6 Reasons Women Should Consider a Career in Construction

6 Reasons Women Should Consider a Career in Construction

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), overall employment in the construction sector is expected to grow 5% between 2019 and 2029.  Are you a woman considering a career in this exciting and fast-paced industry? If so, we believe there’s never been a better time to join the field. While it has traditionally been a male-dominated niche, the pendulum is starting to balance. Today, there are plenty of jobs for women in construction, and the job outlook is trending upward.  Today, we’re sharing six critical reasons why it’s wise to pursue this rewarding profession and how we can help you...

8 Reasons Students Love InterCoast’s Hybrid Program

8 Reasons Students Love InterCoast’s Hybrid Program

As the world continues to evolve, are you considering a return to college? Perhaps you’d like to pursue that digital marketing career you’ve often thought about. Or, maybe you feel compelled to immerse yourself in a cybersecurity course.  In either scenario, you’d be doing yourself a tremendous service if you started hunting down a hybrid program. This style of learning can be more effective than in-class or online programs.  The U.S. Department of Education conducted a study that surveyed in-class, online and hybrid programs. A high percentage of successful students were found in hybrid learners.  One of the main reasons for this...

Fear of Relapse — Coping With the Biggest Fear in Recovery

Fear of Relapse — Coping With the Biggest Fear in Recovery

When I first got sober, I had a huge fear of relapse. One of the most difficult parts of recovery is the fear that goes with it. When I got sober this time, I was intensely afraid of relapsing. The reason for this is simple—I had just come off a 9-month relapse that was absolutely horrible. I had gone back to my drug of choice—heroin—but I had also started using a number of other drugs on top of that. I wasn’t able to reach the point of feeling okay until I had all these drugs in my system. It was...

How to Become a Peer Support Specialist

How to Become a Peer Support Specialist

Have you overcome a mental health condition or substance use disorder? Are you also thinking about changing your career path? You may be unsure which direction to take, but have you considered becoming a peer support specialist? You may have never heard of this essential role, but it’s a rewarding job for those who have fought through a personal struggle. Mental Health America (MHA) report a study that followed 401 individuals using peer-staffed crisis centers and 1,796 who didn’t. Results showed that over one year, individuals using peer-run centers had 2.9 fewer hospitalizations than those who didn’t.  If you want to improve...

Why the Mental Health Field Needs More Workers Than Ever

Why the Mental Health Field Needs More Workers Than Ever

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to alter our daily routines and even caused some drastic changes. As a result, it has affected millions of individuals’ mental health. According to surveys, there is an increase in depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders.  Those who suffer a mental illness are more likely to succumb to alcohol or substance abuse. As a result, more and more people need the help of trained mental health workers.  Today, we will look at some of the reasons mental health workers are more important than ever. Then, we will see the benefits of a career in...

What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s in Addiction Studies?

What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s in Addiction Studies?

While you may think you know what you want to study during college, the truth is, According to  studybreaks.com, about 75% of college students consider or change their major.  However, a degree in addiction studies might be right for you! Helping people through one of the most challenging times in their lives can be incredibly fulfilling, rewarding, and even help you earn more income.  But what is an addiction studies degree, and why follow that career path?  If you’re feeling lost about studying in college, here are some facts about getting a bachelor’s degree in addiction studies. What Is an Addiction Studies...

Employer Testimonials – InterCoast Colleges

Employer Testimonials – InterCoast Colleges

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Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Among Young Adults

Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Among Young Adults

In 2019, there were 9.5 million young adults diagnosed with at least one co-occurring disorder and a substance use disorder. (Samhsa.gov).  In 2020, more young adults attending college suffered from mental health concerns during the Coronavirus pandemic.   College students can be especially vulnerable to these disorders. They try to balance work and social life among other more significant responsibilities. These changes can lead to heightened anxiety and even depression. The stress of coping with these demands and the easy access to drinking and drug use can be a recipe for disaster. College years can be full of triggers that lead students to...

10 Reasons Why Business Degrees are Perfectly Suited for Veterans

10 Reasons Why Business Degrees are Perfectly Suited for Veterans

As a veteran, you may assume that you are slightly behind others in the job hunting process because you don’t have the right professional experiences. However, the skills you learn in the military might put you ahead of the rest of the cohort. A veteran who has received rigorous military training is better suited to certain professions than others. Business degrees can be some of the most promising choices for military members adjusting to civilian life.  This article will go through the ten reasons why veterans should get degrees in business administration or an associate degree in business.  1. Leadership...