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5 Popular Graduate Degrees for 2018

With many companies now requiring applicants to have a bachelor’s degree, obtaining graduate degrees and beyond can be a great way to stand out from the crowd. Many jobs require more in-depth knowledge than a bachelor’s education can provide. Additionally, many people who earn a graduate degree earn more money and find more fulfilling work after completing their programs. As of 2015, about 8% of the US population held master’s degrees. You can pursue your graduate degrees in just about any field, but some industries require more rigorous education than others, making some degree programs more in-demand. Here are 5 of the top graduate degrees of 2018, which can all lead to fulfilling and lucrative careers.   Computer Science Because nearly every field involves the use of computers in various applications, computer science is an excellent choice for postgraduate study. Computer science graduates can become software engineers, software developers, security engineers, mobile application developers, or pursue careers in a wide range of newer fields, such as data science. Because coding is such an in-demand skill, these fields are growing quickly.…

How Big Data Can Be Used to Revive Businesses & Organizations

Some of the biggest companies in the world proved years ago how valuable big data can be. Now, nearly every company in the world understands the power of big data for helping businesses grow. The big data market is expected to reach over $76 billion by the end of 2020, and the technology has become much more accessible for businesses of all sizes. Even small businesses can use it to gain insights on their customers and inform business decisions. But what about organizations that are more interested in just staying afloat, rather than focusing on growth? Here’s how big data can be used to revive businesses on the brink.   Provide Insight on New Markets If one market just isn’t working out, it can be a signal that it’s time to pivot and go in a new direction. Breaking into new markets can be a great way to revive a company, but there’s also a lot of risk involved. Of course, it’s impossible to know for sure how a new market will respond to a product or service until it’s…

Digital Learning: 7 Insights on the Future of Education

The way we learn has changed a lot. Although the vast majority of kindergarten through high school students still attend in-person daily classes, technology has shaped these classrooms and changed the way students interact with their curriculum. Older students at the university level are increasingly taking blended learning or full online classes while juggling other obligations, such as jobs and family. Digital learning is here to stay, and it is estimated that half of classes will take place online by 2019. So how is this shift affecting the future of education? Here are 7 of the many ways technology is helping us to learn and grow.   Learning Customization Students don’t all learn in the same way, and new digital tools can help provide the customization needed for success. For teachers with 30 students or more in one classroom, technology and digital learning can help to tailor lessons to suit each student’s level and needs. Using digital whiteboards, tablets, and other devices equipped with curriculum software, teachers can ensure that each student is working on lessons that are appropriate for…

5 Health Care Careers for Type A Personalities

Are you ambitious? Do you like order and organization? Does it bother you when people live their lives by the seat of their pants? If so, you’ve probably been called “Type A” at some point during your life. Although you might have felt insulted at the implication, it can actually be a very positive trait for building a successful career. Many people with Type A personalities do well in the medical field. It’s no wonder—hospitals and healthcare organizations couldn’t function without a high level of organization and accuracy. If you’ve been wondering which career path is right for you, here are 7 great healthcare careers for your ambitious and precise personality.   Pharmacy Technician Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in filling and dispensing prescription medications to patients. Unlike pharmacists, who must complete many years of training, pharmacy technicians only need a high school diploma and on-the-job training. However, the pay is also much lower than it is for pharmacists. Jobs in pharmacy are plentiful (and growing quickly), since drugstores, hospitals, and even some grocery stores have their own pharmacies. These careers…