Working a full-time job is challenging enough. You have a lot of tasks to do on a daily basis, problems to solve, and your own personal life to add into the equation. You may often find yourself with no more energy for anything else at the end of the day. So, how can anyone take a course and pursue a degree while maintaining a full-time job?
There are actually a lot of professionals who pursue their dream degrees while working. Some do it because they didn’t get the chance to earn a bachelor’s degree when they were younger. Others want to boost their careers with a suitable – and valuable – master’s degree. Whatever your reasons are, here are the tips to use if you want to pursue a higher degree while working.
Take a Look at Online Courses
Online programs are very popular these days, not just because they are practical and very flexible but also because they are now backed by the best universities in the country. You can now earn a degree from reputable names such as the UAB Collat School of Business entirely online.
Programs such as the online bachelor of science in information systems are accredited and follow the same strict standards as their offline counterparts. The only difference is that the course is conducted through an online learning platform. Accreditation also means the online BSIS degree you earn will be as valuable as the equivalent offline degree.
There is one additional benefit you will be able to enjoy from the available online programs: they are more affordable. Online degrees can be up to 40% more affordable than a comparable offline course, so you can earn the degree of your dream while saving.
Work on Your Time Management
You don’t have to choose between work and school to make pursuing a degree work. You just have to be willing to go the extra mile and manage your time better. Fortunately, you have plenty of resources to help you.
Start organizing your days better by assigning certain parts of them for studying. With most online courses, you need at least an hour every day – and more on weekends – to keep up with the course without hassle. An hour a day is nothing, right?
More importantly, stick to the schedule you set. If it’s time to study, stop procrastinating and start studying. The same goes for other parts of the day.
As mentioned before, you actually have plenty of resources to help you. Books are now available in digital formats, so you can store your school books in a Kindle and read them whenever you have time to spare.
Companies also support employees who are returning to school. Ask HR about aids and programs designed to help executives who are pursuing a higher degree. You may get some time off and even financial assistance to help with your pursuit.
Still not convinced that you can go back to school while working a full-time job? There are other things you can do to make the two work so stay tuned for more tips and tricks right here on HowtoBeBestMan.com.