Based on my husband’s experience, I don’t think that having online degree will make it significantly harder to get a job. He had some previous experience working in the investment sector, but he recently graduated from Ashford University with an online degree. After completing school, he was able to get a better job within a month. I think that the current economic climate means that it can be difficult to get a job with any kind of degree, whether it is from an online school or not. But any degree is better than nothing.
Some people think I will have a hard time with employment later, but I already have a job that I expect to keep after I finish my degree. I work for the Department of Defense in a program that they sponsor called the Student Career Experience Program. It allows me to gain on-the-job experience in my field, which is communications, while getting my education.
Certain employers still believe that online degrees are less valuable than traditional degrees, so I think the best way that students can offset that negative perception is to start the job search early. You will have to seek out internships and companies that are willing to hire online students.