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Celebrate Self-Improvement Month by Continuing Your Education Online
PR Log - Sep 14, 2011 - Since September is self-improvement month, now is the perfect time for individuals to consider making positive changes in their lives and careers by choosing to continue their education. For those interested in exploring their educational options, today announced new resource information to help individuals understand the various education opportunities available, including online courses and degree programs. The connection between improving oneself and career success through education is strong. A recent study from the U.S. Census Bureau found that education levels impacted earnings more than any other demographic factor throughout 40 years of a working life, with higher rates of year-round full-time employment for those with higher levels of education. In fact, the study reported that average earnings increased about $10,000 per year for each level of education attained (from associate’s degree to bachelor’s; bachelor’s to master’s, etc.)

The resources introduced today are part of’s Guide to Online Education series and provide detailed information on the different education options available to help those considering going back to school decide what is best for their personal and professional goals. Many online colleges and universities offer a wide variety of programs to meet students’ needs. Such opportunities include taking continuing education courses, completing certification and training programs or upgrading one’s college degree to the next level, from an associate’s degree to bachelor’s, bachelor’s to master’s and so on. These opportunities can help individuals improve their careers by learning a new trade, advancing their knowledge in their current field or earning an additional degree that will allow them to switch careers entirely.

According to Aslanian Market Research’s 2011 eLearning Index, many of the most in-demand degree programs for adults going back to school are related to “helping careers,” such as those in healthcare, human services or social work. For prospective students not only interested in improving themselves and their career, but who would like to improve the lives of others at the same time, they may want to consider a career in human services or social work. More information on the degree programs and other qualifications associated with these career fields can be found in FAQs for Students Seeking Human Services or Social Work Degrees (, which is part of the Guide. The FAQ covers specific topics relating to the differences between social work and human services, the curriculum offered in these programs of study and the various career options for individuals with human services degrees ( or social work degrees (

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment for social and human service assistants is expected to grow by nearly 23 percent between 2008 and 2018. Career prospects are expected to be excellent in this field, especially for applicants with relevant postsecondary education.

Students interested in learning more about online college or who want to explore available online degrees should visit for more information.

Since 1999, has been successfully connecting prospective students interested in online degree, certification and training programs with a wide selection of accredited online colleges and universities. offers a powerful search engine that indexes thousands of program offerings online, as well as a variety of educational evaluation tools and financial aid resources. offers schools seeking prospective students a low-cost, performance-based method to gain national exposure and increase enrollments in their programs.

Lindsey Mikal
Communications Strategy Group
(303) 433-7020

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