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Best Educational Institutes

Best Educational Institutes

Best Educational Institutes

Engineering can be a rewarding career, and the field of engineering is much larger than you may think. For example if the field of construction interests you there’s the path of a construction engineer. A construction engineer will be inventing new structures and materials which can withstand natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes, and which are also environmentally friendly.

If you are into computers, a career in computer engineering may be the path for you. Computer engineers help to develop the systems and forms of technology we use every day such as the iPhone, Google, and the myriad of applications available. For lovers of architecture there is the path of an architectural engineer, which can also encompass civil and mechanical engineering.

One form of engineering that is expected to grow over the next few years is in the petroleum sector. A petroleum engineer performs activities which result in or are related to the production of hydrocarbons; this can be in the form of natural gas or crude oil. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the job growth for petroleum engineers is expected to be at approximately 26%, which is far faster than the average rate of job growth for any given sector. A petroleum engineer will typically hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering, and one can begin their training as early as high school with courses geared towards science and math training. Colleges around the world offer degrees in engineering, with some of the best being located in the Unites States. The University of Austin at Texas, Pennsylvania State University, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, and the University of Southern California all offer top notch schooling for those interested in a career in petroleum engineering.

If being in and around nature holds more of an interest for you biology may be the career path you travel. With our ever-changing climate and seas expecting to rise, the study of marine biology has become an important part of understanding where our climate future is headed. For an individual who is interested in a career as a marine biologist a bachelor’s degree is usually the minimum requirement. The median income for a marine biologist is approximately $54,000 dollars; those holding master’s degrees will normally be able to earn a six figure income depending on state of residence and experience.

Marine biology is the scientific study of life in the ocean and as such, a school with a hands-on laboratory is a must. Some of the top schools for marine biology include Boston University in Boston, MA which offers a program geared towards those interested in the research aspects of the career. The University of Hawaii at Hilo offers students the opportunity to study in a rich marine environment; they combine hands-on and classroom curriculums for a full marine life experience.

For those interested in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), there are many colleges and universities all around the world offering outstanding degree programs. In some cases it has been noted that college graduates can earn up to 80 percent more during a lifetime than their high school diploma holding counterparts.

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The Best Place To Study Law!

The Best Place To Study Law!

The Best Place To Study Law!

When choosing to be a lawyer, it goes without saying that there will be a great deal of studying involved. As well as the time a person has to invest, there is also the cost. It is therefore important to ensure that you are attending the right kind of law school to ensure that it caters for your needs.

Yale University is listed among the best graduate schools for those looking to train as a lawyer. Yale Law School prides itself as being among the top law schools and producing lawyers from all walks of life. Harvard Univeristy is another school ranked among the best. The students at Harvard University aren’t given traditional letter grades, the instead receive a distinction of honors, pass low pass or fail. The campus also offers live in on-campus dormitories for those who will be studying for law full time. Stanford Law School allows its students to customize their education in the second year, thanks to a variety of elective courses.

Of course, its not only potential lawyers who need to ensure that they are attending the right kind of school, paralegals are just as important in today’s legal world so it is important that they are receiving the right kind of education.

The Univeristy of Cincinnati is regarded as one of the leaders when it comes to its paralegal programs and studies. Among the programs on offer are minor and major degree programs. There are three different types of credits and degrees that can be obtained, including the bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies, an associate’s degree and a professional certificate. Georgetown University offers a paralegal program that is famed for its cutting edge curriculum. The program was first established in 1973, which has been accredited since 1977. The program is also approved by the American Association for Paralegal Education. The University of San Diego’s paralegal program is said to be one of the best available on the west coast. What’s more, the program is flexible so those who may struggle to attend classes in the day can simply attend one of the classed that takes place during the evening.

This is only a snapshot of what’s available when it come to studying law. When choosing a school it is important that you are able to afford the fees and that it offers all the facilities you require. While it can be tempting to opt for a school that will offer you the education for a lower fee, it’s worth checking out as to what that particular school’s graduation rate is. Needless to say that if you spend money and don’t graduate, it’s not only the fees that have been wasted, but also a great deal of your time.

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Mortuary Science Graduates Continue To Be In High Demand

Mortuary Science Graduates Continue To Be In High Demand

Mortuary Science Graduates Continue To Be In High Demand

While some sectors of the economy are slow to pickup, mortuary science is not one of them.  Mortuary science can be a difficult field to work in as it deals with the studying of deceased bodies (it is not for those who are squeamish). It is not considered a glamorous field but provides a service to those family members who are in their hour of need, dealing with the death of a loved one.

Most who study mortuary science go on the become funeral directors, but some become morticians which would include the study of embalming. The average salary of a mortician is approximately $55,000 dollars per year, and a funeral director can average approximately $48,000 dollars per year. As one obtains more experience the salary levels can rise considerably.

Obtaining a degree in mortuary science is a two to four year process depending on which state you live in. Researching your states requirements is the first step in determining the path to take as there are tests that must be taken at the state level to qualify as a mortician or funeral director. Also, each state requires that an internship be completed before licensing occurs.

The best way to get a foot in the door is to approach a local funeral home and ask if there are any jobs they have available that you could fill while finishing your studies. There are many funeral homes across the country that are family owned and some which are owned by corporations. Often times the family owned operations will hire from within, so starting off at a lower position while going through school could help with employment further down the road.

One thing to keep in mind about this career is that a mortician is dealing with grieving loved ones. This can be especially hard because everyone grieves in a different manner; some may be openly weeping while talking to you, while others may be angry their loved one has left and takes their anger out on the funeral home staff. No matter the situation, a mortician or funeral director must remain calm, sympathetic and caring.

Another consideration is the smell; my mother used to work in a deli when I was in grade school and the mortician down the street came in for lunch every day. I’ve never smelled such an awful odor, and he smelled that way every day; it is inescapable. The other thing to take into great consideration is your family. Are they going to understand when you can’t make it to Cousin Jenny’s wedding because someone died and you have to be at work? Death waits for no man (or woman), and you will be working when the situation demands it, not when you feel like it.

If you care about helping others in their time of need then this may be the career for you. Unfortunately every family will have need of a mortician or funeral director at some point in their lives. Fortunately there are caring individuals who decide to wear this mantle and help us through the crisis.

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Journalism Education In A Digital World

Journalism Education In A Digital World

Journalism Education In A Digital World

Technology, as great as it may seem, has its downsides. For instance, technology is undeniably taking away and even in some cases hurting, potentially killing, certain career fields. One of these fields is journalism. If you have noticed, print-journalism isn’t necessarily the hot thing anymore. Newspaper companies are dying out and quickly being replaced by online media sources. Fortunately, several of these newspaper companies have made the transformation to Internet news and media, but for the ones who haven’t, they have been doomed.

But I like to think Journalism has actually received several benefits to the rise of the Internet. This digital world that we live in has opened the door to several new potential ways of communication. Now we’re not limited to newspapers, radio, and TV, but rather the world is expanding with the relatively recent introduction of the Internet.

If you have a knack for writing and think a job in journalism is what you’re meant for, your options are more diverse than they’ve ever been. Traditional journalism is still around, and some students pursue this, but there is an entirely new box of tools at your fingertips. Let’s start with education. There is nothing wrong at all with a degree in journalism, in fact it can prove to be the most beneficial depending on what your exact niche is, but college isn’t as bland as that; there are several different paths you can go down. Sports journalism, for instance, narrows your scope down. Those who want a career in online media writing about sports can hone their skills in with a degree in sports journalism.

With the Internet, you don’t even need an education in journalism to have a career. People have started their own blogs, websites, social profiles, and YouTube channels with the sole purpose of spreading news and communicating ideas, much like a newspaper, but don’t have any sort of background in journalism. This makes them personable and more like you and me. The public eats this up and they love it.

This digital world we live in changing the way those who want a career journalism go about it. You can specify a specific niche in the journalism world and furthermore you’re not constricted to just writing. There’s less emphasis on being correct and more emphasis on being popular, controversial, and a draw. Whether this is moral or not, it’s opening the door for pretty much anyone to get their voice out there to the public, and I think this is fantastic.

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Caring for the Carefree!

Caring for the Carefree — Helping Babies In Need

Caring for the Carefree!

If you want to become a nurse and you love young infants, you may be interested in specializing in neonatal nursing.

Neonatal nurses care for newborn infants with a variety of medical problems, including premature birth, infection, cardiac malformation and other defects and surgical problems.

Neonatal actually means the first month after birth, but because some of these infants face months of care for problems during in the neonatal period, the specialty encompasses care for infants related to birth defects and illnesses immediately after birth. Some neonatal nurses care for patients as old as two, but most care for infants from birth until their release from the hospital.

The neonatal nurse salary for a new nurse averages $50,000 a year, but the rate grows with experience. Salaries for experienced neonatal nurse average over $60,000 annually.

Demand for all registered nurses is high, so job prospects are strong.

Becoming a neonatal nurse means first earning a bachelor of science in nursing, becoming licensed and working as a registered nurse. After practicing three years, you must obtain additional certification as a neonatal nurse. That certification can be in Neonatal Resuscitation or Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing. This is similar to the process that a Nurse Practitioner goes through and they make a similar amount.

In the near future, a doctor of nursing practice will be required. This graduate degree requires a bachelor’s degree for entrance. Some nurses who hold a master’s degree may choose to earn a PhD, which is a research-focused advanced degree.

The neonatal nurse must be patient and compassionate, and able to help parents learn to care for their infants, often explaining complex medical details and demonstrating equipment. They must be sharp critical thinkers, able to act quickly in a highly-charged situation.

Many neonatal nurses start out as staff nurses caring for critically ill infants. You may help a new mother care for and breastfeed her critically ill newborn, care for a full-term infant in critical condition or help deliver a premature infant. You’ll work with parents and families as they learn the skills they’ll need to take their babies home and integrate them into the care they’re receiving in the hospital.

Neonatal nurses find it extremely rewarding when the smallest and sickest of their charges are stabilized, begin to grow and are discharged for home care. They often remain in touch with the families of their patients throughout their lives.

As you begin to gain more experience, you’ll find your professional opportunities expanding. Many neonatal nurses choose to take national certification exams at this stage.

Most neonatal nurses work in hospital settings, though some may be community-based, providing home care and follow-up for high-risk infants.

In the hospital setting, you may work in a Level II nursery with the less ill and convalescing babies or in a Level III nursery with critically ill infants. Depending on how critical your patients are, you may work with only one or up to four, in most cases. You may work 12-hour shifts, taking day or night shifts. In some cases, hospitals offer eight or ten hour shifts or other, more flexible schedules.

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