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Connecticut is home to more than 3.5 million residents, some with advanced educations and high-paying professions. The state offers one of the highest per capita incomes in the country. In fact, in 2009, the Department of Labor ranked the state second, behind only the District of Columbia.

In addition, the state is a leader in research and development and ranks second in the nation for "knowledge-based jobs," according to the state Department of Economic and Community Development. Connecticut's innovative economy makes it an ideal place for college graduates looking to launch a career.

Connecticut Online Degree Options

Connecticut is home to a number of prestigious universities, and advanced education and innovative learning opportunities are viewed favorably throughout the region. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that in 2009, more than a third of residents 25 or older held a bachelor's degree or higher--about 7 percent higher than the national average.

However, these are tumultuous financial times for traditional campuses. In 2011, Connecticut announced an attempt to balance the state budget with nearly $59 million in cuts to traditional higher education institutions; additional cuts of $61.8 million are planned for 2012-13.

To meet these financial goals, colleges and universities are expected to lay off nearly 800 employees. Higher tuition and fees, fewer openings for new students, and major changes in course and campus objectives may also result.

Connecticut online schools are an alternative to campus-based programs for scholars of every background--from young people seeking their first certificate or associate degree, to seasoned professionals looking for personal growth and career progression with a master's or doctoral degree. Students who wish to pursue certificates or degrees while keeping their current job schedule, or who need to balance studies and other life commitments can also take advantage of Connecticut online degree programs.

Careers Outlook for grads in Connecticut

Promising occupations nationwide include information technology and health care, and Connecticut is no exception. The state is also home to one of the highest concentrations of financial managers in the country. Here are some examples of top Connecticut careers, with the mean annual wages for Connecticut in 2010, as estimated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Financial services professional: Financial analysts earned over $100,000. Requirements include a bachelor's or master's degree in accounting, finance or financial management; also useful is a penchant for numbers
  • Information technology specialist: Computer systems analysts earned nearly $87,000, and systems software developers earned almost $98,000. Requirements could include a bachelor's degree in information technology or database administration
  • Health care--radiation/radiology technician: The salary for radiation therapists in Connecticut was almost $76,000, or nearly $61,000 for radiologic technologists and technicians. Training options could include a certificate or associate degree in radiography or a bachelor's degree in radiologic sciences

High-growth Careers in Connecticut

Many of the fastest-growing careers in Connecticut are in business and health care. The right training could open the doors to these and other occupations in the state that are projected to expand faster than the national average growth rate. After you determine the best professional direction for your talents and aspirations, Connecticut online schools could provide the next step in reaching your career goals.

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            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor?s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
            • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
            • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
            • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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            • Recognized in the first Best for Vets: Business Schools list in Military Times Edge magazine’s 2013 “Best for Vets” edition.
            • Offers MUSE (My Unique Student Experience), a content delivery system that gives students the option to watch, view, read or listen to required course materials.
            • Allows students to complete courses at whatever pace they want.
            • A DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
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            Simmons’ online Master of Public Health program, MPH@Simmons, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global scale. The MPH@Simmons program explores the core areas of public health: epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and health services, environmental health, and social/behavioral health. Additionally, the practice-based curriculum incorporates courses specifically designed to help you develop leadership and advocacy skills.

            The program is delivered online through a blend of live online classes and self-paced course work. Additionally, you’ll participate in public health service-learning experiences during your time in the program, giving you relevant, on-ground experience.

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            • Communications@Simmons prepares students to become leaders who achieve their organizational, professional, and personal goals through a strategic integration of communications theory and practice.
            • The rigorous, practice-based curriculum ensures that students develop the key skills and competencies necessary to successfully navigate the shifting landscape of the digital world.
            • Simmons’ faculties are scholars and practitioners who provide individualized attention to students, guiding their professional and personal development through hands-on engagement.
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            • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
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            • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
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            • Master of Science in Communications offered online through Syracuse University’s world-renowned Newhouse School of Public Communications.
            • Ranked among the Best Global Universities in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Specializations include Advertising, Public Relations, and Journalism Innovation.
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            • Ranked among the Best National Universities in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Ranked 8th among the Best Online Graduate Education Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • A private, co-ed college founded in 1821 and located in downtown Washington, D.C.
            • Its student-faculty ratio is 13:1, and 55.1% of classes have fewer than 20 students.
            • Has distinguished alumni including Senator Harry Reid, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, and actress Courtney Cox.
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            Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

            You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

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            Our Lady of the Lake University is a private, Catholic university with a deep connection to the history and community of San Antonio. Founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, we have developed a reputation for our personal teaching style. Since 2011, OLLU has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.  We are a university that helps students develop their full potential in an environment that's encouraging and stimulating.


             

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            Portland State University’s online Bachelor’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice program is designed to produce more than graduates. It’s designed to create CCJ leaders. With a program taught by the same faculty as our on-campus program and delivered on a 100% online platform, our students receive the same level of support and education from instructors and academic advisors whether they are on our Portland campus or miles away.

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