The job market is quite competitive right now, but people who have a science and engineering degree with an emphasis in science may have more job opportunities available to them. Therefore, if you have an interest in pursuing a degree in the sciences, you are more likely to land a job once you graduate. Science includes many fields, so you can study biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science or biochemistry, to name just a few.
Most colleges and universities offer science-related degrees, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. To save money, you might consider starting out at a community college where you can earn an associate's degree. Take advantage of any courses that are offered online, as that will save you the hassle and costs involved in commuting to the college. Be aware that you must be disciplined to benefit from online courses, as you are permitted to complete the assignments on your own schedule. Once you have completed your associate's degree, you can transfer to a four-year college. Many of the credits that you earned at community college may be applied to the general education requirements of your four-year college. That means that you may only have to spend two or three years obtaining your bachelor's degree in science.
Depending on the specific science-related career you choose, you may want to continue your education and work toward an advanced degree. You can do this immediately after graduating with your bachelor's degree, or you can work for awhile and get some experience under your belt. If and when you choose to pursue your master's and/or doctoral degrees, you can do so on either a full-time or on a part-time basis, taking one or two courses per semester, either at night or online. Because science degrees entail courses with lab work, most likely you will not be able to take all your courses online, but you can take advantage of any that are offered via that learning mode. A higher salary will follow when you obtain an advanced degree, an added advantage to furthering your education.