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Career Trends Stories

October 19 2017, 3:36AM PDT

Where Did the Computer Science Majors Go?

Certain areas of study have been seeing declines in enrollment over the last several years. The number of students enrolled in computer science degree programs, for example, has plummeted by a significant percentage.

Large segments of the U.S. population are not considering careers in IT, shaping a shortage in qualified developers. Few students are enrolling in computer science courses, and a dwindling number of those are women and minorities, government experts say.

The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts high [Read More]

Physical Therapy: First Online Doctorate is Offered.

Physical therapy is a high growth area in the healthcare field. Those who have a degree in physical therapy may want to continue their education and go back to school and earn their doctorate. The University of South Dakota has now come up with a unique online program to facilitate a doctorate in physical therapy.

USD will now offer an online transitional doctorate of physical therapy degree (tDPT) through the School of Health Sciences.

This is the first online doctoral [Read More]

Associates Degree: Streamlining California Colleges

Many California students who have chosen - or have no choice but - to attend a state community college are finding that transferring their credits to a four year school is not always easy. That is why California is now proposing associate degree programs that are fully transferable to four year State schools.

The report's authors cite trends showing that, by 2025, there will be one million fewer college graduates than are needed in the work force. One way to [Read More]

What Drives Women MBA's?

Women looking in to earning their MBA degree in high pressure and risky areas such as finance may find that hormones are a factor for their career choice. A recent study looked at women and their exposure to testosterone as a reason they take on precarious careers.

Higher testosterone levels might explain why some women seek out risky financial trading jobs while others stick to more stable business careers, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.

Female MBA students with higher levels [Read More]

Data Modeling Degrees Take Shape

Different industries have different requirements for what they need from their data. Organizations today need quick and precise access to data in order to maintain their competitive edge, and those who have a data modeling degree can start a career in this growth industry.

In today's business world change is a constant and companies need to ensure that they keep up with that change. Whether the change is an opportunistic response to new conditions - requirements, regulations, market conditions, a [Read More]

Law Enforcement Recruits are Hard to Find

Law enforcement can be a very exciting career choice with great benefits. The pay however may not be exactly what you are looking for. Even though starting salaries can be low, earning your degree in law enforcement can give you an advantage to getting the best jobs in this field.

Today's youth, and even many adults, aren't thrilled by officers' relatively low pay, long hours, and dangerous line of work. And they don't see policing as a long-term [Read More]

Job Opportunities Abound with Nursing Degree

Nursing degree holders are not only in demand, but having your nursing degree also gives you opportunities to continue your education to move up the career ladder. With many different levels of education, you can start a career in nursing in as little as two years.

2008 was a year without a Christmas for Clora Snow, RN, BSN. Snow was a struggling minority mother raising five children on her own. Although it was heartbreaking, not having a tree and [Read More]

Gunsmithing Degree: Target a Specialized Career

Gunsmithing is a career that deals with the making, customization and repair of firearms. Earning a gunsmith degree will give you a practical education that you can use for your career, even though a lot of your training will be hands on.

Sportsmen, hunters, and gun owners in general usually regard a firearm as a thing of beauty. But not forever! Guns can cease to function. After all, they are mechanical devices, consisting of many parts, which may or may [Read More]


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