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Janice Stevens’ Return to School at 41

October 12th, 2018 by schoolbound

When Janice Stevens considered furthering her education at age 41, she had plenty of worries. She hadn’t been in a classroom in over 20 years and had never completed any classes beyond high school. After years of working in the same job for over a decade with little increase in pay, Janice was still working more than 40 hours a week to make ends meet. Even worse, she dreaded going …


Is Online College Better? The Real Pros And Cons of Online Education

October 12th, 2018 by schoolbound

Online education is a convenience that we are just beginning to appreciate and understand; it is quite possibly the most expansive aspect of education that is growing today. The playing field is leveled for students across the globe as people in China, Tanzania, and Western Chile can study similar subject matter through their mastery of the world wide web. With this convenience, however, some aspects of online education that are …


Going Back to School at 40: A Closer Look at Non-traditional Students

October 10th, 2018 by schoolbound

If you are over the traditional student age, and considering returning to college, you are not alone. Studies show the number of non-traditional students (those over the age of 24) continues to grow every year. Reasons for the increase vary, but one thing is clear: Being older has advantages.


Need to Know: 2017’s Fastest Growing Careers

February 1st, 2017 by schoolbound

Some factors to consider before choosing a degree are expected entry pay, amount of education required and how quickly the job will grow. Here is a list of some of the fastest growing careers this year.


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 …


People With College Degrees Make More and Weigh Less

March 31st, 2016 by schoolbound

There are many benefits from getting a college degree; the most obvious being better wages and less unemployment.  One great example is someone with an associate degree earns more than $100 dollars more than someone with just a high school diploma. But did you know that there are also links between education and divorce rate?  Or that people who go to college live longer?  There is even data that suggests …


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 educati on.  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 …


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 …