Are you satisfied with your job? If not, you should consider getting more education. Education is one of the few tried-and-true methods of enhancing a career. Furthering your education increases your professional competency and makes you more marketable to potential employers. In material terms, this means you will be a better candidate for promotions and you will make more money.

The problem is that for many working adults, going back to school is simply not an option, not if going back to school means quitting their job. But there is an alternative — namely, online education. Online education allows you to go back to school without going anywhere at all. All you need is a computer and an internet connection.

This podcast explores the material advantages of furthering your education, specifically through online education, and then explains some of the ways online education differs from traditional education.


Benjamin Welch has been a college instructor in writing and composition for nearly six years. When he’s not teaching or playing golf, he offers advice for students seeking information about online education and online degrees.

4 comments on “Enhancing Your Career With (Online) Education

  • For individuals that work in professions that require certifications or licenses in order to remain employed in that field, online adult education programs are very valuable from a time and convenience standpoint. This type of training also helps individuals remain current on advances or improvements within a field

  • I am looking for information on Obama’s stimulus package. I am unemployed and am looking to get a Medical Assistant degree. I was sent to this website. Please advise

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