Make a Digital Degree Pay Off

By Elaine Pofeldt

Think an advanced degree or some extra coursework could help you step up your career?

There are several good reasons to consider an online program. You can complete it around your schedule. You’ll have no commute. You’ll have access to universities beyond driving distance. And, perhaps most important, many employers are now taking distance education seriously.

A Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) poll last summer found that in 55% of organizations, job applicants with equal experience had the same chance of getting hired whether they got their degrees online or off.

Continued at: http://money.cnn.com/2011/05/26/pf/college/online_degree_distance-learning.moneymag/?section=money_latest

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