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Top Online Video Game Design Degree Programs of 2016

Video games are a powerful cultural force and a multi-billion dollar global industry. Recent statistics show that 58% of Americans play video games, and video game sales topped $10.5 billion in 2009. This is good news for those interested in working in the video game industry as designers and programmers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, software engineering and related jobs are among the occupations expect to grow 22% over the next decade, meaning job prospects should be … Read the Rest

Top Online Master’s in Counseling Degree Programs of 2016

Counselors are in high demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for licensed professional counselors in every area of specialty are expected to grow at a faster than average rate over the next several years as job openings exceed the number of students graduating from counseling degree programs. Opportunities in certain counseling specialties such as substance abuse and behavioral disorders are expected to grow at a much higher than average rate. The Value of a Masters … Read the Rest

Top Online Medical Assistant Schools for 2016

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assistants (MAs) and medical assisting careers are expected to increase by 29% through 2022, a rate well above the national average for all fields. MAs perform both clinical and administrative tasks in a variety of healthcare environments. Responsibilities and duties vary and are dependent upon the location and specialty of the practice and include: measuring vital signs, assisting with examinations, giving injections and overseeing administrative tasks. Employment in this field requires either … Read the Rest

Best Online MBA Degree Programs for 2016

Whether you are seeking a new career in business or are simply eager to climb the ladder in an already established career, earning an MBA may make good career and financial sense. According to a 2013 research survey by The Graduate Management Admission Council, the median base starting salary for an MBA graduate is $95,000. Nearly 9 in 10 (88%) of 2010 MBA graduates had jobs immediately upon graduation, with hiring prospects expected to improve even more in coming years. … Read the Rest

8 Best Colleges for Online Psychology Degrees in 2016

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for psychology related careers is expected to grow at a faster than average rate, making psychology degrees a worthwhile investment for the future. Some of the fastest growing opportunities available to psychology degree holders include positions in career counseling, special education, industrial and organizational psychology, genetics counseling and forensics investigation. More and more people are choosing to pursue college degrees online because of their greater flexibility and affordability. For … Read the Rest

Top Online MHA and Healthcare Management Degree Programs of 2016

Healthcare has become one of the largest industries in America, generating some $1.7 trillion annually. With an increasing number of people in the industry expected to retire and a rapidly aging population overall, healthcare workers and administrators are expected to be in high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the employment of medical and health services managers will increase at a faster than average rate over the next several years. The Value of a Master of Health … Read the Rest

Top Online Colleges For Public Administration for 2016

(Image Source) Public Administration professionals are individuals responsible for the management of public agencies. Public administrators are responsible for the creation, implementation and evaluation of public policies and the management of the organizations in which they are employed. These professionals provide services, set and implement policies, evaluate social programs and are involved in public relations, marketing, financial planning and human resource development. The diverse functions for which the public administrators are responsible require an understanding of government framework and strengths … Read the Rest

Top 10 Colleges For Real Estate Degree Programs for 2016

(Image Source) Regardless of where you live – Vermont, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming – a career in real estate requires a substantial knowledge of the real estate market, a general understanding of finances and a familiarity with zoning and tax laws, insurance and mortgage and banking. A complex field, the real estate field necessitates a comprehensive understanding of finance and development of skills in analytical thinking, communication and collaboration. Business and finance are integral, related areas of real estate. In … Read the Rest

Top Online Real Estate Degree Programs for 2016

(Image Source) Purchasing a home, an investment property or a new business property is not a simple process. Financing, pricing, insurance, filing for transfer of titles and ensuring the property is safe for occupancy are just a few of the aspects of buying and selling real estate. There are a range of professional positions within the real estate industry responsible for the completion of these various tasks. Positions include home appraisers and assessors, real estate brokers and sales agents and … Read the Rest

Top Online Colleges for Teaching Degrees in 2016

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts the need for elementary school teachers to increase at an average of 12% through 2022, and the need for high school teachers to grow at a slower than average rate of 6%. A career as a professional teacher in public and most private schools requires at least a bachelor’s degree, with advancement and pay increases generally tied to either an advanced degree or teaching experience. A typical classroom teacher’s day is divided between classroom … Read the Rest

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