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College Degree Winners And Losers

Friday, December 14th, 2012

College can sometimes be misinterpreted as being represented solely by their sports team(s)! But maybe they’re on to something – sports are filled with winners and losers; why should your degree be any different?

To determine winning and losing degrees, we tracked down what’s hot and what’s not with HR recruiters. We also looked at average earnings data, career growth estimates, and employment projections for different college degrees and careers.

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Most Exciting Careers

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

If you hate your career, you’re not alone. Even Peter Griffin on Family Guy had something to say about that –

“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.” – Family Guy

To beat those Monday Blue’s, try your hand at a new, more exciting career. We’ve compiled a list of most exciting careers to help you sift through your options.

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Where Have All The Fun Gigs Gone?

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Hate your job? Well Congratulations – you just joined the other 90% of American’s who don’t particularly like their day job.

If you’re looking to make a change into something more fun, and more enjoyable to get you through your daily grind, check out the fun factor in these 8 careers.

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New Careers That Are Coming Of Age

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Every generation comes with new fashion, new music…and new careers!

 “These days there is an exciting fresh crop of careers that are coming of age that combine new uses of technology with some tried and true skills.”

Check out this list of 5 hot new careers that are coming of age, and find out what preparation could help you pursue one of exciting professions…

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Where Do you Go With Your Masters in Health Administration

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

For someone investing in their future with an education, one of the most obvious areas to commit to is in healthcare. Healthcare costs are expected to continue to rise for the foreseeable future, and one of the areas that will see considerable growth because of rising populations is in healthcare administration. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in healthcare administration are expected to grow by 22% in the next eight years. That adds up to an increase in 68,000 jobs in healthcare administration alone. Although many people enter the field of healthcare administration with only a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree is often essential to keep up with advancements in the field. However, confusion can remain even after graduation about where exactly someone can go with a MHA. Along with guidance from a good counselor, here are some areas where someone can expect to go with their MHA degree.

People in the medical and health services administration work to increase and improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare services. Since it is an administrative position, these people are required to stay up to date on new laws and requirements so that the facilities they manage remain in compliance with them. Healthcare delivery in this country is dynamic, and it will continue to change in the next few years. Since healthcare administrators work closely with medical staff, they act in a supervisory role managing finances, patient billing, and the work schedules of the various staff members. Since healthcare administrators are responsible for the financial management of various medical agencies, they are often present in investor and board meetings. They also complete more mundane tasks like making sure that all the equipment that a facility uses is in stock, and they maintain all the records for the facility services. These include things like beds and medical supplies.

The complexity of the field is evident in the various job titles that healthcare administrators can hold. Just for healthcare providers alone, healthcare administrators are employed in a variety of healthcare situations. For instance, many people are familiar with the healthcare administrator in private group physician clinics and outpatient clinics. But they are also employed in nursing homes, rehabilitation, and mental health facilities. This offers someone considering a career in healthcare administration to tailor the program to their individual concerns. Often the job title will depend on the area of expertise, and many healthcare administrators do no even find themselves in hospitals and clinics.

Healthcare suppliers need healthcare managers. Healthcare suppliers are responsible for not only the supplies and equipment that hospitals and clinics use, but also the financial and information services and the training of staff. Healthcare administrators in this part of the industry are employed by consulting firms and healthcare management groups, as well as pharmaceutical and biotech companies. As costs continue to rise for healthcare in the United States, insurance companies continue to grow, but they need people to help contain those rising costs to make insurance both affordable and profitable. In health insurance roles, the healthcare administrator might find themselves employed as utilization manager. This position requires that the healthcare administrator develop policies and procedures for the utilization control of inpatient and outpatient referral, and monitor the patterns of referral to make recommendations for cost control.

Given the complexity of healthcare in the United States, it can be daunting for someone considering a career in healthcare administration to figure out just where to go with their degree. A master’s degree in this field allows for specialized education that can make planning for this career much easier.

Mark Davis writes for education blogs where you can read more about the Top 10 Best Online MHA Programs and Degrees.

Benefits Of A College Degree: Higher Earning Potential… And Well Being

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Reports have shows that college graduates are linked to higher earning potential, as well as healthier lifestyles.

“In 2008, four-year college graduates earned nearly $22,000 more yearly than those with just a high school diploma, according to the report. That’s an average annual salary of $55,700 for college grads as compared to $33,800 for high school grads.”

College graduates are said to have a far lower unemployment rate during the current recession: 5.1 percent lower to be exact, as compared to people with only a high school diploma.

Check out some average salaries for business graduates –

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Stable Career Options

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

If you’re like most of Americans, you are worried about a stable economy. One way to ensure stability in your career is to obtain your degree!

“It’s an economic issue when the unemployment rate for folks who’ve never gone to college is almost double what it is for those who have gone to college,” President Obama said in a July 2010 speech at the National Urban League’s Centennial Conference in Washington, DC.

Check out these six stable, careers that are defying these tough economic times.

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Degrees That Hiring Managers Want

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Are you wondering what degrees will land you the right job? polled a half-dozen HR managers throughout the United States to see what college degrees they look for on resumes.

For more info on what degrees are best, and why, click the link below.

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Pro Athletes Get Schooled

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

What human didn’t want to “be like Mike?” If not for his infamous moves on the basketball court, but for setting fame aside and obtaining his Bachelor’s in Geography while playing for the Chicago Bulls.

Here are a few examples of professional athletes who had it all, and still decided that a college degree was worth the investment:

  • Five-time world champion figure skater Michelle Kwan graduated from the University of Denver with a bachelor’s degree in international studies in 2009. She’s now getting her master’s degree at Tufts University.
  • Long after he turned pro, Boston Celtics star Shaquille O’Neal finished up his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Louisiana State University. Next he earned his MBA degree online from the University of Phoenix.
  • Tennis superstar Venus Williams turned pro at age 14, but she still found time to earn her associate’s degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
  • Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith received his bachelor’s degree in public recreation at the University of Florida while he was a member of the Dallas Cowboys.

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Alternatives To A Four-Year Degree

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Can’t invest in a 4-year degree but looking to improve upon your future? Associates Degree and Certificate Programs could be great alternatives!

Check out the list of growing careers that don’t require a 4 year degree!

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