May 27, 2019
Dear Faith: How many years
of study does it take to earn either an associate's degree,
bachelor's degree or master's degree?
Faith says: An
associate's degree usually takes about two years. You can then go
straight into the workforce or use it as a springboard to a
bachelor's degree program. Often, the credits earned for an
associate's degree can be transferred to a four-year bachelor's
program, but it's best to check with the school you're considering
just to be sure.
Earning a bachelor's degree generally takes four
or five years of full-time studies. Once you have your bachelor's,
you can get a master's degree in one to two years.
You can learn more about specific educational
programs by going to Explore Careers, under the Career Planning
tab, and choosing one of the clusters (i.e. Finances). There you'll
find a collection of career articles that offer profiles of what to
learn and required education levels. Each article has advice from
professionals and others who actually work in the career.
Thanks for writing!