Does a College Degree Really Lead to More Employment Opportunities?

Would-be college students today face many choices. They have questions about their majors, how to fit in at school, and yes, even whether or not a college degree is worth it. After all, students are graduating with more than $37,000 in student loan debt.

Should You Make a Career Change into Tech?

Switching your career isn’t nearly as impossible as you may have been led to believe. Perhaps a career in IT is right for you. The first thing you should do before setting out on this path is acquire some necessary technical skills. If you want to succeed in the IT field it isn’t even necessary to get a college education all that is necessary is to obtain a Microsoft (or other Manufacturer’s) Certification. IT employers don’t care if you took English Literature as long as you know your field of computers.

Choosing Your College Major and the Best Career Path

You can’t just dive into the subject matter you’re most passionate about, the real world requires you to give your career choice careful consideration. In fact, many students cannot decide on a single, strongest interest to begin with, and more often than not, they find themselves stuck at the prospect of choosing a major, let […]

Deciding Which Engineering Degree is Right for You

If you think you’d like to become an engineer but aren’t sure which program is right for you there are several factors that you should consider. Often High School graduates only think about how much money they can earn and forget that there is much more to a job than that. You don’t want to spend the next 30 -40 years doing something you don’t enjoy so it is important to look at what the job entails and the environment it is done in. Some engineers spend a lot of time in the field on a job site… others spend their time in an office. Some work with their hands while others work on computers or with chemicals. And finally you have to consider job availability no matter how much you enjoy designing horse saddles if there isn’t much demand for horse saddle engineers you probably won’t be able to find a job doing it.

How Can Your College Choices Affect Your Career?

In the long run, planning your career (which includes the certificate programs and degrees you need), can make a big difference. Timing counts for a lot in life, so your career progress can be slowed down by doing the right thing at the wrong time. When the time comes for a person to choose a college, the decision can often be dominated by this line of reasoning – “The more prestigious the school I attend, the larger the paycheck will be after I graduate.”

However, this formula doesn’t always work. Guided by this, parents try to get their children into the best possible college, thinking that they are maximizing future earnings if they’re paying more tuition now. Things aren’t that simple and certain, and graduates can eventually be left with more debt than necessary after they finish school.

How to Increase Your Earning Potential

Here are four ways you can increase your earning potential while taking care of your family and other responsibilities.

5 Rewarding Careers in Economics to Consider

Economics deals w/ production, distribution & consumption of goods and services. Grads with an economics degree work in business, economics & gov’t agencies. Some courses a person majoring in economics may take include finance, statistics, law and international trade. Graduates with an economics degree can find employment in businesses, economic research, and government agencies.

Becoming a Good Mentor

Serving as a mentor in business can be rewarding and valuable for both you and the person to whom you are providing this service. Becoming a good mentor requires thinking about the qualities that have enabled you to be successful in business in the first place. If you are looking to lead others through the path you followed, research your own success and use these skills to offer good advice and become respected in your community.

Outside the Box: Employers Aren’t Just Whining: The “Skills Gap” Is Real

By John Mauldin Paul Krugman and other notables dismiss the notion of a skills gap, though employers continue to claim they’re having trouble finding workers with the skills they need. And if you look at the evidence one way, Krugman et al. are right. But this week an interesting post on the Harvard Business Review […]

Wages Flat Since Last Year but Depend Upon Education

Median Salaries Unchanged from Year Ago According to the current Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS ) news release on weekly earnings for the second quarter of 2014, the median weekly earnings for a full-time worker was $780 virtually unchanged from year ago levels. The median wage indicates that the same number of people earned more […]