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Posted June 22, 2015 by

3 High-Paying Options for Healthcare Careers

Surgery assistant perfusionist working with artificial cardiac valve at operation in cardiology clinic

Surgery assistant perfusionist working with artificial cardiac valve at operation in cardiology clinic. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Technology and the way medicine is practiced has changed over the decades, which in turn has created many new career opportunities. Medical degrees and certificates are no longer limited to M.D., D.O. and others that take 10 years of college and residency to complete. Now, there are a variety of options for anyone who wants to help other people and make good money in the process. The following are just three examples of possible healthcare career opportunities: (more…)

Posted March 06, 2015 by

College Leave: How to Turn an Absence into an Asset

Ryan Hickey

Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

You’ve just spent eight or 10 hours at your job, and now you’re planning on spending your evening studying or going to class. Coping with the pressure can be hard, but returning to college after spending time in the workforce doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Follow these tips to help you pave the way to furthering your education and getting the job you’ve always dreamed of. (more…)

Posted December 16, 2014 by

How to Prepare for Your Career While Getting a Nursing Degree

Intern holding a clipboard in hospital entrance

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 28, 2014 by

5 Great Options for a Career in Health

Doctor with patient in hospital room

Doctor with patient in hospital room. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In the current times, with constant changes happening in the business world and marketplace, there’s never been a more uncertain time for long-term career options. In previous generations, and throughout the 20th century, there was a method that everyone could follow that would ensure a lifelong career path. Today, in most spheres of the working world, that certainty is all but non-existent. Once upon a time, a person could go to college, get their degree, and have a plethora of decent paying jobs available to them right away. Nowadays, as things begin to change more and more rapidly, the value of a college education and degree is regularly debated. However, there is at least one area where an education and degree can still land a well-paid career job – health care. As people will always need health care to help fight disease and mend injuries, there will always be a need for medical professionals. And there has never been a better time to set your sights on a career in health. (more…)

Posted June 23, 2014 by

7 Hot Entry-Level Jobs for Recent Grads

Andrea Fisher

Andrea Fisher

It’s challenging to find a well-paying job right out of college. Even though the economy has bounced back in the past couple of years, it’s hard to find industries that are hiring and offer competitive salaries. To make the most of your diploma, the job search is all about knowing which industries to target.

According to a recent salary survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the average college graduate makes about $45,473. Fortunately, there are a number of positions that are frequently hiring— and their starting salaries are well within the national starting average. (more…)

Posted February 20, 2014 by
Posted February 11, 2014 by

Choosing (and Preparing for) the Right IT Career

As you are finishing up, or beginning, your college education in Information Technology, it is a time of decisions. You need to decide what career path you want to follow, and what else you need to do to prepare for that career path. Some IT jobs are more lucrative than others, and some will lead to faster success than others. The IT career paths that will be more likely to fast track your career all have their own requirements as far as education and training go, so you need to do your research to get ready to enter “the real world.” (more…)

Posted February 05, 2014 by

College Grads: Look West to Land the Job of Your Dreams

A bridge view from the West Coast on the Pacific Ocean

A bridge view from the West Coast on the Pacific Ocean. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Pack your sunscreen and head west. Arizona, Texas and California lead the nation in job openings. The job markets in these three states began rising in 2013 and continue to have gained momentum into 2014. Companies here need college graduates, like you, with a degree in software development, market management, design or healthcare. (more…)

Posted November 19, 2013 by

Students, Want to Attend College with the Hopes of Landing Entry Level Jobs? Decide if School is Right for You

Most, if not all, students go to college with the idea that they will get a quality education and land entry level jobs.  However, is college right for some people?  The following post includes factors that may help you decide.

A few years ago, our wallets bled as the U.S. economy spiraled into one of the greatest recessions in history. Now that the economy is slowly bouncing back, people are debating whether or not a college education is worth the financial strain or investment. It’s a common question &mdash

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Posted October 09, 2013 by

Graduation in the Future? Look Who Has the Welcome Mat Out for Recent Grads

Round, shiny, metallic symbol with Apply Now and picture in black, white, and silver

Round, shiny, metallic symbol with Apply Now and picture in black, white, and silver. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The National Center for Education Statistics reported that 190,000 students graduated with a business degree during the 2010-2011 academic year. The NCES report also revealed that the top two degree fields, business and education, accounted for 51% of the degrees granted during the same period. So, who’s hiring and what sectors are the most promising? (more…)