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Career Trends Stories

September 26 2017, 7:44AM PDT

Scholarships for Wounded Military

Capella University is offering special scholarship opportunities for men and women who were wounded serving their country.

To honor the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, Capella University, an accredited online university and a leader in online education, is offering five $10,000 scholarships to service members wounded in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom. Titled "Spirit of Capella Scholarships For Injured Service Members," the scholarships may be applied to any of Capella's online degree programs. [Read More]

Degrees for Nursery School Teachers?

The importance of early childhood development has been at the forefront of debate over the last decade. Schools today look for nursery school teachers to have at least some formal training in early childhood education if not a bachelor's degree.

So, do you need a degree to teach preschool? Study after study shows that 3- and 4-year-olds are better served by more-educated teachers in myriad ways. As you might expect, these teachers tend [Read More]

Nurses Need Continuing Education

Are you a working nurse looking to brush up on your knowledge or learn about the latest in innovations and technology? There are many continuing education courses available to nursing professionals today. Current nurses can supplement their education to either move ahead in their careers, or stay at the top of their game.

Nursing education provides the basic building blocks of medical, scientific, and nursing knowledge, but competence in the nursing profession requires an ongoing process of continuing education. [Read More]

Healthcare Careers on the Rise

It is a well-known fact that there is a shortage of qualified healthcare professionals across the nation. Healthcare professionals such as medical technologists, lab technicians, and physician's assistants are also in high demand. As our population ages, we will continue to see an increased need for their services.

The health care profession overall is in short-range and long-range jeopardy" of not being able to find enough qualified employees, said Nancy Foster, corporate director of human resources [Read More]

Starting Salaries on the Rise

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has studied earnings from the class of 2004 and found that their starting salaries after college are higher than the graduating class before them.

Engineering majors are seeing the most cash -- though with narrow percentage changes from last year -- led by gains from chemical engineering graduates, who now earn $52,539 a year on average, up 0.3 percent from a year earlier.

Those graduating with a degree in computer science are seeing [Read More]

Graduate Programs - New Trend?

Colleges and universities are seeing a big shift in the number of students who are continuing their education to receive graduate degrees. College graduates of all ages are returning to school to further their degrees.

Obtaining a bachelor's degree doesn't necessarily signal the start of full-time employment anymore nor does it mean that formal education is over. That's because more and more college students and professionals are choosing to return to the classroom to advance their educations even [Read More]

Great Majors for Lucrative Careers

Having trouble deciding on a college major? There are several promising careers that are projected to be in great demand over the next decade. Earning a degree in these key fields will almost guarantee you a job right out of college.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects that the economy will generate 200,000 more engineering jobs by 2014, and many employers are already noticing a shortage of skilled workers in a variety of engineering fields - civil, mechanical, [Read More]

Where are the Computer Science Majors?

The technology industry is on a steady rebound, and the demand for qualified IT professionals has gone up over the last several years. Unfortunately, many students have given up computer related majors in reactions to the dot com bust and outsourcing. Industry professionals foresee a serious shortage of qualified people to fill tech jobs if this trend continues.

Computer science majors make some of the highest starting salaries for college graduates in the country, at about $50,000 a year. Computer science and [Read More]


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