Training and certification programs are a great option for those wanting to obtain a steady job without having to obtain a college degree. By obtaining certification, you can gain knowledge and take courses in your area of interest and begin work all in a short period of time. Today, there are many growing careers that only require certification and training rather than a college degree.
Tuesday, Jul 22 2014 09:00 AM
There are plenty of fast-growing careers where a degree in criminal justice, criminology or related fields such as psychology is desired.
Sunday, Jul 20 2014 09:00 AM
Even if the motivation is career advancement, it’s important to determine if another degree will mean something in terms of promotions and pay raises. In some professions, real-world experience can count for as much, or more, than an advanced degree. Further, make sure the potential salary increase will be enough to justify the cost of returning to school, which will be substantial.
Wednesday, Jul 16 2014 09:00 AM
Finding a job that promises good wages, a rewarding career and fast job growth is like hitting the lottery - and these jobs hit the mark in all three areas.
Monday, Jul 14 2014 11:00 AM
A Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce report found that while a high school dropout can expect to earn $973,000 throughout their working career, a high school graduate will earn $1.30 million (about $330,000 more in lifetime earnings). Someone with an associate degree will earn $1.73 million. Advance to a bachelor’s degree and the total hits $2.27 million (nearly $1 million more than a high school graduate), and a master’s degree earns $2.68 million. Secure a professional degree and the total climbs to $3.65 million.
Friday, Jul 11 2014 11:00 AM
The transition doesn’t have to be difficult for a couple reasons.First, service personnel don’t have to go it alone because of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) each military branch offers. TAP helps separating veterans transition into the civilian world by offering job-search assistance and related services.
A partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, TAP gives employment and training information to armed forces members within 180 days of separation or retirement. It works in tandem with other benefits, such as the Montgomery GI Bill, so you don’t forfeit other rights or benefits.
Service members participating in TAP found their first post-military job three weeks sooner than nonparticipants, according to an independent program evaluation.
And don’t forget the aforementioned Montgomery GI Bill and the Post 9/11 GI Bill, both of which offer significant financial assistance to veterans who seek a college education.
Friday, Jul 11 2014 09:00 AM
The number of people in the United States who held a master’s degree climbed by five million, or 43%, from 2002 to 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This increase occurred despite the ever-rising cost of tuition and growing student loan debt. Here we’ll examine if getting a master’s degree is worth the time and expense.
Thursday, Jul 10 2014 11:00 AM
Back to School – Continuing Education Online & Adult Learning Articles, Guides
So you’ve decided to go back to school – congratulations! This section of the U.S. News University Directory resource center features articles about adult education and continuing education, as well as guides on how to go back to college after being away for years. They can help you figure out the best way to return to school and earn the credentials you need to advance your career!