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How to Cope in Your Rapidly Changing World: College and Technology

Those of us who were born more than 50 years ago can honestly say this: the world has changed since our birth more in the last half century than in...

Community Pride: How One Community College Gets a Laugh from NBC’s “Community”

Everyone loves a good laugh.  That’s why the writers at NBC dreamed up the new primetime comedy “Community."  The show depicts the mythical and somewhat dysfunctional Greendale Community College as the setting for an odd mixture of misfits including the legendary Chevy Chase.  Each week, the show follows...

Training to be a Pharmacy Technician: Associate’s Degrees and Certificate Programs

Thinking about a career in healthcare?  You can quickly train to be a pharmacy technician in a certificate program or an associate’s degree program.  Such training will allow you to become part of the ever growing field of healthcare. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the need for pharmacy technicians will increase by 25 percent between 2008 and 2018.  This a much better than average growth rate.  Employment prospects are good.  The cost for training is much lower than that of a four-year college degree.

Helping High School Students Prepare for Careers: The New Career Schools

Choosing a career path is a big decision.  Choosing a field of interest early on can help motivate high school students and allow them to plan what courses to take so that they will be well prepared for college.

Flying High: Earning Your Degree or Certificate in Aviation

Why choose a career in aviation?  Besides the sheer thrill of flying a plane, aviation offers numerous job opportunities to make significant money.  According to industry reports, a pilot could make $3.3 million with a very successful regional airline...

Becoming a Veterinarian: Earning a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine

People who love animals and science may enjoy a career as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.  Earning the DVM requires four years of college beyond a bachelor’s degree; veterinarians are required to have a practicum year, which is included in the DVM study program.  In addition, many veterinarians choose to take a one year internship after receiving their degree.  Employers look more favorably on those with this extra training.  Internships may take place at schools of veterinary medicine located on university campuses.

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