Degree Decisions Stories

January 16 2018, 3:27PM PST

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]

Good News for Grads

The National Association of Colleges and Employers has predicted that the job market will hire 17.4 percent more new graduates this year. This will be good new to college graduates as the job opportunities will be plentiful.

That stress of finding work after school should be somewhat relieved this year. The NACE expects 2007 to be the best hiring period for new graduates in five years, according to its Job Outlook 2007 Fall Preview Survey.

According to the survey, [Read More]

Can you Qualify for Federal Aid?

Back in 1990 the rules changed for students looking to qualify for financial aid - things havent gotten better since. The federal government has limited funding for students whose families have financial means, changing its guidelines for qualification as a dependant. These days to be qualified as a dependant, you must be over 24, a ward of the courts, married, or in graduate school.

That leaves you in a tough spot if you're officially "dependent," but your parents can't or [Read More]

Criminal Justice Careers are Hot

Have you ever though of becoming a detective or forensic scientist? Many popular television programs today are heightening the interest of Criminal Justice as a career. Students find that there are many career options available when they earn a degree in criminal justice.

Careers in the field include jobs in corrections, law enforcement, education, counseling, law, research, security, and the military. If protecting people and property is what you want to do, a degree in criminal justice can give you [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]

Degrees of Enjoyment

Mixing education with pleasure, some MBA programs head to sunny vacation spots or tout their idyllic campus locations --

Get an MBA and a tan at the same time? Why not? Mixing business with pleasure is nothing new in the corporate world, where what happens on the golf course can be as crucial as what happens in the boardroom and executive retreats are as much an escape from the corporate world as they are an extension of it. With [Read More]

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