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Posted February 09, 2015 by

The Fastest Growing Industries of 2015

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Whether you’re a college student, a recent graduate, or thinking about switching careers and furthering your education, you may have a lot of questions about what field and industry is right for you. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment in the United States will increase by 10.1 percent between 2008 and 2018, but there are some careers growing at an even faster pace. If you are looking for a career in a stable and growing field, consider one of these hot jobs in 2015. (more…)

Posted February 05, 2015 by

College or Entrepreneurship: The Pros and Cons

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Taylor Johnson

The Millennial generation is turning out to have a high entrepreneurial drive. According to an oDesk study, 72% of Millennials want to quit their jobs and strike out on their own, and 61% of them plan to do so within two years.

Who can blame them? The New York Times reports that “for the first time in modern memory, a whole generation might not prove wealthier than the one that preceded it.”

It’s no wonder why Millennials feel compelled to strike out as entrepreneurs. They feel a keen social and class awareness (we are the 99%!), watch movies like The Social Network, and know that their jobs won’t lead them to great wealth. Millennials know that entrepreneurship may be their only route to making a comfortable amount of money. (more…)

Posted January 16, 2015 by

PR, Marketing, or Journalism: Which Is Right for You?

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Although there are many job possibilities for people with communications degrees, most graduates track toward public relations, marketing, or journalism. Each field serves a different purpose and offers a different day-in-the-life, and the pay can vary widely, both for entry-level and advanced jobs.

You don’t have to choose your final career path now. In fact, your school experience and internships will probably guide you in the right direction. However, before you get started with a communications degree program, you should start thinking about which field seems like the best fit for you. (more…)

Posted January 16, 2015 by

5 Career trajectories for graduates who earn doctoral degrees in education

 

If you want to move into educational leadership, getting your Ed.D. degree could set you on a path to advancement. People who earn an Ed.D. don’t just become school principals, although more than half of them do. They also lead by becoming superintendents, academic deans, or community college presidents. Still others become college professors who educate tomorrow’s teachers and administrators.

Generally speaking, the Ed.D. is for people who want to go into hands-on, day-to-day administrative roles, while the Ph.D. in education would prepare you for a life of educational scholarship and quantitative research. Both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. require a dissertation, but Ed.D.’s tend to perform more qualitative research. However, all of these differences are just generalizations. Plenty of Ed.D.’s go on to become tenured education professors, and Ph.D.’s can become school administrators. (See “Ed.D vs Ph.D in Education: What’s the difference?”) We will take a look here at some of the career doors that can open when you earn your doctoral degree in education.  (more…)

Posted December 22, 2014 by

5 Reasons Why Graduate School is Worth the Effort

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Young graduates standing in front of university building on graduation day. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Earning a degree is almost a necessity in today’s technology-filled world. But, is just earning a bachelor’s degree sufficient? Some say no and feel a master’s degree is necessary while others feel graduate school is a waste of time and money. Here are five reasons why graduate school may just be worth the effort. (more…)

Posted December 16, 2014 by

How to Prepare for Your Career While Getting a Nursing Degree

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Intern holding a clipboard in hospital entrance. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you are interested in a career in nursing, you’ve picked a great field with endless job opportunities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for registered nurses will increase by 19 percent by 2022. To take advantage of the job growth in nursing, there are some activities you may want to do while completing your nursing degree program. Why? Completing these tasks can help prepare you for your nursing career, while also gaining an edge over other applicants. (more…)

Posted October 31, 2014 by

How to Become a Real Estate Agent after Graduation

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Real estate: Agent ready to sell home. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Choosing the best profession can be a daunting affair especially in modern times. Though there is prevalence of information, you might be lost with choices, as all careers look promising at a glance. Real estate still is a lucrative profession and you can create an excellent career with the right information. (more…)

Posted October 09, 2014 by

Recent grad or entry-level worker – you can negotiate more than you think

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Recent college graduate and tuition price tag, horizontal. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Most recent grads and entry-level workers consider that they don’t have negotiating power because of their lack of experience in a certain field. Though experts agree that one’s bargaining power is strictly mental. If you believe you can do it, then you will.  Of course, this doesn’t mean walking into a negotiation, asking for something and getting it. You have to work for what you want, even if that means giving up your ego. Settling on salary terms can be challenging; nonetheless, if you can bring valid arguments to your claims, you have great chances of getting the most out of a proposed job offer. (more…)

Posted August 25, 2014 by

Aim Towards A Lucrative And Successful Career In A Credit Card Company

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Closeup of hand holding a blue credit card. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

There are several credit card companies today which benefit consumers in various ways. There are slight differences in the credit cards which they offer. A career in a credit card company is both rewarding and challenging. The companies foster an environment where you will grow and reach the pinnacle of success. You will work around the world and be a part of exciting projects. You will have to face professional challenges successfully for success.  As credit card companies introduce a wide range of credit cards these cards have become a way of life. The convenience of usage is what has made credit cards very popular. (more…)

Posted August 18, 2014 by

Are You a Recent High School Graduate Searching for Jobs? 20 Well Paid Positions for those without a College Degree

While getting a college degree can help boost your career, if you’re a recent graduate of high school there are jobs you might be interested in.  Learn 20 positions that pay well without a degree in the following post.

In several of these jobs, workers may need to attend vocational school or other non-college-level training programs to achieve licensure or certification. Additionally, entry-level requirements will vary by state, locality, and…

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