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January 16 2018, 7:01PM PST

How to Become a Nurse Practitioner

Are you interested in learning how to become a nurse practitioner? While nursing degrees offers interesting careers at all levels, more registered nurses than ever are looking into graduate schools and online nurse practitioner programs. Graduate degree programs leading to nurse practitioner certification can give you the education and skill set needed for advanced clinical nursing practice.

Why become a nurse practitioner?

By building on the basic skills and experience that registered nurses have in assessment and intervention to promote and restore [Read More]

What Will Resumes Look Like 10 Years from Now?

Consider for a moment that Google, Facebook, and Amazon.com did not even exist 20 years ago. Certainly there have been vast changes in the way that consumers and organizations access and consume information, purchase products and services, and interact with one-another. Technological improvements have also spearheaded major changes in the recruiting process for organizations. Despite a wide variety of changes, however, the traditional recruiting documents resumes and cover letters have not changed much, and in my opinion remain largely [Read More]

Careers in Computer Repair

Whether it's a single computer in a small shop or a networked office full of servers, computers drive businesses. Computer support professionals are valued for their knowledge and skill. Want to repair computers for a living? You'll need the right computer repair classes.

Top Computer Repair Degrees and Training

There's no singular training path towards careers in computer repair. Rather, the computer repair courses you take can help determine how you should eventually specialize. Consider the following computer repair degrees and training:

Careers for PhDs Outside Academia

Getting a PhD can enrich your mind, but what about your bank account? The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 2009 median weekly wage of $1,532 for PhD holders, but despite this high figure, PhD candidates are rightly worried about the future. University jobs for PhDs are becoming scarce. The Los Angeles Times reports that between 2007-2009, openings for PhDs in math departments dropped 40 percent, while between 2008 and 2010, there was a 27.5 percent decrease in humanities department jobs [Read More]

The 5 Most Vital Aspects of the College Application

While you can never know for absolute certain what makes college admissions boards tick, this list should provide a healthy idea.

1) Grades. Theres no substitute for a strong GPA. Colleges are looking for strong students, and the best way to show that youre a good student is, no surprise, to get good grades. If you had a few slip-ups early on your career, dont worry too much; colleges give more weight to your performance during junior and senior years.

2) SAT [Read More]

7 Reasons to Get a Nursing Degree Online

Nurses face one of the best job markets of any health care professional, with job growth for licensed practical nurses expected to rise 21 percent between 2008 and 2018, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. But some students hoping to earn nursing degrees are finding themselves shut out of over-crowded campus programs, which has more and more students turning to online nursing degrees.

Nursing degrees online offer flexibility, freedom, and more for aspiring licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Check out these top reasons [Read More]

Degrees for a Career in Medical Care

Medical care is an extremely broad field, encompassing hundreds of occupations and employing 14.3 million people as of 2008. It's also a great choice if you're concerned about future job security: The health care industry is expected to grow 22 percent from 2008 to 2018, and half of the 20 projected fastest-growing professions are health care-related.

The following snapshot of degrees in medical care for some of the leading professions can help you prepare for a career in this exciting and in-demand [Read More]

10 Best Degrees for Self-Employment

Tired of clocking in on someone else's time? Check out the top 10 degrees for self-employment and take your first steps toward finally putting in hours for yourself.

1. Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA gives you skills you can use to plan, create, and market your business. You'll likely need a bachelor's degree to pursue an MBA, but if you don't have one yet, you can find plenty of other business associate and bachelor's degrees to get you started.

2. Graphic Design

Artistically [Read More]

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