Five Career Paths You Can Study for Online

Online educational resources have made it easier than ever before to study for a new career or advance in an existing one. Consider these five career paths if you are looking for a career you can pursue online. 

1. Fire or Arson Investigator

Fire and arson investigation is a specialized area of law enforcement that focuses on investigating fires and determining what or who caused them. In most states, to become a fire or arson investigator you must be certified by the state. Fire investigation courses online prepare you for any certification exams you have to take and can help you meet the required number of coursework hours to obtain certification. 

2. Solar Technology Installer

The need to convert to green technology to avert a potential climate crisis has spiked growth in the field of solar technology. With more businesses and homeowners installing solar panels and other solar technology, the need for skilled solar technology installers is expected to grow by as much as 105% over the next 10 years. Online degrees at both the graduate and undergraduate level are available in Sustainable and Renewable Engineering. 

3. Information Technology

The IT field has been a popular career for decades and the need for qualified IT professionals does not appear to be likely to slow down any time soon. There are many types of IT jobs you can pursue online, such as network administrator, computer programmer or help desk technician. Some IT career paths can be pursued with a certification that takes only a few months, while others require advanced degrees. There are many options to pursue online certification and undergraduate and graduate degrees in information technology. 

4. Product Design

Every product you can think of was once just an idea in some designer's head. If you like to make things, then a career in product design might be a good fit for you. You can take online coursework in pursuit of an engineering degree or take online courses specifically about product design, some of which are even free. 

5. Interpreter or Translator

Interpreters and translators assist people who have a hearing impairment or language barrier in communicating with others. If you have a passion for helping other people and an interest in learning languages, this high growth field might be a good choice for you. There are many resources online for learning languages and undergraduate and graduate degree programs. 

Online education has made it easier than ever before to pursue the career you want. These are just a few of the many career options you can pursue online. 

 
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