Change Your Career & Change Your Life
Career Change Trends
“I wanted to get a degree from an accredited university, but I needed the flexibility to study and continue working at the same time. My whole WGU experience was a positive one—one that I'd recommend to other teachers."
M.A. Science Education
Tips for Changing Careers
No matter your age or life situation, changing careers can be nerve-racking. From finding your passion and tapping into your network, to earning a degree and considering the importance of salary, there are many tips you can follow to be successful as you change careers.
“The moment I received my MBA from WGU, it was life changing for me."
Master of Business Administration
WGU Grads Are Prepared for Their Careers
WGU graduates earn degrees that prepare them to succeed in their careers. Data from a 2021 survey of 300 employers of WGU graduates by Harris Poll proves it:
"When my daughter started preschool, I decided to go work at the school as a paraeducator. Over the next three years, I was told that I should go back and get my degree, so I finally started looking into it. When I came across WGU, I knew it was the right fit for me. The most rewarding thing about being a licensed educator is that I feel like I am finally where I was meant to be!"
Our Programs Work with Your Schedule
Your circumstances are unique. Maybe you work full-time and can study only outside traditional hours. Perhaps you're a stay-at-home parent and can't jump into coursework until after the kids are in bed. It could be that you're caring for an ill or aging family member. Whatever your situation, our programs are built to accommodate your needs.
At WGU, we're in the business of providing opportunity for all. It's why we built our courses and programs with a focus on flexibility. Here your talent and perseverance will not be overlooked; your life situation will be taken into account. We're humbled by the ambition of our students and proud to offer respected degree programs that match their busy lifestyles.
“I spent every Sunday planning out the week and created a study plan that fit with the rest of my obligations. Sometimes I had to make adjustments as I went along due to unforeseen circumstances. I even got way off track at one point because of a major personal issue but my mentor supported me tremendously with remapping my courses to get back on track."
“WGU allowed me to continue doing the things I love, spending time with my family, and traveling for my job. Another major plus was that the competency-based system enabled me to focus my time in the areas I needed to learn to further my career.”
M.S. Management and Leadership
Find the Right College and Shift Your Career
All of our degree programs are carefully chosen with future employment and workplace success in mind. Our special model of online learning is designed for the working adult and our commitment to keep costs down means better ROI for our graduates.