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Degrees That Get You Hired. Photo: ThinkStock By Meg Marsh While college has a myriad of benefits, many students earn a college degree in order to start a career after graduation.

Degrees That Get You Hired

Recently however, it's more important to find degrees that get you hired. We are still in shaky economic times, and students need to choose their college and major wisely. You want to choose a path that will lead to a career after graduation or else you’ll be left wondering why you’re forking over hefty sums of money each month in student loan payments. Of recent college grads in this field who were surveyed, 56.5 percent had a job that required a bachelor’s degree. “Recession-proof jobs” has become a hot expression. A recent New York Times article reports results from a 2009 Labor Department’s American Community Survey that shows which careers have the highest employment of college graduates under the age of 25. Education/teaching: This field has the highest percentage (71.1 percent) of jobs that require college degrees.

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K-12 : Student Resources

Grade level: 6-12 Maps Access maps displaying economic information, including data on monthly and annual employment and unemployment. Glossary Find definitions of BLS terms. Grade level: 4-12 Last Modified Date: April 4, 2014. Explore Occupations and Careers. College Navigator - National Center for Education Statistics. K-12 : Student Resources. Career Exploration What are you interested in?

K-12 : Student Resources

[+] Show all Building and fixing things[+] Show Computers[+] Show Food[+] Show. Explore Career Options: Watch career videos. Career Exploration. 5 Reasons to Be Flexible About Your Career Plans. Career Pathways. Career pathways are small groups of occupations within a career cluster.

Career Pathways

Occupations within a pathway share common skills, knowledge, and interests. To see all the careers in a career pathway, click on a link below. Agriculture, Food, and Natural ResourcesAgribusiness SystemsAnimal SystemsEnvironmental Service SystemsFood Products and Processing SystemsNatural Resources SystemsPlant Systems Power, Structural and Technical Systems Architecture and Construction Construction Design and Pre-Construction Maintenance and Operations Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and CommunicationsAudio and Video Technology and Film Journalism and Broadcasting Performing Arts Printing Technology Telecommunications Visual Arts Business, Management, and AdministrationAdministrative Support Business Information Management General ManagementHuman Resources Management Operations Management.

Career Clusters and Pathways. With so many career options available, where do you start?

Career Clusters and Pathways

Career Clusters Use the 16 career clusters to organize your career search. Look at occupations, industries, and majors with common knowledge and skills before narrowing your search. Career Pathways Career Pathways are small groups of occupations within a career cluster. Assess Yourself. Self-Assessments can help you know yourself better.

Assess Yourself

And knowing yourself better can help you choose a satisfying job or occupational field to explore. Choose one of the following three assessments to learn more about yourself. Quick Assessment Explore jobs that best match your personality. Are you realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, or conventional? Job Families. Tours & Open Houses. University Undergraduate Admissions. Campus Visit Date. Find Colleges - When to Plan a Campus Visit. Visiting a college campus is one of the most exciting steps in choosing a college.

Find Colleges - When to Plan a Campus Visit

If possible, it’s best to visit colleges before your applications are due. That way, you can be confident you'd be happy at any of the colleges you’re applying to. It’s also best to go is when the college is in session. That way, you’ll get to see it when classes are meeting and day-to-day activities are taking place. How to Pick a Date. Home. Where the jobs are: The new blue collar. Joseph Poole will make more than $100,000 in wages and overtime by the end of the year.

Where the jobs are: The new blue collar

The 21-year-old works in what looks like NASA's mission control, monitoring the manufacturing process at Chevron Phillips petrochemical plant in Houston. Poole didn't get the job with the engineering degree he originally considered. Instead, Poole landed it with a two-year course at a local community college. "The potential to make just as much money as an engineer, but for half the cost of the education, was here," Poole says. "Just seeing firsthand how things are made is something I really enjoy doing.

" By 2017, an estimated 2.5 million new, middle-skill jobs like Poole's are expected to be added to the workforce, accounting for nearly 40% of all job growth, according to a USA TODAY analysis of local data from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. and CareerBuilder. Not all pay as much as Poole's, but all pay at least $13 an hour; many pay much more. Confused About Your Career Path? - 16 Steps to Find the Right Career. The content on is for informational and educational purposes only and should not be construed as professional financial advice.

Confused About Your Career Path? - 16 Steps to Find the Right Career

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The Common Application: Common Questions for Applicants. Questia Celebrates Site Relaunch with Tips for Perfecting College Study Habits. Questia Releases Data on Effective Study Habits to Celebrate New Website With millions of college students returning to campus to begin another semester, Questia (, the premier online research and paper-writing tool for students, surveyed over 1,000 students and instructors on everything from study and research habits to relationship building with faculty.

Questia Celebrates Site Relaunch with Tips for Perfecting College Study Habits

This data, which can be found in their unique College Study Habits infographic, shows that students and professors are on the same page in some areas, but also highlights certain disconnects where students don’t dedicate quite as much time to their coursework as professors would hope. One result from the survey showed the majority of students choose their professor as their go-to source for both trustworthy academic advice as well as general college mentoring.

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