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Trades & Careers

The 21st century has seen a major emphasis on professional education; tons of ink and uncountable billions of pixels have been spent on the growth of STEM education, business education, computer education, and medical education. | | | | But one interesting development in the past two decades has been a new emphasis on vocational education - education for trades . . .

Science & Engineering

Conscientious parents still urge their children to become doctors, lawyers, and CEOs, but in the 21st century, students heading into college are just as likely to be advised to become scientists. In fact, in the last two decades, the number of STEM undergraduates has gone up quickly and decisively, as reported by Inside Higher Ed . . .

Psychology & Counseling

People are more aware of the importance of mental health today than in the past, and the stigma that once attached to receiving therapy or counseling has largely eroded in the last generation, so career potential for psychologists and counselors is promising. | | | | Psychology and Counseling are two related fields - both are centered around mental health . . .

Nursing & Healthcare

If you want the security of knowing you can get a job anytime, anywhere, at practically a moment’s notice, there’s pretty much only one field that can deliver: Nursing and Healthcare. The Healthcare Industry is the third fastest-growing sector in the US, after technology and construction, and according to the Bureau of . . .

Liberal Arts & Humanities

There's a lot of talk today about whether a liberal arts or humanities degree is really worthwhile. Maybe it's been good enough for the last three thousand years of western civilization, but surely today liberal arts and humanities learning is outdated and obsolete. | | | | Then you hear what employers are looking for in candidates . . .

Education & Teaching

Attitudes toward teaching and teachers have changed in many ways over the years, and not always in the teachers' favor, but one thing remains unchanged - we always need them. The education system may look different from one generation to the next, and even one year to the next, but when it comes down to it . . .

Criminal Justice & Legal

In the US, we've always looked at criminal justice and law as a reliable career option; while being a law enforcement officer may be dangerous, with that danger comes a steady paycheck, benefits, and retirement, along with the respect and admiration that comes with the role. | | | | In the 21st century, though, criminal justice and . . .

Computers & Technology

The pioneer days of computer science are behind us - computer technology is normal. With a new generation of digital natives growing up in an environment in which computer technology is taken for granted and no longer carries an air of sci-fi and mystery, we have a well-established industry, clearly defined higher education programs . . .

Business & Management

Forget the "Don't Major in Business!" trend-pieces that go viral on Facebook every few months; as Calvin Coolidge said a century ago, the business of America is business, and as far as anyone can see, few career paths are as reliable as business and management. | | | | The Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that, while . . .

Art & Design

If you love to draw, paint, take photos, make things, and express ideas in a visual way, you may have considered going to school to become an artist. | | | | And chances are, if you’ve spoken those thoughts out loud, someone said, “But you can’t make a living as an artist!” It may have been . . .