5 Benefits of Earning a Degree After 40

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Are you intrigued by the idea of earning your degree but wonder if it would be beneficial? If you're later on in your career but want to accomplish an education goal, we're here to tell you that anything is possible. And yes, earning your degree after 40 can be beneficial to your career!

Here are five reasons why earning a degree after 40 could not only help accomplish your academic goals, but could be greatly beneficial to your career.

The degree can directly support your career.

Whether you work in healthcare, marketing, education, or business, you can start earning a degree or certificate that directly relates to your job. Plus, certain degrees, like a master's degree, can offer you even more education about topics like leadership, project management, and human resources. For instance, if you work in marketing, you could earn a master's degree in Organizational Leadership. Not only would you learn about emerging business trends, you'd also take courses about business law, how to manage team members, and how to lead your company in a successful direction, no matter what your title is.

It'll help you change careers if that's a goal.

If you've had enough of your career and want to switch things up, earning a degree is a great way to learn more about the industry that you want to work in. You might have years of experience in your particular field, but a bachelor's degree can help transition you into your dream job. Say you've worked in sales for more years than you can count. That doesn't mean your next job has to be in sales. You could earn an online bachelor's degree in business, which could prepare you for a variety of jobs in marketing, management, or project management. Or you could really switch things up and teach to sales students by earning a master's in education.

All your experience will help you in class.

One of the core elements of CCU's degree programs for adults is interacting with other adult students in the weekly discussions. Every week, students are prompted with a topic in which you draw from your professional experience to discuss the topic. You might be asked to explain how the reading from the week relates to a situation at work. You might even get to write a paper about a situation that is taking place at work and how you could handle it as a manager.

There are more options now than ever before.

Twenty years ago, the business world looked a lot different than it does now, and the internet was still a new thing. With the technology we have in 2018, there's no wonder why there are so many degree options for students. Computer Information Technology, Networking, and Database Management are all degree options if you're interested in earning a technology bachelor's degree at CCU. CCU offers a lot of generic business programs, such as business, education, and marketing, but we also have more specific programs for particular industries, such as Organizational Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Human Resource Management.

It's also easier and more convenient these days!

Do you work a full-time job, have a family to support, enjoy your favorite outdoor activities, or all of the above? Because the College of Adult and Graduate Studies pertains to adult students, we understand that you're busy. But we also know that you have goals and want to accomplish them. In comes our online degree programs, which offer you flexibility, accessible technology, and the convenience of completing your work 100% online.

Whether you're 26 or 46, CCU's degree completion programs can help you achieve your professional, personal, and educational goals. Learn more about our online degree programs!

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