Do You Feel Complete After Earning an Associate's DegreeAn associate’s degree provides rich information about the major without the fluff. After you have received an associate’s degree, a question looms. Do you aim for a bachelor’s degree or enter the workforce? The answer isn’t easy as each person is different. We worry about having too much or not enough education for a lasting, successful career. Asking for second opinions is fine, but the final decision is yours. What do you do?

If you decide to stop at associate’s, the degree is good enough to enter the workforce. Applied associate degrees are for the workforce, but the associate of arts and the associate of science can work if you have the connections and resources to find employment. What degree holders need to focus on is self-confidence. You can find employment in any industry, but an associate’s degree can earn more for certain majors. Healthcare, technology, engineering, paralegal/legal assistants, and jobs requiring it contain the best chance of finding employment.

If you pursue a bachelor’s, do it because you prefer a bachelor’s or because it’s a requirement for higher company positions. You are going to incur debt, so confirm the major and career choice is worth it. Pursuing a bachelor’s for any other reason isn’t a good reason to remain in college. First, consider the kind of two-year degree you earned. The two-year arts and the two-year science degrees flow better in bachelor degree programs than their applied counterparts. However, some colleges offer bachelor of applied science or bachelor of applied arts to segue applied degrees into bachelor form. From there it’s about transferring credits unless the school offers four-year degrees in addition to two-year ones. There are 2+2 programs between a community college and the chosen university. If it matches your intent, the 2+2 program will make transferring easy. Finally, the admissions process is different. You are a transfer student now.

Listening to everyone else over what you want is a mistake. Have confidence in yourself about your education level. You will become successful regardless of earning an associate’s or bachelor’s. Contact us  for more information on two and four-year degrees.