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Career Trends Stories

July 21 2017, 10:12AM PDT

What You Didn't Know about Four Growing Trade Occupations

Wouldn't it be nice if you could find a growing, relatively well-paying job that didn't require you to spend four or more years in college? You can, if you pursue a skilled trade like the four listed below. Yes, you say, but are trade careers really sexy enough to win me the respect of my peers? My mom's admiration? Score me a date? We can't speak to your smooth moves, but we can assure you that trade professions can be [Read More]

From Electricity to E-Commerce: Five Famous Electrical Engineers

If you're pursing one of the sundry online electrical engineering degrees and wondering where they may take you, check out our list of five famous electrical engineers. These top professionals have proven that in this field, the possibilities are endless. Whether you're looking into a brick-and-mortar school or one of the online electrical engineering programs, this is one degree that could lead you to a bright future.

1. Jeff Bezos - As the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, electrical engineer [Read More]

Four CPAs Who Made History for All the Wrong Reasons

To say Certified Public Accountants manage a company's books is a simplistic view of the profession. Sure, CPAs prepare, maintain and review financial records, but what this description leaves unsaid is that solid accountants can keep organizations out of hot water (while poor or misguided ones sully their clients' good names). Here are four of the most infamous CPAs in the country along with their misdeeds (alleged or otherwise).

Four CPAs Who Made History (for All the Wrong Reasons)

1. David G. [Read More]

Planning Ahead: 4 Steps to an Early Childhood Education Career

Good early childhood educators have a heaping dose of stamina, zen-like patience and a natural love for young children. Truly great early childhood educators have all that plus the right training. Precisely what that training entails varies by job title, location and employer, but even schools that do not require formal education tend to prefer candidates with a beefier resume. Ready to get started? Let these four steps guide you toward the teaching career of your dreams.

1. Get some work [Read More]

Helping Out: 5 Degrees Beneficial to a Career in Nonprofits

Remember playing super hero as a kid? Darting around your house in a make-shift cape and sporting your underwear on the outside of your pants? It seems most kids eventually either lose their ambition to change the world (or have it driven from them with a heaping dose of cynicism). Some really crafty kids, however, grow into crafty adults who manage to actually build a career from these noble intentions. Enter the nonprofit professional.

Non profits are not no-profit organizations. [Read More]

Busted: 6 Myths about Becoming a Private Eye

If popular culture had its say, private investigators would be cloaked in drab beige trench coats, sporting fake mustaches, and either camped out in cars or pretending to read newspapers in cafe corners. Sure, some PIs might love long coats or stake out in the most cliche ways possible, but they are the exception to the rule. The reality is that private investigators work in all sorts of environments conducting a variety of different types of investigations. Not convinced? Here are [Read More]

Hot Property: 5 Property Management Blogs to Read

Selling New York. Househunters International. Property Brothers. Shows chronicling the wheelings and dealings of real estate insiders have become hot properties themselves, and with good reason: This is one exciting field. But while realtors and stagers get all the glory on TV, they represent only part of the industry. Property management is another often overlooked field that can be every bit as exciting, especially if you are great at what you do.

To say property managers manage property is like saying [Read More]

Patient Dedication: 4 Nurses Who Helped Change the World

Anyone admitted to the hospital quickly learns that doctors might get all the glory, but it is really nurses who do most of the heavy lifting. Great nurses don't just check your vitals and carry out your treatment plan -- they provide comfort in what can be a scary, confusing time. And that is only the beginning. In fact, with the right balance of training and dedication, nurses can (and have) changed the world. Here are just four nurses who have [Read More]