The job market is tough these days and many people are looking for a change in career that can offer them some security in a struggling economy. There are several certification and degree programs that are available to give people an edge in today’s job market, but once you have earned the certificate or degree, you still have to find a job. You will need to find a job that will pay the bills including the cost of the education, which can run into tens of thousands of dollars or more for a higher level degree. There is another option available that can offer you incredible income potential in a very short period of time without breaking the bank. The easiest career change you will ever make is getting your real estate license.
In most states the real estate courses that are required to take the real estate license exam can be taken online through a qualified online real estate school. The number of course hours required will vary by state, but many times they can be completed in just a few weeks. Whether you are unemployed and looking for work or if you are underemployed and looking for a change, online real estate career training will fit into any schedule. Unlike traditional college courses that you have to dedicate a good deal of time to, you can complete all the courses you need any time of the day or night from wherever you get an internet connection.
Just to get a two year degree from any college will set you back well over $20,000.00 and offers you no guarantee that the degree will help you get a job that pays well enough to cover your bills and the debt you incurred to get the degree. Not only can you get your real estate license in just a few weeks, you can be ready to hit the ground running once you are licensed. The cost of the courses, application and license will vary from state to state, but no matter what state you are in the cost in significantly less than a single semester in a traditional college. Most of the time your real estate training and licensing costs can be paid off in your very first commission.
There are not many career opportunities out there that can offer the income potential that a career in real estate can offer in just a couple of months. With many industries laying people off, the real estate industry is expected to see an increase in employment opportunities in the coming years. The ease of online real estate courses and affordability of the real estate training makes earning your real estate license the easiest career change you will ever make.
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About David Goldstein — David Goldstein is an Owner and Founding Partner of Express Schools, LLC. which operates online education providers Real Estate Express, Insurance License Express and License Tutor. Follow him on Twitter.