Online Colleges Offer Programs in Fastest-Growing Careers of 2011


Provo, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/17/2011 -- Online colleges are offering programs in the in the fastest-growing career fields, providing new options for those who want an alternative to the traditional college campus.

Attending classes online offers flexibility for a growing number of people, particularly those with day jobs, families and any number of other responsibilities. One website, My Colleges and Careers, is helping prospective students choose their field of study by keeping track of the top careers and recommending the best online programs.

“My Colleges and Careers helps you connect with the best schools available to embark on a rewarding career,” company spokesman Adam Boulton said. “We have something for everyone ranging from professional certificates to undergraduate and advance degrees.”

Attending an online university is helping more people get into a lucrative career without the hassle of driving to a brick-and-mortar campus. Online students study at their own pace and can choose from any number of the best careers in 2011.

For instance, accounting is a fast-growing career with a growing level of responsibility. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, accountants with a professional certificate are making as much as $100,000 right out of school. The salary only gets higher with an advanced degree.

There are plenty more top careers to choose from. Web designers, registered nurses, massage therapists and dozens of other careers are predicted to be among the fastest-growing fields in 2011 and beyond. Salaries range from the high 60s to well over $100,000.

Visitors to My Colleges and Careers will have access to the latest list of the best careers, average salary and recommended online program.

“Choosing the right career is important,” Boulton said. “Better job satisfaction, higher salaries and other factors can make a big improvement on a person’s stress level and happiness.”

The folks at My Colleges and Careers have not only done the research for customers, but also offer access to dozens of career experts, who regularly use social media and blogging to keep prospective students informed of the latest developments in the top careers.

The advice of these experts not only helps students find a career path, but their wisdom also guides them along the path toward their new career.

The online college experience is changing the shape of today’s higher education landscape, offering diverse options and flexibility than cannot be found on a traditional college campus, often at a much lower price. Today, more people than ever are choosing to study online and move into a rewarding and fulfilling career. To learn more about My Colleges and Careers, please go to: