Are you trying to decide on a college major? With so many options available how do you begin to narrow the field? For most people they know what they don’t want but have not identified what they do want. Without creating your own personal criteria the options are numerous and overwhelming. There are so many factors to take into consideration. Besides determining which skills or tasks you enjoy most or what interests you try also determining as part of your criteria which degree program out of your top choices is the easiest to obtain with the potential for the highest payout or rather the best return on investment (ROI).
Getting your education through online learning is said to be one of the fastest ways to complete a degree because students can go to school virtually anytime, anywhere. In order to balance and manage a social life, family, and work simultaneously having the flexibility to schedule your time commitments allows an online student to take more courses completing the degree requirements at a quicker pace. So, if you haven’t considered online schools for education it may be time to search for your top degree programs at the best colleges when making a final decision.
There are plenty of online degree programs to choose from but researching salaries for jobs within their scope may give better perspective. Money shouldn’t be the only factor when choosing a career, it could mean high stress, long hours, tedious work or even your happiness. I suggest using this criteria only when you’ve limited your choices to your top 2 or 3. If you have considered a degree in criminal justice most jobs under its career umbrella will only pay up to about $40,000 a year but a crime scene investigator job earns up to $110,000. Software engineers or a project manager salary both have the potential to make up to $100,000 a year as well. If a nursing degree is on your list, an RN’s salary may be discouraging but with experience you can apply for a Director of Nursing position which pays twice or three times as much.
Finding a quick and easy degree that pays well may feel like a daunting task but there are plenty of choices available. Do your research and find the degree programs offered online with high salary prospective.