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Tue
02
Apr

Is Becoming a Nurse Right for You?

Nurses are an integral component of the healthcare profession. They have more interaction with patients than doctors, and as anyone who's had an unsympathetic nurse knows, they make a huge difference in improving patient care. Although being a registered nurse can be a challenging career, it can also be incredibly rewarding. Ask yourself these questions if you are considering becoming a part of this highly-regarded profession:

Do I have the right personality?
Being a nurse can be emotionally strenuous if you don't have the right disposition. Nurses must be empathetic and caring, but also have the ability to be emotionally stable. As a nurse, you will be working directly with patients on daily, and may form relationships with long-term patients. It can be difficult to show patients and their families that you care about their situation while keeping your emotions in check if you lose someone who had become your friend.

Mon
01
Apr

Clash of the Tech Certificate Titans: Security vs. Networking

In the IT world the current heavyweights are security and networking certifications, but how do they rank up against each other? The IT job universe consistently boasts significantly lower unemployment numbers than almost any other industry, but what path to pick?  LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!

Tue
26
Mar

Habits That Will Make You an Indispensable IT Pro

When beginning a career in information technology, it's a good idea to find a way to make yourself indispensable to your employer, especially in today's current economic climate. IT professionals are a crucial component of any business's success, and developing these habits will help demonstrate your prowess and give you job security:

1. Stay current
In addition to staying up to date on advancements in technology, take the time to learn as much about your employer and their industry as possible. If you understand how the company works and what it's trying to accomplish, you'll be better equipped to use your IT knowledge to improve the business.

Tue
26
Mar

Tips for Effective Business Management

If you have an interest in business and are considering a career as a business manager, know that you don't need to be the CEO of a large corporation to make a difference in the lives of your employees. As a business manager, you are responsible for helping the company achieve its goals while cultivating strong performances from yourself and the group you manage. Follow these tips to begin the process of becoming an effective business manager:

1. Hire the right people
If you are in a position of responsibility and power, it may be tempting to take the opportunity to hire your friends. However, working together could compromise your friendship, especially if your friend under-qualified for the position. The best thing you can do for yourself and the company is to add people to your team who fill in knowledge gaps and have a great deal of experience.

Tue
26
Mar

Educators Working to Inspire Young Women to Enter STEM fields

For those that are considering a career in teaching, picking a specialty in science or mathematics may be a wise choice as a renewed emphasis is placed on STEM fields. STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields have been predominantly populated men, but educators are working overtime to encourage young girls and women to break into what are likely to be the careers of the future.

"Young people, particularly our girls, need to understand that doctors and scientists are something that anyone can become, no matter how much money your family has, no matter where you come from, or whether you are a man or a woman - and that message is more important than ever in today's world," First Lady Michelle Obama said in a 2011 speech.

Tue
26
Mar

Many Career Paths for Business Administration Degrees

If you are considering a career in business administration, you may be wondering what type of job your degree is most suited for. Fortunately, there are a wealth of career opportunities that come with having a degree in business administration. The skills gained while earning your degree, including strategy, leadership, innovation and customer relations, are applicable to a variety of different fields. Here are just a few:

Human Resources
A degree in business administration is particularly suited to human resources because you will gain the skills necessary to interact and communicate with many different types of people. Human resource managers help to oversee the recruitment, training and compensation of employees, which puts them in the important position of ensuring that the company runs smoothly by hiring high-quality employees.

Tue
26
Mar

Need for Nurses with Advanced Degrees on the Rise

As the need for quality patient care continues to grow and the Affordable Care Act makes profound changes to the American healthcare system, there is an ever-increasing need for nurses with advanced degrees to take on leadership roles.

According to Jane Kirschling, a registered nurse and president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the number of nurses earning master's and doctorate degrees has been soaring in recent years, Nurse.com reported.

Wed
20
Mar

Which IT career path is right for you?

If you are considering a career in information technology or are receiving an education to further your career advancement, one of the first major decisions you will need to make is which IT career path you would prefer: technical or managerial? Here are the important differences between the two:

Tue
19
Feb

Specialized Teachers in High Demand by 2020

Good teachers are in high demand in the U.S. By 2020, we’ll need 440,000 more to keep up with the growing brood of kids ages 5-18. This is great news if you’re passionate about working with youngsters to hone their knowledge and help them grow. The better news? The Department of Education (DOE) has a few suggestions about in-demand teachers for the future. Take a look at these specialties as you carve out a career plan.

Sun
17
Feb

6 Fast-Growing Careers for Nursing Majors

Nursing is a valuable and diverse career, and the sky’s the limit when it comes to choosing a career path. Nursing isn’t limited to slow-moving private practice or the break-neck pace of emergency rooms. Thanks to growing demands, you’ll have your pick of almost any working environment. Take a look at the fastest growing specialties below. Whether you’re studying to become an RN, BSN, or MSN, you’re likely to find good options in these categories.

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