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Many careers need you to have continuing education credits to keep your license or to prove that you are knowledgeable about your chosen field of work. Once upon a time, you had to travel to a conference to get those credits. It was expensive and time-consuming. Fortunately, the rise of online learning has made it easier to have the necessary education.
Online Sources for Continuing Education
If you simply search “continuing education sources” online, you’ll see a variety of sources for a variety of career choices. There are sites that focus on the medical fields, real estate, dentistry, education and much more. Typically, the different professional organizations will have a variety of online learning modules directly connected to their websites. By participating in one of these modules, you’ll usually pay a small fee, complete the course and then directly print a certificate to prove you received your units.
Adult Education for Career Advances
Sometimes continuing education is about more than keeping a job. It’s about finding a job. One of the biggest education challenges in the U.S. is adult literacy. Many people are unable to finish their high school degree. However, they find that later in life, they have the time and desire to do it. They also know it means more job options. If you’re one of those people, you can meet your goals with online learning. With the Internet, you can do home study, or you can do blended learning. With blended learning, you get some real teacher time, but you also get the advantages of technology.
Many community colleges offer GED education programs that can allow you to advance with a combination of online learning and real-time interaction.