Find Education Programs at Mississippi Online Schools
With 80 percent of its counties in rural areas, Mississippi is one of the most rural states in the country. For many in the state, who live far from the populous areas where colleges tend to be located, online schools offer a viable alternative to traditional degree programs.
Online degree programs may be offered exclusively online or combined with on-campus learning for a hybrid program. In addition, online programs can be found in almost all fields at all levels -- from associate to doctoral programs, as well as vocational training.
Careers and Jobs Outlook in Mississippi
Although you can earn a Mississippi online degree for almost any occupation, some careers may be a particularly good investment. Here are a few of the jobs that the Mississippi Department of Employment Security expects to grow from 2008 to 2018, as well as the 2009 average salary for Mississippi professionals working in these fields:
- Registered nurses: 28.5 percent projected job growth and mean annual wages of $58,097. Education required: Bachelor's degree in nursing
- Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer: 15.5 percent projected job growth and mean annual wages of $37,267. Education required: Completion of coursework at a truck driving school and CDL training center
- Elementary school teachers: 26.3 percent projected job growth and mean annual wages of $41,771. Education required: Bachelor's degree in education for entry level positions; some employers may prefer job candidates with a master's degree in education
Education for these and other fulfilling careers can be found at Mississippi online schools. As the state makes its way toward economic recovery, investing in your educational future can help you move up as well.