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Posted June 04, 2016 by

Top 10 degrees that positively impact the world

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Most young people are college-bound and want to change the world. Here are the top 10  degrees that will help you have a positive impact on the world.

1. English

BA’s in English get a lot of flak for being one of the “useless” college degrees, but as many hiring managers should be able to tell you, English majors are equipped with critical thinking and communication skills that are useful in nearly every profession. Who knows? You might write a novel that brings to light and makes people think about a serious societal issue.

2. Business

This one will only have a positive impact on the world if students don’t allow themselves to become indoctrinated into the system. The business world needs innovators who will adapt to a changing world, keep ethics in mind, and care about people as much as their profit margins.

3. History

History majors are educated to be well-rounded thinkers, researchers, observers, writers, and, best of all, they understand the implications of history and how to apply the lessons it teaches us about the modern world.

4. Environmental Studies

It is no secret that environmental issues are one of the greatest challenges of our time. If you choose to major in environmental studies, you can embark on a path that will lay one or more of these issues to rest.

5. Psychology

Psychologists save lives, literally, by listening and helping others though the most trying times of their lives.

6. Film Studies

Like many other artistic pursuits, filmmakers have the ability to reach the general public and present them with new and challenging ideas.

7. Education

Many students cite a favorite teacher as the sole reason for pursuing a certain profession because that teacher inspired them.

8. Nursing

Nurses have more hands-on experience in saving people’s lives than most other professions.

9. Economics and Mathematics

The people who know how to handle and keep track of money truly run the world. Whether you help keep a good company in the black or help people with their investments, the impact of smartly-managed money can be enormous.

10. Civil Engineering

Whether you’re designing a bridge or a skyscraper, our society would not have gotten very far without good infrastructure. Civil engineering programs prepare students to build the societies of the future.

So when choosing what you want to major in and which degrees to pursue, remember that college is not necessarily about job training. It’s about allowing students to discover their talents and themselves.

Lizzie Weakley, freelance writer

Lizzie Weakley, freelance writer

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio, who went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. She enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her husky Snowball. Follow Lizzie on Twitter @LizzieWeakley and on Facebook at facebook.com/lizzie.weakley.

 

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 December 05, 2014 by

Questions and Myths Regarding Your Nursing Career

Brian Short

Brian Short, Founder and CEO of allnurses.com

Whether you are a nursing student or a new grad, you probably have many questions surrounding your future as a nurse. Let’s look at a few of the more common questions and myths that keep coming up.

Why do I keep reading about a nursing shortage when I know nurses are having trouble finding jobs?

There has been talk of a nursing shortage for years, but it hasn’t fully kicked in – yet. That’s partly because many baby boomer nurses – group that comprises the largest segment of the nursing population – have delayed their retirement for a variety of reasons. As they continue to age and shift out of the workforce, the nursing shortage will become more apparent. (more…)

Posted September 17, 2014 by

What Does the Future Hold for Nursing?

No question that nurses are some of the most important people in the workforce.  So, what does the future of nursing look like?  For those who are interested in this profession, learn more from an infographic in the following post. (more…)

Posted August 01, 2014 by

Jobs That Sound Boring But That Are Anything But!

Female nurse at nurses station

Female nurse at nurses station. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It is unlikely that, when you were little and dreaming about your future, you dreamt of a job at a desk or in a cubicle. You probably dreamed of being a sports star, Hollywood A-lister, astronaut, fire fighter, stunt car driver, zookeeper, President—anything but something that would tie you to a desk or an office all day.

As we get older most of us resign ourselves to the idea of a desk-tied job. We discover that we want something steadier and less risky. We want the fattest paycheck possible and plan to save our excitement and happiness for the evenings, weekends and occasional vacation. What we fail to predict is just how satisfying some of those boring sounding jobs can be.

Here are some of the most satisfying (and stable!) careers you should pursue after college. (more…)

Posted July 18, 2014 by

Searching for an Entry Level Job in Mental Health Nursing? What You Need to Know

If your goal is to find an entry level job in mental health nursing, the following post shares information you need to know.

Mental health nursing is a very rewarding job. If you are passionate about people, then you will want to embark on a career in psychiatric and mental health nursing. Money is secondary when you care about people and their health and well being. It’s not an easy path, the role is very complex and demanding. You will

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Posted February 24, 2014 by

Entry Level Jobs in Nursing May Lead to Huge Starting Salaries

Nursing graduates have the potential to make top salaries on their entry level jobs.  Learn more in the following post.

an associate degree could land an entry-level job starting at $70,000- $75,000 per year. That’s the statistic given during an informational meeting on Monday, Feb. 10, about Saddleback College’s nursing program by Tammy…

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Posted September 25, 2013 by

Thinking about Becoming a Nurse? Here Are 8 Things You Need to Know

Female pediatric nurse smiling in an office

Female pediatric nurse smiling in an office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Being a nurse isn’t easy. You’ll be on your feet all day working long hours with lots of stress and less respect than you deserve. Your job is a blend of teacher, care giver, janitor, doctor, and psychiatrist. Fortunately, knowing how important your work is and the impact is has on other people’s lives can make it all worth it. But don’t go into this career lightly. Here are eight things to consider as you contemplate a career in nursing. (more…)

Posted August 17, 2012 by

Nursing Resume Tips – How to Write a Nursing Resume

The healthcare industry is booming right now and it’s expected to grow exponentially over the next few decades.  According to government sources, healthcare spending in the U.S. is projected to grow to $4.1 trillion within the next six years and will account for over 20% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  A fortunate side-effect of this projection is that the medical industry will also create over $3 million new jobs by 2020, so it’s certainly a good time to consider a career as a nurse, medical assistant, or other healthcare professional. (more…)

Posted March 29, 2012 by

Need More Nursing Knowledge? Go Back to School

If you are a nurse who wants to continue with your education and potentially create more opportunities for yourself, then going back to school is a good idea.

Pop quizzes, heavy books and all-nighters – for nurses who want to return to school and get advanced degrees, the glories of the old college days have been replaced by a new online adult learning model. In fact, for nurses who are thinking of going back to school, earning a degree today is much less intimidating and a lot more flexible than most think. (more…)