Online Degree- will I have the same career opportunities as someone who went to a traditional school?
July 27,2020 at 2PM UTC
Hello all, thank you for taking the time to read this discussion topic and to all those who can offer their opinions or advice.
I received a bachelors degree in 2015 in political science and got a minor in psychology.
These last five years I have been working as a secretary in government. I am practically a customer service agent. I have been doing some soul searching and would like to pursue a career as a child psychologist/ counselor.
I want to go back to school and get a masters in clinical psychology but I don’t have the finances (Or the GPA) to go to a traditional school. I have been in touch with a few online degree programs, (Regent, Grand Canyon University) that make it seem very easy to get into their schools. I would go that route, but I am concerned that I spend 3 years and thousands of dollars on a degree that will not be taken seriously when I go to apply to jobs. Should I be concerned or do job recruiters not care what the school you went to was as long as it is accredited and you passed the necessary exams?
I would appreciate any feedback, thank you.
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