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  • How to Get Started in Information Technology

    How to Get Started in Information Technology
    Beth Dumbauld

    Looking to get started in IT? Getting an associate or bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science or business is the way to go. There are a variety of careers paths in IT and and your job prospects are excellent. The number of STEM jobs (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is projected to grow more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022. Need to know how to get started? Download our free guide on How to Go back to College today! What Do You Do with a Degree in Information Technology (IT)? If you think all you do with a degree in information technology (IT) is play with computers, think again. A career in information technology allows you to use all of your skills, and develop new ones as well. With a career ...

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  • Competency-Based Education Enters the Job Market

    Competency-Based Education Enters the Job Market
    Beth Dumbauld

    By Marty Chester, M.S.Ed., Student Services Manager, College of Professional Studies at Lipscomb University Imagine being able to show potential employers that you have the marketable skills they desire most. Now imagine your transcript will display this in a tech-savvy, visual way. Buckle up because that’s where higher education is headed. Competency-Based Education (CBE) is relatively new on the higher education scene. The idea behind such programs is that students receive credit for being “competent.” This is determined in a variety of ways, depending upon which CBE program a student chooses. For example, if a student selects Lipscomb University’s Organizational Leadership degree, they choose to be behaviorally assessed. T ...

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  • How Do You Decide Which Business Career is Right for You?

    How Do You Decide Which Business Career is Right for You?
    Beth Dumbauld

    Whether you start your business career with an associate or a bachelor's degree, or are ready take it to the next level with a master’s, your business options are many – and your job outlook is excellent. Because a career in business covers such a broad range of roles in an organization, it’s a good idea to explore which qualities and skills are needed across the majority of business functions. It’s also important to determine what level of education is required for the business specialty that interests you most. To do so, you’ll first need to explore the most common career paths you can take in business, such as: Accounting Human Resources Sales Other business specialties include: finance, marketing, statistics, ...

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  • How to Get Started in a Business Career

    How to Get Started in a Business Career
    Beth Dumbauld

    Looking to get started in business? Completing business courses online can have a direct and positive impact on your working life. If you choose to earn an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in business, you are also upgrading your business aptitude and skills – and becoming a more valuable employee in the process. There are a variety of career paths in business and your job outlook is excellent. Investing the time it takes to earn a business degree will accelerate your career now and in the future. Need to know how to get started? Download our free guide on How to Go back to College today! What Do You Do With a Degree in Business ? In the business world, there is a need for people with a diverse set of skills and apti ...

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  • How Do You Decide Which Engineering Career is Right for You?

    How Do You Decide Which Engineering Career is Right for You?
    Beth Dumbauld

    Whether you start your engineering career with an associate or a bachelor's degree, your career options are many – and your job outlook is excellent. Because engineering covers such a broad range of job roles, you’ll first need to explore the different career paths you can take in engineering, such as: Engineering technician (which requires only a certificate or an associate degree), or Engineer (which requires a bachelor's degree). Common engineering career paths include: civil, electrical engineer, petroleum, aerospace, environmental, industrial, mechanical, biomedical, computer, and nuclear engineers. Want to know how to get started? Get your free personalized degree plan today! Then you’ll need to take a closer look a ...

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