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Benefits of an Online College Degree

Do you want to learn new skills and advance your career but can’t go to a campus for classes? Maybe you have a job or family responsibilities that prevent you from attending classes in person. Or perhaps you just need extra convenience in your schedule. Whatever your unique situation, earning your college degree online could be a great option for you!

An online college degree has many benefits, such as the ability to balance school and life and create good habits you will use in your career. Read on to learn about the wonderful benefits of earning your degree online!

Balance School and Life

When you choose an online college degree program, you have the ability to balance family, work, school, and life. Many of us have responsibilities outside of our careers, and keeping a healthy balance of these areas can help us stay happy and productive. Maintaining a healthy balance among the different areas of your life is essential for preventing burnout and maintaining your mental and physical health.

Online degree programs can be more convenient and offer increased flexibility. With most online programs, you don’t have to spend extra time driving to and from campus. Instead, you attend classes remotely from your computer. You have the flexibility to complete assignments at the times that work best for you.

If you choose to enroll in an online degree program, you will be going to college from home. This means that you can save money by staying at home and don’t need to relocate to earn your degree. Staying closer to home also has the added benefit of being surrounded by your support system, who can be there for you when you need help.

For those currently working at a job, online classes may be the only way you can earn a degree to advance your career. If your working hours prevent you from attending classes in person, an online degree can help you reach your career goals while continuing to work your current job.

Create Good Habits

Attending online classes allows you to create good working habits that you will use now and in your future career. We have previously written about the importance of soft skills such as good communication and effective time management. Completing an online degree program enables you to practice these valuable skills and more.

When you complete your college classes online, you must practice good time management at a higher level because it’s entirely up to you to ensure all your work is finished on time. You must also have self-motivation to complete your assignments since no one will be physically there to make you do them.

You will have the opportunity to improve your communication skills because your instructors and classmates are not right beside you to ask questions. You will need to communicate with your instructors via phone or email, which will allow you to practice and improve your communication skills.

Since your classes will be online, you will be able to hone your technical and digital skills, which are extremely valuable in today’s modern workplace. Video conferencing and proper email etiquette are examples of digital skills you will learn.

Earn Your Degree with East Ohio Online

At East Ohio College, we understand that many people need the added convenience that online classes provide to balance school and life. That’s why we designed our newly launched online college degree programs to provide you with the same supportive and caring educational experience in an online environment.

Our Online Medical Assisting program allows students to take classes online while still learning hands-on skills during on-campus clinical days. Students are prepared to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant* certification exam and learn valuable skills like taking vital signs, preparing medications, and giving injections.

The Online Dental Assisting program prepares students to work in various dental environments, such as general dentistry, orthodontics, and periodontics. Students prepare to sit for the Nationally Registered Credentialed Dental Assistant* certification exam and learn essential skills like mixing dental cements, taking dental impressions, and exposing x-rays.

Students enrolled in our Online Business Administration program learn various areas critical to operating an organization, including marketing, human resources, and information systems. Students prepare for the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification* exam and will have the opportunity to work for businesses, nonprofits, government, and more.

Our Online Medical Billing/Administration program trains students in areas vital to running a medical office smoothly, such as electronic health records, patient privacy, and basic billing and coding. Students are prepared to sit for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist* and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant** certification exams.

If you’re ready to advance your career by earning an online college degree, we are here to help! Our dedicated faculty and staff will support you every step of the way through your educational journey. Request information or contact us at 833-EASTOHIO now to get started today!

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.

**Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense.