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Is a bachelors degree better than an associates degree?

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2014-04-14 17:29:18
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AnswerYes and No.

A Bachelor's Degree is considered to be a HIGHER level of education than an Associate's Degree. That being said, whether or not a Bachelor's Degree is BETTER than an Associate's Degree depends upon what field of study one undertakes or which profession one plans to enter upon attainment of a degree.

Some excellent professions can be pursued after attainment of an Associate's Degree. Examples include Licensed Practical Nurse, Nurse Aide, cosmetologist, production machine operator, electrician, landscaper, barber, millwright, river boat deck hand et al.

Although these are not the usual "Doctor, lawyer, Indian chief...." professions associated with a college degree, they offer rewards, both monetary and asthetic, for those who pursue them. While it is true that most of these professions can be pursued with no degree, many Junior/Community Colleges offer viable training and job placement assistance and "incubation" or start-up business sites.

An Associate's Degree usually takes two (2) years to earn AND many of the credits earned may be transferred toward earning a Bachelor's Degree. A Bachelor's Degree usually takes four (4) years to earn.

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