Earning a Degree Accepted by Employers

The following short article is written to provide general advice about online education and degrees, not just information specific to WGU. If you have specific questions about WGU, feel free to inquire online or speak with an enrollment counselor (1-866-225-5948).

Earning a Degree Accepted by Employers

When you decide to earn a college degree online, you probably will have a lot of questions. Will my employer accept my degree as legitimate? Will I learn the skills I need to do quality work in my chosen field? Will my online education prepare me to pass any industry certifications required for my career?

How an Online College Degree Can Help You

Your online college degree should prepare you to do one or more of the following:

  • Get a new job
  • Take on additional responsibilities at your current job
  • Get a raise and/or promotion
  • Enjoy increased status among friends and colleagues, as well as with your supervisors at work
  • Show increased self-confidence at work

What Employers Seek

Employers are more likely to place high value on your degree if it is from an accredited, online university. If they’ve hired other graduates from your school and been impressed with their work ethic, skills, knowledge and problem-solving abilities, they stand more likely to hire you as well.