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Four Reasons Career Training Trumps a College Degree

For most, a college degree comes at a high price and may leave students and their families saddled with crippling debt for years or even decades. This has been a recurrent story in the media and is now rising to the level of a significant political issue; presidential candidates are pointing to it as a problem for the economy overall and, according to a recent article in the Chicago Sun-Times, many are even proposing debt relief. Politics aside, it seems we’re in the midst of a collective realization that college may be a waste, given that it’s far from a guarantee of a job after graduation.

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What Life Is Like as a Network Administrator

If you have always thought of yourself working hands-on with computers and networks, then a career as a network administrator might be the exact path you are looking for. Not only does it put you in a challenging, interesting career, but now is also a great time to work as a network administrator because there are a number of high-paying jobs in the field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median salary for a network administrator is $82,050, and the field is expected to grow by 6 percent by 2026. If career growth is something you are looking for, becoming a network administrator puts you in a good position to move up to some roles with even higher pay:

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The Top 5 Technology Skills Companies Need

We’re facing a technology-skills drought in the United States. According to a recent Emerson survey, two in five Americans say the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) shortage in the U.S. is at a crisis level. If you’re transitioning into a new career or looking to move up, grabbing technology skills now can mean a whole new level of job security.

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Top 10 IT Careers for Veterans

You’ve acquired many new skills while serving in the military. Now that you are transitioning to civilian life, wouldn’t it be great to use those skills in a field that is interesting and lucrative? You should be able to take your military experience and use it as a foundation for a new vocation. That’s why so many returning veterans transition into IT careers.

Information technology continues to be a growing field where veterans can apply their skills. It’s been demonstrated that vets excel at IT jobs. Military training generates a talent pool rich in technology and cybersecurity experience. Those skills tend to readily translate to IT careers in civilian life. And demand for IT professionals continues to grow. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that IT will add 557,100 new jobs over the next 10 years, new jobs that pay a median wage of $86,320 per year.

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Over 50? With Career Training, Step into These 5 Booming Industries

If you are over 50 and concerned that ageism will make it harder to find a rewarding job, take heart. There is an ongoing shortage of skilled workers, and your experience could give you a competitive edge. With the right approach and credentials, you should be able to compete with younger candidates for tech jobs that are both rewarding and satisfying.

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