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Online Education Bachelor Degrees give Work at Home Moms Job Opportunities

Updated on February 4, 2010

Being a work at home mom can be tough.  You have to be a great multi-tasker taking care of kids, preparing meals, handling house work…the list goes on.  Granted the best hour of your day is when the kids go down for a nap and who can blame you for wanting to just hang out.  But if you’re thinking long-term about getting a job once the kids are old enough for school, you’re probably going to need a little help.  That’s where an online education bachelor degree can come in handy.

Getting an online education is really a win-win solution for your family.  These online degree programs offer flexible schedules that accommodate your needs as a stay at home mom.  Being able to do your assignments when the kids are napping, playing outside or at sleep for the night definitely has its benefits.  And these days there are so many online universities to choose from.  There are more and more online universities that have accredited programs in a variety of different degree programs, so just about any job that you think you might want to look for has a degree program online.  It will give you good practice working on a deadline (as if you needed one) and open up a whole network of opportunities for when you’re ready to hit the workforce.  There are a ton of great resources online that can assist you and provide you with quality information in making your decision to sign up for an online bachelor degree.

Now I understand that there may be some things that might make you hesitant to sign up for an online education.  There’s the commitment and the expense, the time required to do the assignments, not to mention the whole admissions process.  Consider the following.

Online degree program schedules are flexible.  Because most programs are project based, you have your assignments and you just have to get them done.  You don’t have to attend class, you don’t have to drive to class and all your work is done online.  Also, if for some reason you should need to skip a semester, most programs allow you to space out your classes however you’d like.

Another big concern with online education is how much it costs.  I understand that you might think that you can’t afford and online degree program.  I think you’d be surprised how affordable they really are.  Oftentimes online education programs are cheaper than traditional colleges.  There are plenty of scholarships available for parents who want to go back to school, and even worst case scenario you should be able to get federal aid and student loans to make going back to school affordable.

Most online colleges have a formalized acceptance process similar to regular colleges.  But really, it’s not that difficult to get accepted.  Once you find a degree program that you really like and that you think is a fit, just complete the online application.  There a plenty of resources online that can help you with some of the more challenging parts of the application like essay writing or scholarship applications.  With a little bit of research you’ll be able to find the perfect college for you.

Most online degree programs are concentrated and usually can be finished in 2-3 years.  This may seem like a long time but you’d be amazed at how quickly time flies by.  So long as you can handle an extra hour a day for school work, you should be able to handle an online degree program that will help you transfer from work at home mom to star employee

Online Education Resources

Online Education Bachelor Degrees for Single Moms - A single mom's guide to going back to school online

Online Education Bachelor Degrees for Single Dads - A single dad's guide to going back to school online.

8 Helpful Tips to Selecting an Online Education Bachelor Degree Program - Some great advice on choosing an Online Degree program


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    • agent007 profile image


      6 years ago from Florida

      Are there any requirements for admissions?

    • polymathlv profile image


      7 years ago from USA

      great info! You know online education is here to stay when even Harvard is offering online degrees!


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