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Online colleges can help students launch technology training careers

Online colleges can help students launch technology training careers

Tuesday, Sep, 4, 2018 02:08PM

As technology continues to become an integral part of many businesses' practices, many companies will require professionals who can teach their staff members how to use certain tools. Consequently, some campus-based and online schools are creating programs that can help students launch careers as technology trainers.

An online college recently opened the application process for its masters of education program in instructional technology, which is intended to help students learn how to design, develop and evaluate teaching materials as well as instructional media.

Individuals who enroll in similar programs may choose to specialize in K-12 or adult education. Due to the wide reach of technology, graduates could launch new careers in a variety of industries, including the corporate, nonprofit, military and governmental sectors.

These types of programs may be ideal for individuals who wish to become instructional designers, instructional technologists, curriculum developers, educational trainers, learning and development specialists or project managers.

Graduates who choose to enter the human resources sector after they earn a campus-based or online college degree could have especially promising job prospects, as the demand for professionals in this field is expected to increase by 22 percent over the next eight years.

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