Can MOOCs get me a job?

Profile image for Pat Bowden

Written by Pat Bowden Last updated on February 24th, 2021

Currently, different employers have different opinions about the value of MOOCs. Some dismiss them as equal to a paid online course where everyone who pays the course fee will end up passing and getting a certificate, no matter how well or how badly they perform in the course. Others recognize the knowledge gained.

Rather than simply displaying a bunch of MOOC certificates on their resume, many learners emphasize the knowledge and skills gained in MOOCs. As well as expertise in the topic, MOOC learners demonstrate self-motivation, time management skills, and the ability to set and meet goals.

MOOCs can also help you improve your job application and interpersonal skills. See 150+ Online Courses To Help Your Career.

As things stand now, you cannot earn official credit or an online degree for free. You will need to enroll and pay through a university. If you already have a relevant degree, you can use MOOCs to develop your expertise in a particular field of interest.

Also see our FAQ: Will I receive any academic course credit for completing a class?

Class Central's Help Center represents our best effort to answer the most common questions new learners face. It may not be completely accurate in every circumstance.

Never Stop Learning.

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.