Top Degree Programs for College Students in 2017
Getting your degree often means more than just the college experience. The option to get your degree online or actually attend classes in person has made it possible for many adults to go back to school. Maybe the hardest part of the decision to further your education is choosing a degree program.
There are several great choices, but some are known as better choices than others. If you want to find career success, it starts with the degree program you choose. Here’s a look at the top degree programs for college students in 2017.
Business Management and Administration
Really, any degree in business is considered a top choice, especially if you’ll be attending classes online. With a business management degree, you’ll be able to go into many different areas of business with plenty of job prospects when you graduate. If you go on to get an MBA, you’ll widen your career possibilities and likely make more money.
Mass Media and Communications
Another very popular option is to go into communications and mass media. Professionals in this field are often called public relations executives and they help to keep their client’s image positive with the public and the press.
A communications degree can be obtained online or in the classroom with plenty of majors within communications. The field is expected to continue to grow and offers an average salary above $50K. If you have great writing, research, speaking or interpersonal skills, this type of degree may fit you perfectly.
For many, nursing is the right option because it allows you to help people and there are several jobs available in this field. If you just came out of the military or you’re going to school while in the military, nursing may be one of your best options, especially if you’re a medic currently. This field is growing fast and the healthcare industry is always looking for great nurses.
The nursing field is expected to grow by more than 30% over the next decade and comes with a salary above $100K. You can even go on to become an RN or a BSN with online classes as you work.
If you enjoy working with children, Elementary Education may be the right choice for you. This type of degree will allow you to teach children from kindergarten up to about age eight. You can work in learning facilities, private schools or public schools and the average salary is around $54K. Your salary can get even higher with an advanced degree.
Other degree programs that are great for college students include:
- English Language and Literature
- Computer Information Technology
- Criminal Justice
- General Education
There are several great choices out there and finding one to match your skills/wants shouldn’t be that difficult. Whether you choose to attend classes online or in the classroom, all of the degrees above offer great opportunities. Go on to get a master’s degree and your career possibilities will become even more abundant.