Hello I am outside of Boston and had been a technical writer in health care IT for many years. I am out of the market and trying to re-enter with a newfound interest in UX Design. I already have a Master’s degree from Northeastern University in Technical and Professional Writing. My interest now is not to get another degree but a certificate to launch this new career direction.
Here are my key questions:
Are the online formats are sufficient to compete with the many know on-campus programs?
Is a certificate enough to compete for entry into the field?
Is there something I should consider as I review online programs to best prepare me for entry?
My research and attendance at conferences informs me that portofolio is key. I am trying to figure out ways to build one without breaking the bank.
Thank you all for your thoughtful consideration!