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3 Hot Careers in a Down Economy

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If you are like most servicemembers and military veterans, you are hoping to land a civilian job that will be challenging and maximize your skills and experience. Fortunately many employers are ready to offer you that opportunity. But in today's competitive job market having a degree or professional certificate is no longer a luxury - it's a necessity. In addition, in today's knowledge driven economy and job market, "the more you know the m... more

The Confusion Factor

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Have you been thinking about getting your degree, but just haven't gotten around to it yet? Why not? In most cases, procrastination is caused by one of 5 FACTORS. These barriers are: Confusion Money Time Fear Motivation These 5 factors can block you from achieving your potential. We will focus on each of these factors over the next five articles and help you remove the barriers that are holding you back. Don't l... more

Opportunities in Criminal Justice

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Crime continues to be a major problem in the United States. Court dockets are full, prisons are overcrowded, probation and parole caseloads are overwhelming, and police are expected to do more. And, the bulging prison population places a heavy strain on our economy. In addition to murder, rape, assault, and drug law violations, terrorism has become a daily reality. The debate also continues about how best to handle juvenile crime. What's more,... more

Do College Grads Really Make More?

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How much more does a college graduate earn than one with just a high school diploma? Adults--young and old, male and female--who have a bachelor's degree or higher have twice the annual median income than someone with only a high school degree. Looking at the median annual earnings of young adults ages 25 to 34, those who had not completed high school had lower incomes than those of their counterparts who had done so. Even though gaps still... more

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

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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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