• The Top In-Demand Degrees To Earn

    The Top In-Demand Degrees To Earn
    Beth Dumbauld

    Are you wondering which in-demand degrees get you hired quickly after graduation? If so, keep reading, because we've laid them out below, as well as the related job positions those degrees support. It's no secret that careers are changing more rapidly than ever due to increasingly sophisticated technology that drives new products and services. In addition, there are degrees you can earn to meet increasing hiring demands that are non- technical. With that, let's dive into the top degrees you can earn that will get you solid job offers after graduation. U.S. News and Forbes published the top degrees that are most in-demand for 2017 as compiled by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) survey. They are: Major % ...

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  • StraighterLine Gives Back

    StraighterLine Gives Back
    Jaclyn Nicholas

    At StraighterLine, our mission is to help students reach their educational goals by providing an affordable and convenient way to earn online college credit. We're also committed to improving lives in our community here in Baltimore. ...

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  • Disaster Management and Homeland Security: 3 Steps to Get Started in These Fields

    Disaster Management and Homeland Security: 3 Steps to Get Started in These Fields
    Beth Dumbauld

    By Dr. Rudolph Bustos, Department Chair, College of Health and Human Services, Trident University Considering entering the disaster management or homeland security field, but not sure of how to go about it? The first step is to review the job requirements, required experience, and degree requirements for a disaster manager position. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment for disaster managers is projected to grow 6% from 2014 to 2024. Current median salary is close to $65,000 with bachelor’s degree being the entry-level degree. Of note to those retired military or those anticipating retirement, military experience is a desirable background for some employers. Finding Jobs in Homeland Security and Disaster Manage ...

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  • StraighterLine's Guide to Working While Going to College

    Beth Dumbauld

    If you think a college degree might be unaffordable, are concerned about enrolling because of your work schedule, or not sure how a flexible online education works, you're not alone. Our FREE Working While Going to College Guide will show you how to fit college into your working life so you can reach your degree goals while growing your career and income. Not sure where to start? Download our FREE Online Guide guide to Working While Going to College With the rise of online education and flexible credit transfer options, there has never been a better time for working adults to fit a degree into their busy lives. Full of practical advice, StraighterLine’s Guide to Working and College gives you all you need to know about working ...

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  • How To Pick the Right College Major 

    How To Pick the Right College Major 
    Beth Dumbauld

    Your major can determine the work you do, the income you earn, even the people you meet and places you go. Choosing your major is an exciting and sometimes intimidating process. It’s a choice that can shape your future. How can you be sure you’re making the “right” choice? Well, we’ve got some news for you… There’s No Real “Right” or “Wrong” Choice You are already setting yourself up for success, simply by earning a degree. Your education will open doors for you, improve your job prospects, and bring you a new perspective on the world. What’s important now is to choose a major that will help you create the life you want in the future. In every sphere—science, education, arts, business and so on—there are many ...

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