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Massachusetts ranks high in almost all quality-of-life areas--a strong tradition of education, great health care systems, high wages and a robust economy. According to an analysis by Money-Rates.com, Massachusetts' wages (highest of any state in the country) more than offset its high cost of living, putting it in sixth place in its ranking of 10 Best States for Making a Living. In addition, CNBC ranks Massachusetts first in education, second in access to capital--good for entrepreneurs--third in innovation and technology, and sixth in quality of life. In short, Massachusetts is brimming with diverse educational and economic opportunities for smart and motivated people.

Massachusetts Higher Ed for the Other 83 percent

Yes, Massachusetts is famous for education because Harvard and MIT are there. But only 7 percent of those who apply to Harvard get in, and only one in 10 applicants is accepted at MIT. And every one of those applicants was probably the smartest graduate in their respective high schools. How about the public schools? They're good, but Massachusetts' vaunted public higher education system is under pressure, and students are being asked to shoulder much of the cost. State taxpayers currently subsidize only about one-fifth of the UMass Dartmouth operating budget, and per-student spending in public higher education has plummeted faster in Massachusetts than in any other state, Jean F. MacCormack, chancellor of UMass Dartmouth, wrote in the South Coast Today newspaper.

So if you aren't Einstein and you don't have a trust fund, where do you go? In Massachusetts, online schools provide access to higher education for those who prefer a flexible approach and the ability to learn at their own pace. Massachusetts online degree programs cover the same subjects you'd get at a brick and mortar institution--the difference is in the delivery, which allows you to work your school around your life instead of upending your life to accommodate your school. Furthermore, studies have shown that for-profit online schools are more efficient with their resources and money than public schools--a consideration when every dime counts. Massachusetts online schools and degree programs can be an efficient and workable way to complete your education and start your career.

Top Jobs in Growth Industries

Massachusetts' top employers are heavyweights in medicine, technology, finance, and education, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Laboratory for Nuclear Science, Fidelity Investments, and John Hancock Life Insurance.

Many careers in health, education, information technology and science are experiencing high rates of growth in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Department of Labor compiled a list of 53 high-demand/high-wage/high-skilled occupations in the state. Here are just three of those careers:

  • Network systems and data communications analysts design, analyze, test, and evaluate network systems. These include local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), Internet, intranet, and others. Most (56.1 percent) of people holding these positions possess a bachelor's degree or higher in computer systems analysis or a related field; 13.5 percent get in the door with an associate degree. Network systems and data communications analysts in Massachusetts earned a median income of $80,200 in 2009 and should see 43 percent job growth from 2008 to 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
  • Dental hygienists are responsible for cleaning patients' teeth and helping educate them about oral hygiene. Over 50 percent of dental hygienists hold an associate degree and 30 percent hold a bachelor's degree. In Massachusetts, these professionals earned a median annual wage of $79,800 in 2009 and are expected to see 24 percent growth from 2008 to 2018, the BLS reports.
  • Financial analysts help individuals and institutions make investment decisions based on research and analysis of market information. Over 75 percent of financial examiners have earned a bachelor's degree or higher in finance, accounting, or taxation, and nearly 40 percent have earned a master's or doctorate degree. Financial examiners in Massachusetts earned a median income of $80,100 in 2009 according to the BLS and should see job growth of 7 percent from 2008 to 2018.

Massachusetts online schools offer training programs in these areas and more that can prepare you for life and work in this state with a strong economic outlook and high quality of life.

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            • Syracuse University’s online Master of Science in Computer Engineering program teaches students to create groundbreaking hardware and software solutions for new and emerging systems
            • You will learn to drive innovation and solve the most difficult computer engineering challenges with advanced knowledge of key topics including: security and assurance, network systems, computer architecture, and advanced programming
            • Founded in 1901, the school has maintained its reputation as a leader in the field, offering a curriculum built on theory, fundamentals, and application with a worldwide community of over 20,000 engineering and computer science alumni
            • Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science is designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) since 2001 and as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) since 2009.
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            • Syracuse University’s Master of Science in Computer Science program is designed to help students discover groundbreaking solutions to complex technology challenges and develop expertise in areas such as security and assurance, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, and advanced programming.
            • Students will gain advanced knowledge in critical areas, such as Security and Assurance, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Architecture, and Advanced Programming.
            • Founded in 1901, the school has maintained its reputation as a leader in the field, offering a curriculum built on theory, fundamentals, and application with a worldwide community of over 20,000 engineering and computer science alumni
            • Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science is designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) since 2001 and as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) since 2009.
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            • The MS in Library and Information Science (MLIS) curriculum prepares students for careers in a broad range of settings, including academic institutions, public libraries, corporations, government agencies, and cultural institutions.
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            • Ranked 33rd among the Best Grad Schools for Social Work in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Founded in 1904 as the nation’s first institute of higher learning to offer training for clinical social workers.
            • Provides a rigorous education, including a nationally accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) Program and PhD in Social Work.  
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            • Earn an NYU degree from anywhere in the country using our state-of-the-art online platform. You’ll attend live online classes, complete self-paced course work, and gain hands-on clinical experiences at field sites in or near your community.
            • Personalize your education based on your interests and goals with our diverse curriculum. Our clinical externship experiences and electives are designed to provide you with a comprehensive learning experience. We also offer all necessary foundation courses for admitted students who need to complete them before beginning the graduate-level courses.
            • Complete courses taught by expert NYU faculty who have diverse research interests and expertise in a variety of areas. As practicing clinicians who are highly active in the field, our faculty members apply real-world experiences to the classroom and act as supportive mentors to our students. 
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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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            • The M.S. in Cybersecurity provides the necessary foundations for the design and development of systems that are assured to be secure
            • Founded in 1901, the school has maintained its reputation as a leader in the field, offering a curriculum built on theory, fundamentals, and application with a worldwide community of over 20,000 engineering and computer science alumni
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            • Master of Science in Communications offered online through Syracuse University’s world-renowned Newhouse School of Public Communications.
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