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Professional Development and Advanced Studies

If you're looking to advance your career prospects, increase your marketability and salary, deepen your expertise and knowledge, or need to keep abreast of the latest technology and trends in your industry, a degree, course, or certification program in Professional Development and Advanced Studies may be a great option for you.

Types of Degrees

Professional Development and Advanced Studies students typically pursue an associate (2 years) or bachelor's degree (4 years) and can concentrate their studies on a variety of topics including accounting, business, finance, education, history, information technology, or a host of other possibilities. Degree completion programs are a popular option in this field, where adults transfer their college credits to a new program or school and then complete their bachelor's degree.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Professional Development and Advanced Studies Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Professional Development and Advanced Studies are vast and varied and can include:

  • Career and Technical Education Teacher
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Career and Technical Education Teachers was $58,110 in 2019. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.