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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.  Th ey are often independent contractors who …


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 …


Important Money Tips for Older Adults Going Back to College

October 19th, 2015 by schoolbound

Returning to college, or going for the first time, can be harder than the course work itself, as Cliff Robertson, Jr., of Tyler, Texas, is discovering, in large part because he refuses to go into debt to pay for school. “It’s requiring every penny I can scrape up, applying for every program even remotely available. Then there are the bills of life that simply do not stop,” says the 49-year-old, …


Online master’s degree becomes more widely accepted – but still faces hurdles

September 9th, 2015 by schoolbound

Earning a master’s degree from a for-profit online university may be a viable option, but many say it’s not necessarily worth the bang for your buck. With the proliferation of people with online master’s degrees, employers and job recruiters have found that some online degrees are preferred among others. “Traditional universities that offer online degrees are usually better than for-profit online universities,” said the vice president of a top recruiting …


OnlineU.org Announces New 2015 Rankings of the Top Online Degrees

July 9th, 2015 by schoolbound

University of Southern California, North Carolina State University, and University of Florida capture the most spots across 7 subject areas In the course of our deliberation process, we put a lot of effort into identifying metrics for each specific program that we felt best conveyed proof of success for the students and its program Kirkland, WA (PRWEB)July 07, 2015 SR Education Group, an online education research publisher based in Kirkland, …


Rejected? You Still Have Options

May 18th, 2015 by schoolbound

April is an exciting month for most high school seniors. Most have received their college acceptance letters and are making their final decisions on where they will attend college this fall. Unfortunately, some students have not been so lucky; some are still sweating it out, hoping to make it off the waiting list, or worse, they’ve only received college rejection letters. There are a number of reasons why students may not have …


Where to Find and Apply for College Scholarships

April 13th, 2015 by schoolbound

When it comes to searching and applying for scholarships, many students and parents are unsure about where to look. Here are five places you should always turn to when seeking free money for college: 1. Searching and Applying for Scholarships Online Use reliable scholarship websites that offer updated scholarship data and a profile-based matching system. Time-saving scholarship matching services will use the information you supply about your grades, hobbies, awards, …