At the right Maryland college, you can earn the best degrees for the state’s most in-demand jobs.

Maryland is a state full of opportunity, but some jobs are in higher demand than others. Currently, a lot of Maryland employers are seeking nursing and IT professionals. If you live in the state and want a good job, earning a degree in either of those fields could be an excellent decision. But which degrees are the best and what universities in Maryland can best help you earn them? Here are some answers.

Great Nursing Degrees

Throughout 2016, employers in Maryland had more than 32,000 job openings for nurses of all types.* Whether you’re already a nurse or are looking to enter the field, the right nursing degree can help you acquire the knowledge and skills you need to qualify for the best jobs. The top nursing degrees in Maryland include:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN degree)
Great for RNs seeking to improve their employability and advance into leadership roles.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN degree)
Great for those seeking to become nurse practitioners and nurse educators. MSN degrees allow for a wide variety of specializations in everything from mental health to nursing informatics.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP degree) Great for those seeking to become healthcare leaders capable of delivering expert care and/or advancing healthcare practice and policy.

Great IT Degrees

More than 70,000 IT-related jobs were available in Maryland throughout 2016. These include over 21,000 jobs as a software development engineer, more than 6,000 as a systems engineer, and thousands as a software developer or systems administrator.† Here are the degrees that can put you in the best position to qualify for one of these and other IT jobs in Maryland.

BS in Information Technology
BS in Computer Information Systems
MS in Information Technology
Master of Information Systems Management (MISM degree)
Doctor of Information Technology (DIT degree)


Great Ways to Earn Your Degree

When looking at colleges and universities, your options are wider than you think. Thanks to online learning, your college search isn’t limited to “colleges near me.” Instead, you can enroll in online degree programs at good colleges that don’t require you to travel to a physical location and take classes at specific times.

At an online university, you can earn any of the degrees listed above in a convenient, flexible format designed for those who are working full time and/or are taking care of family responsibilities. You can complete most of your coursework from home and even finish your degree faster than you could at a campus-based program, which can save you time and money.

If you want to put yourself in position to land one of the most in-demand jobs in your state, earning an online degree in Maryland is an excellent choice

Walden University is an accredited institution offering online nursing and information technology degree programs. Expand your career options and earn your degree in a convenient, flexible format that fits your busy life.


*Data for this analysis of 32,849 job postings for all nursing titles from January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2016, was retrieved using Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insight Real-Time Labor Market Information Tool. Job posting were listed under Top Burning Glass Occupations (BGTOCCs) in Healthcare. These numbers may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and are subject to change.

†Data for this analysis of 75,191 job postings for all information technology titles from January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2016, was retrieved using Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insight Real-Time Labor Market Information Tool. Job posting were listed under Top Burning Glass Occupations (BGTOCCs) in Information Technology. These numbers may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and are subject to change.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.

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