The 25 Most Attractive Careers To Study For Now
A new study of over 400 careers has identified 25 that are the most attractive for young adults to go into right now. Many are in health care or the sciences, but a few can be open to humanities majors. Here are the careers that look promising….
Nursing – Hard Work, But It Offers Rising Wages And A High Quality Of Life
Healthcare is a key growth area for the economy, and nursing is a specialty that current has a greater supply of jobs than qualified candidates. A New York Times article describes how one West Virginia woman earns more than her husband and has put her family on a reasonably good financial footing through her career in nursing. Some key facts on why nursing will remain an attractive career….
Unique Online Degrees For New Career Options
Technology and business methods keep on changing, and so do the skills required for a successful career. If you’re wondering what’s a good area for you to develop some specialized knowledge in to make yourself more employable, here are some emerging online degree options that might help you get ready for the changing career world….
Why Colleges Want You To Apply — So They Can Turn You Down
In recent years, many high school graduates have been surprised to find themselves overwhelmed by mailings that invite them to apply for colleges they’ve never contacted. Some of the mailing come from Ivy League schools they know they’d never get into if they applied. What gives here? Well, one of the key measures that schools are ranked on by U.S. News and other college rating services is percentage of applicants accepted. The lower the percentage of applicants a school accepts, the better it looks in rankings. Read about college “recruit to deny” tactics….
Are College Degrees Less Helpful To Black And Latino Graduates?
A new report by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis asks the question “does getting a college degree really help blacks and Hispanics economically?” The answer, unfortunately, is “not that much” if you look at their ability to accumulate wealth. Full article on black & hispanic college graduates….
Five Reasons The Student Debt Crisis Isn’t As Bad As You Think It Is
Certainly one of the more clever solutions to student debt is the recent move by Occupy to buy out the debts of a number of people struggling to pay back student loans. Occupy managed to kill off almost $4 million in student debt by buying the debts from loan collectors for pennies on the dollar and forgiving them. It recently bought $3.8 million in student debts for just $100,000 and forgave it all. More on the student debt crisis….
Online Schools With Open Admissions Policies
Getting into college is a process that troubles the nerves of students and parents like. But if you want to attend college online, there are quite a few schools that have non-competitive “open admissions” policies. Here’s a list….