Career Trends Stories

November 21 2017, 7:48AM PST

Up Your Assets: 5 Advantages to Becoming a CPA

Have you admired the success and respect financial gurus such as Certified Public Accountants earn? Maybe even secretly browsed online CPA degrees? If you are looking for a nudge, read this post. There has likely never been a better time to become a CPA. Why, you ask? Because CPAs enjoy a plethora of career benefits many other professionals only dream about. Here is a look at just five of them.

5 stellar reasons to become a CPA

1. Be in-demand.

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Movers and Bakers: 10 hospitality arts gurus to follow on Twitter

So you're considering a hospitality career, but would like to know a little more about the industry before taking on an online hospitality degree. You're a smart cookie! And a lucky one, too: Thanks to the Internet, it is easier than ever to tap current hospitality professionals for insight or advice, and Twitter remains one of the best social platforms for doing just that. These 10 hospitality pros are an excellent place to start, and were each chosen for their [Read More]

Case Closed: 4 Prelaw Fields to Study

How many lawyers does it take to screw in a light bulb? Perhaps a better question is: How many lawyers does it take to found a nation? Lead a civil movement? Ensure your drinking water is safe? Because for every lawyer jibe -- and there are plenty -- there is an Abraham Lincoln, Thurgood Marshall or Barrack Obama making history. When you tally them up, more than half of U.S. presidents were attorneys. Not too shabby for a profession that takes [Read More]

Paper Trail: 4 Accountants to Follow

Chances are you know a few accountants-turned-famous: Crime thriller novelist John Grisham, easy listening sensation Kenny G and world famous actor Bob Newhart all worked as accountants before launching their more artistic careers. But what about accountants that are famous for, well, accounting? Where are their nods of fame? A number of publications and accounting organizations honor and acknowledge accounting's brightest and most innovative practitioners each year, but unless you are a working accountant or a financial junkie they may [Read More]

6 degrees of inspiration: how you can make a difference

Former news anchor Tom Brokaw once said, "It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference." The man knows his stuff. While most of us work in our lifetimes, very few of us become real-world super heroes. That doesn't mean we can't accomplish both. With a little training -- and a lot of passion -- you can make a difference and a living, all at the same time. Here are six careers to help you do [Read More]

Now, You Can Major in Mobile Apps

"There's an app for that!" has become a pop culture catchphrase, and for good reason. Mobile applications, or application software designed to run on smartphones and other handheld devices, have taken the modern world by storm. App development has become a real career path, and now one college is offering degree programs specializing in mobile apps.


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Controversy Rages Around Nurse Anesthetists

In one corner: certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). In the other corner: anesthesiologists.

This seems an unlikely fight, since nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists are more natural allies than enemies. After all, both groups give anesthesia to patients in the same ways in order to enable surgery and other medical procedures to be performed successfully. But an ongoing debate between these two professional groups recently became a full-blown legal battle. The issue? The decision by certain states to opt-out of a Medicare provision [Read More]

Out of Work Astronauts? Changing Labor Market Signals Need for Flexible Career Skills

Some people dream of careers in space, but many more people these days are just dreaming of a career--any career--and that includes thousands of people who had careers in the space industry. In July, United Space Alliance, a NASA contractor that is a company equally owned by Lockheed Martin Corporation and The Boeing Company, sent layoff notices to 1,394 employees in Texas, Alabama, and Florida, noting that as of October 1, their NASA careers would be over. This initial downsizing [Read More]

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