How to Choose a Career

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There are a lot of considerations when it comes to choosing your career field. This page will help you break down and explore the fields of business, technology, healthcare administration, liberal arts and media arts to help give you a sense of what they are like, and if they might be a fit for you. Whether you're just starting out in life or you're looking for a career change or recharge, we can help you decide what to pursue. Each of the fields below are very broad categories; think of them as a jumping-off point. And if you can't make that decision right now, that's okay. Many of our programs will apply to more than one path if you change your mind. Get in touch with us for more guidance on how to choose a career.

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Are you a strategic thinker who likes to plan projects or direct teams? Intrigued by high-tech business environment, managing people, resources and operations globally to drive results? If you are, a career in the broad and dynamic field of business might be right for you. Moving ahead in business often means gaining specialized skills, such as managing people, resources and operations to drive organizational results.

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Healthcare Administration

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Liberal Arts

A liberal arts program can give you the broad background you need to prepare for your career now and into the future. For example, you can rely on your communication skills and creative abilities in nearly any professional setting. Or you can focus on the safety and security of people, technology and resources with justice and forensics careers.

Media Arts

At the intersection of creativity and technology are careers in media arts. This exciting industry is constantly evolving as our lives become more and more digitally-driven. Working in media arts means understanding how to create visual digital experiences that can influence how people search, shop and do business online. It’s an exciting field that encompasses websites, mobile apps and more.

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Associate Degree

Typically a 2-year program with general and career focused education; credits often apply towards higher degrees

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Bachelor's Degree

Typically a 4+-year program with general studies and concentration in a specific field

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Master's Degree

Typically a 2-year advanced degree program with concentration in a specific career field; requires an undergraduate degree

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Undergraduate Certificates

Credential awarded for completion of series of courses on a specific career field; credits often apply towards higher degrees

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Graduate Certificates

An advanced level credential for completion of a series of courses in a specific career field; requires an undergraduate degree

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