Demand For Business-Minded Employees During Tough Economic Times, Drives Demand For Online Business Degree Programs

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Research Shows Management, Business and Financial Occupations Expected to Grow by 2.2 Million Jobs from 2004 to 2014: Finding the right online business degree program can be a challenge, but eLearners.com, a web resource offered by EducationDynamics, has nearly 1,000 online business degree programs from more than 100 accredited online colleges and online universities.

Business degrees are such a versatile option because it can lead into so many careers from marketing and sales to accounting, finance and consultancy.

The tough economic times have devastated many industries crippling employment opportunities. But, amidst this career malaise, professional and business related services are weathering the economic storm with projections of job growth, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In fact, from March to April of this year 39,000 jobs were added to the business and professional services industry. Hoping to score one of those business jobs, people are turning to online business degree programs to balance that pursuit with their lives. Finding the right online business degree program can be a challenge, but eLearners.com, a web resource offered by EducationDynamics, has nearly 1,000 online business degree programs from more than 100 accredited online colleges and online universities.

"Many people are now re-evaluating their life and trying to figure out the best way to get ahead," said Terrence Thomas, Chief Marketing Officer for eLearners.com, the website leader in connecting prospective students with online education. "Business degrees are such a versatile option because it can lead into so many careers from marketing and sales to accounting, finance and consultancy."

At eLearners.com business degree programs are the most commonly searched programs with accounting the number one searched business term followed by management, human resources, finance and marketing. This comes as no surprise if you consider that a 2005 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the number of jobs in management, business and financial occupations is predicted to grow by 2.2 million jobs between 2004 and 2014. And, making the leap pays. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, business and economics/finance graduates actually saw a 6.2 percent and 3 percent increase in average pay respectively.

eLearners.com offers a comprehensive database of online degree programs, as well as information for students to determine if online learning is right for them, including the eLearners Advisor, an assessment that measures online learning compatibility with the prospective online learner. And, with the current credit crunch, eLearners.com's Student Loans and Financial Aid Center can help students find financial support, including the Debt-Free College Guide and a scholarship database containing more than $14 billion in financial aid.

For more information on eLearners.com and to search for online business degree programs or online master's degree programs in business visit http://www.elearners.com/online-degrees/business.htm.

About eLearners.com®
The eLearners.com website is one of several high visibility, high-quality websites operated by EducationDynamics, LLC. Since 1999, eLearners.com has been successfully connecting learners to online education, including online degrees and certificate programs, specialized career training, and a variety of online courses. For prospective students, eLearners® provides a powerful search engine for users to find thousands of online program offerings, as well as educational evaluation tools and financial aid resources. For online colleges and universities, the eLearners.com website offers a low-cost, performance-based method to provide national exposure and increase enrollments in their programs. For more information on eLearners.com, visit http://www.elearners.com/.

About EducationDynamics
EducationDynamics, a portfolio company of Halyard Capital, is the leading marketing and information services company dedicated to helping higher education institutions find, enroll and retain students. Its content-rich and highly visible education websites, including EarnMyDegree.com, eLearners.com, GradSchools.com, StudyAbroad.com, and its more than 50 special interest microsites, make EducationDynamics the premier provider of qualified prospective students for colleges and universities. In addition, the company offers a full suite of web-delivered services proven to drive enrollment growth and reduce student attrition. For more information, visit http://www.educationdynamics.com.

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