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Is Making A Career Change at 40 A Good Idea?

For those in their 40s thinking of changing careers, there are some important factors to consider, including where you are in your career and your overall financial health.

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Returning to School to Finish Your College Degree
Does Returning to School to Finish Your College Degree Make Sense?

Motivation is key for returning students. Before beginning the process of choosing a school and program, the potential returning student must ask herself or himself some important questions: Why am I doing this? Will it be worth the time and effort required? Can I balance my studies and my other responsibilities?

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Lifetime Earnings Boost of a Graduate Degree
How Much Does a Graduate Degree Add to Lifetime Earnings?

Those who go the extra mile to earn a master’s degree will see weekly earnings hit $1,329, on average, while unemployment is a scant 3.4%.

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STEM Degrees Lead to Big Career Opportunities
How STEM Degrees Can Lead to Job Opportunities, Big Salaries

There were 5.7 million total job postings in STEM fields in 2013. Of those postings, 76%, or 4.4 million, require at least a bachelor’s degree. And 2.3 million of those postings (1.55 million in healthcare alone) are entry-level jobs that call for two years of experience or less.

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Best Paying Management Degrees for Six-Figure Jobs

Managers need solid skill sets for managing both a business and the people it takes to successfully run a business. A degree in management can also best prepare people for jobs as managers.
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Sunday, Sep 07 2014 09:00 AM

Questions Every College Freshman’s Parents Should Ask

Parents play an influential role in helping guide their children through successful college careers. In order to help your child make a smooth transition into college and do well in school, you first want to know all the ins and outs of your child’s school.
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Saturday, Sep 06 2014 09:00 AM

What is a Quality College Education?

Some of the most expensive schools in the country do not offer college degrees that are more valuable than what some community colleges can get you.
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Thursday, Aug 28 2014 09:00 AM

Advantages and Disadvantages of Being an Adult Student

A rising number of adults are returning to college, finding that the advantages of earning a degree outweigh the disadvantages.
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Tuesday, Aug 26 2014 09:00 AM

NY Med TV Show Highlights Medical Professions and Professionals

Watching a sibling recover from a traumatic accident obviously is more impactful than watching even the most compelling television drama. Still, seeing the medical profession portrayed realistically but dramatically could very easily influence young viewers deciding on a career to consider medicine.
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Saturday, Aug 23 2014 09:00 AM

Up and Coming Science Majors and Careers

STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) discipline students in general look to be the most sought after graduates by employers for years to come.
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Thursday, Aug 14 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!