New Year’s a natural time to take stock of your life — and the blues often descend because of a dissatisfying job. Changing careers can even be challenging if you’re footloose and fancy-free. And it might seem nigh-on impossible when you have children to consider.
But there’s no reason any mum should give up on her dreams of an exciting new career — studying for an online degree offers the flexibility to fit further education into your life in brilliant bite-size chunks. If you fancy taking the plunge, here are three new career directions from distance learning.
If you want to change the world, a career in the third sector could be right up your street. And if you already spend time volunteering for a favourite cause, undertaking a degree in charity leadership could place you at the helm of your favourite organisation one day.
Third sector leaders need to develop a specialist skillset that allows them to motivate paid and volunteer employees, research the latest funding opportunities and apply pressure on politicians to adjust government policy. This varied workload makes for a stimulating and satisfying career. A career in charity isn’t for the faint-hearted — but if you’re resilient and resourceful it can be very fulfilling.
Being your own boss is appealing if you’ve got an independent streak, good communication skills and the drive to execute brilliant business ideas. And if you’ve spent some time developing a hobby or skill into a viable business plan, you might want to top up your skills to take it to the next level.
Anglia Ruskin distance learning offers an accessible online MBA that’s fully focused on enterprise and innovation and these courses will equip you with skills to help you survive and thrive in competitive marketplaces. Combining MBA module skills like strategic leadership, organisational behaviour and change management with your own innate business sense is a formidable formula.
You can combine a sense of style, an interest in the technical aspects of vision and good people skills for a rewarding career in optometry. And you can earn a valuable vocational qualification online as an optometric clinical assistant in as little as one year.
This will make you highly employable for high street optician’s outlets as well as smaller niche shops — and instil the confidence that’s necessary to chat knowledgeably to customers from all walks of life. Once you get a foot in the door with the right firm, you might even move up the career ladder to a supervisory position. And just think of the discounts you’ll get on cool contacts and fab frames for friends and family.
If you’re ready to top up your education, online degrees are a great way of jumping back on the job bandwagon and finding a career that fills you with enthusiasm. These three new career directions for distance learning should convince you to take the first step.
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