(MOBILE, Ala.) - It's a tough job market these days and many people are doing all they can to compete to make a dollar.
For some working moms, that means heading back to school.
Most colleges and universities are now catering to working parents.
For many working moms, if you want a promotion at work or to move into a new field of work, it requires going back to school.
From online to night and weekend classes, schools are doing what they can to accommodate the nontraditional student.
Colleges and universities are no longer just for those young adults looking to find themselves and decide their future.
There are more nontraditional students than ever, and that includes working moms.
Higher education schools like the University of South Alabama have made going back to school easier than ever.
"We started with flex weekend classes and night. Since then we've added online classes,” says Dean Vaughn Millner, "We have something called skype advising. Students can get advice at home by skype, one on one with an advisor."
Dr. Vaughn Millner is Dean of the School of Continuning Education and Special Programs at U.S.A.
She says the university has also added extra hours for tutoring in the library to help out students who work and an online writing tutoring program called “Smart Thinking.”
"One of the most popular times they get tutoring is one a.m.,” says Millner.
With so many schools willing to accommodate your schedule, now is the perfect time to head back to school.
"Census bureau shows the more education we have the more money we make. So it makes sense for women, especially mothers who work to go back to college to open more doors,” says Millner.
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