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A Guide to Selecting Your Degree

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Your degree choice directly affects your future career opportunities and ultimate success. When making this choice, consider your current career path, future job markets, what you like to do, and what you would like to do. Your degree options are virtually unlimited, however many degrees fall under one of the following areas of study: Computer Science Engineering Electronics Health Care or Medical Criminal Justice ... more

Top Military CLEP and DSST Pass Rates

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So you found out that taking CLEP and DSST exams are free while on active duty. Now what? Which exams should I take? Well, it depends. What degree program are you interested in, what credits do you need, and what is your school’s transfer policy concerning accepting alternative sources of credit? Since the answers to these questions vary widely, the first place to begin is your local education center, where a counselor can help you find the an... more

The Best Jobs in America

U.S. Army Reserve soldiers attending attend a job fair at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in July 2014. (C. Terrell Turner/U.S. Army)

A new list of  "The Best Jobs in America" -  created by CNNMoney.com/Money magazine -  aims to connect job seekers to the best employment opportunities in America. Most, if not all, all of these careers require applicants to have bachelor's degree or more. The original list features 100 jobs, we published the top 20 occupations that may be best suited for military servicemembers and veterans, their annual salaries and degree requirements. T... more

Step 2: Select the Right Degree

When making this decision, consider your current career path, future job markets, timeline, and flexibility. Here are a few questions you need to answer before you select a degree: Do you want to continue on your current career path? Does your current career match the future job market? Do you want the quickest path to a degree? Do you want a specific degree or a degree that leaves your options open? What degree leve... more

Step 3: Find the Right School

There are many factors to consider when choosing a school; these include available degree options, the school's policy for using CLEP and military experience (ACE) credits, accreditation, and the cost of tuition. The trick is to find the school that offers exactly what you need, in a way that fits your lifestyle. The Military.com School Finder is a great place to start your search. It enables you to quickly search schools and request more i... more

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Earning your degree takes a good deal of time, money, goal setting and most importantly proper planning. This section of the Military Education Center will help you identify the career path, degree program, and school that best fits your goals.

 
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