Are you looking to make a career change and found yourself stumbling across online learning? There are many exciting reasons to take online programs. One of the most beneficial reasons to look into online learning is that taking these courses is all about you.
Online courses are all about you in that they can easily be tailored to your lifestyle. Are you a stay-at-home mom? Do you need an additional stream of income to support your family? Do you have something stopping you from working at an office? Or maybe you just like the idea of working from home and the opportunities it offers. Working from home can help you facilitate the lifestyle you want.
To work in some industries successfully, you might need some further training. For the Medical Transcription and Virtual Assistant industries, taking a course will give you the foundational skills and real-world experiences you need to succeed.
Here are five reasons to take online programs that might help you make your decision to enroll.
Taking courses online is a lot like taking a deep breath of fresh spring air with that rush of freedom and opportunity it brings. Taking an online course means you get to learn from home (or your preferred location) and gives you the opportunity to study whenever you want. Do your kids have a 10 a.m. parent-teacher meeting? No problem, you can make that. Online learning brings your education right to your home and works around your schedule for a worry-free, productive day.
Imagine applying for a job you have no relevant skills for. You’re probably not going to get hired, or even have your resume glanced at. Taking a course with a practicum gives you the hands-on real-life working skills that industry employers are looking for. Practicums also provide you the opportunity to learn what it’s like working in the field and allow you to see yourself fit into the industry.
If you didn’t know, a lot of our employment partners waive their experience requirements and give preference to CanScribe graduates!
This comes simply with the experience of online learning. You can learn skills by default like self-discipline, communication skills, organizational skills, time management, and meeting deadlines. These are all skills you’ll need to not only be successful at online learning but successful in a variety of things in life. Online learning is a well-rounded education that teaches you more about yourself than you may realize.
Take your typical in-person college class. In a smaller class, there are probably around twenty students in a single room with one instructor at the head of the class. Not all of them get the individual attention they might need to succeed.
Whenever you have questions an online instructor will be able to get back to you. Though they do have their standard work hours, online instructors are available for a more significant portion of the day, in comparison to the hour you have with an in-person instructor in class. They can offer more advice and help on a more personalized level.
Financial benefits are among some of the greatest reasons to take online programs. Did you know online programs have lower tuition fees than traditional in-person institutions? Students of online learning programs don’t have to pay commuting expenses or student fees that traditional schools charge, you can save on daycare expenses if you’re a stay-at-home mom, and you even save money from making meals at home rather than eating out. Just think about it. It all adds up.
There are plenty of reasons to take online programs. A lot of benefits (and skills) you learn from studying at home transfer easily into working from home. Once you are working, you will have learned the self-discipline, communication skills, organizational skills, and time management skills you will need to succeed. That’s already a huge step towards the skills you need to work from home, and that’s not considering the skills you will learn from the program itself.
Another one of the many reasons to take online programs is that online training can teach you a lot about yourself. It will challenge you (online learning isn’t easy, it’s just as challenging as in-person courses), and you will learn things about yourself you didn’t know before.
If you’re considering online training and a career that allows you to work from home, check out CanScribe’s Virtual Assistant, Medical Transcription, or Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist programs. In our growing busy world, both careers are in demand. You can start a live chat on our website with one of our Admission Representatives if you have any questions!