Many people believe that gaining a degree in higher education or becoming qualified in a different field is only an option for fresh-faced high school graduates, but that’s just not the case.
At Oklahoma Wesleyan University, we firmly believe that investing in training and education is something that should be available to all, regardless of age. Personal and professional growth shouldn’t have a cut-off point, and our flexible online learning programs can fit around your job, your family, and your lifestyle.
Why study with Oklahoma Wesleyan University?
Oklahoma Wesleyan’s online degree programs are tailored specifically for working professionals who are busy with their life and career and have little free time. Since our adult education is completely online, it won’t interfere with your job. Plus, you can start your degree at any time during the year and study at your own pace.
We are an accredited, faith-based institution, and we offer our adult learners the opportunity to gain an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree. Our online learning programs have been formulated specifically with the adult learner in mind. At OKWU, we always put our students first.
Why do I need a degree?
There are many reasons why investing in your career is vital. Competition in most fields has become fierce, and getting a promotion, moving to another company, or deciding to branch out often depends on the qualifications you possess—not just your work experience. A degree will be a necessary tool to achieve that.
Here are three other reasons a degree from OKWU could change your life:
1. To refine your existing skills.
Things change, and many of our adult learners decide to gain an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree because they want to stay current in their profession. They also want to develop more in-depth knowledge or learn new skills that they may lack. Sometimes it’s impossible to grow professionally if you’re lacking in key areas of your profession.
2. For a career change.
It’s not unusual for individuals in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, or even 50’s to decide they no longer enjoy their current profession and want to change it completely. Without a formal qualification or degree, it is almost impossible to shift into a new career once you reach the age of 30.
However, if you have a degree, getting a job becomes far easier at any age. A degree isn’t just about specialized knowledge—it also shows you have a desire to better yourself professionally and personally, something employers have a great deal of respect for. If you’re striving to do better and be better, you’ll be an asset to any company.
3. To improve your earning potential.
Sometimes, we reach an earning standstill in our careers, and studying for a degree is the only way to move up within a company, to get a promotion, or to get considered for better work assignments that carry a higher earning potential. Your education is a gift you’re giving yourself!
Interested in knowing more? We have many online learning programs to choose from through our Graduate & Professional Studies program. Take a look at what we have to offer, and take the first step towards your professional development today!