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Should you take the leap? 10 reasons why it’s time to study online in 2023

Are you finishing school and wondering what’s next? Maybe you’ve been out in the workforce and decided it’s time for a career change? Have you known for a while you want to study but have been putting it off and letting time get away from you? Or are you ready to take your career to the next step?

We’ve all been there, and chances are we’ll find ourselves in these situations more than once in our lives. It’s time to put an end to the procrastination phase and enter the action stage.

Need some convincing before you take the leap? Here are 10 reasons why it’s time to study online in 2023.

1. A competitive job market

No matter what age you are, entering a new industry can be daunting and you’ll find yourself up against many other applicants when applying for jobs. Having a diploma or degree behind you will help your resume stand out amongst the rest.

Depending on what job you’re applying for, most recruiters will look for educational qualifications straight off the bat to filter through what applications to take a closer look at. Without the right qualifications, it can be more difficult for your application to carry you through to the interview stage.

For example, if you have work experience and a bachelor’s degree but are struggling to take your career to the next step, you may want to study for a postgraduate degree to help you stand out from the rest. Completing a postgraduate degree will give you an edge over other candidates and will help your professional development by building upon your industry knowledge and skills.

Whether you find yourself starting out or wanting to enhance your career, studying for a relevant qualification will help you to land that job you’ve been dreaming of.

2. Builds knowledge

Knowledge is power and the more knowledge you have in your field, the more powerful you will be in your role. Learning and accumulating knowledge is something you continually do when studying. It can be tough at times but overall, it’s extremely satisfying.

Being knowledgeable in your industry will radiate through you in confidence. Because having additional skills builds confidence and confidence builds strength. The more you know the better you will be at your job. leading to increased job satisfaction.

3. Shows commitment

As you may know, studying is no walk in the park. It takes time, motivation and commitment. You will likely face several challenges whether it’s due to time management, difficulty grasping a new concept or even just motivation. These are all normal things to experience while studying.

The important thing is to keep going. Completing your chosen qualification will show recruiters you don’t just have the knowledge and skills for the job, but you have also proven you’re committed to the industry.

Commitment to a job or industry may not be as common as you think. Showing your commitment through gaining a qualification is something that will set you ahead of the pack

4. Meet like-minded people

Studying can be the gateway to meeting people with similar interests and passions as you. After all, you have chosen the same career path. Because you can study online you may make friends with people living on the other side of the country.

Meeting and making friends with like-minded people is beneficial in more ways than one. For starters, you will be able to help each other with assignments and figuring out new concepts. Having people to relate to while you’re studying is always good, that way you don’t have to feel alone in your work. Especially if you’re studying online.

And who knows, maybe that person you clicked with on a zoom call will one day help you to land the job of your dreams. Never underestimate the power of networking.

5. Gain experience

Studying for an additional qualification will arm you with knowledge and it can also expose you to real life experience. Having experience won’t just jazz up your resume, it will also give you confidence walking into your new job.

6. Flexibility with study from home

For years if you didn’t live near an educational facility or moved closer to one, it was almost impossible to complete a tertiary qualification. Thankfully, due to the internet and modern technology, those days are over. You can now study from anywhere in Australia online.

Even if you do live near an education facility, you can still study from home. Lectures are now video recorded, and classes are made available over video calls.

So, if you live far away, don’t have a mode of transport, work and/or are a busy parent, the process of gaining a qualification is now a whole lot easier… logistically.

7. Attend online classes when the time is right for you

That’s right… Because you can study online, you can also choose when you study. No requirements to show up for classes on time.

Lectures are video recorded and posted online for you to view when the time suits you. Meaning you don’t have to change your hours at work or get someone to look after your kids while you go to class. Studying online allows you to do all things you want and factor in your education around your life. Not the other way around.

8. Plan for your future

Do you dream of climbing the corporate ladder? Maybe you aspire to launch your own business one day? Start studying now and plan for your future.

Getting your qualification is just a stepping stone to reaching your dream job. It’s time to take the leap and plan your pathway to making your dreams a reality.

9. Feel a sense of achievement

Studying isn’t always easy. It can be hard work and at times stressful with multiple deadlines approaching and a busy life outside of your course. But with all the hard work, it will pay off in the end.
Ticking off assignments and completing exams and seeing you’re the results of your hard work, brings a great sense of achievement. You may even surprise yourself with how well you do.
Just remember you get out what you put in. So, if you put in the work and effort, it will come back to you in your grades, giving you an amazing feeling of satisfaction and pride.

10. Work in the job you’ve dreamed of

Something we all need to remind ourselves of at times is that dreams don’t wait. And the only person who can make your dreams a reality is you.

The sooner you get started on your studies, the closer you are to accomplishing your dreams. And the longer you wait, the longer it will take you. So, why wait?

It’s time to start thinking of all the reasons why you can study instead of thinking of all the reasons you can’t.

Monarch’s online course options

Monarch offers ‘education for the real world’. Learning experiences that make you ready for the real world, not just for the classroom. Our courses, nationally recognised and delivered entirely online, reflect what employers are already looking for, not just a bunch of intellectual theory and textbook stuff.

Monarch’s current course offerings include:

If you’re thinking about your career or a career change, check out the options for online education Monarch Institute offers its students. A real world education for real world jobs.

Get in touch today on 1300 738 955 to find out more.

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