New Study Compares Salaries For Marketing Jobs In Minnesota

January 31st, 2014 by

While Minnesota might not be able to compete when it comes to the salaries paid in California or New York, the Twin Cities pay well for specialists in the fields of advertising and public relations, paying between two and five percent above the national average.[...] Read More...

Jobs Available On Wall Street For Well-Qualified Applicants

January 30th, 2014 by

One might well see more job opportunities advertised in the financial services industry this year, but it is unlikely that there will be as many jobs as there were before the start of the recession. The top-dollar jobs with big bonuses are not extinct, but candidates will no longer easily find jobs such as those at Wall Street’s trading desks.[...] Read More...

Large Numbers Of Jobseekers Attend Joplin Fair

January 29th, 2014 by

On Tuesday, Ciera Karr was on a quest. The 52-year-old resident of Duenweg has been unemployed since December. She said: “I want to find a job and find one that will last.” She was one of more than 2,000 residents of the Four-State area who attended Job Fest 2014 at the Joplin Holiday Inn Convention Center. They had the opportunity to meet prospective employers and pick up application forms.[...] Read More...

USM Study Finds Direct Correlation Between Poverty And Low Student Achievement

January 28th, 2014 by

A report released earlier in January, by the Maine Education Policy Research Institute at USM, measured the impact poverty has on student achievement in Maine. The results show a direct correlation between how well students fare in the classroom and poverty rates.[...] Read More...

Online Ads Show Strong Demand For Certain Job Categories

January 27th, 2014 by

According to the latest Help Wanted Online report published by the Employment Development Department of California, there was a slight decline for retail workers during December, mainly because of shorter winter shopping hours. However, demand remained strong for computer, office and medical workers. A number of well-known names, including Macy’s and Toys R Us, who held the number eight and nine positions respectively in October, did not make it to the latest list.[...] Read More...

Capella University Launches New Nursing Programs

January 24th, 2014 by

Capella University, an accredited regional university that offers a selection of online degrees designed to assist working individuals to improve their careers, has launched a new and more streamlined Doctor of Public Administration (DPA). The university has also launched two new educational qualifications for nurses: a DNP Preparatory Program and an MBA Accelerated option.[...] Read More...

White House Summit Tries To Make Higher Education More Accessible

January 23rd, 2014 by

Three decades ago in 1984, a year of education, room and board at a typical U.S. four-year educational institution cost an average of $3,499. This amounts to $8,756 when adjusted for inflation. Moving forward to 2010, this amount had nearly tripled to $22,092. This figure only represents a year’s fees, not the total cost of the degree.[...] Read More...

Associate Degrees Hold Immediate Benefits For Students

January 22nd, 2014 by

When many young individuals start planning their future, they often concentrate on what is going to happen after they complete a bachelor’s degree and manage to get a high-paying job. A recent study conducted in Texas, however, found that in the current American economic climate, students who want to make sure they earn a big paycheck when they complete their studies might actually be better off if they opt for an associate’s degree.[...] Read More...

Science And Math Teachers In High Demand

January 21st, 2014 by

South Carolina is not immune to the nationwide shortage of teachers in public schools, particularly in the fields of science and math. This is not good news for school districts that are already having a hard time filling middle school and high school vacancies for teachers in key areas such as geometry, algebra and calculus and also for other employers who want to fill jobs in science and math-related fields. Students who earn teaching degrees are unlikely to have to spend time living in their parents’ basement while desperately trying to find a job after graduation.[...] Read More...

Better Job Prospects With An MBA Qualification

January 20th, 2014 by

What attracts many entrepreneurs and corporate leaders to the country’s top business schools is the fact that an MBA degree has traditionally been seen as significantly boosting one’s earning potential. Many of these prospective students still see MBA rankings and regularly published lists of employment figures as crucial when they have to choose a business school.[...] Read More...

Popular Myths About Financial Student Aid Debunked

January 17th, 2014 by

A few days ago, Mark Valdez published a very useful blog post on the United States Department of Education’s website that helps to dispel many of the myths students and their parents have heard about receiving financial aid to cover the cost of their post-high school studies.[...] Read More...

The Six Most Overpaid Careers In The Country

January 16th, 2014 by

Many workers dream of having a job where they get paid more than they are actually worth. Most people believe this type of job is difficult to find, but is that really the case? To pinpoint the country’s most overpaid employees, U.S. News recently analyzed statistics provided by remuneration experts PayScale in order to identify those occupations characterized by relatively high salaries for fairly easy work. While this was not a completely objective process, they came up with some very interesting results. One thing is clear: computer knowledge is a huge asset, and online computer degrees could be a big help. Below is their list of the most overpaid employees in the country.[...] Read More...

The Top Five American Cities For Job Seekers This Year

January 15th, 2014 by

According to a recent study by financial site NerdWallet, three of the best cities in the US for job seekers this year are located in Texas. The list is topped by Austin, with Forth Worth coming in third place. San Antonio was in the number ten position. Technology is a key part of business, and an online computer programming degree could be useful in many of these locations.[...] Read More...

The Top Finance Jobs For 2014

January 14th, 2014 by

Although the experts might disagree with him, renowned job information expert Laurence Shatkin, PhD, the man who wrote 250 Best-Paying Jobs, believes that managerial positions are the best finance jobs out there. He recently compiled his own list of the best entry-level finance jobs after studying statistics from the Census Bureau and the US Department of Labor on current average salaries and projections for future job growth and annual openings. Online finance degrees can help people break into many of these growing fields.[...] Read More...

University Leaders Discuss Changing Higher Education Environment

January 13th, 2014 by

Leaders of three top universities in North America have underscored the need for adaptability and creative solutions across the higher education system in light of ongoing economic uncertainty across the globe, which has caused student loan debt to spiral out of control. Additionally, educational institutions are being burdened with crippling operational costs.[...] Read More...