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Information about Oakton Community College concepts, registering for required degree courses, and taking free practice exams online. Which college degrees give you the best chances of finding employment after graduation? Majoring in business, healthcare, or engineering, for example, can give you an advantage in job recruiting in fields that demand analytical and creative skills, such as teaching at the university level. You may find additional links and information concerning concepts on the student services website.

It isn't necessary to be enrolled in a degree program in order to sign up for online courses. Distance education allows students who can't make the commute to campus to take accredited courses. If you so choose, online education gives you the opportunity to take difficult courses that won't show up on your transcript. Alternatively, you may be able to complete online credits for a grade. Advanced Placement exams (AP Exams) are offered in a variety of subjects, offering college credit for classes that you have taken. Test yourself with free practice exams, before visiting the College Board website to register to take your actual AP Tests. If you earn a score of 3 or higher on an AP subject exam, you may be granted advanced placement in college.

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Graduates with either a bachelors or associates degree typically earn 60% more than employees with only a high school diploma, adding up to an $800,000 difference in lifetime earnings. If you remain true to your career path and don't wander from job to job, your overall earnings will increase as you gain experience. However, if your focus is more on salary alone, there's a higher risk that you'll encounter early signs of burnout, and be forced to switch careers later on. Technical education programs are a low-cost alternative to attending a regular four-year university, and you can earn good money as a highly-skilled, technical specialist. If you're currently employed, you can take online courses in your free time to advance your career. Massive Open Online Courses are known as MOOCs, utilizing cloud-based software, interactive platforms such as Blackboard, and mobile apps.

An online degree may be just as marketable as a college degree that was earned on campus. Udemy online learning is a new startup with backing from the founders of Groupon. Similarly, Khan Academy now offers over 4,000 micro-lectures served through YouTube. Then, there's Coursera, a competing software platform, with millions of enrolled students from around the world. Recently, MIT announced that their open courseware platform (OCW) will be available to students and instructors at no cost.

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Take a few moments to browse other colleges and universities near Des Plaines. It's a good idea to compare all schools in your target area, as well as consider taking some of your classes online. By continuing your education, you can improve your salary prospects or train for a more interesting position. Financial aid deadlines are typically set well in advance of regular admission dates, so be sure to apply early. You may request free information from several different schools below, without making a commitment.

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Accountants$60,670$84,050
Advertising$51,370$71,280
Casino Dealers$45,750$79,170
Computer Programmers$75,580$91,400
EMT, Paramedics$36,390$65,280
Flight Attendants$56,150$85,300
Graphic Design$49,300$58,000
Hotel Jobs$25,480$37,030
Human Resources$32,200$48,320
Insurance$58,450$85,090
Photographers$35,830$66,510
Private Investigators$38,290$64,380
Property Management$52,290$85,170
Public Relations$40,670$79,880
Receptionists$26,810$35,750
Retail Sales$31,200$42,930
Secretarial$28,460$41,550
Teaching Jobs$40,850$61,720
Website Design$51,010$83,080
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Apply to several colleges and universities simultaneously, and if you have the grades and test scores, give yourself a fighting chance to get into a top-rated program by doing something outstanding in high school or community college. It isn't as hard as you might think to get an article written in your local newspaper. An advanced degree will stick with you for a long time, so apply yourself and work hard for a few years, graduating from the best school that you can get into.


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1600 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016-1268


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