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 Long times to graduate, waiting lists for popular programs, or outdated curriculum for modern careers are all compelling reasons to seek other sources of education.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. On other hand, career colleges offer specific training for some of “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 and 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 necessarily case. Why are you going to college? Usually 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 at choice pragmatically, one may ask 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 by 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 justify wide discrepancy. Once you consider limited availability of spaces in top in demand programs, it becomes easier to justify 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 into program. Meanwhile, career colleges have much shorter wait times, or no wait times at all. If you consider lost earnings of a dental hygienist during three year wait period, it becomes much easier to justify higher tuition. Indeed it would cost more over long run to attend community college!
Make Your Career Offshore ProofWritten by Max Stein
There has been a lot of talk recently about American jobs moving overseas…offshoring is 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 downplay impact, offshoring is something to take seriously. This article will discuss 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 of last thirty years have tended to blames overseas competitors for America’s financial woes. During seventies it was foreign steel to blame and during 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 in American economy and world politics indicate otherwise.
One of effects of collapse of Soviet Union and end of Cold War has been increased globalization of trade. On this continent, economic borders have opened up due to North America Free Trade Act (NAFTA). In Europe, collapse of Iron Curtain has opened borders of eastern countries. And European Union has made a significant impact on economy; standardizing currency in 13 countries in 2000 and adding 10 new member nations last month…mostly former Eastern Bloc nations. Even China has joined global free market, contributing $620 billion in trade to 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 of 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.