational level is, there is no promise that your current position will be there for you tomorrow. With that being said, students are taking a wiser approach to education and employment plans today.

dude-and-macbookMore and more people are using their knowledge and creativity to become self-employed for the mere fact that they can control their own destiny. Although there may be stress related to being successful as an entrepreneur, the stress related to the instability of working for a company or another person far outweighs it. So, what’s hot in the online degree arena today?

IT Degrees

As many of you will have assumed, internet technology continues to be on the rise. Most of the largest companies in the world such as Apple, Facebook, Google and others are IT companies. With a computer technology degree, you can have the world by its tail. There are millions of ways to use this type of degree to work from home and be your own entrepreneur. You just need to have an imagination and the drive to work hard to attain your goals.

Some of the online universities that offer this type of degree include:

  • Devry
  • Walden University

Criminal Justice

Because of the TV action shows like CSI, Law and Order: SVU, and other various titles, the pursuit of Criminal Justice Degrees are on the rise. There seems to be more stability with this type of profession than many of the others. Also, you can work as a private investigator if that is your choice.

Some of the online universities that offer this type of degree include:

  • Strayer College
  • Tiffin University

Psychology

Finally, the profession of psychology is also on the rise. This is a profession that allows you to either work for a group, hospital, clinic, or you can have an independent practice if you specialize in clinical psychology and counseling. There are numerous sub-specialties in this field that can be pursued.

Some of the online universities that offer this type of degree include:

  • Liberty University
  • Kaplan University

So, as you can see there are quite a few avenues that you can pursue as it relates to a few of the hottest degrees out there today. The importance of education cannot be described in words. The importance of education can only be noted by the success of the beholder and that success is unique to each and every person.

Even if you are not certain as to what you would like to do in the future, don’t just do nothing now. Do something by taking your first college course today. Remember that regardless of what happens in the future, the wealth that you gain as an educated individual can never be taken from you. Good luck in all of your endeavors!

deannaDeanna Miller
RN MSN/Ed HCE graduated in 1995 from the University of New York, Albany and later went on to obtain her BSN and MSN with a certification in Health Care Education from the University of Phoenix, Online. Ms. Miller currently works as a Manager of Intensive Care in a University Hospital. She is also a published author and content expert for several educational publishing companies.
Degree Jungle Staff

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