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The education sector in Tennessee consistently adapts to the evolution of technology. In fact, Tennessee was the first state to connect all of its K-12 public schools to the internet in the 90s. Tennessee has stayed ahead of the curve since then. The state is now home to an online public high school, a few Tennessee online colleges, and a number of digital K-12 classrooms.

University of Tennessee Online

University of Tennessee Online is a branch of the University of Tennessee’s brick-and-mortar campus. It offers a number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for working adults who need the flexibility of an online school. University of Tennessee Online is one of the many first-rate online schools in Tennessee, and it’s also one of the most affordable. All of the online courses offered by the University of Tennessee are taught by the school’s professors and provide students with the digital materials, lectures, and forums they need to truly master the subjects they study.

Tennessee Online Public School (TOPS)

Tennessee is home to one of the only 100% online public schools in the U.S., the Tennessee Online Public School (TOPS). TOPS serves 9th through 12th graders in Tennessee and provides them with opportunities to take all of the classes they need to graduate in an online setting. All TOPS classes are approved by the state and taught by teachers certified in Tennessee. Additionally, TOPS provides its online high school students with unique opportunities to work on group projects and socialize by joining student government and other groups.

ConnectTEN Network

The Tennessee Department of Education works with Education Networks of America to provide all Tennessee public schools with wireless internet access to a secure K-12 network. Schools in Tennessee are able to use this network to collaborate on learning initiatives and expose students to a wealth of knowledge from other schools in the state as well as from the world wide web. ConnectTEN was the first network of its kind for K-12 public schools in the U.S. It remains a successful model that many states emulate.

The Career Outlook for Tennessee Graduates

The state of Tennessee offers high employment in a number of diverse fields, ranging from biomedical engineering to aeronautics. In an economy heavily dominated by the medical field, professionals at all levels can be eligible for jobs relating to medicine and medical science. Job growth for home health aides and physician assistants with a minimum of an undergraduate education is expected to continue increasing through 2018, while medical science and bioengineering occupations should also be on-the-rise, typically dependent on an advanced degree and/or additional experience. As a unique option for those aspiring to become commercial pilots in Tennessee, this occupation is growing fast as well. For those considering online schools in Tennessee, look through the following jobs that top the list of fastest-growing in the state:

Biomedical Engineers

Projected Increase:
66%
Employment in 2008:
250
Employment by 2018:
410

Home Health Aides

Projected Increase:
59%
Employment in 2008:
13,700
Employment by 2018:
21,800

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

Projected Increase:
39%
Employment in 2008:
820
Employment by 2018:
1,140

Commercial Pilots

Projected Increase:
38%
Employment in 2008:
350
Employment by 2018:
480

Physician Assistants

Projected Increase:
37%
Employment in 2008:
1,370
Employment by 2018:
1,880

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Colleges & Universities in Tennessee

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Vanderbilt University Bach, Doct, Master AND/ACEND View Profile
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Bach, Doct, Master, Post-Bach Cert, Post-Master Cert AND/ACEND View Profile
The University of Tennessee Bach, Doct, Master, Post-Bach Cert AND/ACEND View Profile
Tennessee Wesleyan College Bach, Master CCNE View Profile
Tusculum College Bach, Master SACS/CC View Profile
East Tennessee State University Bach, Doct, Master, Post-Bach Cert, Post-Master Cert AND/ACEND View Profile
Carson-Newman University Assoc, Bach, Master AND/ACEND View Profile
University of Memphis Bach, Doct, Master, Post-Bach Cert, Post-Master Cert AND/ACEND View Profile
Middle Tennessee State University Bach, Doct, Master, Post-Bach Cert, Post-Master Cert AND/ACEND View Profile
Fisk University Bach, Master, Post-Bach Cert NASM/CA/CCJCA View Profile
Lincoln Memorial University Assoc, Bach, Doct, Master, Post-Bach Cert, Post-Master Cert ACENNLNAC View Profile
Tennessee Technological University Bach, Doct, Master, Post-Master Cert AND/ACEND View Profile
Tennessee State University Assoc, Bach, Doct, Master, Post-Bach Cert, Post-Master Cert AND/ACEND View Profile
King College Assoc, Bach, Master, Post-Bach Cert CCNE View Profile
Austin Peay State University Assoc, Bach, Master, Post-Bach Cert, Post-Master Cert ACENNLNAC View Profile
Union University Assoc, Bach, Cert, Doct, Master, Post-Bach Cert, Post-Master Cert ACPE View Profile
Southern Adventist University Assoc, Bach, Cert, Doct, Master, Post-Master Cert ACENNLNAC View Profile
The University of Tennessee-Martin Bach, Master AND/ACEND View Profile
Martin Methodist College Assoc, Bach CCNE View Profile
Bethel University Bach, Master CCNE View Profile
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