Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I Like the Idea of an Online University

With my youngest practically grown up and planning to go off to college next year, maybe it's time I figured out what I want to be when I grow up.  You think?  My husband keeps saying things about me going back to work, and I'm sure a little extra money will come in really handy, especially considering we somehow have to help pay for this boy to go to college.

The problem is, I haven't actually had a 'real' job (besides MOM and chief cook and bottle-washer around here) for several years.  I've done the occasional babysitting, interview or web design job, and now I write blog posts.  I'm not sure how any of that can translate into a 'real' job.  Before kids I worked retail, but I'm not really a people person, so I'm not sure that's something I really want to do again.  Dealing with nice people is one thing, but dealing with customers is a whole other thing altogether.  Still, I wonder if I'm even qualified to do anything else without getting a degree of some kind from an online university.

Western Governors UniversityImage via Wikipedia
If I am going to go back to school for something, I really like the idea of being able to do it from the comfort of my own home and still get a quality education.  Also, with a kid in college, I wouldn't want to spend too much on my own education.  An online university like Western Governors University sounds promising.  The tuition is under $3000 for a 6-month term.  Of course, I'll have to do some research, but they say that's about half the cost of a typical online university.  Actually, there's a table right on the site that gives an idea how much it's going to cost to complete a online nursing degree, business degree, or any of the other degrees offered through WGU and through several other online universities.

Before I think about getting any kind of degree, I guess I still have to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, so I know what kind of degree to pursue. But, in the meantime, I've got some bottles to wash, or towels to fold!
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1 comment:

  1. I know what I WANT to be when I grow up, but that's not what I'm getting my degree in, because it's not 'practical' to get my degree in what I WANT. Sorry, a little source of frustration for me.


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