How To Get the Highest Paying Bachelors Degree As Easily As Possible
School levers along with mature age adults wanting to go back to school need to make the difficult decision of selecting the right degree for them. Obtaining a degree requires a significant investment of time and effort and you need to make sure your return on that investment is as high as possible. The return sought by students differs for everyone but generally can be broken down into the following categories:
• Providing you with the qualifications to get a job you will love.
• Enabling you to get a job that will pay you to travel the world
• Give you an important, esteemed role in a large corporation
• Provide you with an education that gives you a really wide range of job opportunities
• Enables you to work in a field where you improve the health or lives of others
• Puts you in a position where you have flexible hours and plenty of opportunity to time off
• Gives you a secure job with great benefits
• Gives you the ability to earn a large income
As you can see people further their education for a number of reasons but for a lot of people it is the ability to earn a large income that they are most interested in. It is a common belief that by earning more you can afford a better lifestyle, a nicer home, fantastic vacations, travel, private education for your children and so on.
This leads us to the common question. What type of degree you can do that gives you the potential to make the most money in your professional life? And not only that but which type of degree is the easiest to earn that still gives you the highest earning potential.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers have released their figures on the highest paying degrees and it shows quite an interesting mix, which has changed from what their figures showed two to three years ago. Dominating the top ten on the list this year were resource engineering degrees including Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Mining and Mineral Engineering. Also in there were Computer Science and Information Sciences & Systems Degrees.
What is obvious here is that engineering degrees are in very strong demand at the entry level and this is despite many manufacturing companies reducing their workforce due to the reduced demand during the recession. Surprisingly absent from the top 10 are the financial, accounting and business related majors that were so prominent in the top ten just a couple of years ago.
So knowing this, what is the easiest way to earn one of these high paying degrees? While it will always take some hard work to earn any degree there are certainly ways to make it easier. The first is to enroll into one of the many online degree programs now available. These online degree programs certainly make it easier to get your degree as they afford you the flexibility to do you classes when and where you want to. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. This allows you to fit your study in around your lifestyle rather than fitting your lifestyle around your study, making it much easier to complete your degree whilst maintaining all of the other responsibilities you may have in your life.
There are a number of other advantages of online degree programs including the ability to get your degree more quickly. If you put your head down and combine some of the other steps to getting a quick degree I have talked about my other articles it is possible to finish your degree in half the time, or as little as two years which means you will get your foot in the door and start earning the big money sooner. With an average starting salary of $86,220 for the number 1, Petroleum Engineering Degree, it is surely worth getting your degree done as soon as you possibly can.