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Online Applied Technology Degrees and Careers

People design and discuss technology and science every day. Countless time and money goes into research and theory, which fuels progress. But the true test of any design--be it material, building, chemistry, biology, etc--happens only after the theories are put in real-world situations and applied. Technology is useless if it doesn't work outside the lab, and so there are numerous companies set up to produce actual results. Such companies provide thousands of applied technology jobs across the country.

Education & Career Opportunities in Applied Technology

As with any industry, applied technology comes with a range of education and career opportunities. In general, salary reflects level of education, and applied technology roles are no exception, though there may be more options than in other industries.

One positive aspect about applied technology jobs is that you don't necessarily need specific degrees. In applied technology, there are skill sets across the board, from proposal writing to chemical engineering to factory jobs. You could go for online degrees in applied technology management, working toward BBA and MBA degrees. You could hold engineering degrees, and work in applied technology. You could hold an associate's degree, and jumpstart your way into applied technology jobs. In such a broad context, where every type of development can happen, your possibilities are many.

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