4 Most Popular Degrees to Add to Your Course Offerings

Published on April 17, 2024

In the dynamic world of higher education and shifting work landscape, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. As career trends evolve, so do the demands of students seeking to equip themselves with the most relevant skills.

Providing degrees that align with the most sought-after careers attracts prospective students and ensures they're prepared for the job market. Below, we share the top four most popular degrees to set up the new generation of learners for success in the evolving job market.

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Let's look at some of the most popular careers for young professionals.

1. Business and Finance

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly 20% of all degree holders are business and finance graduates. This popular field is the cornerstone of global economies, where learners navigate the intricacies of investment banking, accounting, financial analysis and entrepreneurship.

Certifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) provide invaluable credentials for aspiring professionals. With the ever-evolving landscape of global commerce, a degree in business and finance remains a versatile qualification in today's job market.

2. Healthcare

With a compound annual growth rate of 8.6%, the global healthcare market is expected to reach a staggering $8.47 trillion by 2027. This impressive projection highlights this field's significant role in society.

The healthcare industry offers diverse career paths, from doctors, dentists and nurses to allied health professionals like physical therapists and lab techs. To build your academic catalog, consider partnering with MedCerts and gain access to several online healthcare certification programs.

3. Computer and Information Technology

The tech revolution is here to stay, with the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence unraveling IT rules every day. Global IT spending is projected to surpass $5 trillion in 2024. In this digital age, technology impacts numerous aspects of our lives.

Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering and Cybersecurity degrees prepare students for numerous IT job opportunities. Learners can start or advance their career in IT by enrolling in the following online IT certifications offered at MedCerts:

  • CompTIA A+

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

  • Information Systems Security Professional Certification (CISSP)

  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

4. Engineering

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, engineering jobs are projected to grow by 8% over the next decade, outpacing the national average. This profession is the backbone of the country's infrastructure development. Degrees in engineering encompass several disciplines, including Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Chemical Engineering.

Globally recognized certifications like Professional Engineer (PE) or Project Management Professional (PMP) validate expertise in leading projects and enhance your career prospects in engineering.

Partner With MedCerts

The need for skilled professionals across various sectors is undeniable in this constantly evolving job market. Offering the most popular degrees and specializations can help your institution. MedCerts distinguishes itself in this endeavor through our strategic academic partnerships and comprehensive online programs.

Partnering with us allows you to integrate our acclaimed and meticulously reviewed courses into your curriculum. By licensing our content, you can avoid the costs and complexities of creating new healthcare and IT courses.

Collaborating further allows us to establish a credit for prior learning (CPL) transfer initiative. This program gives you access to our extensive network of graduates seeking to advance their education and leverage their certifications toward earning degrees. Contact us to learn more about how our partnership solutions can elevate your institution's offerings.

Written by
Robert Hiller
Director of Academic Partnerships

Robert joined MedCerts Partnership team in October 2023 to continue the growth of our network of academic partnerships. He leads a team helping our higher education partners improve their ROI, diversify their offerings and increase their student bodies.

As a driven sales and operations professional, he leverages 10+ years of proven success leading and developing national sales teams to deliver results. Throughout his career, he has deployed solutions that have led to complete turnarounds for industry-leading organizations. He is a cross-functional leader focused on improving processes, reporting, and service delivery to maximize sales and increase retention.

Published on April 17, 2024

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