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The Best Degrees For Working Moms in 2017

Aug 3, 2017 | Harrison College

The Best Degrees For Working Moms in 2017

There's never been a better time for working moms (and dads!) to go back to school.

While balancing a job, kids, and school can be tough, advances in technology and great financial aid options are making a better education more attainable for working moms.

Now is the time to make an investment in your future and work on your education. Careers opportunities are great--especially for those with higher education.

Looking at all the options can be more than a little intimidating though. With so many educational opportunities out there, how do you pick the right one?

Keep reading for a closer look at some of the degrees for working moms.

Dental Assistant Diploma

Training to become a dental assistant is another great degree path for working moms.

Dental assistants are in demand. The Bureau of labor and statistics predicts that jobs in the industry will grow at a rate of 18% through 2024. So choosing this degree could help ensure a brighter future for your family.

Clinical Massage Therapy Certificate

Do you like to help people relax?

certification in massage therapy can lead to a flexible, lucrative career that allows you to help people at the same time. Median pay is nearly $40,000 per year for massage therapists and job growth is much faster than the national average.

Information Technology Degree

In case you haven't noticed, technology is kind of a big deal. If you're looking for job security, you could do worse than a career in the world of IT.

Earning a degree or certification in information technology or technology support could provide some lasting benefit for your family. Job growth is very good across the board in IT, with the industry expecting to add nearly half a million jobs before 2024.

 

Business or Accounting Associate of Applied Science

If you'd like to develop a more diverse skill set, choosing a degree in business, accounting, or a related business field will open a wide range of opportunities.

Job growth and income are strong for those with a business or accounting degree.

If you already have experience in an administrative business-related field, opting for a degree in this field could provide a real boost to your career--making this one of the best degrees for working moms.

Nursing Degree

Nurses are always in demand. If you like working with people and want a job with real long term demand--that's not likely to slow down anytime soon--nursing may be for you. Nursing jobs are expected to increase by 16% over the next couple of years.

From LVNs to RNs, nursing offers many career paths.

Just be aware that nursing is a demanding job. Hours can be long and you'll also likely work odd hours and need to be on call. If these demands don't fit your family, nursing may not be for you.

How to Go Back to School as a Mom

Earning a degree while working and raising kids is tough.

But, getting an education isn't easy--whether you're a traditional or non-traditional student. Earning a degree is hard work and the payoff isn't instant either. The long-term rewards are worth it, though.

Take a closer look at some of the programs above or one of the many programs we offer.

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