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How to find Accredited Online Schools

September 15th, 2016 by schoolbound

According to a 2014 report by the National Center for Education Statistics, over 12 percent of college students are enrolled in a distance education course. Beyond that, over 13 percent of college students are taking some form of online classes. Online schools are an affordable and convenient way to earn your degree. Below explains how to find an accredited online school. Beware of Scams Be aware of any school that …


Three Green Degrees You Can Earn in Two Years or Less

March 17th, 2016 by schoolbound

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  In the spirit of the holiday that brings us shamrocks, green cupcakes, and green beer; let’s talk about green education.  To keep up with the demand for professionals in the “green economy”, many colleges have added new degrees or specializations within existing degree programs. In fact, environmental or sustainability degrees are not just in the science field; a variety of degree programs including business have green …


New Careers: Now’s the Time to Think Green

March 15th, 2016 by schoolbound

According to NASA, February was the hottest month to date since they started measuring temperature in 1880.  These statistics will likely add to the increasing demand for professionals in the green industry. The term “green” is used in reference to anything that has to do with conservation, sustainability, etc.  In the career world, there are actually two green job areas – one includes companies that offer green services or products …


Does Going to College Really Pay Off?

March 9th, 2016 by schoolbound

Going to college is expensive, a lot of work, and a life-changing experience.  If you are like many people, you probably wonder if it is even worth it.  It is a very large commitment that is really scary.  On the other hand, the uncertainty of whether you can get a job that pays the bills without a college degree is pretty scary, too. Going back to school doesn’t have to …


What Can I Do With a Business Degree?

March 7th, 2016 by schoolbound

One of the most flexible degrees that you can earn is a business degree – what you learn can be applied to an actual business/finance career, becoming a manager in almost any field, or opening your own business.  According to a report published by the Department of Labor, by the time a student earns a bachelor’s in business they likely have an understanding of “business operations, have quantitative and reasoning …


How to Become a Mystery Shopper

March 4th, 2016 by schoolbound

You have probably heard of mystery shoppers and perhaps you wondered, “Is that really a thing?” Well, apparently it’s a real job and the Department of Labor just published an article on being a mystery shopper and what to expect. Mystery shoppers are people who go to different stores and purchase items like a regular customer except they get paid to do it.  They are often independent contractors who perform …


5 Fastest Growing Careers Needing Only an Associate Degree

February 29th, 2016 by schoolbound

The need for these professionals is projected to grow by at least 20 percent in the next ten years.  This is an important factor to consider when looking at 2 year degree programs.  When you graduate you want there to be plenty of job openings, right? It is not surprising that four out of five of these careers are in the medical field. According to the Department of Labor, the …


Single Parents Earn Their Degrees Online

February 26th, 2016 by schoolbound

Whether it is because of the flexibility of being able to study at your own pace or the convenience of being able to study in your own home, compared to other students more single parents are getting their degrees online. This and other interesting facts about distance learners were published in the December 2015 Condition of Education Report, a report released by the Department of Education. One of the most …


Want a High Paying Career Now?

February 22nd, 2016 by schoolbound

OK, maybe not right this second, but these three high paying jobs only require a certificate.  And, most certificates take less than a year to complete.  So, if you are looking for an occupation that pays well but you’re not ready to spend two years in an associate program, take a look at these three great careers. Aircraft Mechanic $56,900 per year As you may have guessed, aircraft mechanics work on …


Going Back to College Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk

December 8th, 2015 by schoolbound

An Australian study has found that older adults could reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia by taking college courses to boost improve their cognitive skills. The study, called the Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project, observed 359 participants aged between 50 to 79 years who completed at least a year of a part-time or full-time college course. Cognitive tests were taken both before and after finishing of …