March 19, 2010 | Adam Sorensen | Leave a comment One chief advantage of having a master’s degree is the potential it brings to you for increased earnings. If you want to move up the career ladder at your current job, there often is no better way than getting your advanced degree. It can open doors for you that were previously closed and make way for greater earning potential. Once you have decided to pursue higher education, next comes the dilemma of choosing a school. Particularly if you are returning to school to earn a promotion, you do not want to put your current employment in jeopardy, so fitting your 9-5 work schedule around your studies might not be an option at all. This is when an online school might just be your best answer. There is possibly no more perfect way to keep your position in the workforce and still prepare to advance than to take online classes. You can coordinate your classes with your time away from work, without having to shuffle your work. You can be spared the time and expense of travelng to a campus, and that savings of time and gas money alone may add up quite quickly.