2012 Most Popular Online Courses


Are you looking to begin a college education? Do you know what you are planning to study? Maybe you've looked into traditional methods of learning but you aren't sure how well they would work for you. You would rather complete a degree online if possible.

This can be much simpler for people with families or jobs to do since completing a degree online will allow you more free time. But what types of programs are offered online? Not everything is of course, but there are a lot of different options. So what choices do you have once you've decided to get a degree online? Well there are many different ones but there are a few that are more popular than others.

Here are the 2012 most popular online courses of study...

Business is the most popular online degree followed by computer and information technology. These programs are very popular right now because there are many different jobs available in these fields. Technology is becoming more and more important and of course, business has always been important.

The third most popular online degree is criminal justice. This is also a very popular field to work in because there are always going to be crimes committed and people that need to be arrested, tried or incarcerated. All of these programs can be completed online and you will be able to learn everything you need to know without ever setting foot in a classroom.

Of course, there are also many medical type degrees that are very popular as online programs. For example, you can now earn a nursing degree and a health care professional degree online. These degrees are in high demand in the current job market. People will always need medical care. Nurses and health care professionals are highly important in our world. Being able to learn these types of specialties without having to go to school means that someone can work and earn money while also taking classes.

One of the last types of programs is humanities. These are typically programs such as communications or education. These programs allow you to complete the degree online or at least the majority of the degree online. Programs such as education require some in-class time because everyone that is planning to work as a teacher will need to complete some student teaching. That means that some of these programs are not entirely online only. You will, however, be able to complete the vast majority of the classes online and will only need to complete a small number of credits in a physical classroom.

If you take a class online, there are a lot of benefits. Many people will be able to complete these degrees without having to quit their jobs. They will also be able to spend more time with family and friends because they can adjust their school schedule from week to week.

If you select one of these programs then you will be able to do just that. And you will have a wide variety of options. Even though medical, business and computer programs seem to be the most popular degrees chosen as online programs there are far more that you can still choose from.

So what are you waiting for? Try one of 2012's top online courses today and be on your way to a new and exciting career.


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