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  • What Can You Do With A Math Degree?

    What Can You Do With A Math Degree?
    Beth Dumbauld

    What can you do with a math degree after graduation? Some of the answers might surprise you! What many students don't realize is how versatile a math degree really is. While you typically think of accounting, finance and banking as good career choices - and you are correct - almost any career in science, technology and engineering requires a solid foundation in basic and advanced math to do the work. Here are some traditional and not-so-traditional career fields you can get into with a mathematics degree. Accounting Finance Banking Computer programming Engineering Academia Accounting is considered one of the nation’s most in-demand math fields. It employs professionals within many different industries and it offe ...

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  • Which College Majors Will Pay You The Most ?

    Which College Majors Will Pay You The Most ?
    Beth Dumbauld

    For many students there's a concern that you need to make a choice between following your dreams or following the money. Your goal, of course, is to find a major that fulfills you and will turn into a financially rewarding career. Fortunately, today’s graduates face an improving job market: Unemployment is on the decline, and economic growth is expected to generate nearly 10 million new jobs between 2014 and 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And, once you do find a job, it will be at a slightly higher pay rate than it would have been even a couple of years ago. We have over 120 accredited partner schools. Get your free personalized degree plan today! Ultimately, if your main goal is to make money, you ...

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  • Top 6 Tips for Getting a Career in Criminal Justice

    Top 6 Tips for Getting a Career in Criminal Justice
    Beth Dumbauld

    A StraighterLine conversation with Dr. Alexis J. Miller, Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Dr. Miller teaches criminal justice online and in the traditional classroom. When it comes to the education of students of criminal justice, she’s been on the front line for years. If you are wondering how to get started with a career in criminal justice, these tips will help you prepare yourself to successfully earn a degree in criminal justice and get started with your career. 1 - Know Yourself The criminal justice field is not for the timid or reactionary. It’s an intense career that requires a special kind of person. If you can’t deal with the sight of blood, a job on the police force probably is not a good fit. If you get easily flustered o ...

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  • Can I Get a Job With an Online Degree?

    Can I Get a Job With an Online Degree?
    Beth Dumbauld

    By Colorado State University-Global Campus blog writer, Elizabeth Rittiman In the past, employers didn't know what to think about online degrees, but that has quickly changed, and with good reason. It’s 2015! Technology rules our world. There’s not much these days we do that doesn’t revolve around technology. So why should higher education be any exception? What Employers Really Think About Online Degree Programs Employers recognize that for many people, online degree programs give them the flexibility to continue working and prioritizing their family while still earning their degree. Plus, online degree programs are often just as rigorous as the courses taught on a traditional ground campus as long as you know what to look for i ...

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  • Over 40 and Trying to Compete for the Top Jobs?  

    Over 40 and Trying to Compete for the Top Jobs?  
    Beth Dumbauld

    Has it been a few years (or decades) since your last final exam? Now is a great time to pick up some new knowledge and skills, and improve your career prospects in the process. Whether you are looking for a promotion or a new job, it’s always a great idea to shore up your experience by taking online courses. Online education is an excellent option for students of all ages—and it’s a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to stay current and relevant in a tough job market. Want to try an online class? Take two free lessons on us today! Employment Challenges After 40 Entering the job market after you hit the big 4-0 can be a bit daunting. Older workers tend to spend significantly more time looking for a job than younger people do ...

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