CAREER SPOTLIGHT: DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY

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Do you enjoy physics? Do you think medicine and dentistry are interesting? Are you an active listener who enjoys working with people? If any of these things describe you, then Diagnostic Medical Sonography may be the career field that would make you tick. What do you need to be a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer? Education:  Required: Associate’s Degree or Post-secondary Certificate If you are a high school student, make sure you are focused on taking sciences including physics and biology. Skills: Diagnostic Medical Sonographers know how to: Think critically Communicate with others Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or

Career Exploration for High School Students – The Key to Choosing a Satisfying Career

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College and career is just on the horizon for high school students. Starting career exploration during high schools is important, and the earlier the better. When the average cost of college is over $23,000 and rising every year… Can you afford to go to college without a purpose and plan? Here are 5 ways to begin career exploration: 1. Try different assessments to determine what careers may be a good fit for you. Identifying your talents, passions and values is essential to making the right career choice. My Next Move is a quick online assessment of your career interests. 2.

Career Spotlight: Front Line Leaders of Administrative Personnel

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Do you like organization and working with a team? Are you interested in customer and personal service? If so, then a career as a Front Line Leader of Administrative Personnel may be perfect for you. On the other hand, if you don’t enjoy working with others, critical thinking, planning and administration, becoming a front line leader may not be a good fit for you. Front line leaders of Administrative personnel directly supervise and coordinate the activities of clerical and administrative support workers.(ONET) What do you need to be a Front Line Leader of Administrative Personnel?   Education: Front Line Leaders

Career Sportlight: STEM Careers

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Do you like science or math? Does engineering or technology interest you? If so, this career spotlight is a must read. STEM Careers are “in-demand” and offer several options for cool jobs, and according to Stemcareer.com, during the next decade, the U.S. demand for scientists and engineers is expected to increase four times the rate for all other occupations.   STEM is an acronym referring to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The term is typically used when addressing education policy and curriculum choices in schools to improve competitiveness in technology development. It has implications for workforce

Career Spotlight: Market Research Analyst

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Do you like analyzing data? Are you interested in sales forecasting? If so, then a career as a Market Research Analystmay be perfect for you. On the other hand, if you don’t enjoy gathering data, preparing reports, critical thinking and problem solving, becoming a market research analyst may not be a good fit for you. Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price. Bureau of Labor Statistics What do you need to be a Market Research Analyst?

Career Spotlight: Urban Planner

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Do you love planning? Are you a good communicator who has a passion for designing? Are interested in geography? If so, then a career as an Urban Planner may be perfect for you. On the other hand, if you don’t enjoy working directly with the public or developing strategies and thinking creatively, becoming an urban planner may not be a good fit for you. Urban and regional planners develop plans and programs for the use of land. Their plans help create communities, accommodate population growth, and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.Read more at Bureau of

Career Spotlight: High School Teacher

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Do you love kids? Are you a good communicator who has a passion for coaching and developing others? Is organization one of your strengths? If so, then a career as a High School Teacher may be perfect for you. On the other hand, if you don’t enjoy being around children or are interested in an enormous salary, becoming a teacher may not be a good fit for you. High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market. Read more

Career Spotlight: Geneticist

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Do you enjoy biology? Do you also like chemistry and mathematics? Do you think working in a lab conducting experiments and doing research is fun? If any of these things describe you, then a career as a Geneticist might be for you! What do you need to be a Geneticist? Education: Becoming a geneticist requires at least a Bachelor’s degree and most likely a Master’s degree or beyond. If you are a high school student, make sure you are focused on taking biology, chemistry and mathematics. Skills: Geneticists know how to: Use scientific rules and methods to solve problems Be

Career Spotlight: Legislative Aide

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Are you a good communicator? Do you enjoy doing research and analyzing data? Is making arrangements and planning trips something you love to do? If so, you should consider a career as a Legislative Aide! Legislative aides work with representatives, senators and government officials to manage communication with constituents, organize representatives’ schedules, research legislation and typically direct activities in their offices. The requirements for a position as a legislative aide often vary according to the office and needs of the legislator. Education Required: Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree Skills and Personal Abilities: Written and Oral Communication Organization Critical Thinking Monitoring

Career Spotlight: Dental Assisting

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Have you always known that you wanted to work in Healthcare, change peoples’ lives, and get to know your community better? Do you want to be a wife and mother who has Fridays off and gets to spend her nights at the ball field watching her children play? Do you want to serve others by providing them with a way to look and feel much better about themselves? Do you want the opportunity to [move up] in your professional career? If any of the above describe or are desirable to you, then Dental Assisting may be the career path for