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Going Back to School?…Make It Count

With unemployment high and job satisfaction low for many I think it is only normal to sometimes wonder if we should go back to school and try something new.  Mater of fact my best friend is just finishing up a degree in nursing…do you think she made a good choice for a new degree?   Here is some of what the experts are saying at Yahoo.com… I found it facinating and good food for thought..

“Are you considering returning to school and want to earn a degree that’s attractive to future employers?

:) Loved Degree #1: Bachelor’s in Health Care Administration

Do you have a passion for health care but want to pursue more of a leadership role? Consider earning a degree in health care administration.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2010-2020 projections, 28 percent of all new jobs in the U.S. economy will be in the health care and social assistance industry.

:( Hated Degree #1: Bachelor’s in Architecture

Okay, so architecture might not be such a hated degree; it’s just that there aren’t many employers around to love it,


:) Loved Degree #2: Bachelor’s in Communications

If there’s one thing we love to do in this age of the Internet, it’s communicating. With everything from Twitter and Facebook to chat rooms and blogs blasting us every minute of every day, a degree in communications seems relevant.

:( Hated Degree #2: Bachelor’s in Fine Arts

We’re not trying to stunt your growth as an artist here. But if you’re planning to pursue a fine arts – or any arts – degree, Carnevale and his “Hard Times” report have some possibly uninspiring advice.

The report found that recent fine arts grads had a high unemployment rate of 12.6 percent. Experienced grads did fare a bit better, though, at 7.3 percent.

:) Loved Degree #3: Bachelor’s in Computer Science

Are you thinking about putting your love for computers to the test by earning a degree in computer science?

Employers like what you’re thinking, at least according to Heathfield and the “Hard Times” report. The report found that recent computer science grads had a 7.8 percent unemployment rate, while experienced computer science grads had an even lower unemployment rate of 5.6 percent.

:(  Hated Degree #3: Bachelor’s in Philosophy

According to the “Hard Times” report, recent philosophy and religious studies grads had a high unemployment rate of 10.8 percent.


:) Loved Degree #4: Bachelor’s in Nursing

 (Looks like my friend made a good choice, but she is my best friend after all)

Do you have a great bedside manner and a hankering to help those in need? Pursuing a nursing degree could be your calling. With an unemployment rate of 4 percent for recent grads and only 1.9 percent for experienced grads – according to the “Hard Times” report – it’s probably safe to say that employers are quite fond of this degree.

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