The Advantages of Attending a Career College.

Written by Max Stein

There are many educational choices for this year’s crop of graduating seniors. Traditional colleges, both four-year colleges and community colleges, are becoming less and less of a “fit” for students. Long times to graduate, waiting lists for popular programs, or outdated curriculum for modern careers are all compelling reasons to seek other sources of education. Indeed, only 30% of students who enter a four year college actually graduate. Of those who do graduate, large portions don’t even find work in their chosen field. Onrepparttar other hand, career colleges offer specific training for some ofrepparttar 109349 “hottest” jobs available like nursing, dental hygiene and a wide range of technical and computer jobs. Let’s look at three perceived disadvantages a career college has over traditional schools.


With such a current emphasis on college attendance andrepparttar 109350 competitive lengths some high school students are willing take to get into top schools, some recent graduates may consider choosing to attend a career college as settling. This is not necessarilyrepparttar 109351 case. Why are you going to college? Usuallyrepparttar 109352 answer is to get an education, learn a profession and be able to provide for you future. A career college does all these things, in less time than traditional schools. Most career college graduates actually make a higher starting wage as well, depending on their degree. When you look atrepparttar 109353 choice pragmatically, one may askrepparttar 109354 question, “Why don’t more high school graduates choose a career college?” One thing to make sure of before you enter any school, is whether or not it is accredited byrepparttar 109355 national governing body, especially if your profession requires licensing…like nursing or dental hygiene.


When you compare tuition prices with a community college or junior college with that of a career college, you may wonder how you can justifyrepparttar 109356 wide discrepancy. Once you considerrepparttar 109357 limited availability of spaces in top in demand programs, it becomes easier to justifyrepparttar 109358 cost. For instance, nursing schools, dental hygiene schools and other “hot” careers have long wait times to even gain entry. While these wait times often shorten up, it still may be years before you get intorepparttar 109359 program. Meanwhile, career colleges have much shorter wait times, or no wait times at all. If you considerrepparttar 109360 lost earnings of a dental hygienist duringrepparttar 109361 three year wait period, it becomes much easier to justifyrepparttar 109362 higher tuition. Indeed it would cost more overrepparttar 109363 long run to attendrepparttar 109364 community college!

Make Your Career Offshore Proof

Written by Max Stein

There has been a lot of talk recently about American jobs moving overseas…offshoring isrepparttar buzzword for it. During difficult economic times it is often easy to find a scapegoat to blame for a downturn in jobs. While government reports and politicians try to downplayrepparttar 109348 impact, offshoring is something to take seriously. This article will discussrepparttar 109349 permanent effect offshoring will have on U.S. jobs and what you can do to make sure it doesn’t happen to you. Economic crises ofrepparttar 109350 last thirty years have tended to blames overseas competitors for America’s financial woes. Duringrepparttar 109351 seventies it was foreign steel to blame and duringrepparttar 109352 eighties it was foreign agriculture. The current trend of moving American jobs overseas, particularly to India, The Phillipines and other developing nations has been troubling to many. While some people think this is a temporary situation, shifts inrepparttar 109353 American economy and world politics indicate otherwise.

One ofrepparttar 109354 effects ofrepparttar 109355 collapse ofrepparttar 109356 Soviet Union andrepparttar 109357 end ofrepparttar 109358 Cold War has beenrepparttar 109359 increased globalization of trade. On this continent, economic borders have opened up due torepparttar 109360 North America Free Trade Act (NAFTA). In Europe,repparttar 109361 collapse ofrepparttar 109362 Iron Curtain has openedrepparttar 109363 borders ofrepparttar 109364 eastern countries. Andrepparttar 109365 European Union has made a significant impact onrepparttar 109366 economy; standardizing currency in 13 countries in 2000 and adding 10 new member nations last month…mostly former Eastern Bloc nations. Even China has joinedrepparttar 109367 global free market, contributing $620 billion in trade torepparttar 109368 world’s markets in 2002. China has taken control of Taiwan and regained Asia’s economic powerhouse – Hong Kong – after 100 years of British rule.

These global economic changes are big and they will not go away. American companies have taken advantage ofrepparttar 109369 global market, establishing icons of American culture like fast food, retail stores and computer software everywhere. With all these events and situations, it only makes sense that American companies would turn to foreign labor.

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