There are many different types of degrees out there. Which one is right for you? It depends on what you want to do with your education. Certain degrees are required for some job – for example – medical degrees. Others are more general. A Master Degree in Business or simply MBA is a degree that is useful in many, many fields. A Bachelor of Arts degree in almost any discipline will help you get a better job. They tell the world and future employers that you have a well-rounded education. Because some people choose to earn degrees that are for their own personal edification and they have a passion for a certain topic or discipline. Some doctorates of philosophy (Ph.D.) fall in this category. Emphasis here is on the some. So what are your choices? There are certificates, licenses, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees, sometimes referred to as post-graduate degrees. We’ll take a look at each category. In some fields professional certification and licensing is the same thing. In others it is not, and you’ll find it’s the topic of heated controversy in certain areas. The variables are too numerous to mention in this article, so make sure to research your particular field.

Which degree is right for you

Also you have to understand which one you need, a certificate or a license. You can do this by searching the Internet, visiting your local library or university, or asking a professional in the field. Certificates and licenses take about two years to earn, and tell potential employers and customers that you know what you’re doing in general. For example, you want to know that they are licensed and that the work they do for you will be correct, to code, and safe, when you hire an electrician. Undergraduate can be a confusing term. It encompasses those degrees you earn after a high school diploma or GED credential and before a Master's or doctoral degree. It is sometimes referred to as post-secondary. Classes can be taken at any of the many different kinds of colleges and universities, including those online. There are two general types of undergraduate degrees, Associate’s Degrees and Bachelor’s Degrees. Often at a community or vocational college, and generally require 60 credits, usually associate’s degrees are earned in 2 years. Programs will vary. Students who earn an Associate’s Degree sometimes do so to see if the path they’ve chosen is correct for them. Credits can cost less and are usually transferable to a four-year college if the student chooses. Associate of Arts (AA) is a liberal arts program that includes studies in languages, math, social science and the humanities. The major area of study is often expressed as “an Associate of Arts Degree in English,” or Communication or whatever. Associate of Sciences (AS) is also a liberal arts program with a greater emphasis on math and sciences. The major area of study is expressed here in the same way, “Associate of Science in Nursing.” Bachelor’s degrees are earned in four, and sometimes five, years, usually at a college or university, including those online.