Different Degrees and How to Get Them

When you’re going off to college, everyone you know is probably asking you what you’re going to do when you grow up. Do you want to reach for the stars and become a doctor or lawyer? Do you want to become a teacher? Do you just want to get an office job and live your life? Each one of these different careers depends on what type of degree you receive from college. There are four chief options that most students get and I’ll teach you about each one.

The first one is the Associate’s Degree. This is what you receive when you graduate from a two year college. When someone wants to go to community college, this is what they’ll come out with. It’s not the most glamorous thing in the world, but it will be enough in some cases to get a job just for the sake of having a degree. However, you’ll be unlikely to get any kind of specialized job just by flaunting this degree. You’ll have to move onto the next highest degree level.

The next one is the Bachelor’s Degree. When you graduate from a four year college, this is what you receive. You have trained, albeit probably not in depth, in certain fields and have received some kind of well rounded education with a specific concentration involved. You need this to move onto the next level up in terms of your degrees.

After you receive a Bachelor’s Degree, you can then move up, if necessary, to try to get your Master’s. Somebody like a teacher for example usually needs to achieve a Master’s Degree. These are people that are specialized in certain fields. Lawyers also go to grad school and cannot practice law without this degree, one of the most popular out there. It is the minimum level necessary for many job’s specializations.

The highest degree to attain is the Doctoral Degree. This is higher than the Master’s Degree and usually follows that program. Only the best and brightest go this far in school and have to pay for it. This is where people like professors and other experts of certain fields come from. After all, if you’re going to study something for that long, into your late 20s at least, you had better be an expert after! And degrees represent the certification that you’re in fact, an expert in your chosen field.

So there you have it, the four chief kinds of degrees. Certain professions have their own degrees but these are the main ones that most majors and concentrations can achieve. Now that you know about them, you can go on to plan your career around which one and which career you want.