2020 Best Online Colleges in Tennessee

By OnlineU Staff | Updated 11/15/2021
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Tennessee has 83 degree-granting institutions — including public universities, community colleges, and private for-profit schools — that collectively offer a range of associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. The state also has a range of publicly-funded grants and scholarship programs, making it easier for in-state residents to access higher education. Based on tuition rates and reported alumni salaries, this list highlights the best online schools in Tennessee. Below the ranking list, you'll find information about online programs in Tennessee, including cost, financial aid, and accreditation. We also provide insights into Tennessee's economy, job outlook, and potential careers for college graduates in the state.

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RankSchool Annual Tuition Mid-Career Salary
# 1 #1 Christian Brothers University $12,555 $89,600
# 2 #2 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville $13,020 $84,300
# 3 #3 Tennessee Tech University $13,410 $84,200
# 4 #4 University of Memphis $15,390 $74,300
# 5 #5 Trevecca Nazarene University $11,850 $70,200
# 6 #6 Lipscomb University $8,000 $69,500
# 7 #7 The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga $8,404 $69,000
# 8 #8 Middle Tennessee State University $7,554 $68,400
# 9 #9 Milligan College $9,425 $67,700
# 10 #10 Tennessee State University $4,200 $66,900
# 11 #11 Union University $13,050 $67,300
# 12 #12 Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences $13,590 $67,000
# 13 #13 The University of Tennessee - Martin $12,570 $63,600
# 14 #14 Cumberland University $22,950 $64,800
# 15 #15 Tennessee Wesleyan University $25,150 $64,800
# 16 #16 King University $10,980 $62,700
# 17 #17 Tusculum University $10,500 $61,000
# 18 #18 Lee University $11,340 $60,800
# 19 #19 Bryan College-Dayton $11,780 $56,400
# 20 #20 Welch College $11,408 $55,900
# 21 #21 Johnson University $15,660 $40,500
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2020 Online Colleges in Tennessee Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

#1 Christian Brothers University

  • Annual Tuition: $12,555
  • Median Salary: $89,600
  • Locations: Memphis
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Christian Brothers University was founded in 1871 and is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. CBU's online catalog includes a bachelor’s degree in nursing (RN to BSN) and a master’s degree in computer information systems. Courses are delivered through the Canvas online learning platform, which is available through the university’s myCBU web portal. The portal also gives distance learners access to grades, transcripts, and other institutional information. Additional student support resources include access to the CBU Bookstore, campus ministry, career services, the counseling center, disability services, health resources, and international and multicultural student services.

#2 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

  • Annual Tuition: $13,020
  • Median Salary: $84,300
  • Locations: Knoxville
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville offers more than 30 online degree and certificate programs in fields such as agriculture, mathematics, information sciences, education, supply chain management, engineering, nursing, and social work. Distance learning is delivered through the university’s online course management system, Online@UT, LiveOnline@UT (used to deliver live, interactive classes), and other digital tools. Courses are offered in both synchronous and asynchronous formats; regardless of the format, students will be required to meet deadlines. The university’s myUTK web portal gives students access to registration, course schedules, weekly schedules, academic links, Vol Card balances, and more. Student support resources include academic advising, financial aid, and technical support.

#3 Tennessee Tech University

  • Annual Tuition: $13,410
  • Median Salary: $84,200
  • Locations: Cookeville
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Tennessee Tech University offers a wide variety of online graduate and undergraduate certificate and degree programs in fields such as education, exercise science, business administration, professional studies, and nursing. Courses are delivered through the iLearn online learning platform. Distance learners have access to academic advising and resources through the Student Success Center and the Center for Career Development..Tennessee Tech University aims to produce a diverse range of practical, ready-to-work graduates who are prepared to compete in a technologically driven world.

#4 University of Memphis

  • Annual Tuition: $15,390
  • Median Salary: $74,300
  • Locations: Memphis
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

The University of Memphis (UofM) offers more than 70 online certificate and degree programs across the academic areas of the arts, business, computing, education, engineering, health, humanities, liberal studies, and social science. Most of UofM’s online classes are asynchronous, allowing students to complete coursework at their convenience. However, synchronous components or an on-campus orientation may be required in certain classes. Courses are taught by experienced, credentialed online instructors. Distance learners access their online courses through the eCourseware online learning platform. Online student resources include access to academic advising and support, tech support, and library services.

#5 Trevecca Nazarene University

  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • Median Salary: $70,200
  • Locations: Nashville
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Trevecca Nazarene University (TNU) offers online degree programs in several academic areas, including business administration, community and human services, Christian ministry, educational leadership, human development and family studies, psychology, religion, information technology, health care administration, and organizational leadership. With its religious affiliation, online courses are delivered with a Christian worldview through the university’s web portal, TNU4U. Courses are asynchronous so students can balance their studies around other commitments. Student support resources include access to the Center for Pastoral Health, the Center for Student Development, the university's counseling center, IT services, live streams, the TNU bookstore, the TNU clinic, and the Waggoner Library.

#6 Lipscomb University

  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • Median Salary: $69,500
  • Locations: Nashville
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Lipscomb University, a Christian institution, offers a variety of online programs from the certificate to doctoral levels. Undergraduate degrees are offered in integrated studies, communication, business leadership, supply chain management, and more. Graduate degree programs are offered in fields such as business, theological studies, performance, and strategic leadership. Courses are accessed through the university’s myLipscomb web portal, which also provides distance learners with administrative information, including course schedules, grades, and transcripts. Lipscomb adheres to a competency-based education model, where students can earn credits for the skills and abilities they’ve previously acquired; up to 60 credit hours may be earned in this format. Student support resources include full access to faculty, online library databases, and admissions counselors.

#7 The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

  • Annual Tuition: $8,404
  • Median Salary: $69,000
  • Locations: Chattanooga
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (UTC) offers online degrees and one certificate across five academic areas: nursing, education, criminal justice, engineering management, and business administration. Courses are delivered through the university’s distance learning portal, UTC Learn. The university’s MyMocsNet web portal gives distance learners access to administrative information, including course schedules, grades, and transcripts. Student support resources include access to advising, the bookstore, the bursar’s office, a UTC email account, financial aid, the library, tutoring, and the Writing and Communication Center.

#8 Middle Tennessee State University

  • Annual Tuition: $7,554
  • Median Salary: $68,400
  • Locations: Murfreesboro
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) offers online undergraduate and graduate degree programs in academic areas including aeronautical science, business administration, management, criminal justice, education, integrated studies, library science, nursing, professional studies, and psychology. Courses are offered in both fully online and hybrid formats and are delivered through the Brightspace Desire2Learn online learning platform. Student support resources include access to online tutoring, the Distance Learning Library, the testing center, the writing center, health services, the campus bookstore, and the Disability & Access Center. Online non-resident students can take advantage of a special e-Rate tuition rate.

#9 Milligan College

  • Annual Tuition: $9,425
  • Median Salary: $67,700
  • Locations: Milligan College (and 1 other)
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

A Christian liberal arts institution, Milligan College offers online programs from the certificate to doctoral levels. Among the programs offered online are a bachelor's degree in nursing (RN to BSN), a bachelor's in information sciences, a master's in business administration (with several concentrations), and a doctoral degree in ministry. Courses are delivered asynchronously through the Canvas online learning platform. The university’s Milligan Today web portal gives distance learners access to administrative information, including course schedules, grades, and transcripts. Additional student support resources include access to the counseling center, financial aid, and career services.

#10 Tennessee State University

  • Annual Tuition: $4,200
  • Median Salary: $66,900
  • Locations: Nashville
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Through TSU Distance Education, Tennessee State University offers various online programs to distance learners in-state and around the country. Courses are delivered in a variety of formats including fully online, hybrid, and interactive video instruction (ITV/VOIP. Bachelor's and master's degrees are offered in fields including professional studies, nursing, interdisciplinary studies, and sociology. Certificates are offered in subjects such as applied geospatial information systems and public administration. Courses are delivered through the university’s Adult and Distance Learners Information Portal. Online students have access to a comprehensive list of resources, including academic advising, tutoring, the library and media centers, and counseling services. TSU also offers an online student orientation to help distance learners navigate the tools they need to succeed.

#11 Union University

  • Annual Tuition: $13,050
  • Median Salary: $67,300
  • Locations: Jackson
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Union University offers a range of online undergraduate and graduate programs in the academic areas of business, education, ministry, and nursing. The programs, which are offered in both fully online and hybrid formats, are geared toward busy professionals; coursework can be completed at the student’s convenience. Union is committed to providing all students with a rigorous education that incorporates Christian values and prepares them for future success. Student support services include academic support resources, access to the library and bookstores, technical support, and more.

#12 Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

  • Annual Tuition: $13,590
  • Median Salary: $67,000
  • Locations: Memphis
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences offers online undergraduate and graduate degree programs in health-centered fields such as nursing and health administration. Courses are delivered through the university’s web portal, which also gives distance learners access to administrative information, including course schedules, grades, and transcripts. Student support resources include access to the Center for Academic Excellence, the bookstore, career services, counseling, disability services, health services, and veteran services. A private, specialized institution, Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences provides a comprehensive health sciences education within an integrated environment of learning and Christian principles.

#13 The University of Tennessee - Martin

  • Annual Tuition: $12,570
  • Median Salary: $63,600
  • Locations: Martin
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

The University of Tennessee-Martin (UTM) offers online programs at the certificate, bachelor's, and master's levels. Subjects of study include business administration, agriculture and natural resources, education, nursing, family and consumer sciences, philosophy, and strategic communication. Distance learners access their online courses through the Canvas online learning platform, which is available through the UTM web portal. Student support resources include access to the Virtual Writing Center, Microsoft Office 365, the IT help desk, the campus bookstore, the Paul Meek Library, math lab, and Student Success Center. The University of Tennessee-Martin offers distance learners flexible online course scheduling, research opportunities, and quality academic programs.

#14 Cumberland University

  • Annual Tuition: $22,950
  • Median Salary: $64,800
  • Locations: Lebanon
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Cumberland University offers online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in the fields of education, business administration, sports management, and nursing. Courses can be accessed online through the Canvas online learning platform, which is available through the university’s web portal. The portal also gives distance learners access to grades, transcripts, and other institutional information. CU’s online programs offer distance learners the same education as is delivered on campus. Distance learners will work closely with their instructors and peers, and are able to control the pace of their education. Some of the available support resources offered include career and counseling services, access to the library, and tutoring.

#15 Tennessee Wesleyan University

  • Annual Tuition: $25,150
  • Median Salary: $64,800
  • Locations: Athens
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Tennessee Wesleyan University offers several online undergraduate and graduate degrees for students interested in remote learning. Among the degrees offered are a Bachelor of Science in management, a bachelor's degree in nursing (RN to BSN), and a master’s in business administration. The programs are designed for working adults and allow students to access their coursework online through the Sakai learning platform. The university’s web portal, MyPortal, gives distance learners access to administrative information, including course schedules, grades, and transcripts. Student support resources include career services, access to the library, financial aid, and tech support.

#16 King University

  • Annual Tuition: $10,980
  • Median Salary: $62,700
  • Locations: Bristol
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

King University offers accelerated online degree and certificate programs across many academic areas including English, communication, criminal justice, education, health informatics, history, information technology, psychology, religious studies, business administration, social work, and nursing. Affiliated with the Presbyterian church, it’s faith-based online programs are delivered through the Canvas online learning system. Courses are offered year-round so students can complete their programs while managing other responsibilities. Online programs deliver the same academic rigor as those offered on campus and tuition is among the lowest in the region; financial aid is also available. Student support resources include access to a dedicated success coach, student tutoring, an IT help desk, and career services.

#17 Tusculum University

  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • Median Salary: $61,000
  • Locations: Greeneville
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Tusculum College offers a total of five online degree programs in four academic areas: general studies, business administration, curriculum and instruction, and talent development. Courses are delivered through the Moodle online learning platform. Distance learners have access to the college’s databases through the WebAdvisor platform. Students interested in additional support and resources can look to the Academic Affairs Office, the bookstore, career services, and the tutoring center. Founded in 1794, Tusculum is the oldest institution of higher education in Tennessee and the 28th oldest in the nation. This coeducational institution is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.

#18 Lee University

  • Annual Tuition: $11,340
  • Median Salary: $60,800
  • Locations: Cleveland
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Lee University offers a broad range of online graduate and undergraduate programs, from the certificate to the master's degree level. Fields of study include business administration, criminal justice, liberal studies, Bible and theology, Christian studies, ministry leadership, marriage and family studies, and music education. Courses are delivered through the Moodle online learning platform. Courses span seven weeks and material is available online 24/7. Student support resources include access to student development services, the Center for Calling & Career, chapel services, the counseling center, and service learning. Tuition discounts are offered to ministry students and undergraduate military and first responders.

#19 Bryan College-Dayton

  • Annual Tuition: $11,780
  • Median Salary: $56,400
  • Locations: Dayton
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Bryan College-Dayton offers online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and two certificates in academic areas including Christian ministry, business, human resources, psychology, and education. Courses are delivered through the Brightspace and Moodle online learning platforms. Distance learners may be able to earn college credit for prior life experience. Student support resources include access to career services, an academic success center, and the school library, which houses more than 500,000 historical resources. Located within the foothills of the Smoky Mountains near Chattanooga, this private, Christian college offers an education that integrates an understanding of the Bible and the liberal arts.

#20 Welch College

  • Annual Tuition: $11,408
  • Median Salary: $55,900
  • Locations: Nashville
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Welch College is a Baptist institution that follows the teachings of the Free Will Baptist Treatise. Several online degree programs are offered across the academic areas of business, ministry, general arts, and theological studies. Online programs are designed for adult students who are balancing other responsibilities. Applicants must be at least 23 years old, though exceptions for extenuating circumstances are granted by appeal. Courses are accessed through the university’s web portal and require about 15-20 hours of work each week. Online students have access to the same support resources that on-campus students receive; resources include access to the online bookstore, the Student Wellness Program, a job bank, and peer tutoring.

#21 Johnson University

  • Annual Tuition: $15,660
  • Median Salary: $40,500
  • Locations: Knoxville
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Johnson University offers a variety of online degree and certificate programs across several academic areas, including applied linguistics, business administration, leadership studies, Christian ministries, intercultural studies, biblical studies, economic community development, spiritual formation and leadership, and nonprofit administration. Online courses are available through the Sakai online learning platform, which can be accessed through the JohnsonU web portal. Student support resources include access to the campus bookstore and library, online tutoring, and academic support resources Johnson University offers distance learners flexible online course scheduling as well as research opportunities.

Overview of Higher Education in Tennessee

Tennessee has nine public universities, 13 community colleges, and 27 applied technical colleges. Its public education sector — which serves roughly 240,000 students —is organized into different groups. For instance, the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) comprises all the state's community colleges, while the University of Tennessee system has several campuses across the state. Complemented by a number of private schools, Tennessee's higher education sector serves over 360,000 students. Enrollment rates vary based on degree and institution type. In fall of 2020, for example, 12,710 students enrolled in two-year community colleges, while roughly 15,400 attended public universities. By contrast, 3,877 students enrolled in private institutions.

Tennessee lags behind the national average when it comes to the percentage of degree holders in the state. While an estimated 36% of the population aged 25 and over hold at least an associate degree, only 28.7% have bachelor's degrees or higher. As a result, there is a concerted effort to increase college access for in-state residents. Specifically, Tennessee's Drive to 55 initiative offers various scholarships and aid packages to increase the percentage of college degree holders in the state to 55% by 2025. This program includes state-funded scholarships and grants, such as Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, and the Tennessee Hope Scholarship.


While an estimated 36% of the population aged 25 and over hold at least an associate degree, only 28.7% have bachelor's degrees or higher.



Online Colleges in Tennessee

Online education is ideal for learners who work while attending school as well as individuals who need to fit classes around their busy schedules or personal commitments. Admission requirements for in-person and online bachelor’s programs are often similar. Prospective college students coming from high school typically need at least a 2.7 GPA. They will also need to submit SAT or ACT scores that are in the 75th percentile.

Many colleges and universities in Tennessee offer distance learning programs, allowing students to complete their degrees exclusively online. Distance learners can pursue their online education either full- or part-time, with both formats typically structured around asynchronous learning. Degree completion programs are also available to students with previous college credits. Tennessee students can choose between a range of degree levels in different subject areas. For instance, the TBR operates TN eCampus, an initiative offering online associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas as well as online bachelor's and master's programs in disciplines such as information technology and healthcare. Additionally, given the changing nature of Tennessee's economy toward business and service-related industries, many University of Tennessee campuses offer online bachelor's degrees in multiple social science, business, and STEM fields.

Many colleges and universities in Tennessee offer distance learning programs, allowing students to complete their degrees exclusively online.

Cost of Online Colleges in Tennessee

The average annual tuition in the U.S. is $25,615 for a bachelor’s degree. By contrast, students in Tennessee pay an annual fee of $10,083 on average, a considerably lower amount than the national average. In fact, the cheapest online school in the state is Tennessee State University, with an annual tuition rate of $4,200.


The average annual tuition in the U.S. is $25,615 for a bachelor’s degree. By contrast, students in Tennessee pay an annual fee of $10,083 on average, a considerably lower amount than the national average.


Students interested in pursuing an online degree in Tennessee can reduce their tuition costs in several ways. Students who live in one of the 15 states participating in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) qualify for in-state tuition in Tennessee through the Academic Common Market. This program allows students to pursue specific degrees in SREB-member states without having to pay out-of-state tuition. Students may also be able to reduce their tuition costs by earning experiential learning credits through TimewiseTN or by applying for financial aid.


Financial Aid for Tennessee Students

Tennessee residents are uniquely situated to benefit from aid opportunities. The state leads nationwide on the number of financial aid programs offered, including merit and need-based scholarships and grants and free college options that serve adults and high school graduates. For instance, the Tennessee Reconnect grant encourages adults to begin or return to higher education by covering any additional tuition fees that financial aid did not cover. Students need to maintain continuous enrollment in a degree program with a minimum GPA of 2.0 to remain eligible for Tennessee Reconnect.

Tennessee also awards the highest number of scholarship dollars per year. Tennessee Promise is a last-dollar scholarship program that offers two years of free college tuition to in-state residents who graduate high school and attend a community or technical college. Students in Tennessee receive roughly $1,813 in financial aid every year, but they can also apply for federal funding, work-study programs, and private grants. Students should also contact the financial aid departments of their schools to inquire about institutional grants and scholarships. Importantly, online students at Tennessee colleges and universities are eligible for the same sources of aid as on-campus peers.

The first step to secure financial aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Department of Education uses this form to gather information about a student's finances. The Tennessee government, along with public and private schools throughout the state, use this data to determine the amount of financial aid for each student.

Below is a brief list of additional funding opportunities available to online Tennessee students.

Tennessee HOPE Scholarship

Funded by net proceeds from the state lottery, this scholarship awards Tennessee residents varying amounts to pay for their educational expenses. Freshmen and sophomores of four-year institutions may receive $1,750 and $2,250 per semester, respectively. Students enrolled at two-year institutions may receive $1,500. Applicants must be Tennessee high school graduates and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Tennessee Explore Scholarship Program

This award explicitly recognizes and supports out-of-state students at the University of Tennessee Knoxville who demonstrate academic excellence. Incoming students can receive awards ranging from $4,000-$7,500 per semester. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or domestic students with at least a 3.6 high school GPA.

Tennessee STEP UP Scholarship

This scholarship offers awards each semester, including $1,750 for freshmen and sophomores and $2,250 for juniors and seniors. Applicants must be high school graduates from Tennessee who are currently enrolled full-time in a participating college or university as in-state residents.

Tennessee Student Assistance Award

The Tennessee state government assists Tennessee residents with financial need, ranging from $1,000-$4,000 based on a student’s program and school.


Accreditation for Online Colleges in Tennessee

Accreditation is a process whereby a third party evaluates a college or university according to national educational standards. The accreditation process involves assessing the school's facilities, faculties, program offerings, and curricula. In other words, attending an accredited institution means that a student has access to quality education. Additionally, this stamp of approval is necessary for federal and state aid programs along with many scholarships and grants. This funding is only awarded if a student is enrolled in or planning to attend an accredited school. Furthermore, individuals who attend such schools will also find it easier to transfer credits between institutions.

Additionally, this stamp of approval is necessary for federal and state aid programs along with many scholarships and grants.

Higher education institutions voluntarily submit themselves for evaluation to receive accreditation from national, regional, and programmatic bodies. National accreditation bodies assess schools nationwide. By contrast, regional accreditation — the most common form of appraisal — is carried out by organizations that operate in specific parts of the country. For instance, schools in Tennessee are regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission (SACSCOC), an organization that evaluates higher education institutions in 11 southern states. In addition to national and regional accreditation, schools can also receive programmatic accreditation. This is when an organization gauges whether a specific degree program, rather than the institution as a whole, meets educational standards in a given field of study.

Undergraduate and graduate students who plan to pursue their higher education in Tennessee should verify whether their prospective college or university is accredited by SACSCOC. They can also explore the Council of Higher Education Accreditation website to check which organizations offer accreditation for their chosen degree program.


Tennessee Employment Outlook

After a significant unemployment spike in April 2020, Tennessee’s employment rates have been gradually increasing. The state's labor participation rate has been consistently over 60% in 2021. Tennessee’s economy is rapidly moving away from agriculture and manufacturing toward service provision, and the state is projected to have 200,000 new jobs available through 2028. As a result, the highest demand for workers and professionals through 2028 is expected in business and professional services, healthcare, and the information sector. Popular employers for college graduates in these sectors include HCA Healthcare, the University of Tennessee system, and the State of Tennessee.

To further boost these economic trends, the Tennessee Department of Education offers guidance on how to pursue specific career pathways. For example, they present students with information about the skills, coursework, and experience they need to achieve career goals in specific sectors. The state also offers several apprenticeship programs in certain areas, such as healthcare and hospitality, which can expand an individual's career prospects.

Despite a growing job market, however, Tennessee's median yearly salary of $37,442 is lower than the national average. Healthcare and business professionals are the highest-paid employees in the state, while food service workers and laborers earn the lowest wages. This data suggests that a two- or four-year college degree increases a Tennessee resident’s earning potential. In 2019, for instance, Tennessee’s bachelor's degree holders earned $67,436 as a median annual salary, nearly twice the amount made by those without a college education.

Data suggests that a two- or four-year college degree increases a Tennessee resident’s earning potential.

Careers for Tennessee College Graduates

With Tennessee's economy increasingly catering to service-related industries, having an undergraduate or graduate degree can increase residents' career options. Below is a list of potential employment opportunities for college graduates in Tennessee along with job outlook and earnings data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These potential careers in professional and service industries employ a significant proportion of the state's workforce and typically only require a bachelor's degree.

Financial analysts
Media Annual Salary: $83,660
Job Outlook: 6%
  • Financial analysts help businesses, organizations, and individuals by reducing costs and increasing profits. Their day-to-day tasks can involve assessing where to invest, examining financial statements, and studying economic trends.
High school teachers
Media Annual Salary: $62,870
Job Outlook: 8%
  • High school teachers play a crucial role in 9-12th grade education by helping students develop a foundational understanding of various disciplines, such as math and history, to prepare them for college. High school teachers may also work individually with students to address specific learning needs.
Human resource specialists
Media Annual Salary: $63,490
Job Outlook: 10%
  • Human resource specialists are necessary in various settings, from businesses to non-profits, because they recruit new workers while handling employee compensation and benefits. HR specialists also ensure compliance with labor laws at federal, state, and local levels.
Registered nurses
Media Annual Salary: $75,330
Job Outlook: 9%
  • Registered nurses work closely with patients and their families in healthcare settings as well as with physicians to administer patient care. Depending on their area of expertise, registered nurses may record patients' medical histories, help administer treatment, and perform medical tests. These professionals also work closely with physicians to administer patient care.
Sales managers
Media Annual Salary: $132,290
Job Outlook: 7%
  • Sales managers typically lead teams of sales representatives by setting goals, identifying best practices for consumer outreach, and working with suppliers and dealers. Sales managers in large organizations may oversee operations across multiple states and regions.
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