"Only the curious will learn and only the resolute will overcome the obstacles to learning," said Edmund S. Wilson, an author and literary/social critic, who lived from 1895 to 1972. "The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient."
A lot has changed since 1972 and, yet, some things are very much the same.
Competition for jobs is certainly greater now, especially in the United States where the economy is in the tank.
There was a time when you pursued additional education, more or less, because it was something employers paid for and it felt good to do. Not anymore.
Today it's critical to stay up-to-date with what's going in in your industry, to be sure your skills are sharp and to be flexible enough to learn information quickly and take on additional responsibilities.
Of course, that's if you already have a job. If you want a job, the need for continuing education becomes that much more critical.
In either case, pursuing an online degree is something you can do on your time while taking care of what's required in your current job or to handle the broad sphere of activities necessary to get new employment.
An online degree, it's important to remember, broadens the scope of positions you can pursue, boosts your income potential, provides an opportunity to pursue topics which interest you personally and allows you to fulfill what may be a lifelong dream.
If you haven't completed college, want to go back or are thinking about attending for the first time I'd recommend checking out DegreeHound.com.
This site provides everything you need to know about online education and provides the tools you need to pursue the education you want. What I liked best is the thoroughness of the site and that it is easy to navigate.
DegeeHound.com easily goes to the front of line when considering online education resources.