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How to Become a Travel Nurse

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Nurses and Their Impact on Oncology Care

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How to Become a Certified Nurse Anesthetist

Advanced Practices Take Nursing Career to Next Level Nursing is among the occupations in the highest demand locally and nationally, and offers excellent opportunities for good pay and benefits, but requiring a high degree of skill. Some nurses, however, choose to raise their skill level even higher, pursuing careers as advanced-practice nurses. In Orange County, the occupation of registered nurse ranks 12th for projected job openings from 2010 through 2020, according to the California Employment Development Department. In the 10-year period, more than 7,200 job openings for RNs are projected, including 3,740 newly created jobs and 3,460 due to RNs

Degrees with the Worst Return on Your Student Loan

We know that we promote health and medical careers here at TopMedicalCareers.net, but have you ever wondered which degrees you should really think twice about? We are not trying to point out that these jobs are not needed, but if you are worried about the ability to be financially secure after college then be cautious. It’s always better to learn now before later right? Read on for the infographic on the full post.

Funding an education is an expensive business, but some degrees are better value for money than others. A costly course doesn’t necessarily lead to a earning a fortune.

Salary.com suggests that you should carefully consider the college degree you take, and factor in the potential return on investment (ROI). Research shows that some degrees are unlikely to lead to a well-paid job.

Of course, this list should not stop you from following your dream. If you have a burning desire to enroll in a particular course, go for it! You might not rake in the big bucks, but it’s also important that you like your job.

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Top 10 Worst College Majors, Definitively Ranked

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PayScale ranked 130 different majors by salary potential (salary meaning total compensation including base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, commissions, and also overtime if applicable.) The numbers include full-time employees with a bachelor’s degree only, and over 1,000 colleges and universities were included from across the nation. For the purpose of our article, we are highlighting the bottom five on the list, which indicate the worst college majors for salary potential.

Child and Family Studies

Students studying child and family studies face a median starting salary of $29,300, and a mid-career salary $37,700. These salaries are very low, and many people without a college education could easily make this much or more each year. Students who choose to study this major do learn important life skills, including interpersonal, research, analysis, critical thinking, presentation, problem solving, and other skills. Although these skills might be important to some employers, you can learn them in many other majors as well — and probably make more money.

Social Work

Social workers also suffer from low salaries. According to the study, the median starting salary is $33,100, and $45,300 at the mid-career level. Social workers can do many different jobs and work at many different agencies, but again, many social workers work with children or disadvantaged populations. They face grueling work schedules, often with a lot of travel, and extremely stressful and emotional situations. Social workers help to keep families together and also to protect children who must be separated from their families.

Human Development

Some majors are very hard to market, and human development can be one if you have only a bachelor’s degree. Students learn written and oral communication skills, research, critical thinking, as well as other skills. These skills can help with a lot of career choices, but may not translate to a specific degree as quickly as a nursing or engineering degree. Human development majors also often end up working with children, either in a daycare setting or school setting.

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Sociology: social worker, corrections officer and chemical dependency officer.

Fine Arts: museum research worker, graphic designer and painter/illustrator.

Education: daycare center teacher, elementary school teacher and high school teacher.

Religious Studies/Theology: religious educator, chaplain-healthcare and associate pastor.

Hospitality/Tourism: meeting/event planner, hotel resident manager and catering manager.

Nutrition: dietician, food services manager and food scientist.

Psychology: human services worker, career counselor-high education and bereavement coordinator.

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