Online master's degrees can provide affordable means for leadership positions

Online master's degrees can lead to leadership positions.
Online master's degrees can lead to leadership positions.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, approximately 90 percent of high-wage jobs will demand that applicants have some postsecondary education. In particular, master's degrees will prove increasingly important for jobseekers over the next decade.

Many accredited online master's degree programs are specifically tailored for adult learners, who are often in need of versatility in their course options. Graduates of these tracks may be prepared for advanced positions in a number of fields depending on their course of study, whether in education, public management, nursing or social work.

For instance, graduates of a web-based master's in social work degree program in New York can become leaders of clinics or managers, reports the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Master's students at an online nursing school based in the District of Columbia may become administrators, teachers and researchers in their field.

Online master's degree programs are often more affordable than traditional programs. For instance, the tuition for many of the top master's in public administration degree programs is below $18,000 per year. By building on their bachelor's degree work, these nontraditional students can become leaders in the government, military, healthcare and non-profit fields.