Choosing the Right Degree Program When considering going back to school to further your education, it’s important to consider a few things: your schedule, your interests and your current career goals. Whether you are interested in furthering your education to support the career you are currently in or change your career, finding the right type of program is important. Below are a few tips on what to consider when exploring your degree options. Look for program objectives that align closely to your professional and personal goals and that will also be beneficial in your current or future work setting. Speak to colleagues and your manager about their educational background and see if there is a common trend with the type of degrees those in higher positions may have obtained. Research trends in educational requirements and needs based on your position and career path. Many resources, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) offer information about level of degree and emerging trends in the workforce based on occupational data. As a busy working professional, online degree programs provide the flexibility to work school around your busy life. Selecting the right degree program can be difficult. At AIU we offer graduate degrees and professional certificate programs across multiple areas of study to ensure that you can find one that fits your unique needs and goals.