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What’s a Payroll Specialist and Is It Right for You?

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The role of payroll specialist might not be something you’ve heard of before, but it could be the perfect job for you! Read on to find out exactly what they do, how much money they make and the skills you would need to enter this career field. From there, you’ll be ready to decide whether or not being a payroll specialist is in your future! What Do They Do? A payroll specialist is involved with keeping track of the time people spend working, as well as making sure they’re getting paid the right amount for those hours. They make sure … / Read more »




Should I change careers?

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Katie from the University of West Florida asked: “I will have my Master’s degree in I/O psychology soon. I’m looking for a career change into massage or cosmetology school since I have lost interest in the Human Resources field. I have done projects, internships, and some of my job experience is related to HR, but my passion for the field has definitely been reduced. I would like a more creative field, somewhat less stressful, and less paperwork oriented. I want to be able to help people feel better about themselves, but I’m scared that this will be a bad decision.” Thanks for your … / Read more »




Lucrative Degree Options for Women in Technology

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Most Lucrative Degree Options for Women in Technology

Technology degrees have historically been dominated by men. However, as attitudes in academia and technology fields change, a degree in technology is now an excellent career choice for female students as well. Below introduces four of the most lucrative technology degree options for women and how you can get started in them. Sales Engineer Sales engineers must have excellent interpersonal and technological skills. Since they prepare and deliver product or service presentations, they must have factual knowledge of parts, processes, and functions as well. Engineers work with existing clients and engineers to evaluate equipment needs and requirements and also assist … / Read more »




Class of Spring 2015 – At Graduation: Which majors earn the most?

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Did you know? … At graduation, the five majors reporting the highest salaries were: Engineering at $57,500 Computer/Information Sciences at $50,000 Health Professions at 44,000 Mathematics and Statistics at $43,000 Business, Management, Marketing & Finance at $40,000 What does your major say about what you can expect to earn when you graduate? If you want to work in a field related to your major field of study, it might say a lot.  If not, it may not be as strong an indicator of what you may be able to earn. Look deeper than the numbers on the surface if you want to … / Read more »




Am I Choosing the Right Career Path?

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Darrell from Red Rocks Community College asked: “I am preparing to finish my associate’s degree and plan to transfer into a Bachelor of Science program in Healthcare Administration this Fall. Although I am motivated and driven to succeed, I am wondering if I am choosing the best field to guarantee a job when I graduate. Could you please provide me with some advice as to whether or not I am on the right track?” Thanks for your question, Darrell – Before I share some advice with you, I’d like to challenge you to think about how you would answer the … / Read more »