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What is an Online Career School?

Written by Ashworth College on Tuesday, 20 July 2021. Posted in Career

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If you’re interested in starting a new career but need training or want to add relevant education to your resume to help you stand out, you may think you need to get a college degree. But depending on what you want to do, that’s not necessarily the case! An online career school could be the perfect option to help you prepare to boost your resume and learn new skills. Here’s everything you need to know about online career school and how Ashworth can help you take the next steps toward the job you want.

What are the benefits of career school online?

There are many benefits to attending career school online. With self-paced programs, you can learn at the speed that works best for you, from home! That means you don’t have to quit your current job or figure out how you can balance your home and family responsibilities with a daily commute to classes at a local college. Even better, you’re in charge of your education. If you're not sure if an online school is right for you, consider these questions

  • How much free time do you have to dedicate to school? Enrolling in an in-person program at a local college or technical school doesn’t work for everyone. If you’ve got a lot on your plate already, between work, family, and friends, a course that takes place in person is going to add another to-do to your packed schedule. With an online career school like Ashworth, you can study and take exams whenever you have time – whether that’s an hour a week or an hour a day.
  • Do you need to start right away? Or on a specific date? Most schools have very specific enrollment periods. That means that even if you’re ready to enroll and start studying right away, you may have to wait months until your first class begins. With Ashworth’s career programs, you start when you’re ready – there are no set enrollment periods.
  • Do you want to choose when and where you study? Sometimes a dedicated study space like a home office or library is the best place to focus on what you’re learning. However, not everyone has access to those places, or even the time to spend sitting down and studying for hours at a time. With online career courses at Ashworth, you can study on the go, whenever you have time. Mobile-friendly lessons and digital textbooks can help you make progress on your program whenever you have a free second – whether that’s on the morning commute, during a lunch break, or when you’re waiting for your morning coffee to brew. It’s all up to where and when works best for your needs.

Is online career school affordable?

Yes! Besides the convenience and flexibility, many online career programs can be much more affordable than the tuition you’re expected to pay at an in-person college or technical school. At Ashworth, our career training programs are meant to be affordable for your budget. You don’t need to take out student loans to pay tuition – with affordable monthly payment options, you can start learning when you’re ready without worrying about breaking your budget.

What types of online career certificates are offered?

Ashworth offers a wide range of career diplomas and certificates so that you can take the next steps toward an in-demand career in as little as a few months. You can earn a diploma or certificate in industries like

  • Business. Whether you’re looking to start your own business, take the next steps in your career as a manager, or learn more about finance, our business courses can help! You can prepare for a rewarding career with programs like Bookkeeping, Small Business Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Tax Preparation, and more.
  • Creative services. If you’ve always wanted a career that allows you to use your creativity and eye for design, you can take the first steps through online programs in Interior Design, Event Planning, Wedding Planning, and more.
  • Education. If you want to make a difference in a child’s life through education, our online programs like Child Care Provider, Teacher Assisting, and CDA Credential Preparation can be the perfect fit for you.
  • Healthcare. Jobs in healthcare are more in-demand than ever. Start a rewarding career in the field with training programs like Dental Office Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Home Health Aide, Pharmacy Technician, Sterile Processing, and more.
  • Legal studies. If a career in the legal profession has always been a goal of yours, train for jobs in the field with programs like Forensic Science, Paralegal Studies, Security Services, and more.

Find the right online training program for you

If you know you want to start a new career but aren’t sure which field is right for you, Ashworth can help! Take our online quiz to find the right program for you or speak with an Admissions Advisor today at .

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