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Posted October 06, 2014 by

Is the United States Spending Enough Money on Education?

We often hear people say that getting an education is worth the money.  While I believe that is true, another factor to be considered is how much money is being spent on learning in the United States.  Is our country truly getting a return on investment for the money its spending on education, and if not, should we spend more?  Take a look at the following infographic and decide for yourself. (more…)

Posted May 23, 2014 by

Is Graduate School Right for You?

The answer to this question could depend on factors such as what you are studying, what kind of job you want, or your financial situation.  No matter what, as a prospective student you should learn as much as necessary before making the decision to go to graduate school.  Get some information in the following infographic that can help you decide. (more…)

Posted March 03, 2014 by

Do What Feels Right And Pursue Your Passion

Happy, successful businessman showing cheer with clenched fists at work

Happy, successful businessman showing cheer with clenched fists at work. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

What makes you feel fulfilled? If you say it’s your job, you are, sadly, part of a small group everyone else rolls their eyes at. A 2013 Gallup poll found that just under 30 percent of employees working in the U.S. and Canada felt engaged at work. And these workers are among the most satisfied of the 180 nations Gallop surveyed! (more…)

Posted February 13, 2014 by

How Much is It Worth Going to College?

The answer to this question likely depends on what you want to do and what lifestyle you want to live.  While I believe college is a worthwhile investment, the reality is that pursuing a higher education costs money and a prospective student has to decide what is best for himself or herself.  If you are considering going to college, the following infographic may help you decide if this investment is worth it. (more…)

Posted February 13, 2014 by

Is the United States Losing Ground in the Economy and Education?

While the economy looks to be getting better, many people still struggle to find a job.  That is why Americans should not underestimate getting a quality education.  Remember, a good education can boost your chances of landing a better paying job, which means you’ll have more money to spend, helping the economy.  The following infographic leaves a somewhat less than favorable impression of the United States concerning the economy and education. (more…)

Posted October 21, 2013 by

Major Decisions: Choose Wisely

How much can your education or the major you choose impact your future earnings?  The following post includes an infographic that provides an indication of what these factors mean for college students and recent graduates. (more…)

Posted August 05, 2013 by

How to milk your internship for all its worth

Mark Slack

Mark Slack

For job seekers, the value of working an internship during college is obvious. It allows you to accumulate work experience, provides you a taste for the professional world, and gives you a reputation as a serious and hardworking person. Basically, internships are steroids for your resume.

Without a doubt, these attributes give you a leg up over the less motivated competition. But how can you elbow out the rest of the high achievers, helping you land a high-powered entry-level job that can give you a head start in your career path? After all, studies have shown that your lifetime potential earnings are greatly impacted by the starting salary at your first job. (more…)

Posted August 11, 2010 by

Career Fields That Offer Good Pay in a Recession

While the economy may still be on the down side, there are areas where job seekers can find employment with good pay.  Consider the following career fields, which could open the door to entry level job opportunities or allow you to create a fresh start.

Healthcare – (Avg. Hourly Earnings: $23.02) – As healthcare workers get older, there will be a need to replace them, which will increase job openings.  Home care aides and physical therapists are expected to be in demand to care for the aging population.

Accounting – (Avg. Hourly Earnings: $32.42) – Someone is always needed to keep a watchful eye on all of the “green”.  There are accountants who can make up to six-figure salaries.

Information Technology – (Avg. Hourly Earnings: $43.35) – With technology continuing to grow, it should be no surprise to see an increase in job opportunities in this field.  For example, job growth is expected to have an increase of 45% by 2018 in designing and securing computer networks.

To learn about other career fields that offer good pay in a recession, see the source below.

Even though you may not find the career opportunity you’re searching for at the moment, there are fields where you can make a good living, even in a recession.

Information provided by Claire Bradley.

Source

http://financialedge.investopedia.com/financial-edge/0710/5-Sectors-With-Recession-Proof-Pay.aspx

Posted May 03, 2008 by

Is Your Pay Determined by the Area You Work In?

Something that few college students consider when deciding upon their careers is the area where they wish to live. Unfortunately, this lapse in judgement may end up costing them thousands of dollars in the future. Why? Because your geographical location affects your salary and your likelihood of finding entry level jobs.
According the a U.S. Bureau of Labor and Standards report from the fourth quarter of 2006, the average American worker brought home a weekly wage of $861 with a few states offering an average wage that was significantly higher than this national average and many that were far below the national average weekly wage. If you are looking for entry level jobs, it would be wise to consider your geographical location to determine if your education is being put to its best use for your financial health.
In this 2006 report, the highest average weekly wage was found in the District of Columbia with an average of $1,424 per week. The runner up, New York, was $320 lower with a weekly average wage $1,104 and the state of Connecticut made a close third at $1,101 per week. It is easy to see from this comparison that geographical location made a huge difference in the local potential for profit.
To further emphasize the point, lets compare these wages with the average weekly wage of Montana, who ranked fiftieth in the average weekly wage ratings in 2006. the average employee in Montana was drawing a weekly salary of a mere $625. That is almost $800 dollars less than the same employee would draw in the District of Columbia.
By making these comparisons, it is easy to see that where you choose to live will have a massive impact upon your financial welfare. If you find that your location isn’t making the grade, you might consider relocating with the help of the entry level job search at CollegeRecruiter.com.