Online education is becoming much more mainstream, and many people are pursuing these degrees before successfully entering the workforce. However, internet-based degrees are not as respected by all potential employers.
The reception of online degrees varies between employers and also between fields. Some fields, such as computer programming and other tech-related jobs, may have a more favorable view of internet-based learning. These tech-savvy jobs tend to care more about the specific job skills a person has learned than how or where those skills were acquired.
Other employers may be skeptical of the quality of an online degree, especially due to the reputation of some colleges as “diploma mills.” Fortunately, as people become more savvy about potential scams, students and employers alike can learn to separate the wheat from the chaff when judging a particular degree program.
Overall, according to a report published by CNN, 83 percent of surveyed executives agree that an online degree is just as credible as one gained through any other university.