The first annual Career Optimism Index™ study by the University of Phoenix Career Institute revealed that 42 percent of American workers can’t see a clear path to career progression. While most professionals likely want to push their careers forward, many find it difficult to know where to start. One way that workers can enhance their chances of success is to upskill or learn an entirely new competency.
To help professionals do just that, University of Phoenix launched a new range of Professional Development Courses. These bite-size programs offer busy adults a quick and easy way to learn new skills at their leisure. Boasting a wealth of support and endless resources, the University’s instructors designed each course to meet the demands of the job market. Learners will gain invaluable skills that could advance their careers.
“To keep up with the pace of change in today’s job market, you need to update your toolbox with skills that can help you grow and gain a competitive edge,” said Ruth Veloria, chief strategy and customer officer of University of Phoenix. “The University’s professional development courses offer long-term value by teaching skills needed for today’s changing job landscape. These affordable courses are comprised of several self-paced, bite-sized learning modules that cover material that directly apply to today’s growing professions.”
All of the courses are 100 percent online with an easy-to-use learning platform. What’s more, the programs don’t follow a specific schedule and are not confined by semesters, giving students an ultimate level of flexibility when enrolling. Students have the option to log onto the platform whenever it suits them and study their chosen course at a time and pace that fits their lifestyle.
Keeping track of your progression is easy when undertaking one of the Professional Development Courses. Throughout each course, students take examinations to test their competency and understanding along the way. Learners have the option to retake any assessment at any time. This is especially helpful if a student struggles to grasp a subject the first time around. They can simply revisit the course materials and retake the test.
Since the working world can be highly demanding, these courses give workers real control over their studies. Each program requires around 30 hours of work to complete, and learners can study at any time they choose.
Professional Development Courses
University of Phoenix instructors created an initial range of courses in high-demand fields. Here are the program subjects currently available to students online:
● Digital Marketing
The Global Digital Advertising and Marketing industry is set to be worth $640.2 billion by 2027, according to a recent report. That means the marketing sector is primed for growth, leading to a wealth of new jobs in the industry. Whether you are a professional currently working in the field or want to change roles, learning some extra skills is a smart move.
University of Phoenix offers two Professional Development Courses in this subject matter: Social Media Marketing Essentials and Introduction to Search Engine Optimization. Both of the programs aim to give learners an introduction to critical aspects of digital marketing.
● Information Technology
As the technological world continues to advance, there are certain to be more roles available within the Information Technology (IT) field. At University of Phoenix, professionals can choose to enroll in the Scrum Fundamentals course. The program teaches students the value of the popular Scrum framework which can be applied for building Agile teams in the workplace.
● Non-Clinical Healthcare
The demand for healthcare workers is always high, leading many professionals to consider entering non-clinical healthcare fields. If you are looking to develop this skill set, two Professional Development Courses in this subject area are available. You can choose from Electronic Medical Records and Medical Billing & Coding Fundamentals.
As the world becomes more digital, online teaching is sure to keep surging. Ahead of starting a new teaching role, professionals may wish to enroll in the Foundations in Virtual Teaching course. The program gives learners an understanding of the central tools, platforms and skills they need to embark on this rewarding career.
Looking toward the future, University of Phoenix instructors will be adding new courses to the roster. Each of the Professional Development Courses will have a strong focus on the current demands of the American job market.
About University of Phoenix
In 1976, Dr. John Sperling started University of Phoenix to provide adults with more options to achieve higher learning. This educator and entrepreneur understood the economy on a deeper level and quickly recognized that it favored those with the advanced training and skills achieved at a university. The University aimed to provide adults with the higher education that they needed throughout their professional lives.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, hlcommision.org, the University offers higher education opportunities to help students foster their knowledge. Additionally, students learn skills to propel them toward their professional goals. University of Phoenix provides courses that help individuals boost their leadership skills while serving their communities.
Boasting 45 years of experience, the University approaches the current needs of adult learners by offering flexible schedules, online learning and a variety of professional courses. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population with programs across the United States and online.
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