Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Career Schools on the Rise

Getting a four year degree from a traditional college or university is not the only way to prepare for a career. In fact, six of the ten fastest growing occupational categories require less than a four year degree. Career schools offer accellerated training in these emerging professions to meet career goals. 

According to the Career College Association, enrollment in career schools increased 17% nationwide between 2004 and 2006. This resulted in 2 million students enrolled in career schools in 2006. Many of these students are the first in their family to attend a higher education institution. 

An education from a career school is a great investment. 75% of career school graduates reported higher earnings, compared to only 56% of graduates of public institutions.  

Career schools also tend to offer programs for the fastest growing industries. Healthcare is the fastest growing field, with a projected 3.5 million healthcare jobs by 2012. This increase makes healthcare a nearly recession proof field, especially with the aging baby boomer population.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

IT Industry Continues to Thrive

While many American workers are being laid off and struggling to find employment, workers in the information technology (IT) field have little to fear.

The IT field boasts an unemployment rate of less than 2%. This high employment rate is due to the development of new technology and the support for new technological initiatives.

In today's economy, companies want to function as smoothly and cost-effectively as possible, and that means relying on information technolgy. By enhancing the applications and infrastructure of a company, the company is able to enhance and expand its services. 

With the IT field being incorporated into vast aspects of business management, IT professionals can bank on their job's security. Read More

Monday, December 8, 2008

Kaplan Survey: More Considering Grad School

A November Kaplan survey showed a steady increase in Kaplan's law and business school preparation programs. According to the survey, the number of people taking the LSAT or GMAT has notably increased, with those taking the GMAT rising nearly 6%. 
But what is the reason for this increase in the demand for higher education?  Many people hope to ride out the unstable economy by going back to school. Students are reluctant to enter a work force plagued by job losses and lay-offs. By returning to school, people are able to prepare for a stable economy in the future by making themselves more qualified and desirable as an employee.
If you can't seem to get a job in today's economy, prepare for a better future and enroll in a Kaplan Continuing Education course today.