10 Careers to Best Use an Online Business Administration Degree

10 Careers to Best Use an Online Business Administration Degree

Are you interested in doing an online business administration degree? If so, there are several exciting careers that await you. Corporations and small businesses form the backbone of the world economy. Business administration experts are needed to fill many roles within these companies. Business administration students study business theory and best practices. Furthermore, they learn how to solve complex problems. Business administration grads often work in marketing, sales, or operations.  Keep reading to find out what careers await you after an online business administration degree. What Is Business Administration? Business administration is the study of business theory and applications. It...

A Complete Guide to Vocational Schools

A Complete Guide to Vocational Schools

While many high school graduates attend college, working toward a Bachelor’s degree may not be the right path for everyone. A career in a trade can be just as satisfying, not to mention good-paying. Suppose you’re interested in pursuing a trade as an Electrician, HVAC Technician, Business Office Administration, Computerized Accounting, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Alcohol and Drug Counselor, or any of many hands-on type careers. In that case, you might want to explore vocational schools and Certificate Programs rather than a university degree. What are vocational schools, what types are out there, and how can they prepare you for a successful...

Starting an Electrical Training Program: What You Can Expect Before, During, and After

Starting an Electrical Training Program: What You Can Expect Before, During, and After

Did you know that electricians must pass a color test? They also provide a wide range of functions that need problem-solving skills. There are many other exciting facts about electricians. But if you’re interested in becoming an electrician, you already know quite a few of them, if not all. But, now that you’ve decided to pursue your dream, do you know where you should start? To be an electrician in California, you must obtain your license to work as a licensed electrician. You can attend many electrical training programs to earn your certificate, receive your Electrical Trainee Card, and after...

How to Take Charge and Overcome Anxiety When Learning Online

How to Take Charge and Overcome Anxiety When Learning Online

What do you do when things in your life get tough? When people in your family are looking up to you to shoulder more responsibility than you’re ready for? Are you going to give up and throw in the towel? Of course, you’re not, and that’s why you’re here. Things may be seemingly over for you right now, but there are ways to overcome anxiety and challenges, especially when it comes to learning online. We all face anxiety at some point or another, but how you respond to that anxiety will help set the precedence for the rest of your...

How to Change Your Career

How to Change Your Career

Are you looking to change your career but aren’t sure how to get started? A career change can be a big life adjustment. If you’ve been working in one career field your whole life, transitioning careers may feel like a difficult feat.  However, people change their careers all the time. Nearly half of American workers make a dramatic career switch in their lifetime. People switch careers for various reasons, with the number one reason being unhappy with their previous position.  How do you make a career change? What steps do you need to take? Check out this post to learn everything you...

NECA – Electrical Construction Scholarship Opportunity

NECA – Electrical Construction Scholarship Opportunity

To our Electrical Students in Fairfield The W. Creighton Schwan Scholarship is sponsored by the Northern California Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association in memory of the late W. Creighton Schwan who dedicated his life to the electrical industry. Students meeting the following criteria are encouraged to apply: Currently enrolled in a college program at a vocational college, community college, or university with a focus in construction management for the electrical industry, electrical engineering, or electrical inspection. The educational institution must be located in one of the following counties (representing the Northern California Chapter, NECA jurisdictions):  Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, Napa, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus,...

Tips for Studying and Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Tips for Studying and Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Mental illnesses are complex and often difficult to diagnose and treat. When two or more disorders come together, the complexity of the individual’s needs and symptoms skyrocket. Treating multiple illnesses at once is challenging and requires a lot of studying and a deep understanding of mental disorders. What exactly are co-occurring disorders, and how are they different from typical mental disorders? Whether you’re studying to become a mental health practitioner or believe you are struggling with co-occurring disorders, you must do your research to understand how mental health illnesses can interact with each other. Here, we will discuss co-occurring disorders,...

How to Transition to a Career as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor

How to Transition to a Career as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Are you looking for a career change? Do you want to help people struggling with addiction diseases? Are you passionate about mental health? Becoming a substance abuse professional could be the right move for you. Becoming an Alcohol and Drug Counselor is a big decision that comes with many steps, but in the end, you’ll have a fulfilling career helping others. You could go in the substance use disorder field in a few different directions, so let’s break down your options. We’ll also look at the process of becoming an entry-level Alcohol and Drug Counselor. All About Being a Substance...

Make a Difference and Change Lives: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Become a Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Make a Difference and Change Lives: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Become a Drug and Alcohol Counselor

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2019, the median salary for a full-time, experienced drug and alcohol counselor was $46,240. The job outlook for individuals seeking work in this field is also strong. The BLS anticipates its growth rate at 25% for the next ten years. This is more than six times the average growth rate for all occupations.   If you’re looking to enter the field, these long term financial benefits are appealing. However, you’re also looking forward to a career as an entry-level alcohol and drug counselor because it will allow you to help others. So what’s the path to...

What Are the Benefits of Trade Schools?

What Are the Benefits of Trade Schools?

Does the thought of committing to four (or more!) years of school make you want to run away screaming? You could join the military, but then again, that’s also a massive commitment. What if you could get hands-on instruction in classes that excite you?  Trade schools are viable opportunities for anybody looking for something different that leads to a real career. You may be surprised to learn all the benefits of trade schools and how they are changing the face of education and employment. 1. Save Money Did you know that it usually costs more than $20,000 per year to attend a...