Top Bachelor-Level Online Degrees

Top Bachelor’s Degrees for the Highest Growing Fields

Deciding to pursue a bachelor’s degree is a momentous first step towards advancing your career — but choosing which bachelor’s to pursue is often dominated by questions of job security and economic stability rather than personal interest. At UC Online, we pride ourselves on offering in-demand bachelor’s degrees specifically designed to help you build a stable, rewarding career — without ever leaving home. Read on to learn which professional areas are projected to have the highest growth in the upcoming decade, and which of our fully online programs are related to these projections.

What Professional Areas Have the Highest Growth Projections?

We know the decision to attend college comes with a big financial commitment, which is why it’s crucial you choose a degree that benefits you both intellectually and economically. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the career fields that are expected to have the most openings in the coming years are:

  • Business and management
  • Computer and engineering
  • Education, social service, and legal
  • Healthcare
  • Media, arts, and sports
What UC Online Programs are Related to These Projections?

At the University of Cincinnati Online, you’ll develop new skills, cultivate in-depth knowledge, and gain real-world experience that will make you a sought-after candidate in one of today’s in-demand fields. Below, you’ll find the programs offered that relate to the BLS projections.

Business and Management
  • The Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance will provide you with a core of fundamental skills and modes of analysis that are critical to all careers in finance. Graduates are prepared to work in the broad areas of financial institutions, markets, investments, and corporate finance.
  • The Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing will train you to advertise and sell products and services that satisfy customers. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to work in areas that include sales and retail management, market research, brand management, public relations, advertising, product development, and more.
  • The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies will prepare you to move into a supervisory or administrative position within your company or industry. Once completed, you’ll be qualified to work in a variety of fields that include medical technology, computer science, social services, construction, and more.
Education, Social Service, and Legal
  • The Bachelor of Science in Education in Early Childhood Education is designed to strengthen your ability to design and implement developmentally appropriate learning environments for children from birth through age five. Graduates of this major pursue careers as head start teachers, preschool teachers, and family childcare providers.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Public Health will give you the knowledge and skills you need to improve the health of individuals and communities, and will prepare you to sit for the national certification exam to become a Certified Health Education Specialist. Professionals in public health work in non-profit and voluntary health and human services agencies, public health departments, family planning clinics, and more.
  • The Bachelor of Social Work will focus on social welfare, human behavior, substance abuse counseling, and mental health awareness. Social workers find meaningful employment in almost any professional setting, including mental health clinics, schools, child welfare and human service agencies, and hospitals.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling will train you to help people who struggle with drug and alcohol addictions learn to modify their behavior to lead them on the road to eventual recovery. Graduates will meet academic requirements for licensure and will work in a variety of settings that include hospitals, private practices, DUI programs, and opioid replacement centers.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Law & Paralegal Studies is approved by the American Bar Association to provide a high standard of learning in the paralegal field. Taught by practicing attorneys, it will prepare you to play a pivotal role as a paraprofessional in law offices, government units, corporations, and other law-practice settings.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management will prepare you to gather, analyze, and secure all forms of medical information to help provide quality patient care. There is a growing need for these professionals in the healthcare industry, from hospitals and long-term care facilities to private physician practices.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences will teach you to utilize scientific research and practical application to improve population health. You’ll begin propelling your career forward immediately after graduation in positions such as research assistant, office manager, clinic supervisor, or health administrator.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science will prepare you for the competencies, ethics, and professionalism outlined by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, and for the medical laboratory science board certificate exam by the same governing body. Graduates of this major are routinely hired as clinical supervisors, pharmaceutical representatives, technical specialists, and laboratory information specialists.


“In addition to receiving promotions and advancements because of the degree, it’s also given me an opportunity to become an advocate for children and mentor other adult learners.” — Tracy P., Bachelor of Science in Education in Early Childhood Education


Why Should I Choose UC Online for My Degree Completion?

You are busy, active, and career-focused; we are flexible, committed, and you-focused.

At UC Online, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class educational experience that provides flexibility for busy professionals juggling personal and professional responsibilities. Here, you’ll learn from nationally recognized faculty, enjoy application-to-graduation support, and create an academic path specifically suited for your lifestyle and goals — and you’ll do it all without setting foot on campus. Better yet, if you’ve begun your journey elsewhere and are now looking to join us, we have articulation agreements with many universities to honor your previously completed courses.

Take the Next Step in Your Career

While the professional world is constantly changing, one thing has always remained the same: employers value college degrees. At the University of Cincinnati Online, we’ll walk with you every step of the way to ensure you not only earn your bachelor’s degree in a field that is rewarding, stable, and lucrative, but that you love being a Bearcat as much as we do.

So — are you ready to learn more? Explore our online programs to discover how you can achieve your goals with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati Online; or take the first step in advancing your career by beginning your application today.

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