Health information management and health information technician are two career paths in a booming industry that is projected to add 5.6 million jobs through 2022. Check out this infographic to see which one is right for you.
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Today there are more than 100,000 sworn female police officers in the U.S. This list highlights and celebrates some of the most influential female police officers and explains how they impacted the field of law enforcement.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll show you how to crop an image. You’ll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
A little laughter can go a long way in a classroom full of young children. Learn about the benefits of humor in the classroom and get some ammunition with this handy list of kid-friendly jokes.
Project managers are in demand. But what do they do? And what does it take to become one? Whether you are motivated by a career change, an advancement in your current position, or plain old curiosity, read on to get the scoop on this popular, yet mysterious, job title.
There are very few professions these days that will not incorporate interaction with others. This is why it's imperative to develop strong teamwork skills. Not only will this skillset serve you well in your future career but it'll help you acquire the knowledge and training you'll need to get there.
Now is the perfect time for job-seekers looking to break into the technology field. But what are the best tech jobs to pursue this year? We identified five of the top positions based on job openings and earning potential.
Discover the history of Heath Information Technology (HIT) through the 21st Century.
There are many obvious traits that people expect a nurse to have, such as compassion for others, a caring and nurturing personality, and the sincere desire to help others along with the unique ability to deal with all those things that others might find, well, stomach turning.
The Rasmussen College tutor program won the Innovative Use of Technology Award at the National College Learning Center Association’s (NCLCA) annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico in October. The college received the award for its innovative technology resulting in better student learning, as well as increasing student engagement.
LinkedIn has become the premiere social networking site for professionals. We connected with professionals spanning several industries to identify some handy tips and tricks on leveraging this resource. Find out how to catch the eye of enticing employers!
You know you want to work with kids someday and you might even think that an early childhood education career is in your future. And whether it's something you've known for a while, or it's a new revelation, it's exciting to know that you're on your way to achieving your dream.
Jobs for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are expected to increase by 25 percent through 2022. But how do you become an LPN and how long will it take? This 5-step guide will help you make a plan!
How do you get started in an intimidating field like information technology? The answer: as a help desk technician. It may not seem like a glamorous job, but IT pros say it has the potential to launch your career to new heights. Hear what they have to say.
Whether you're considering becoming an accountant or thinking about going to dinner with one, there are a few benefits you might want to know about. We connected with real accountants and their significant others to find out some of the little-known perks of having an accountant by your side.
Why are employers struggling to fill medical coding jobs? What does this position entail? How can you take advantage of the exciting opportunity? Keep reading to find the answers to all of your burning questions.
We connected with Jennifer Ayotte, Rasmussen College School of Design dean, to help us identify five key courses included in the graphic design program. Her insight will give you a little taste of what you’ll experience after enrolling.
Once you decide you want to become a graphic designer, the hard part is over, right? Wrong! The next step is deciding which graphic design work environment you'd prefer: in-house, agency or freelance. Take this quiz to find out which is right for you!
Working in technology doesn't necessarily mean writing thousands of lines of code all day every day. There are several interactive and dynamic career opportunities available. So if you're not cut out for coding, consider one of these four tech jobs.
You’ve always thought about becoming a nurse, but do you really have what it takes? Nursing pros share seven signs that you’re ready to launch the career you’ve always wanted!
You've finally decided you're ready to go to college-congrats! The toughest decision is behind you, but there's still some work ahead of you. Now you need to figure out how to prepare for college and what type of classes are best for you. There are a few signs that suggest you're ready to become an online student. Take a look at the list below to see if you see these signs in your own life.
There are a handful of crime museums and historical sites that highlight criminal justice history, famous cases, hands-on crime exhibitions and more. Learn about eight criminal justice attractions that are sure to fascinate you!
You love kids and becoming a nanny sounds like the right option for you right now. But how do you become one? This article will make sure you are well-equipped and know everything there is to know before you start pursuing positions.
You’ll be happy to hear that it’s possible to have the best of both worlds: an environment that won’t upset your stomach and a rewarding career that allows you to make a difference in the lives of others. Learn about eight options that meet the criteria for which you’re looking.
If you're ready to take your retail career to the next level, becoming a buyer is the perfect option. You already know the ins and outs of the industry, but what does a buyer actually do and how do you become one? We enlisted some industry experts to help you understand.
Everyone is aware of the importance of donating blood as it relates to the recipients but we don't often hear about the benefits for the actual donors. Learn about five surprising advantages of donating blood!
There are a lot of household objects that—while safe for adults—may cause serious injuries to young children and babies. But fear not—we’ve enlisted Rasmussen College’s School of Education dean Mary Muhs to provide a checklist of essential baby proofing items and “to-do’s” for every home child care provider. So, how safe is your home for children?
What makes a good police officer? We asked two former law enforcement officials for their thoughts so you can get a better idea—straight from the people who have been where you want to be.
You’re used to dominating the field as a former competitive athlete. Now you’re ready to dominate your career path. You need a high-powered career that puts all of your skills to good use and makes you the star of the team. Learn about 10 careers that are perfect for former athletes!
Project management is a field that’s ever-evolving, making it the perfect opportunity to jump right in. We spoke with several seasoned pros to learn about the best skills and tools for effective project management. These top secret tips will put you ahead of the curve in this transitioning field.
Where do registered nurses (RNs) work? The obvious answer is a clinic or a hospital. But the reality is that RNs work in a variety of different settings, specialties and environments—some of which may really surprise and intrigue you!
QA analysts have been dubbed some of the happiest employees in America. What do they really do and why is their job so enjoyable? Find out from the experts!
The popularity of mobile device usage has skyrocketed in recent years. This evolution has paved the way for advances in web design techniques like adaptive and responsive design. What are the similarities and differences between these two approached? Find out from the experts!
Check out the latest video in our Tech Tutorial Series. This installment will explain how to write a follow-up email. Mastering this skill will help you maintain a professional presence in the workplace.
Want to become a web designer? This guide lays out everything you need to know to get started in this demanding yet rewarding creative field.
Mobile web development isn't just another tech trend that'll be gone tomorrow, replaced by something newer and flashier. The exponential demand for mobile is due, in part, to the decreasing cost of mobile devices.
We’re in a job-seeker’s market—but even with the increase in jobs and pay, it’s critical job-seekers find ways to match what employers want and set themselves apart. Check out the infographic below to see what employers want and then stop by one of the upcoming Rasmussen College Community Career Fairs.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this After Effects tutorial, we’ll walk you through the process of using 3D camera tracking. You’ll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to launch an interactive design career.
We enlisted a handful of supply chain management professionals to share some important things they wish they knew before launching their careers. This insider insight will help you determine if this career is right for you!
Rasmussen College Celebrates 1st Anniversary of 'Building Community through Education' [Infographic]
Here is how much time Rasmussen College invested in community initiatives over the past year.
The answer isn't as simple as you might think. It is important to note that business management isn't only for professionals who desire to supervise a team. The education you'll receive while earning a business management degree is versatile and can prepare you for a wide variety of roles in the business world.
We take a look back at the most popular blog posts from 2014. What have you been missing?
Earning a business management degree isn't going to tie you down to one job for the rest of your life. There are a variety of career options open to you once you have the proper knowledge and training. Learn about the 10 most common job titles
We are wrapping up a great year of articles full of student-focused information and nursing career education. Find out the most popular nursing articles from 2014.
What have you missed in 2014? We take a look back at our most popular blog posts of the year.
We're bringing in the New Year with a compilation of our most popular business blog posts in 2014. What have you been missing?
The year has come and gone and it's time to reflect on everything that happened in 2014. There's no better way to kick off a new year than to celebrate the last one! We identified five of our most-read and most-engaging design posts from this past year.
The year has come and gone and it's time to reflect on everything that happened in 2014. There's no better way to kick off a new year than to celebrate the last one! We identified five of our most-read and most-engaging technology posts from this past year.
This year has been particularly interesting for the healthcare industry. Find out what made the list of the top articles from 2014.
Have you always wanted to be in the lead? If so, then pursuing a top level management position may be just what you have been looking for in your career.
The Mokena-Tinley Park campus chose to devote an entire day in October to celebrate the accomplishments of its current medical assistant students and graduates during Medical Assistant Recognition Week (MARWeek).
Many people assume IT pros are boring and nerdy, but there are plenty who insist having a tech pro by your side comes in handy in many everyday situations. We connected with some IT pros and those who love them to get the lowdown on the advantages of marrying a tech pro.
The best way to earn your degree and transition into a career as efficiently as possible is to stay enrolled year-round. Check out some of the other benefits that come with this decision.
The Rasmussen College criminal justice program is chock full of fascinating courses that will provide you the knowledge and hands-on training needed to succeed in law enforcement. Here's a sneak peek into five of the courses you can expect.
Volunteers from the Fargo/Moorhead campus got their hands dirty during the United Way's 23rd Annual Day of Caring on Oct. 9. Staff and students from the campus helped widows Pearl Lee and Jeanette Karst dust cabinets, clean windows, move and mop behind appliances and relocate heavy objects throughout the assisted living facility they both call home.
If you think your queasy stomach makes you a poor candidate for a career in this field, think again! You don't have to be drawing blood and cleaning out a drain tube to get in on this rewarding opportunity. There are tons of other non-clinical nursing jobs to meet your needs if you don't think you fit the bill for a traditional nursing career. Learn about five non-clinical nursing jobs.
The shortage of qualified technology workers has opened many doors for aspiring tech pros like you. We identified eight entry-level computer science jobs you can launch immediately after graduating.
Marketing is an expansive area of expertise that encompasses many different areas, skills and job descriptions. We connected with marketing pros to give you a sneak peek at three common types of marketing. Taking a closer look at these options will help you determine if this field is right for you.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Illustrator tutorial, we'll walk you through how to use keyboard shortcuts. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
Work-from-home nursing jobs do exist. We got some nursing experts to tell you about the details of their work-from-home job so maybe it can turn into your work-from-home job in the future.
No matter where you fall on the spectrum of criminal justice jobs, if you want to work in a courthouse, there's a spot for you. We highlighted the most prominent positions and provided a bit of additional information about each one.
The truth is that not everyone is cut out for a career in child development. There are both challenges and rewards to teaching preschool. We connected with some experts to learn what it takes to succeed in this field.
One option for getting your feet wet in the world of healthcare is to earn a certificate first. Specifically, a phlebotomy certificate can be the stepping stone you need to other healthcare jobs.
Having a mentor has many obvious advantages, but there are also several benefits for the person mentoring as well. We enlisted a handful of career experts to identify four rewarding reasons to become a mentor!
Rasmussen College focused on legacy leadership-what it means and how you achieve it-during its 4th Annual Leadership Breakfast Oct. 30 at Vadnais Heights Commons in Minnesota. More than 400 community members attended the 3-hour breakfast to visit with 11 nonprofit organizations, hear an inspirational speech from Carla Beaurline, founder and host of "Around Town" T.V., participate in a networking activity and listen to a 4-person panel discussion focused on legacy leadership.
Rasmussen College Tampa/Brandon campus teamed up with Portamento of Hope for the third year to provide lunches for approximately 100 children during Thanksgiving Break.
You've heard network administrators are in high demand and have exciting earning potential, but what do they actually do? We have all of the answers to your questions!
Rasmussen College adjunct instructor and 22-year Green Bay police veteran, Mike Knetzger, addressed a packed house at the Wausau campus on Oct. 29 when he shared the story of his daughter, Ashley, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2008.
We understand it's tricky to pinpoint the perfect present, so we enlisted some industry pros to help us compile a list of great gifts for graphic designers. Take a look at what they came up with-there's something for every budget!
If you're stumped on what to buy that special police officer in your life this holiday season, look no further! We compiled a list of 10 ideas any cop would love to unwrap. And don't worry-we went beyond guns and knives, mostly.
Whether your student is male or female, old-school or cutting edge, sensible or sentimental, there's a perfect idea on this list for every budget. You can rest assured that these gifts for business school students will get their nod of approval.
Before you throw in the towel and purchase a gift card, let us help you out. We enlisted some self-proclaimed techies give you some suggestions. Unwrapping one of these 11 holiday gifts for techies will surely make their holiday season one to remember.
If you have a medical assisting student on your shopping list and are stumped on what to buy, look no further! We narrowed down the best and most practical gifts for him or her. Spread the cheer with these medical assisting gifts perfect for the aspiring healthcare professionals in your life!
What do college students need? What can I give that won't have them awkwardly asking for a gift receipt? Rather than taking a shot in the dark, take a look at this list we compiled. Your holiday shopping will be finished in no time thanks to these useful gift ideas for college students.
Web designers understand the importance of staying on top of the latest trends in technology and design techniques. But some fads fade quickly, which is why it's equally important to know which trends are not worth your time. Here are four that seem to be on their way out.
Part of being a well-equipped officer is maintaining peak physical condition. Police departments across the country conduct fitness testing when training and hiring officers. However, it's up to you to keep in shape. Check out this example of a police officer workout routine!
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this After Effects tutorial, we'll walk you through the process of developing 3D text and creating animation. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to launch an interactive design career.
With so many healthcare career options it can be easy to get confused or overwhelmed. That's why we're here to help you get acquainted with all of the career paths available in the health sciences industry.
Affordability is important when choosing a degree program. But don't let those initial numbers scare you. There are plenty of scholarship opportunities out there to help lower the bottom line. Here's four places to search for scholarships.
Check out the first video in our Tech Tutorial Series. In this video tutorial, we'll share some tips and tricks for speeding up your PC computer.
You're interested in business but not sold on working in a corporate environment. Working for a nonprofit may be the perfect career move. Learn about four benefits it could have on you and your family!
Thursday, Aug. 28 started off like any other day at Rasmussen College's Ocala campus, except it wasn't just any other day. Later that day, an armed robber would flee the scene at a gas station near the campus, causing a deadly car crash. The gunman would make his way into the campus-leading to a lockdown. The SWAT Team and dispatch center would be involved, and there would be casualties and a hostage situation. There would also be students learning more than they ever could've imagined. Luckily &amp;amp;amp;amp;#8230; this elaborate situation was only a staged scenario that took place on campus that day.
Just like choosing a preschool for your child isn't easy, determining what kind of educational philosophy you want to follow can be difficult, and it's important to consider all factors. Weighing the pros and cons can be the perfect place to start-after you know exactly what Montessori entails, that is.
Advancing your registered nursing career with a bachelor's degree opens a lot of doors. And knowing the next most sought after opportunities out there can help you plan in advance your specialization.
Are self-paced online classes the right environment for you? Use this checklist to find out!
There are many qualities you've mastered as a mom that lend themselves well to a career in graphic design. We spoke with a few graphic designer moms to identify eight reasons you're perfectly suited for being a graphic designer.
We used real-time market intelligence from Burning-Glass.com to dig into 3.3 million healthcare-related job postings over the last 12 months and identify the top three companies in each state with the most vacancies.
The marketing industry is always evolving. The introduction of new techniques and technology means new terminology to learn as well. Learning the lingo and familiarizing yourself with the landscape ahead of time will help you become a confident and well-equipped marketing student.
Online college lectures can seem pointless and more like a waste of time than a help if you feel you've already learned sufficiently from the homework or assigned reading. While it may seem like an easy fix to simply skip the lectures, the impact of avoiding your professors' presentations time after time may actually cause a large deficit in your learning.
The Rasmussen College School of Design encouraged students to get in the spooky spirit by hosting a Halloween-themed event. The "Dark Art" event took place on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Appleton campus and was broadcast live online to allow students from across the country to participate virtually.
It IT industry has a lot of opportunity to advance, but the key is getting your foot in the door. So how can you snag your first IT job without having any experience? Pay attention to these expert tips for beefing up your IT resume.
Having a wealth of resources, creative support and imaginative talent at your fingertips is a must when it comes to teaching preschoolers, and blogs are an excellent way to get your fix. We identified 15 preschool teacher blogs that we think you'll enjoy!
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Photoshop tutorial, we'll walk you through the process of working with layers. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
Medical Assisting is no longer just about the ability to effectively perform physical tasks associated with the job. It is now more than ever about customer service. It's the reason my family decided to leave our pediatrician of 14 years; one of the most difficult and distressing choices we've ever made.
Corralling a classroom of crazy kids is no easy feat. But it can be done with plenty of practice, hands-on training and some good advice, We enlisted a panel of preschool teaching pros to share their favorite teaching strategies.
There are several types of flu out there. Do you know which variants you're most likely to catch? Do you know the best way to protect yourself and prevent the spread of germs? Check out this infographic for those answers and more.
You're finally ready for a career change so it's time to truly decide if the nursing field is right for you. Rest assured because we're here to help you confront your concerns. We enlisted nursing pros to help you determine if your "buts" are really the roadblocks you think they are.
In his previous career, Bloomington computer science graduate Michael Gunderson would be elbow-deep in auto parts, trying to piece together the remnants of a vehicle; now he is rolling his sleeves up and piecing together something entirely different-software. These jobs may seem vastly different but both boil down to piecing together parts of a system in order to make it more reliable and efficient. This is how Gunderson has moved from nuts and bolts to scripts and syntax.
Rasmussen College's Bloomington campus opened up the ears and eyes of those interested in a career in information security on Oct. 30 during an event focused on security breaches and crimes, and how they happen. Marc Peterson, a senior analyst in information protection at Target Corp., and Jake Bernier, a senior information security specialist at U.S. Bank, ddressed how large breaches can happen, reviewed information on information security jobs focused on defending this type of crime and examined security from the attackers' perspective.
From addiction counselors to mental health case workers, there are a wide variety of jobs that fall under the umbrella of social work. These jobs all require patience and strong people skills, but the demand for these jobs varies by state. We used real-time job analysis software from Burning-Glass.com to create this interactive map illustrating the most common social work job titles in each state.
If you're interested in the art of logo design, we identified eight excellent resources to help you get your start. These articles come from the top graphic design blogs and most renowned professionals in the industry.
An internship is like a new job - both are a little scary on the first day, when you have no idea what's going to happen. Knowing what to expect from your medical assistant internship can be helpful.
It's no secret-the job search process has changed in the past decade. That means the skills you used to find a job in high school probably won't cut it today because the landscape of the entire workforce has evolved. Here's six digital literacy tips and tricks to help you navigate through this new world.
If you need some cold, hard salary facts before pulling the trigger on pursuing a career in business, look no further. We identified the 10 most in-demand business careers and the exciting earning potential associated with each.
If you're looking for a program that will prime you for success in a variety of technology careers, you're probably considering IT versus computer science. We created this infographic to provide you with a side-by-side comparison of these fields of study so you can decide which suits you best.
There aren't many career that offer both spontaneity and security. Traveling nurses enjoy the best of both worlds. Check out the top 10 benefits of becoming a travel nurse.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Dreamweaver tutorial, we'll walk you through the process of creating your own website. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in web design.
Americans are talking about early childhood education. We've long known critical brain development happens before children reach kindergarten. Now we know even more about the importance of early childhood education.
Healthcare management career opportunities can be found all over the country. Use this interactive map to discover the top companies hiring near you!
Check out the latest video in our Tech Tutorial Series. In this video tutorial, we'll teach you how to identify and remove a computer virus.
Becoming an LPN is a great stepping stone for anyone contemplating a career in healthcare. But are LPNs still in demand? Here 6 reasons we say yes!
The Green Bay campus hosted a free panel discussion Sept. 10 concerning autism awareness and the relationships that currently exist between families and persons with autism and the local law enforcement community. Law enforcement and nursing students, along with community members and police officers, learned about autism, a neurobiological disorder, and how law enforcement officers can better handle situations when communicating with individuals with this disorder.
Are you curious about cyber security and crimes? Do you want to learn more about how security breaches happen and how you can protect yourself? The Bloomington campus will be hosting an event focused on cybersecurity on Oct 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
In the design world, learning the lingo will not only benefit your work but it could also enhance your reputation in the industry. We gathered definitions of 25 of the most common graphic design terms you should add to your repertoire.
The Wausau campus collected food and donations for weeks before creating a food sculpture at United Way's CommUNITY Fest in Marathon County Sept. 19-20. The purpose of the annual local festival is to support and provide food for those in need in the community.
In a profession dominating by women, many believe that men have no place in a preschool classroom. We spoke with men who work in the early childhood education field to hear their thoughts on the stereotypes.
Professional healthcare organizations can be great resources for many things, including jobs, networking, continuing education and professional conferences. The healthcare industry encompasses many professions and you'll find a professional organization for most of them. Learn about each one and decide which is best for your career.
Every day college graduates deal with a truly frustrating phenomenon in their job search-"entry-level" positions that require anywhere from one to five years of experience. Their first instinct might be to throw their hands up in defeat, but there are ways to make these seemingly impossible experience requirements seem a little more reasonable.
Cybersecurity blogs are a great source of information, education and conversation regarding the hot topics in the industry. We compiled a list of some of the best ones the Internet has to offer.
A nurse in scrubs is pretty easy to recognize in any situation. But what does a registered nurse do? More than the stereotypes give them credit for!
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Photoshop tutorial, we'll show you how to work with gradients. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
Walk into any Florida campus on a Wednesday throughout the months of August, September and October and you will find faculty, staff and students wearing shades of the same color to support and bring awareness to all different types of cancer. Tampa/Brandon Campus Director Staceyann Sinclair started the Colors of Cancer Awareness campaign on her campus three years ago, and now it's grown where all the Florida campuses are supporting the cause.
Rasmussen College Fargo/Moorhead campus focused on supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's "Out of the Darkness" Walk Sept. 21 as part of its September Diversity Committee initiative.
Students, graduates, community members and employers packed Rasmussen College campuses nationwide Sept. 8-12 to participate in this fall's career fair, one of the college's semi-annual events. The career fair is set up to help attendees learn how to better market themselves professionally, learn job seeking skills and introduce them to employers hiring in their fields of study.
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and what better way to celebrate than to evaluate your password habits? Our latest Tech Tutorial will walk you through some best practices to creating strong passwords.
On most occasions, reading up on pension plans and retirement planning would probably put you to sleep. But there's a good reason to get excited if you're getting started in law enforcement. Changes to Minnesota's public employee pension plan have resulted in a substantial increase in retirements-which could open the door for a wave of new officers and promotions.
There are three main settings in which graphic designers can choose to work: in-house, agency or freelance. We surveyed more than 150 graphic design pros to get a sneak peek at each of these work environments.
The Bismarck Cancer Center features world-class cancer treatments and support to those being treated through radiation at their facility. The center helps patients with various needs, including lodging, food cost, gas to get to appointments, spiritual treatment and survivorship support.
What exactly will you learn while earning your early childhood education degree? What types of ECE classes can you expect to take? Learn about five critical courses included in the Rasmussen College ECE curriculum.
Just hearing the word "interview" might be enough to make your stomach queasy. But the best way to be confident is to be prepared. We enlisted several nursing pros to share their tips on how to ace your nursing school interview.
Who says you have to choose between stability and flexibility? There are a handful of work-from-home healthcare jobs that allow you to enjoy the best of both worlds! Learn about some of your options and the pros and cons of telecommuting.
Mokena/Tinley Park's campus made a decision Sept. 1 to feature its group tutoring sessions via Adobe Connect for those students that live far, can't make it to a session or take classes online. Keeping up with new technology is important for schools, faculty and students to show they are able to go above and beyond in services and skills they offer; it's also a perk that helps online students.
In honor of Cyber Security Awareness Month, we put together a handy checklist to determine if your passwords are as secure as they should be. Use this tool to find out if you're at risk of being the target of a cyberattack.
The Lake Elmo Woodbury campus sponsored the 33rd Annual Woodbury Country Mile half marathon and 5k Aug. 24 hosted by the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce. Rasmussen College campuses are always looking for new ways to get involved in the community, and the Lake Elmo/Woodbury campus decided the race would be a great opportunity this year.
You've heard accounting is a lucrative career but what does an accountant actually do? Learn about the universal duties and the various specialties from which you can choose.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this InDesign tutorial, we'll walk you through how to create a template. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
Every career comes with some surprises on the job. But we enlisted some social work pros to give you the inside scoop on what to expect when you enter the field. You'll see what it's really like being a social worker.
Proper etiquette is nothing new for most people. You grew up with your parents constantly telling you to mind your manners. But for those who grew up without some sort of computer screen inches from their face at all times, proper "netiquette" may seem a bit mystifying. We're here to help with nine simple guidelines for how to be on your best behavior in an online classroom.
The idea of working in a medical field may be a dream that's always lingered in the back of your mind. Or maybe it's a new interest that you've recently discovered. Either way, becoming a medical assistant can be a great place to start.
Check out the latest video in our Tech Tutorial Series. This installment will explain how to write a formal letter. Mastering this skill will help you make a great first impression in a professional setting.
A new school year means new expenses, and sometimes, parents struggle to afford all the latest and greatest school supplies. In an effort to help alleviate the stress of school supply shopping, the Student Nursing Organization (SNO) at Rasmussen College's Rockford campus donated supplies Aug. 20 to the Youth Services Network.
If working with kids as a preschool teacher is your dream job, there are some things you should know first. We got the inside scoop from two experts on what becoming a preschool teacher is really like.
You're considering acquiring a degree in graphic design but you want to know what your job prospects will look like after graduation. Take a look at the top 10 positions that hire individuals with a graphic design degree.
If you're considering earning a degree in business, it makes perfect sense to want to learn about your career options after graduation. Use this handy, interactive map to familiarize yourself with the opportunities available near you and start mapping out your future!
Social media sites have become an invaluable tool for police departments to solve crimes. Learn about the new ways social media and law enforcement go hand-in-hand in crime-solving and investigating.
We've all heard about how LinkedIn can help you find a job, but did you know there are ways to leverage your favorite other social media networks in your job search? Here's some expert tips!
One Wausau campus early childhood education graduate recently earned Wisconsin's highest rating for quality in-home child care-and she's the only child care provider in Sauk County to receive such a rating.
Are you interested in becoming a surgical tech? Learn about four reasons pursuing a career in this field is definitely worth your time!
Three staff members from the Wausau campus joined together to paint the restroom facilities at the HeadStart child care facility in Marathon County mid-August.
Nurses are caretakers, good listeners and crafty problem solvers. Find out fifteen more reasons that make them great life partners too.
If the tech industry is where you see your future, it's important to stay current on the industry jargon. We enlisted some tech experts to help us define some of these tricky tech terms so you have a solid understanding of what's happening in your field of interest.
Transitioning from nanny to preschool teacher isn't as difficult as you might think. Learn how your experience caring for kids has primed you for success in the classroom.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Illustrator tutorial, we'll walk you through the process of cropping images. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
Following industry blogs are a great source of education, conversation and motivation for paralegal hopefuls. We identified 14 of the top paralegal blogs that you can't afford to miss in 2014!
As a parent, you're a pro at making youngsters feel happy and at ease. Becoming a pediatric medical assistant is the perfect opportunity for you to extend that passion from your personal life into your professional life. But what does it take to be a successful PMA?
There are several misconceptions of online education that may be prohibiting you from earning your degree your way. The truth is that an online education can pave the way for some pretty sizable salaries. Take a look at our list of 10 high-paying online bachelor's degrees!
The Lake Elmo/Woodbury campus took things back to the '80s Aug. 18 by encouraging students to dress up as their favorite '80s icon and participate in the RasMash-UP XXII open mic/talent show. The quarterly event features everything from students performing karate demonstrations and musical performances to poetry reading, comedy acts and dog tricks.
Rasmussen College will be hosting a live Baby Safety Google+ Hangout on Air with a panel of experts discussing important baby safety issues and tips.
The struggle to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in Western Africa has been the source of a lot of foreboding-and some would say alarmist-stories about the spread of the disease. As medical professionals, nurses need to be prepared for how to ensure the safety of their patients while also addressing their concerns about this deadly disease. To help we've compiled this list of six Ebola virus facts to help nurses understand the disease and address the concerns of their patients.
Check out the latest episode of our Tech Tutorial Series. In this video tutorial, we'll walk you through the process of securing your router and wireless network. Following these steps will help you prevent your online activity from being used maliciously.
It's getting to that time of year when cooler weather will start to impact our lives and our health. It is important to protect yourself and your family from the onset of any illnesses because, as you may have guessed, flu season is right around the corner. To combat the onset of flu-related illness, Rasmussen College teamed up with local pharmacies and organizations to offer flu vaccinations on many of its campuses in September and October.
You've got the graphic design degree under your belt. Or maybe you're still taking classes but well on your way to graduation. What's the next step? Find yourself a killer design job! Here's 6 Tech-Savvy Tricks to help you in your job search.
Majoring in finance can score you some perks, but you need a few more pieces to the puzzle before you can see the whole picture. First, how a degree actually helps you, and second, how the industry is doing economically.
What happens when the nation's largest job category runs out of people to fill the demand? Hopefully we'll never find out.
As a parent you already possess many of the skills needed to teach toddlers. Even if you doubt your abilities, it's likely you have strengths, skills and experience that have already molded you into teacher material.
Our economy is in a much better position than it was six years ago. The national unemployment rate has decreased in many states and people are heading back to the workforce in droves. But even though finding work has become easier in many markets, it hasn't stopped people from searching for their dream job.
Fargo medical lab tech student Brittaney Lettow has found a new career focus that, while practical, is far from dull. Here is how she plans to help doctors diagnose potentially life threatening diseases.
What's the best job around? The one you can do from anywhere! Learn about six exciting tech careers that allow you to work from the comfort of your own home!
The "digital dictionary" doesn't stay static for long. Even your great aunt Edna is on Facebook now, and your kid nephew can run a tablet better than you ... and he's only 3.
You've always had a passion for helping people, which is why making the choice to become a social worker was an easy one. But what's next? We have the answers to all of your questions about getting started in this career field.
Check out the latest video in our Tech Tutorial Series. This installment will walk you through the process of safely transferring files from one device to another. Mastering this skill will ensure that you always have access to your important files.
We all think we know what an RN does based on TV shows or our own experiences at hospitals. But what goes on behind the scenes? We enlisted some experts to tell you what they wish someone told them BEFORE they entered the field.
National Night Out is a great opportunity for communities to come together to build bonds and reduce crime.
One of the first orders of business in pursuing a job is completing a rock-solid accounting resume that can open the door to interviews. Learn tips from School of Business instructor at Rasmussen College on how you can master accounting resume writing.
In order to make sure you and your classmates get the most out of your online classroom discussion posts, we've created a guide of do's and don'ts to help improve the quality of all discussion posts.
We enlisted a pair of pros from the Ramussen College Career Services team to explain everything you need to know about your digital footprint. You'll find some handy tips and tricks to managing and take advantage of your online activities.
It's no secret that the job market can be competitive. So how can you be sure to stand out among your peers and catch the eye of that big-name company? We talked to tech pros from around the world to get their insight on three of the most in-demand IT skills that are sure to make your resume pop.
The influence of early childhood education will likely have a dramatic affect on the fabric of American society. In the majority of states, however, the cost of center-based child care exceeds 25 percent of state median income for married couples.
Rasmussen College honors staff and faculty while also helping to grant the wishes of a very special little boy.
Nurses will be the first to tell you, there are a lot of things you learn in nursing school that will probably shock you right out of your seat.
We enlisted a handful of HR pros and career experts to find out what really makes a great cover letter. You'll learn great fundamentals along with some unique ideas to boost your cover letter creativity.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this InDesign tutorial, we'll walk you through how to use keyboard shortcuts. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
The award shows Rasmussen College is really dedicated to innovative and thoughtful approaches to online learning, according to hybrid classroom manager Heather Zink.
ICD-10 has 23 times more procedure codes than its predecessor, ICD-9. This is just one of the striking healthcare trends new medical coders face. Read more to find out the others.
If you're looking to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in the next decade, the numbers are golden and your future looks bright! Here's the skinny on the LPN career outlook and what it means for you.
Rasmussen College is joining the international discussion on ECE and the impact it has on teachers, students and families.
Approximately 100 nursing students and faculty teamed up with Paddock Mall to host the educational event, teaching more than 300 parents and children about different venues for personal health.
Choosing one ECE program over another is a big decision. You've got to weigh the pros and cons to make sure you're heading down the right path. Here are 10 reasons why Rasmussen College's ECE program should be on your shortlist.
Check out the latest video in our Tech Tutorial Series. This installment will demonstrate how to quickly find a specific word on a web page. This will save you time and energy when trying to locate precise information.
Want to be more than just a semi-interesting conversationalist? Want to be able to fill that awkward silence? Want to be even smarter than your friends? We've compiled a list of 10 online learning sites that will help you dominate any conversation.
Rasmussen College is joining the international discussion on ECE and the impact it has on teachers, students and families.
We used real-time job analysis software to identify more than 200,000 marketing manager jobs posted over the past year. After analyzing the job requirements listed, we concocted the can't-miss recipe for becoming a marketing manager.
Twin Cities criminal justice student Anthony Kapets never thought he'd go to college. In fact, he says the idea seemed downright preposterous, admitting that he far from a model student in high school. But years later, after two enlistments in the military, Kapets is now on the front lines of a college education.
Nothing gets a person's priorities in line like becoming a parent. Knowing that you're going to be responsible for the life of another human being puts a good deal of pressure on you to not only get by, but thrive. After all, someone else will be counting on you soon. Twin Cities design student Adam Leonhardt has used that pressure as a motivation to push himself toward earning his degree and setting a solid foundation for his young family. This is how Rasmussen College has helped Leonhardt lay that foundation.
There are a precious few times in life where it just seems like the stars have aligned and by some stroke of luck everything in life is going your way. Fargo health information management student Brenna Welton is currently in the middle of one of those great runs of luck. However, attributing her recent string of success to just luck is selling Welton short. As the saying goes, you make your own luck. This is how Welton, with the help of Rasmussen College, created her own luck and began a new career she never imagined possible.
Whether you were a stay-at-home mom, have a disability, enlisted in the military or just took some time off from your career, reentering the workforce can seem daunting. But it doesn't have to be. Career expert Jessica Koltz, Rasmussen College career services advisor, says there are plenty of ways for you to prepare for reentering the workforce, including everything from volunteer work to your social media privacy settings.
Rasmussen College participated in its 6th Annual Community Service Day on July 18, 2014. With this year's theme of "Building Community through Education," college staff volunteered at organizations that broaden and support educational initiatives.
The truth is that not everyone can hack it as a computer programmer. It takes a unique set of characteristics to succeed in this field. We enlisted some programming pros to identify what it takes to hack it in this career.
Sometimes you can't dedicate years to earning a degree. But there are other ways in which you can begin advancing your education now! You can earn an early childhood education (ECE) certificate in as little as nine months.
Beyond the industry opportunities, why wouldn't you strive to become the most impressive business pro you can be? That way when you're called up to the plate, you'll be ready to swing for the fences.
We compiled a list of the best brain-training apps to help you excel in the classroom and have fun while doing it. Take a look and you're bound to find something that will help you start climbing the ladder to success in the classroom.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Photoshop tutorial, we'll walk you through the process of using the content aware feature. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
A panel of experts gathered to discuss careers in criminal justice. Watch the full video or check out our comprehensive guide of everything you need to know about opportunities in this field.
Salary is still king when people are asked about the most important factors in their careers. What comes next very much depends on one's age, according to a recent study.
Check out the latest video in our Tech Tutorial Series. In this installment, we'll explain how to be a safe social media user. You'll learn handy tips and tricks for protecting your profiles.
A career working with children seems like a perfect fit for you, but you have some hesitations because you've never worked with children in a professional setting. Don't let that stop you! Instead, learn how you can prepare yourself to get a job in a daycare without experience!
We enlisted a handful of design experts to help us identify and explain four in-demand web design skills that will help you become a hot commodity in the field. You'll also find some helpful resources that will help you learn more about each specialty.
Now's the time to find that criminal justice job-you know, the one for which you've spent all this time preparing.
Wouldn't it be nice to travel the world? In some countries (and now the United States, too), the time after high school-referred to as a gap year-is when people choose to get in that valuable early life experience. Check out this infographic to learn the pros and cons of taking a gap year.
LPN jobs are expected to grow at 25 percent through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's even more than the 19 percent expected for RNs and well over the national average of 11 percent. But what do LPNs actually do?
Check out this infographic and see how Rasmussen College gives back to its communities.
What's better than playing an amazing video game? Making an amazing video game of your own, of course! Florida game and simulation programming graduate Rebecca Long has done just that.
This guide features a combination of expert insight, government information and real-time market intelligence to provide you with everything you need to know to launch a successful business management career.
We surveyed 300 Americans via a Google consumer survey to discover what they wanted to be when they grew up and what their dream career is right now. See if you can relate to their responses.
Special education preschool jobs are expected to grow up to 21 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Rasmussen College's career chat series is dedicating its July episode to careers in criminal justics. Tune in as experts share tips and tricks for your criminal justice career search.
Not only is the healthcare field booming, but we've found 11 healthcare positions that require very little field experience-making the transition from undergrad student to healthcare professional a fairly smooth one.
There's a new social presence in town with over 5,000 registered users and they're all in the same boat you're in-they're students. This is a place that you can learn from others, gain support, make new friends, hear firsthand news and connect with others anytime, anywhere.
Growing up in the '90s means you witness the transformation of technology becoming fun. It's no wonder you're considering pursuing an online degree. We compiled a list of 10 ways your '90s childhood has primed you for success as an online student.
Do you have what it takes to succeed in the high-profile, fast-paced world of accounting? Maybe. Maybe not. But here is what you need to know before you try your luck.
It's easy to keep up on trends in nursing once you have the right tools and know where to look.
With the rise of computer and mobile technology over the last decade, IT careers have become even more fast-paced, creative and full of perks. Not to mention the fact that some starting salaries for IT workers can be relatively high.
What skills do medical assistants and moms share? You might be surprised!
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Dreamweaver tutorial, we'll show you how to use the properties panel. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
Check out the latest video in our Tech Tutorial Series. In this installment, we'll explain how to simply and safely upgrade your computer's memory. Doing this is one of the most efficient ways to speed up your system.
Students enrolled in the "Payroll Accounting" class at Rasmussen College's Eagan campus recently created a top 10 list of tips to protect your social security number. "In the age of identity theft, protecting one's social security number is critical to keeping personal information secure," said Kari Grittner, accounting state program coordinator. "This topic was unique to the payroll accounting course, and we were looking for new ideas to protect social security numbers."
But graphic designers are set to face some tough competition in the coming years, battling other creatives for those highly-valued positions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Rather than letting that scare you away from the field you're starting to love, let that serve as motivation to up your game a little bit!
It turns out leeches may not just be a medical practice of the past. Medical experts weigh in on how these slimy creatures are used today and whether you can expect to see them next time you go to the doctor.
As a parent of young children, you already know that most of your decisions affect your little ones. Going back to school is no exception. At first consideration, you may feel like earning a degree is "doing something for me." But multiple studies suggest parents with higher levels of education tend to raise children who go onto higher levels of education.
The dedication of nurses to the wellbeing of their patients makes it even more shocking to hear that 65 percent of nurses surveyed by American Nurse Today have witnessed some form of nursing incivility.
It's easy to think all accounting programs are the same-the skills you learn should be universal, no matter where you go to school, right? Not so fast. This article is written to highlight 10 things that showcase how the Rasmussen College accounting program distinguishes itself among its competition.
Parents are not only becoming skeptical about the necessity of preschool, but they are also becoming increasingly concerned about who is teaching their children what.
Paralegals play an integral role in a firm's success-every document filed, every interview conducted and every ounce of research collected matters. You might find that the profession is just the right fit for you.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Illustrator tutorial, we'll walk you through the process of using the pen tool. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
You're ready for a new job. You've begun the job search and landed an interview. However, before accepting the job there is plenty you need to know (and ask). We teamed up with Matt Allen, Rasmussen College career services advisor, to explore the questions you should ask a prospective employer before accepting a job offer.
Tampa LPN graduate Aneta Bigos, like most of her college classmates, decided to attend college in pursuit of a better life. What sets her apart from many others though are the literal and figurative lengths to which she has gone to reach her goals.
Tampa medical assisting graduate Emily Prior has found her calling in the healthcare field. But in all honesty, she never had much doubt about her chosen profession. Prior grew up with "a lot" of family in the medical field and always thought she wanted to be a nurse. Couple that with the satisfaction she found helping others and it was only a matter of time before she found her way to a direct patient care role.
We scoured the web for expert advice and polled some current Rasmussen College students who can identify with your time management struggles to learn some important tips for staying on top of assignments and exams in the midst of busy schedules.
Taking online classes allows you to work towards your goals at your own pace. But not everyone has what it takes to succeed in the nontraditional setting of online classes. Learn from those who have been there to prepare yourself and avoid their mistakes!
Check out the latest video in our Tech Tutorial Series. This installment will demonstrate how to conduct a search query on Google. Mastering this skill will allow you to access a massive collection of information with a few clicks of your mouse.
Rasmussen College hosted an interview on May 2 with award-winning author and illustrator Kathryn Otoshi to bring attention to early childhood literacy. Otoshi's book One was featured as part of the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child.
User interface (UI) design has become a buzzword in the graphic design industry. If you're looking for a way to stand out in the sea of aspiring designers, mastering this skill is a great way to do it. We enlisted a few experts to explain the concept and why you need to know about it!
When trying to determine which career to pursue, there are a lot of questions to consider. What's my earning potential? Will I be able to find a job? What's the work/life balance like? All of these questions are important to consider, but the most important question for Wausau graduate Michele Weyer is whether or not she'll be able to make a positive impact through her work.
Lauren Ramirez is the medical assisting program coordinator at Rasmussen's Tampa/Brandon campus, and she has always made an effort to provide multiple venues of learning for her students. She employs teaching practices that are not only educational, but also engaging and fun.
An internship is an opportunity to showcase your current skills and develop new ones that will impress future employers-think of it as a 90-day job interview! It can be so much more than a temporary job if you know what you want to get out of the experience. So how can you make the most of this opportunity? We talked to career experts and professionals who work with interns to get the scoop for you.
Surgical techs play a unique, hands-on role in the medical field and the skills needed to succeed are just as unique. The usual descriptors like "team-player" and "dedicated" are all great to have, but these five skills identified by surgical techs will help you stand out.
There are thousands of online games available to children. Rather than allowing them to spend hours playing mindless games, there are many educational games for kids that are both fun and free. Here are 15 to get you started!
Being a mom is a tough job. But luckily, as several iPhone commercials have reminded us time and time again, there's an app for that! Check out this list of 32 handy apps that will help lighten your load a bit.
Are you weighing the pros and cons of both paths desperately trying to decide between entrepreneur versus intrapreneur? If so, keep reading.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Photoshop tutorial, we'll walk you through the process of using the array tool. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
In the past, people sought out these jobs for a career in a reliable industry with the flexibility of working from home. But advances in voice recognition software like Dragon Dictate are slowly changing the landscape of medical transcription jobs.
Rasmussen College's Wausau campus recently made a splash with a water park outing for its local Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter.
If you're looking for some encouragement to take the next step and some assurance that the time and hard work invested will be worth it, take a look at the success stories of four women who got a late start to nursing but are now flourishing in their fulfilling careers.
Check out the latest video in our Tech Tutorial Series. In this video tutorial, we'll explain how to encrypt a hard drive. You'll be introduced to hard drive encryption technologies that you can use to secure your data.
When you are wrapped up in job hunting, you may not realize there are several things you could be doing differently that could make all the difference in how you find a job and whether you get hired. Our career experts revealed several common job search mistakes and how to avoid them during our most recent Career Development Google+ "Hangout on Air" May 19 titled Ask the Experts: How to Avoid the Common Job Search Mistakes.
Teaching preschool requires a combination of education, experience and certain intangible traits. While education and experience will come with time and hard work, you may already have some or all of the necessary traits to become a preschool teacher.
When it comes to careers in business, the decision to pursue education before experience is not always necessary. It turns out that many of pros we spoke to did both, and the mix of education and experience paid off in different ways.
Whether you're extremely detailed and organized or you love people and are great at communicating, there is a place for you in the paralegal world!
After her 50th birthday, Rasmussen College Ocala student Dawna Rhods decided to finish what she started 30 years earlier by earning a college degree. Learn how she achieved that goal and organized a team for a charitable, county-wide 5k race.
Animators of all experience levels could use a little extra push once in a while. Whether you're considering a future as an animator, looking to hone your current skills or simply enjoy an amusing cartoon, animation blogs are a great source of education, inspiration and entertainment. We highlighted 14 that you can't ignore this year!
Whether you like it or not, your family shapes who you are and what you do. Fargo, North Dakota, medical administration student Tahirih Field is no different. Her parents were medical professionals and, although she isn't pursuing the hands-on roles her parents held, she knows the field can provide the stability she wants for her own children. This is how Field balanced the needs and influence of her family to find the perfect fit at Rasmussen College.
A new type of online course program is allowing students to learn in a new capacity. Students taking competency-based education (CBE) courses have the ability to earn credit quickly for knowledge they already have on the subject matter, as well as engage deeper with the new information they learn during the course. To learn more about these courses and how they may be beneficial for you, check out our infographic below.
You've undoubtedly encountered the tangled web of letters graduates list next to their names: AS, AA, BA, BS, BFA, MA, MFA, PhD, etc. You aren't the first to feel confused and intimidated by all of the alphabetical possibilities for your education. So here's a breakdown of the different types of degrees.
Changing careers, especially later in life, is a massive undertaking. It's challenging to walk away from a field where you've built a foundation of knowledge and competencies through experience. New Port Richey, Fla., accounting student Don Auger made the difficult decision to embrace the challenge that comes with change. This is the story of his motivation to change careers and how his journey from nursing assistant to accountant has progressed.
An 11-year-old New Port Richey, Fla., boy with huge design aspirations came gliding through the campus doors in his wheelchair in early April to discover he was about to get the deal of a lifetime. He wants to be a video game creator when he grows up, and officials at Rasmussen College's New Port Richey campus helped turn his dream into a reality.
Naysayers who disregard online education and try to discredit it's pathway to student success are slowly but surely being silenced by the statistics. Rasmussen College conducted a survey of more than 100 middle and senior management positions across all industries. Find out what they said!
It's a good time to be working in technology. The above-average salaries and rapidly-growing job opportunities are enough to grab your attention, but which positions appeal to you the most? We created this handy interactive map to help you pinpoint the opportunities with the most potential near you.
This may surprise you, but as a mom, you've cultivated many of the skills you will need to return to the workforce.
If you're a creative, tech-savvy individual with an artistic background, you've probably considered working in graphic design. What you may not know is there are several types of graphic design jobs out there. This article will introduce you to eight opportunities you may not know about ... yet!
Every community depends on its local law enforcement personnel to protect and serve its residents, but which areas are currently in need of the most help? We created this handy map to help you determine which states have the most potential for aspiring police officers and sheriff's deputies. Using this tool will help you get to know the law enforcement landscape so you can start making a plan for your future.
Although more and more people are going to college than 50 years ago, it is still difficult for families to afford it. Check out this infographic to learn more about parents' savings dilemma.
Healthcare administrative careers are projected to grow 36 percent through 2022. The Bureau of Labor Statistics named healthcare the fastest growing job sector, and because of the growing number of ailing baby-boomers, healthcare professionals will be needed more than ever in the coming years.
The Rasmussen College Career Services Team will host a Career Development Google+ Hangout on Air about avoiding common job search mistakes Monday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. CST. Our team will take live questions and our experts will give their recommendations on several things related to mitigating the job search, such as online searching, networking and social media, how to follow-up, researching the company and creating your personal brand.
Check out the latest video in our Tech Tutorial Series. This installment will share some tips and tricks for maintaining proper email etiquette. There is no perfect recipe for writing an email, but these simple guidelines will help you demonstrate professionalism in your message.
Retired sheriff Currie Myers, Rasmussen College School of Justice Studies Dean, shares his thoughts on the meaning of National Police Week.
A quick and easy breakdown of the 6 things you need to do to get into nursing school.
It takes a special mindset to pursue a career in law enforcement and often the motivations for becoming a police officer are wildly different from those in other careers. To keep with the spirit of National Police Week, we've asked Rasmussen College criminal justice students and graduates why they've chosen to pursue a career in law enforcement.
Many successful entrepreneurs never completed a college degree, and although you might have what it takes to hang with that crowd, imagine how much more success you could encounter with all the necessary knowledge and skills under your belt from the get-go.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Photoshop tutorial, we'll walk you through the process editing videos. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
Getting back in the job search can be intimidating, but when armed with the knowledge of how you can carry yourself to make the best impression possible, you'll empower yourself to walk in with professionalism and confidence.
Frederich Nietzsche really was on to something when he wrote: "What does not kill me, makes me stronger." Twin Cities-based paralegal student, Jennifer Smith Van Nest, is a great example of that-a difficult divorce and legal battle for custody of her daughter could have broken her spirit; instead she used it as fuel in her pursuit of a paralegal associate degree.
A career isn't always a linear progression-sometimes you have to zigzag and stumble a bit through different jobs until you find the right fit. Bloomington, Minn., health information technology grad Katrina Oberhelman did her fair share of zigzagging before finding her way into a career in the medical field. This is how she made her way there from a start as a would-be firefighter.
We spoke to Rasmussen College nursing faculty who gave us seven specific ways being a student sets you up for success as a night shift nurse.
There are plenty of part-time opportunities for educators out there. Whether you want a summer job related to your career, or something totally new, here are 25 ideas for summer jobs for teachers.
In the wake of America's economic struggles, the tech world is constantly seeking new blood and fresh ideas. The rate at which tech pros are developing new trends and technological concepts suggests that the tech field is constantly evolving.
There are several paths you can take to become a marketing professional. But before you do, you'll need to prepare yourself with college coursework, understand the skills employers are seeking and gain some experience. Luckily, we explain each of these steps in detail.
Becoming a freelance designer means not having to sacrifice time with your family for your career, making it a great alternative for designers with children. But before committing to this option, it's important to know what you're getting yourself into. We enlisted some seasoned freelance designers to explain some of the abilities you'll need above and beyond standard design skills.
You have a passion for helping others, which is why a career in social work appeals to you. But in what type of social work do you want to focus? Learn about seven social work specialties.
We used real-time job intelligence from BurningGlass.com to identify those careers that had the most job openings over the past 12 months.
As our population ages, there is a continuous need for nurses. "From 2010-2020, available RN positions will increase by 26 percent," according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). To learn more about why there is an extreme demand for nurses in our country, check out the below infographic.
Justice Studies dean Currie Myers led the training. He spent his career working for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Customs & Border Protection and the Kansas City Sheriff's Department.
Check out the first video in our Tech Tutorial Series. In this video tutorial, we'll show you some practical ways to help mitigate your risk of acquiring malware on your personal computer. Following these steps will help secure your sensitive data and keep your device running smoothly.
Romeoville, Ill., business management student Robert Kroll says the difference is night and day when he comparing his experience at Rasmussen College to the waitlists and absentee advisors he found elsewhere.
Remember when an end-of-year 'thank you' gift for your teacher was as simple as plopping a juicy red apple on her desk on the last day of school? Well, in an age filled with Pinterest and do-it-yourself bloggers, a piece of fruit doesn't quite seem to cut it anymore.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Dreamweaver tutorial, we'll walk you through the process of creating CSS layouts. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
When it comes to physician assistant versus medical assistant, both titles have "assistant" in the name. With what exactly do they assist? We pulled together information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and scrubbed job postings from the last 12 months using real-time market intelligence from BurningGlass.com.
Rasmussen College campuses in Fort Myers, Rockford, Brooklyn Park and Aurora (among others) have begun conducting "pinning" ceremonies for students who complete the tutor excellence program and certification. The college decided in late 2013 to make certification a requirement for any student wishing to become a tutor at any of its 24 campuses. The tutor program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)-an organization that services colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.
Gamification is said to be one of the most important technology trends in recent history. But it's not just about Assassin's Creed, Fable III and Skyrim. Find out what you need to know to level-up to a college degree!
How hard is nursing school? To answer this we've asked several nursing students and graduates to tell us what they thought was the hardest part of nursing school, and what they did to overcome these challenges. Here's what they said:
If you've got some experience and are looking to take the next step in your tech career, one option is to move into management. We called on industry experts to help us identify the three things you need to become an IT manager.
A recent survey of education professionals across America suggests that teachers' motivation for getting into the field is much more than just a jobless June, July and August.
Finding a job in a sluggish economy can be brutal, and often, employers have lofty expectations of their pools of applicants. Students looking to secure a job need to find unique ways to stand out from the crowd in order to compete. Green Bay, Wis., graduate Peggy Sonneson found the right mix of education and extracurricular work to land her dream job in her field.
Criminals don't care about the gender of a police officer-they don't fight extra hard to get away from males and they're certainly not worried about being courteous around female officers. You've got to be tough to make it in law enforcement, no matter your gender. Mankato, Minn., criminal justice student Stephanie Beighley knows all about that toughness as she works her way toward a career in the justice system.
Rockford campus doubles its fundraising goal in 'Jeans for Wishes' initiative.
You spend hours on Pinterest sifting through tasty recipes and clever crafts, but did you know you could be leveraging it to advance your career? Two industry experts helped us identify four ways you can use Pinterest to become a better graphic designer.
It turns out being established in one career track doesn't necessarily mean you want to stay on it. A recent survey conducted on behalf of Rasmussen College shows that 45% of 35-44 years olds considered changing careers.* The survey was conducted in early 2014 and asked more than 2,000 workers aged 18 to 55-plus whether they've ever thought about changing their current job.
Competency-based learning is a new way to earn your degree online that takes a different, more flexible approach than the traditional online course format. Learn more about what the differences are between the traditional and competency-based models.
One expert says women associate IT careers with "geekiness" but she says it should be seen and promoted for what it truly is, a service industry involving a lot of communication and problem-solving.
Survey result insights help shed some light on what is really important for those interested in a career in the world of business.
Here's a a list of 14 important social work blogs that can help you stay on top of your game and hopefully land you the job or promotion you've been seeking.
News of the "Heartbleed bug" has been wreaking havoc across cyberspace. It's been described as "the most dangerous security flaw on the web" and "the ultimate web nightmare." But is it really as bad as it seems? Information security pros say yes! Find out why and what you can do to protect yourself.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this InDesign tutorial, we'll walk you through the process of creating liquid layouts. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
It's no secret that happiness is important in the workforce-happier employees are more productive and are less likely to look for work elsewhere. In fact, a study to be published in the Journal of Labor Economics, shows that happy workers are 12% more productive than those for who aren't happy. With that in mind, a recent survey* conducted on behalf of Rasmussen College set out to find which industries have the most satisfied workers.
At some point in your life you may ask yourself, "What good is a degree?" Although earning a degree often leads to a job and a salary, there are many, many more benefits. To learn some more benefits of having a degree, check out our infographic below.
"When you get a degree in education, you realize that every second you have a child in your classroom counts," says Michelle Gannon
Online education could be the perfect solution to solidify your career in the midst of your busy schedule. It takes ambitious people-trailblazers like you-to pave the way for future students to reach their personal goals. But don't feel like you're alone in the fight.
How do you make the decision to give up personal care moments for a leadership position? When will you know if you can be successful or if it's right for you? Your questions are answered by experts right here.
Microsoft has officially pulled the plug on Windows XP and will no longer support the operating system as of April 8, 2014. If you're part of the 30% of users still using XP, you're probably wondering why the change happened, how it will affect you and what options you have. We enlisted a tech expert to help you understand your options.
The job may sound pretty straightforward at first, but there is actually a lot to lab work beyond beakers and test tubes. We spoke to a few medics working in the field and uncovered seven things about working in a lab that you never would have guessed.
Job interviews should be taken seriously, but they don't need to be scary. It's all about preparation. Here, hiring experts and consultants share tips for interviewing that you don't want to overlook.
There are a lot of opinions bandied about on the subject of MOOCs, or, massive online open courses. Here's a quick rundown of the pros and cons so you can decide if this type of coursework is right for you.
Your biggest concern is being a great role model for your growing family but that paycheck at the end of a hard 2-week stretch is also a driving factor for you. You want to find a degree that you can afford and that will help accelerate your career-the only issue is, you need to figure out the best options for you through financial aid, and you have several questions.
There are plenty of perks to being a nurse that go beyond the feel-good moments from helping a patient. We talked to nurses in the field to find out some of the other great benefits of being a nurse.
These days, tech pros enjoy some of the most exciting job perks the corporate world has to offer. With so many job openings and so few qualified candidates, companies have to get creative to land top tech talent. Learn about some of these incredible incentives!
Working in finance may just be the fertile ground you need to grow your own personal success while earning a substantial salary. Check out the job opportunities, salaries and perks we cover here and decide for yourself if this field is for you.
Few things held Ft. Myers, Fla., student Karen Sentner's attention like art and design while growing up. But like a lot of artistically inclined young people, a time came where she had to decide whether her passion would become a hobby or a career with which she could support her family. The choice was easy for Sentner.
What's the difference between a lawyer and a paralegal? The number of jokes made about them. Now that we've got that out of the way, we've decided to compare the two roles in terms of salary, career outlook, job duties and education required so you can decide which route into the legal field is the best option for you.
You've probably heard of the job title, but are still wondering, What does a medical assistant do? Well, to put it lightly, a medical assistant is a physician's right hand man.
Are you on the fence about going to college? It's only natural to have doubts about your ability to succeed. This article highlights five successful Rasmussen College students who held a variety of those same concerns before making the jump back to school.
We surveyed the market and pulled together a list of 25 excellent nursing apps to cover all of your patient care needs.
Americans are on high alert these days when it comes to cyber fraud - and rightfully so. With reports of high profile data breaches saturating the news in 2013, consumers are on edge. Check out this infographic to learn about the tricky tactics used by today's cybercriminals and how you can avoid becoming their next target!
The benefits of early childhood education (ECE) is widely discussed and has a strong endorsement from President Barack Obama. But, do you know what portions of the U.S. are investing the most in ECE, how ECE affects graduation rates and the effect it'll have on crime? Check out this infographic to learn more benefits of early childhood education.
You're ready for a career, ready to make some money and climb to the top. Start with our 13 simple yet profound insights from industry professionals and see if becoming a marketer is what you really want to do.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Dreamweaver tutorial, we'll walk you through the process of using fluid grid layouts. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
Some of the most successful people in this country didn't start out in the career that they were passionate about. If you feel stuck and are looking for a new pathway, take a look at this article to find how you can still chase your dream.
Land O' Lakes, Fla., student Lesley Johns had hit a peak professionally. Her career had plateaued after years of working as an LPN, so in an effort to broaden her career horizon she decided to branch out and enroll in Rasmussen College's health information technology program.
The majority of us have gone through the K-12 education system, and have learned many school subjects along the way-ones that may or may not have interested us. Check out this infographic to learn which subjects we value the most, which have stayed with us the longest and which ones we consider unimportant.
The March 4 event is a lead up to another workshop on March 14 and the ECE rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on March 26.
If you're ready to upgrade your job to a career in technology, earning an IT certification is the fastest way to get your foot in the door and gain the experience needed to climb the corporate ladder. We identified the five IT certifications in highest demand by employers.
A classroom full of kids bouncing off the walls can sound like a nightmare for some, but it's exactly where Appleton, Wis., early childhood education grad Kathleen Pynenberg wants to be.
We all need some inspiration to make that final push, so take a look at some motivating insight from four men who hold various nursing credentials and have braved the female-dominated industry, effectively dissolving the harrowing male nurse stereotype.
If Wausau, Wis., human resources student Ellen Volhard ever needs a new hobby, she may want to consider juggling. Between raising her kids, working full-time, attending school and dealing with everyday life she certainly developed a skill for rapidly shifting her focus.
The opportunity to attend a career fair or interview with a future employer will happen most likely several times throughout your career, so it never hurts to garner as many tips as you can. In an effort to help current and future students, as well as community members, learn more about what to do before, during and after a job interview and/or career fair, Rasmussen College hosted a live Google+ "Hangout on Air" Feb. 17. The topics of the discussion ranged from researching companies before you speak to them, dressing professionally, developing your one-minute "elevator pitch" and the keys to networking. Here's a breakdown of the highlights.
Pharmacy technician tech jobs are expected to grow 20 percent by 2022. This growing occupation needs more than experience to succeed, though. Pharm tech certification is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
Earning a degree while raising kids is not for the faint of heart. Keeping your kids fed and at least somewhat clean can seem like a tough task on its own some days, but when coupled with the demands of college level coursework your daily responsibilities can seem daunting. Don't worry, we're here to help. We've compiled the advice of students with children and have come up with some tips to help improve your study skills and make your life a little easier.
If you looked at a list of America's best technology jobs, you'll find computer systems analyst among the top three. With a promising job outlook and exciting earning potential, it's no wonder you're intrigued with this career. But what exactly is a computer systems analyst? This article will tell you everything you need to know!
The television series follows a group of nine young travel nurses as they tackle a temporary assignment in California.
Failure was not an option this go-around for Brooklyn Park, Minn., graduate Kathryn Schmolke. She had all the motivation she needed when she made the decision to enroll at Rasmussen College and earn a business management bachelor's degree-she had previously spent four years at a state university with little to show for her efforts. "I felt at the time that I had wasted four years and I knew that getting my degree is something that I needed and wanted to do," Schmolke says. "I was so determined that it was kind of a 'nothing's going to stop me' situation."
Whether you're just starting your degree or you're at the tail end of it and about to graduate, it's important not to get too comfy when it comes to building a resume, especially in the childcare industry. Building a childcare resume may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be.
Do you know the difference between web design and web development? If not, this post is for you! This infographic will show you a side-by-side comparison of these commonly confused careers.
Becoming a law enforcement officer will allow you to continue being a great role model for your children and you'll get the added benefit of providing safety to your surrounding community.
If you've acquired some valuable experience as a graphic designer and are looking to advance in your career, becoming an art director may be exactly what you need. This will allow you to continue working in a field you're passionate about while also providing you some leadership opportunities. This article will help you plan your next step!
Whether you're nearing graduation, have already graduated or are in search of a new job, you've taken your future into your own hands by attending a career fair. You may find yourself asking, but now what? What you do after the career fair is almost more important than what you did at the career fair, and the two go hand-in-hand. Two career experts share seven of the most important things you (as a jobseeker) should do once you leave a career fair.
The best way to achieve the things you want in life might be an option you haven't even considered: online education.
So you know that you want to help people. Maybe you want to give back to the generations of people that helped you as a youngster. If you're trying to decide if working in a nursing home is right for you, here's everything you need to know to get started.
"Big Data" is one trend that is taking the tech world by storm, shifting paradigms and creating a higher demand for IT professionals.
The success stories of these six influential female business leaders might hold the push you need to become one of the next great women in business.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Photoshop tutorial, we'll walk you through the steps needed to create a GIF animation. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
Tampa, Fla., graduate Lynn Hummel never imagined she would earn a medical assisting degree. In fact, she didn't have her GED until she was 32 years old. Looking back at where she was before attending Rasmussen College, Hummel says she can barely believe she's come this far.
There are several options when it comes to online or traditional education degrees. But what's the big difference between online vs. traditional education? Find out the answer you never expected in this article.
Each quarter Rasmussen College's General Education Committee rolls out a new resource designed to help students navigate the various stages of their education. This quarter's is an online resource titled "Ethics and Professional Responsibility." It is designed to help students understand the importance of ethical behavior and how it impacts their personal and professional lives.
News flash: The best computer programmers don't always make the best managers. They may write beautiful code but they might not have the soft skills necessary to manage others without ruffling feathers.
Sometimes a school is worth waiting for. Or at least it was for Rockford, Ill., nursing student Kerstein Bracken. She earned an associate degree in medical assisting from Rasmussen College in 2011 and planned to pursue another associate degree in nursing immediately after graduation. Waiting lists at other schools and the news of the nursing program eventually coming to the Rockford campus, however, made her decide to wait.
You want to open a daycare, and now's the time to do it. Fewer than 1 in 3 toddlers stay home with a parent during the day, as the number of single-parent homes continues to rise and more dual-parent homes require dual salaries.
The Rasmussen College Career Services team is scheduled to hold its first-ever Google+ hangout on Career Development Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. CST. The Career Development hangout will cover the importance of researching companies before you speak to them, dressing professionally and the keys to networking and developing your one-minute "elevator speech."
The stability and financial gains that can come with earning a degree can be very beneficial for a young family. But the time and attention required to raise a family often takes from the time and attention needed to earn a degree. The answer to this conundrum for Marcie Duke, like many others, was to leave school to focus on her family. But Duke didn't give up on her goal of eventually earning her accounting degree. Thanks to the online courses she took at the Bismarck, N.D., campus, she earned her degree while still raising her family.
It took years, but Rasmussen College criminal justice student Nicholas McNamara has finally found a fit. McNamara attended college in brief spurts with varying levels of success before and after his time in the Marine Corps but he never seemed to find a school that addressed his needs... until now.
We caught up with some students, instructors and experts in the field to provide some insights that suggest medical coding may not be quite as hard as you think.
We gathered a combination of expert insight, government information and real-time job analysis data to provide you with the answers to all of your burning questions. Inside you'll find seven common questions about becoming a web developer.
For someone who has never been to nursing school, the day-to-day environment can be a complete mystery. Here is a first-hand account.
The HR professional is the caregiver of the business world. HR professionals understand that the relationship between a company and its employees is the heartbeat of a business' success.
In 2011, there were 24.2 million children under five years old in the U.S., and 48 percent of them were enrolled in some type of preschool. Those kids need preschool teachers who can lead them and show them that learning is fun, setting them up to be lifelong learners. If you think that's you, start here to learn how to become a preschool teacher.
Whether it's 3 a.m. the weekend before finals or it's 3 p.m. on your first day of classes, it's never too early or late to review these creative tips and tricks for fostering great study habits.
The Internet is filled with blogs and tutorials highlighting cutting edge web design trends. But if you're a rookie, the advanced terminology and technical jargon will likely make your head spin. So for those just getting started, this article is just for you! We enlisted a few experts to help you understand this year's hottest trends.
More than 250 guests packed into the Shoreview Community Center in January for the Third Annual Leadership Networking Breakfast hosted by the Rasmussen College Blaine campus. Keynote speaker and health and fitness expert, Chris Freytag, focused on positive thinking, empowerment and taking control of your health.
Once you have chosen a set career path, you may feel like the hardest part is over. However, there are many stages to a career. Which one describes you best? Do you know in which direction your career is headed? Check out the following infographic for tips to step into your career (and stay there!).
It can be easy to forget the variety of opportunities available to you as a citizen of the United States. But for recent immigrants like Peter Ukpo, the opportunity to earn a slice of the American Dream acts as a constant motivator.
In an effort to help current and future accounting students, Rasmussen College on Jan. 23 hosted a live Google+ "Hangout on Air." The topics of the discussion ranged from academic accounting credentials to resume tips and everything in between. Check out the recap with video right here!
While some homework-based design projects may impress interviewers, a portfolio filled with a wide array of professional examples will make a much greater impression on a potential employer.
It's easy to think all justice studies or criminal justice programs are the same-the skills you learn should be universal, no matter where you go to school, right? Not so fast. This article is written to highlight 10 facts that showcase how the Rasmussen College justice studies program distinguishes itself among its competition.
Keeping your social media presence professional can save you from the embarrassment of losing out on a great opportunity because you act like a social media misfit.
It can time consuming when deciding which college to attend and which program you want to major in. Rasmussen College understands this, which is why we highlighted 10 interesting facts about the Health Sciences program that will help in your decision-making process.
Are you thinking about enrolling in college? Have you recently enrolled? We share five important ways to become a successful college student that you might have never considered.
There is no way to completely eliminate stress from your life-and in some cases it can actually help you. We've collected tips from experts on nursing school stress and compiled them into seven surefire suggestions.
In preparation for earning your degree and entering the job market it's critical to start putting your resume together. This visual guide can help you shine on paper as you start applying for jobs.
This first-of-its-kind training academy will be taught by Rasmussen College instructors and licensed deputies from the Cass County Sheriff's Department.
Are you interested in becoming a graphic designer but are worried that your lack of drawing ability might hinder your chances of being successful in the industry? The truth is that you CAN achieve success in the field without this talent. We enlisted a design pro to tell you why!
Typically, the results of personality or career aptitude tests should be taken with a grain of salt. But, Rasmussen College graduate Patrick Joyce can look back on the results of an aptitude test he took while attending school to become a police officer as a clear sign of his true calling. According to the test results Joyce's top occupational suggestion was nursing, while police officer was around fifth.
Hard work can take you a long way in life, and few professions understand the value of a hard day's work like farmers. Mankato, Minn., accounting graduate Lisa Seidl grew up in an agricultural family and although she has career plans beyond the farm, the work ethic and values she developed there have never left.
A good budgeting app can help college students keep track of their finances and help them find areas where they can cut back. Most budgeting apps can cover the basics-this article will provide you with five budgeting apps that stand out from the crowd and explain how they can help keep a college student's budget in order.
As the world of technology rapidly evolves, there is a particular specialization of software development that is currently skyrocketing: software application development. Learn everything you need to know about this up-and-coming field, including its promising job outlook, impressive earning potential and fast-track training options.
You love working with children, you enjoy planning out your day and writing your thoughts down on paper and, most of all, you take pride in your ability to teach others about different subjects. With qualities like this, you are already a step ahead of the game in becoming a teacher.
Most industries have a ceiling for how far you can climb without a degree. Fort Myers, Fla., accounting graduate Jennifer Kickbush found herself up against that ceiling before enrolling at Rasmussen College.
Do you want to be an everyday hero? Are you just the right amount of adventurous to think running into a burning building or racing through traffic to get to a terrible accident in order to save a life is something you'd want to do? Well then a career as a firefighter or emergency medical technician (EMT) might be right for you.
It can sometimes be confusing and time consuming when deciding which college to attend and which program you would like to major in. Rasmussen College understands this, which is why we highlighted 10 interesting facts about Rasmussen College's Nursing program you may not know that will hopefully help in your decision-making process.
This extensive guide will help you identify the best RN mobility program for your needs based off eight important factors.
The odds were certainly not in Luke McDonald's favor. McDonald-a recent game and simulation programming graduate-dropped out of his Ocala, Fla. high school during his freshman year, and although he earned his GED and eventually found himself a job, his future prospects weren't looking great. McDonald's mother saw he was in a funk and one day encouraged him to make something more of himself and continue his education.
Here's the situation. You're looking for a career where you can make meaningful relationships, a lasting contribution to the hearts and minds of generations to come and you want to work in education. But you don't want to be a teacher.
Find out more about the accounting career path by tuning in to Rasmussen College's January career chat.
Whether you've dreamt of becoming a successful web designer your whole life or you simply enjoy perusing through delightful designs, web design blogs are a great source of education, conversation and inspiration. We identified 14 of the top web design blogs that you can't afford to miss in 2014!
Green Bay, Wis., professional nursing student Dana Hainer is more than ready to start her nursing career. She enrolled in nursing school years ago but received a last-minute phone call that would dramatically change the course of her life. The adoption agency she'd been working with for months was calling to tell her that her application was approved and that she could adopt her first child. "I chose to pursue the adoption and put my career on hold," Hainer says. "Little did I know it'd be a long stretch before I could get back to it."
An in-depth look at the advantages to a healthcare administration degree online in contrast to on-campus learning, examining the role each plays in educating future healthcare professionals.
Police departments from Eagan, Apple Valley, Cambridge and the U.S. Army Reserves have already booked space in the firearms simulator and there's talk of allowing departments to hone their CSI skills in the crime lab. Local police departments will eventually be able to use the facility at no cost.
If the thought of being a "cyber superhero" excites you, there's no better time than now to act on it! We enlisted a few experts to share some insight on the future of the industry to help you determine if you're up for the challenge of combating cyber villains.
Something that is constantly on your mind is the career outlook for those with an education degree. Well, rest assured, the long-term outlook for teaching positions is pretty high across the board. But you're passionate about helping children develop into intelligent adults. So for you, the bigger question is this: What kinds of early childhood education jobs will be available after you earn your degree?
If you're considering pursuing your dream of working in the graphic design field, it's normal to be a bit apprehensive. Afterall, you have a family to support. But who says you have to choose between personal happiness and financial stability? We identified three graphic design jobs that will provide you with both!
Jake Johnson remembers running around as a kid playing with police toys, trying to stop the "bad guys" from carrying out their latest diabolical scheme. He most likely never thought much about making it into a career at the time, but as an adult Johnson has dedicated his life to stopping the "bad guys"-both in military service and now as a police officer.
We spend a lot of time at hospitals and clinics and the first person we usually see when we walk in the door is the receptionist-but what does a medical administrative assistant do aside from check you in?
Jennifer Kromrey finally has within sight her lifetime goal of earning a bachelor's degree. In the meantime, she has racked up an impressive series of accomplishments.
Reality shows aren't all about keeping up with the Kardashians, seeing who can last on the island the longest or which fashion star is the best. In fact, if you're interested in reality-based crime shows, there are plenty of options for you on Netflix.
Not to pile on the pressure too much, but as a medical assistant (MA) there are a lot of things you'll need to know. And forget learning just the basics: if you want to stand out in this growing field, you'll have to go above and beyond.
Entry-level business management jobs will help you find the best point from which to launch your career. Read more about where the jobs are and what kinds of opportunities exist to get started.
Knowing that job opportunities for RNs will continue to grow is essential so you can have confidence in your career choice. But it's always helpful to know the why behind such statistics. So, why is the demand for RNs increasing faster than the demand for other healthcare careers? Here are four reasons.
Are you looking for a career that screams success? Check out why these jobs in finance may be just what you need.
Human beings love trends. Whether they're based on food, fashion, pets or cars, we look for things that will connect us with others. Whether we like it or not, we've all jumped on a bandwagon a time or two. In the world of education, there are all kinds of trends. For example, two of the most popular current issues in early childhood education (ECE) are universal pre-k and technology in the classroom. But there are many others.
What if we told you there was an opportunity to get paid to exercise your creativity? The truth is there are several occupations that employ creative people such as you. Here is a breakdown of nine creative careers in the design field to help you find the perfect fit for you!
We're here to help you decipher two degrees that seem similar-health information management (HIM) versus healthcare management (HCM)-so you can have all the facts you need to figure out which is best for you.
Who says you have to sacrifice personal happiness in order to achieve financial stability? These 10 entry-level IT jobs will allow you to build a career around your passion for technology while also earning the salary you need to support your family.
If it's your dream to be an early childhood education teacher, it's essential to understand inclusive education to ensure every child who comes through your classroom door gets the opportunity to develop to his or her greatest potential.
If you've completed your military career and are trying to decide what to do next, a common next step is to enroll in some form of secondary education. Though the worlds of academia and the military are incredibly different, military experience provides a base of discipline and knowledge that can make college after military service easier than you might think.
This guide will help you wade through the sea of acronyms that are available for nursing credentials from the beginning of the career ladder to the end.
Violence in schools in 2012 and 2013 has sparked a national debate on the safety of students and school security. Many may wonder, has anything changed? Have educational institutions nationwide put any new policies in place? Take a look at the below infographic to learn more about safety and security in our schools nationwide.
Many adults are now looking into entrepreneurship as an appealing path for their career. In this infographic, learn how popular entrepreneurship has become in the last few years, and how it may benefit your career in the future.
Healthcare administration and health information technology careers both offer robust growth in administrative medical fields but, once they're broken down, are very different options. We're here to tell you why.
Let's be honest - you want a prestigious, high-paying job. You dream of living a lavish life filled with fancy gadgets and exotic travel. There's nothing wrong with that. Finding a career that provides all of this and is enjoyable is too good to be true, right? Wrong! You spend most of your time in front of a computer anyways, so why not make a career out of it? We highlight three popular and profitable positions and let you know what it takes to land them.
When it comes to nursing, there are a ton of great blog options that are filled with all kinds of helpful information. We compiled 24 of our favorite blogs with topics ranging from fun nursing blogs to helpful nursing student blogs to blogs that offer career tips for nurses.
To help clarify the differences between business a career in management or accounting-and ultimately help you earn the right degree. Here is a factual breakdown of the two career paths for you to review.
Whether we're ready or not, we should start thinking about gift giving. We have compiled a list of some great gift and stocking stuffer ideas for that nursing student in your family or circle of friends that they are sure to enjoy.
Shopping the toy catalog is a hallmark of childhood. But as the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other caring adults buying toys this holiday season, you want them to love the gift, but also play safe. Rasmussen College's School of Early Childhood Education has compiled a list-and checked it twice-of five tips to keep your little ones playing safe.
We highlighted the three most popular credentials for accounting professionals and broken down everything you need to know in a three-way comparison of CMA versus CPA versus CFA.
You always planned on going back to college, but somehow life always got in the way. Now you have a full-time job, a family and extracurricular activities, and balancing all those life experiences is tricky. But you're not alone. A recent study shows that 83 percent of undergraduate students in Minnesota work while in college - and 78 percent of those students work at least 29 hours per week.
If you're considering enrolling in the Rasmussen College graphic design program you've come to the right place. Rasmussen College School of Design dean Jennifer Ayotte helped us identify some exciting features that make the program unique. Here are 10 fascinating tidbits that set the program apart from the rest!
The medical industry is arguably one of the most exciting and anticipated places for innovation. Who doesn't dream of a cure for genetic diseases or elimination of cancer? These are topics that hit home for everyone and, as such, healthcare innovations themselves can often be as sensitive as they are sensational.
The American Association for Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is requiring 80 percent of nurses employed by a hospital to have a BSN by 2020. We've compiled a list of 7 in-demand BSN jobs that you cannot wait until 2020 to check out.
Are you considering earning a computer science degree? If so, you're probably curious about what your options will be after graduation. We broke down the top ten computer science careers to help you in your research.
Here we help you answer that single burning question that you're asking yourself right now: Is an accounting degree worth it or worthless?
Does the thought of molding young minds intrigue you? Would you be excited to witness the moment a young student masters a difficult lesson? Put simply, have you considered a teaching career?
If you're looking for the recipe for success in the design world, you came to the right place! Here's an inside look at the courses, skills and experience that will help you develop into a graphic design professional.
What if there was a way to stop juvenile offenders before they commit more serious crimes? What if we turned away from incarceration and instead focused on recuperation? Community leaders and schools districts across America are turning to a new trend that just might provide the answers to these questions: restorative justice.
Full recap of Rasmussen College's live expert panel discussing the growing career of medical assisting.
This article will address some of the challenges of online learning as well as provide you with five tips to help improve your chances of success in online classes.
Here's a scary fact: 92 percent of companies in 2012 found an intrusion by a third party in their databases. And without someone who is trained to monitor and react to these alerts, a company's confidential material can be walking out the door - or through a web of network cable, as the case may be - along with the intruder. This is just one reason why information security professionals are some of the most valuable employees in any organization.
For most people, a trip to the doctor's office is not the highlight of their week, so a frosty nurse making them feel unwelcome can add to their stress. Fortunately for any of her future patients, Brooklyn Park Practical Nursing graduate Melinda Odegard has been making people feel at ease her whole life.
While it may seem quick and easy to jump right in and learn as you go, there are clear benefits that come with taking the time to earn a graphic design degree. From the knowledge and instruction you receive while in school to the opportunities available to you after graduation, the advantages are abundant.
After more than five years working in Hollywood, Crystal Foth knew she had to make a change. With movie credits that included Titanic, Shrek and Dr. Doolittle, Foth was heading toward a lucrative career in the visual effects industry. Then she had an epiphany.
The concept of online classes can raise a lot of questions for someone who has never been enrolled in one. This article will serve as a guide to the uninitiated, and will help clarify some of the common questions beginners have about online courses.
During her career as a military nurse, Lt. Col. Kathy Spangler has experienced firsthand the stamina it takes to work beyond the battlefield.
IT professionals are in demand throughout every industry, which means NOW is the time to start planning your IT career path. So if you've been waiting for proof that pursuing an IT career will be profitable in the long run, here it is! These five facts will help demonstrate the wisdom in your decision to become an IT professional.
Earning a business degree is a big decision and typically requires answers to multiple questions. So we conducted a survey to help you get the answers you're looking for.
A good way to judge a person's character is to see how they respond to adversity. Nicole Gumke, a graduate of the Fargo Surgical Technologist program, is a great example of someone who went on to persevere despite setbacks.
Let's face it: All of us are looking for more than just a job. We're looking for careers that align with our interests and passions to fulfill us on a daily basis. In your particular case, you love children and you want a career that helps give them the best possible start in life. But it begins with schooling and that means earning an early childhood education degree.
Things that go thump in the night and the possibility of a zombie apocalypse may be a couple phobias in children, but you'd be surprised what else keeps your little ones awake at night. More than 6,000 children from 47 countries shared their real fears in a ChildFund Alliance Survey, and surprisingly, the survey found phobias in children was also caused by natural disaster, war, death and disease and violence.
Not all careers in healthcare are saddled with emergency rooms and life-or-death situations. This list highlights 4 of the least stressful medical jobs of 2013.
Things that go thump in the night and the possibility of a zombie apocalypse may be a couple phobias in children, but you'd be surprised what else keeps your little ones awake at night. More than 6,000 children from 47 countries shared their real fears in a ChildFund Alliance Survey, and surprisingly, the survey found phobias in children was also caused by natural disaster, war, death and disease and violence.
For many considering nursing school there is one hurdle standing in the way - the dreaded TEAS test. These tips will give you the confidence to ace the test on your first try.
If you're interested in turning your passion for technology into a career, you're in luck! Employers in several industries are in need of IT professionals, offering you a variety of job opportunities. We broke down the top 5 fields to find entry-level IT jobs.
Are you on Google+. Students can utilize this amazing social media platform to gain an edge during their time in school and beyond.
Love can have a profound effect on a young man's priorities - just ask Brooklyn Park Business Management graduate Jared Sebesta. At 18, his son was born, and from there the course of his life shifted substantially.
New Port Richey Criminal Justice graduate Don Greene spent most of his life helping to build his community, both literally and figuratively.
Learn how Pinterest, the visual social network has to do with finding a job or changing careers. Pinterest is a great place to showcase your personal brand, find a job or be a catalyst for those of you looking for a career change.
Some say information technology is transforming the future of patient care. With a plethora of changes happening in the industry, there are a lot of career opportunities at the intersection of healthcare and IT.
From Greensboro, N.C. to Las Vegas to Lapeer, Mich., no city is absolutely safe from the immediate problem faced by medical facilities around the U.S. - nursing shortages. As a result, professional nursing agencies are helping medical facilities fill in the gaps with temporary workers.
You finally know what you want to be when you "grow up" - and it's something cool. Becoming a game and simulation programmer can open a lot of doors for you in terms of job opportunities, but it's natural that you want to do some research before deciding on your degree.
Through sports athletes can often inspire others to do great things on the playing field. But that inspiration can also be used in the classroom.
When it comes to your career, your age is no excuse to avoid chasing your dream! If you've considered pursuing a career in design but you're worried that you missed your chance, you're mistaken. Meet three individuals who left their careers in unrelated industries to start design careers.
After completing his military career, Rob Johnson was unsure of what to do next with his life; what he did know was he wanted a career that would provide him with the same sense of pride he had from serving his country.
Job searching in today's market is challenging. In this webinar, our Career Services team will help you gain confidence in your job search. We will show you how to build your confidence and show employers that you can get the job done.
Deciding what to do with the rest of your life at age 18 can be a very challenging decision, and it's one Eagan Health Information Technician (HIT) graduate Jennifer Knutson knows about this firsthand.
Information Security is a field in which you defend and protect information from unauthorized access, disruption, modification or unwanted destruction of data. Take a look at this article to learn more about this interesting career in the field of technology.
One of the fastest growing jobs in the healthcare field is that of a medical assistant. Find out more about this booming career path by tuning in to Rasmussen College's October career chat.
If you have begun considering a career in accounting, becoming familiar with the most common accounting degree courses and career paths is a perfect place to start
Four accomplished Minnesota law enforcement officials offered insight and their perspective to Rasmussen College law enforcement students in Eagan, Minn.
Joe Ashline never could've imagined the games he played and the friends he made while online would inspire a career. But it did.
Rasmussen College's alumni and career services teams hosted a webinar on Oct. 3 for alumni and job seekers interested in building their personal brand through the social media network Pinterest.
What does it take to thrive in the field of early childhood education? We caught up with a handful of current teachers to find out what makes them tick and what can help you.
Giving back to your profession is a rewarding and fun opportunity, and getting involved in an association or organization is one way to do this. Professional associations and organizations offer a chance to grow professionally and personally, as well as the opportunity to expand networking, which can be beneficial during a job search or possibility of promotion.
If you've ever considered leaving your job to pursue a career in technology, there's no better time than now. The tech world is in the midst of exciting, industry-wide growth and it's about time you cashed in on it! Learn about three positions projected to grow in the next decade.
Pediatric nurses play an integral role in the life their patients who range from infants to teenagers. Find out what makes a great pediatric nurse and how to become one.
The options for different types of business degrees can be overwhelming at times. Check out this list to help you determine which program of study may be right for you.
Police departments want you to know about local crime. That's why they're using Pinterest. Yes, the Pinterest of recipes, cute puppy photos and funny e-cards is helping cops catch criminals and bringing awareness to local communities.
Working in a creative career allows you to exercise your imagination on a daily basis.This collection of quotes will help inspire you to push the limits in your career.
A comprehensive guide with all of the information that you need to identify if a career as a pharmacy technician or a medical coder is right for you.
Building community partnerships is a main goal of our campuses, and gaining their feedback helps to determine what skills and abilities businesses are looking for in Rasmussen College graduates. With a goal of better preparing Rasmussen College students for their careers, RasMuscles was created. The 8-week workshop series focuses on active Rasmussen student body and their "soft" or "essential" skills.
If you are wondering if accounting is a boring career then you need to read why these industries professionals say that it is certainly not.
The prospect of dealing with blood is enough to deter a lot of people from pursuing a career in the medical field. Rasmussen College student Krystl Taylor is not one of those people. From an early age she was fascinated by medical procedures and the healthcare profession. "As a kid my mom used to watch those real surgery shows on T.V. and I would just stand in the hallway since I wasn't allowed to watch with her," said Taylor. "I've always just loved that stuff." With that early interest in the medical field, it's no surprise Taylor is now well on her way to an associate's degree in nursing.
Information technology management (ITM) is where information technology (IT) resources - i.e., computer hardware, software, data, networks and data facilities - are managed according to the needs of an organization. Companies need people equipped with the skills and expertise to protect these resources from any malfunctions or tampering.
Derek Clifton didn't have to return to school. In fact, he already had a degree and a steady job. However, after pursuing a career in music education Clifton found he was ready to make a change.
With more than 70 million users to date, Pinterest is the hottest social network on the Internet. It grew from 48 million users to 70 million between February and July this year. And in 2012, it grew more than 150 percent in January alone.
Now is a better time than ever to pursue a career in nursing. Here is a detailed list with the top 10 reasons why.
We have compiled a list of 33 education Twitter accounts. These accounts showcase bloggers, government officials and organizations, schools and teachers who make up the world of education, and in-turn, should give you a great picture of what working in education is like.
With each new generation comes speculation about what they'll be like. Studies show the current generation, Millennials, are extremely interested in being their own boss and becoming an entrepreneur. Check out the below infographic to learn more about the millennial generation and why entrepreneurship may be their calling.
Keep reading to learn how one entrepreneurship student is turning an insight from a class project into a business with an interesting product..
Rasmussen College, in partnership with VOLT Workforce Solution, will be hosting a Military Service Member and Spouse Resource Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The resource fair is open to the public and provides military service members and their spouses a chance to meet with potential employers, develop their job seeking skills with workshops, and learn about the benefits that are available to them.
Before enrolling in any graphic design program, it's important to be sure it's the right fit for you. To help you in your search, we've come up with three simple questions that will help you uncover the critical details about a program.
"Human services" is a broad phrase used to describe a large industry that focuses on just that, serving the needs of human beings. If helping others is something you're passionate about, here are 10 heartwarming human services jobs that are available to you once you've earned a human services degree.
The medical professionals responsible for drawing and collecting human blood are called phlebotomists and they are a critical component to any healthcare team. Find invaluable information on how a certificate in phlebotomy could jumpstart your career.
Rasmussen College campuses across the country were recently abuzz with Career Expo attendees looking to network their way to their next job. The Career and Networking Expo was open to the public, and held on several campuses from Sept. 9 - 13. Attendees were able meet with potential employers, learn of new job opportunities and develop their job-hunting skills through resume critiques and mock interviews.
Rasmussen College student Stephen Anderson has covered a lot of miles before coming to the Rasmussen College Blaine campus to earn his degree in accounting. After high school, he briefly attended college but dropped out to spend five years in the Navy serving as a Master at Arms - the naval equivalent of military police. "The military got me ramped up and ready to get a real job, but with the way the job market and the economy crashed it ended up being a big wake-up call," Anderson said.
Whether you are interested in studying early childhood education, volunteering at the local preschool or you simply have kids of your own, understanding the way children think, act and perceive the world around them is incredibly important.
Having these 15 skills are crucial if you want to a healthcare management position.
Graphic designers are lucky enough to have some of the coolest jobs out there. But don't take our word for it. Take it from these two industry players who have taken nontraditional graphic design career paths.
On August 15, Rasmussen College honored some of its education students at the Minnesota Twins baseball game versus the Chicago White Sox.
A seasoned veteran in the IT industry shares three essential ingredients in the recipe for success in the tech world: certification, experience and education. Learn about how these work hand-in-hand in helping advance your tech career.
Click to learn more about the careers in marketing and management and, hopefully, clear up any questions you might have so that you can make a decision on which is right for you to pursue.
Do you dream of working for animation tycoons like Disney or Pixar? We've compiled some need-to-know info that will help you decide if a career in animation is right for you.
With over 78 million baby boomers aging into their 60's and beyond, nurses specialized in geriatric care are rapidly becoming a hot commodity.
Just by the nature of their work, teachers are in a position to profoundly impact the students they teach. There are probably one or more teachers from your past that helped, encouraged or even inspired you.
To clarify the difference between the two fields and help you with your decision, we featured five career categories that will help you better understand these two career paths and help you gain the confidence to take the next steps toward a career you will enjoy.
Obamacare will provide access to as many as 41.3 million Americans in 2014. With so many being affected, there is potential for major changes to demand for care and job creation.
If you're looking for a new career in technology that is both stable and lucrative, computer science is a great option! We uncovered four irrefutable computer science facts to help reinforce the notion that a career in this industry is definitely worth pursuing.
Theodor Seuss Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) once wrote: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn the more places you'll go."
It's that time of year again - time for county and state fairs, which means munching on lots of interesting food. Before heading out to the fair, check out what's really in your favorite foods.
Becoming a successful designer isn't easy. It takes dedication, passion and a constant drive to learn new skills, and hone the old ones. The following formula discusses each element that is commonly found in the world's greatest designers.
Use this list to identify healthcare jobs you can enter with an associate degree, diploma or certificate. It includes real-time job posting data to ensure you have the most relevant information for today's opportunities.
Good management principles are key concepts to the success of every business. Thriving managers use planning, organizing, directing and controlling (evaluating), as well as Human Resource skills, to ensure the organization runs effectively and efficiently. Here are the key management principles every student (and business owner) should know.
As you've likely discovered in your research, a nurse is never just a "nurse" - a nurse can be a licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN), nurse practitioner (NP) or numerous other job titles. We've already covered the LPN versus RN debate, now let's explore RN versus BSN.
One of the hot button issues across the technology industry today is the level of security behind cloud versus external hard drive storage. The crux of the issue lies with one's chosen method of storing files: Either on a computer's hard drive (i.e., "locally) or on virtual servers accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection (i.e., "in the cloud").
This accounting career guide will help you familiarize yourself with the actual numbers behind pursuing a career in the field of accounting.
A fire science degree is the best way to start your firefighting career. But is a degree really worth it? We say yes. Here's why.
Whether you've dreamt of becoming a successful graphic designer your whole life or you simply enjoy perusing through delightful designs, graphic design blogs are a great source of education, conversation and inspiration. We've compiled a list of 13 graphic design blogs you can't afford to miss this year!
Rasmussen College hosted its inaugural Twitter chat on July 23 for prospective students interested in earning their college degree.
There are diploma and associate degree tracks to become a licensed practical nurse. When deciding between the two it's important to consider how you see your education fitting into your lifestyle.
But the win-at-all-costs attitude that has become a permanent fixture in sports programs across age groups in America is discouraging. Until players, parents and coaches all agree that winning, in fact, isn't everything, high school athletes will look for an edge wherever one can be found.
Employees who use their strengths daily are more efficient, effective and productive, and not to mention satisfied and happy, too. In this webinar, you will learn to identify your strengths and how to articulate them to the people who need to know, including prospective employers, managers and colleagues.
The phenomenon of the nurse-patient relationship and its ability to affect the overall treatment of a patient is a central topic to the study of nursing. The focus is usually on the ability of the nurse to impact the patient, but we often forget how much the patient can impact the nurse.
Rasmussen College hosted a Career Chat on July 26, in honor of System Administrators Day. The Careers in Technology chat utilized Google+ Hangouts on Air to discuss the popular career field of technology with selected subject matter experts.
When is the last time you read a book for fun? Think long and hard. Has it been awhile? Reading for fun can not only be enjoyable and help one decompress from the stresses of everyday life, but can potentially correlate to success in business and one's career field.
27 million people are enslaved worldwide. Of those individuals, 80 percent are female and 50 percent are children. The average age of a child in sex trafficking is 12-to-14-years-old, according to Breaking Free Founder and Executive Director Vednita Carter. And, the problem is local. The FBI ranked Minnesota as one of 13 states for highest incidence of minors in sex trafficking.
If you're considering pursuing a career in human resources, it's important for you to prepare yourself by understanding what job skills hiring managers are searching for in candidates. Keep reading to learn which skills you'll need.
Recent research suggests that earning a college degree can pay off six times more than a high school diploma ... and criminal justice degree holders can expect to see better than average returns on investment.
Teachers aren't just people who instruct pupils in a particular subject, they change lives and inspire others. Teachers also encourage students to go after their dreams, motivate them to believe in themselves and guide them toward new interests.
Since employers screen many candidates before finding the "perfect fit," it is important to do a great deal of research and ensure that you share similar goals to your future potential employer. Mission statements are an excellent resource in discovering if you are on the same page as a company.
Are you struggling to decide between a career in graphic design or a career in web design? We created an infographic featuring a side-by-side comparison of the two industries. This information, combined with insight from experts in both fields, should give you a better idea of which industry best suits you.
Have you ever stepped back and realized that life is extremely chaotic and we are constantly going, going, going? From working overtime to making dinner to the kids' soccer games, the list can go on and on. In order to stay afloat in a hectic world, organization is key. It will be helpful to utilize the following tips so you adopt a systematic approach instead of just flying by the seat of your pants.
If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are wondering if earning a degree is right for you, here are 23 examples of successful entrepreneurs that made it with the help of a college degree.
From February to July 2013, the number of Pinterest users grew from 47 to 70 million. We decided to get involved and give you 33 of the top crime-related Pinterest boards out there.
Starting college is a huge decision, whether you're straight out of high school or you've been in the working world for a while. The most important question you have about earning your degree is whether or not it's worth it. Here's how an Aurora HIT degree helped two former Rasmussen College students - one landed a HIT job and the other gained five raises at her current job.
We asked top job recruiters from all over the country which mobile apps they would recommend to those in the job market.
On Friday, July 19, the entire college - including campuses in all five states - will be giving back to the community, and this year, students have the chance to partner up with faculty and staff on their campuses to volunteer their time to a good cause.
The Rasmussen College - School of Nursing and the Alumni Association presented a webinar on innovative nursing strategies, applications and healthcare sites.
Rasmussen College is hosting a Career Chat featuring careers in technology on July 26. The live chat will feature a panel of tech career experts. Learn more about how you can actively participate in this unique opportunity!
Ever wonder what it would feel like to have your novels on the shelf at the local bookstore? Local Ocala author C. Kevin Thompson visited the Rasmussen College Ocala, Fla. campus to inspire students. Thompson shared his passion and enthusiasm for believing in one's dreams and stressed the importance of "staying the course" to see your goals come into fruition.
If you could participate in hands-on learning that would help prepare you for real world business situations wouldn't you want to do it? Keep reading to see how business management students do just that.
We've all seen crime TV. Different detectives and technicians and specialists running here and there. But how do all those people and professions fit together when a real crime occurs?
When you find yourself in an unpredictable industry working a job with a shaky future, what do you do? You can either stay and see what happens or move on. Tom Spriggs chose the latter and became a Bloomington HIT degree grad.
Part of succeeding in school is learning how to take advantage of the tools around you. One of your best resources is your instructor. Your instructor is there not only to teach you the course's material and act as an expert on the subject, but also to provoke your thoughts and understand you as an individual. However, it's in your hands to establish a relationship with your instructor..
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional online network and holds a wealth of job opportunities across all industries. In this webinar, our Career Services team shows you how to build a professional profile, network with professionals, search for jobs, and give your career a boost using the most popular professional social networking site.
If you have an interest in technology, but aren't necessarily savvy when it comes to programming languages and operating systems, a career in information technology (IT) management might be right up your alley. Experts in the field agree that many IT management skills are closely aligned with responsibilities you master every day as a mother. Real IT manager moms share insight about how these skills overlap.
Looking for a little extra something to complement your web design education? Consider learning about an area that has become increasingly important in the past year: user experience (UX) design. We've compiled some resources to get you started in your exploration of this specialization.
Responding to domestic violence cases and helping victms is tricky. Officers need to be inquisitive without being invasive; and they need to be compassionate yet remain neutral.
Throughout your life, you've probably been told how important sleep is for your body. Check out this infographic for more details on how technology affects your sleep - and what to avoid doing to get the best sleep possible for your body.
You likely know the basics of what EKG technicians do: interact with patients and administer and interpret the results of EKG tests. But how do you get to that point? What's EKG technician training like? And do you really need that formal education, anyway? Those are all good questions. And we're here to help you find the answers. Let's explore EKG tech education options and coursework.
Students can learn a lot from learning center coordinators when it comes to being an active listener. A large portion of their time is spent simply listening to the student body and campus constituents, and hearing out their academic challenges, academic successes, expectations, as well as wants and needs as members of The Rasmussen College Family.
You've always dreamed of working for one of those prestigious companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook or Google, but you're not sure if the skills you possess - or ones you're developing - are what today's tech startups are looking for.
"Are we calling the achievement gap academic so schools are accountable instead of parents?" asked Licensed Parent Educator Katy Smith, who got the audiences' wheels spinning during a Rasmussen College Early Childhood Education (ECE) Summit June 19. "I'm not saying I know the answer to that question, but it's definitely something I'm wondering about."
We've compiled 22 informative and entertaining business management blogs that will keep you on the cutting edge of the latest trends in marketing, entrepreneurship and business management.
Although the visual effects industry and other creative design fields have gone through a period of uncertainty within the past few years, there are creative professionals making it out in the world right now.
Luanne Paulson needed a change. As a 52-year-old certified nursing assistant (CNA) at a long-term care facility, she realized that the long, and often inconsistent, hours of hands-on work with patients was too physically demanding and wondered if there was another career path for her. Paulson is now a Lake Elmo medical assisting student at Rasmussen College with two quarters until her associate's degree is complete.
A lot goes into deciding what kind of career you'd like to pursue. Check out our most recent infographic to learn more about what drives us toward a career and the results post-graduation.
As we all know, taking college courses for the first time can be nerve-wracking and is an adjustment for many people. If you're like many other students, it's been awhile since you've been in a classroom and you may find it difficult to speak up in class. Don't feel bad - there are many reasons for this.
Looking for an exciting new career in the growing technology industry? Network administration is an exciting option that is projected to grow faster than average. What's more exciting is that you can get your career started in as little as 18 months! Find out how in this comprehensive guide to becoming a network administrator.
Choosing a degree that leads to the career of your dreams is a big decision for many - and not something to take lightly. The degree you decide on could influence the career you choose and ultimately, your future lifestyle.
A panel of community professionals recently visited the School of Justice Studies Ocala campus to participate in an interactive and engaging discussion about students' future career options. Panelists were from the Department of Children and Family Services, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, The Federal Department of Corrections, a local bail bondsman and a paralegal.
Tech jobs in the Florida area are booming, however, employers are having a difficult time filling positions because the applicant pool is short on skills. Curiously, it's not the technical skills job seekers lack, but the essential skills that are needed to put those technical skills to use.
Whether you're going into business, criminal justice, education, healthcare, technology or design, chances are there's a professional organization or foundation dedicated to your field of study. Many of these groups offer scholarships, so it's worth the effort to ask.
Are you looking to earn a degree that can open doors to not one, but several careers in the technology industry? An information technology (IT) management degree may be just what you're looking for. We highlighted ten tech positions you could land with this degree under your belt!
Going back to school might sound impossible for you. Yes, you're busy. You're working, you have a family and you have other obligations. But if you want to earn a degree, you don't have to go the traditional route. Consider earning your RN to BSN degree online.
As your studies come to a close and graduation quickly approaches, you're probably looking for ways to distinguish yourself once you reach the job market. One way to do this is to stay on top of the newest teaching trends - one of which is BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device.
We spoke to professional graphic designers to get some inside insight on the ins and outs of the job. Learn about some things they wish they'd known before entering the field. That way, you won't have to learn the hard way like they did!
Fire, Forensics, Fraud or Foul Play: Why Now's the Time to Consider a Career as a Criminal Investigator
If you're drawn to Sherlock Holmes-style whodunits and the perplexing paper trails built by the Bernie Madoffs of the world, maybe there's a future for you as a criminal investigator.
Curiosity about a career you're considering is natural. If you're interested in the industry, the best way to stay on top of new developments, trends and tips is to keep yourself tuned into industry news. Health information technology (HIT) news sites are abundant, but you don't have to read all of them. Here, we've picked six news sites that stand out from the rest.
Coming up with the right attire for an important job interview or a fancy night out can be difficult - mainly because it can carry a high price tag and, for college students, it's often not something that's just lying around in your closet. Jeff Frie, a career services advisor at Rasmussen College in St. Cloud, sympathized with himself and other college students, and created a solution.
Adult learners have different expectations and learning styles than learners in primary or secondary education. In higher education, students learn not only in the physical or online classroom but also in the library. One approach to meet an adult student's learning style is through andragogical teaching, or the process of engaging adult learners.
The American language seems to change as much as our attention span. Somewhere in the midst of this change, more and more of us are ending our sentences with the word "at." What was once considered a major faux pas in public speaking has been creeping into the mainstream.
As the video game industry continues to gain popularity - 68 percent of Americans play computer or video games - the demand for game developers and programmers to create products that entice, intrigue and capture the user experience is increasing significantly.
By learning about the different jobs you can do with a finance degree you can begin to better visualize yourself in the career you've always wanted.
All it takes is a few simple steps to keep your kids safe this summer.
The variety of jobs in healthcare may seem like a dream at first - there are so many options for those who take school seriously and want to have a successful, fulfilling career. What if, for example, you know you don't want to be a doctor, but you still want to have hands-on patient care, work closely with doctors and spend your days helping the sick and injured? Numerous job titles fit the bill, but for now, let's just focus on: registered nurse (RN) versus physician assistant (PA).
There will always be difficult people in the workplace for a wide range of reasons. It is important to learn what to do to cope and find the best way to handle them.
Tyler Hart, financial representative with DMG Financial Group, gave a presentation on how our financial decisions today impact our future.
If you're ready to move on from your entry-level tech job and advance toward a better position, now is the perfect time! Most executives admit that they have trouble filling vacant technology positions with skilled professionals. We've highlighted some of the top tech jobs based on education level.
Marketing professionals participate in a variety of different tasks and have responsibilities that require a range of skills and knowledge. Because of that, the number of different jobs you can do with a market degree is quite impressive.
Are you struggling to find your job in Health Information? What can you do to stand out? The Health Information field is growing quickly and the demand is high. How can you be noticed and come out ahead of the competition?
With more than 48 million users, virtual pin-board website Pinterest is a powerful player in the social media space. Women make up 80 percent of the membership on the social media site and, of that group, 50 percent have children. That said, it's safe to assume that Pinterest is a powerful player in social media circles and in the world of education.
As you approach the end of your journey towards earning a graphic design degree, you're probably experiencing a multitude of emotions. Though this mix of emotions is completely normal, it helps to have a little encouragement from someone who has been there. That's why we caught up with Sara Carter, a former Rasmussen College graphic design student who parlayed her degree into her first graphic design job.
Do you want to work with patients in a medical facility, assisting doctors and taking care of others? Are you concerned that this job description only fits a nurse? It doesn't! Helping to heal the sick and injured isn't a job that's limited to nurses and doctors. In fact, there are several careers in which you can work closely with patients and be a role model for others, For now, let's focus on two of these growing medical careers: medical assistant (MA) versus patient care technician (PCT).
To say it's a dangerous job might be an understatement. Undercover officers come face-to-face with criminals dressed just like me or you. That means no radio, no bulletproof vest, no taser and no handcuffs - some of the critical tools you might associate with a law enforcement officer. Instead, all they have is a well-hidden gun (so not to give away their disguise) and a wire.
Be authentic. Be honest. Be true to yourself. This was the overarching theme at the Authentic Leadership Panel on April 26, 2013 at the Rasmussen College Blaine campus. The panel discussed how to be a genuine leader - one that motivates, supports and drives others
Students are constantly on the move - traveling back and forth to school to attend class, meeting with student groups and organizations on-and-off-campus, all while balancing other commitments, such as work and family. To be successful in anything, it's important to be organized. It's all about being as efficient as possible and working smarter.
You've decided you want a career in information technology. The following video from the "What Should I Do with My Life" series takes a look at the salaries associated with the most common IT positions.
The recent statements President Obama made in favor of universal access to preschool were bold, poignant and timely. They tugged at our heartstrings and were written to inspire us to get up and do something for the children of today and generations of the future.
When it comes to pursuing career opportunities in the healthcare field, it's often difficult to decide which job best fits your passions and personality. Keep reading to learn about the positions in healthcare management to see if this is a career field that you would be interested in pursuing.
Patrol Officer vs. Sheriff's Deputy vs. Correctional Officer: Which Entry-Level Law Enforcement Job is Right for You?
We found 19,531 vacant jobs for police patrol officers, sheriff's deputies and correctional officers over the past year. We also narrowed down those job offerings into a state-by-state comparison so you'll know where in America the 10 hottest job markets are located.
If you love working with computers and other forms of technology, you may want to consider choosing a career in Information Technology. Our "What Should I Do With My Life?" video helps you navigate the different Information Technology career possibilities.
With the number of Internet users escalating year after year, security issues are expanding just as fast. If you're looking to join the fight against cybercrime, why not make a career out of it? You're passionate about technology and want to have a positive impact on society but, at the end of the day, your main concern is helping your family achieve financial stability. Well, you're in luck-there's a career out there that combines all three!
After you've made the decision to go back to school and become a nurse, there's still another big decision ahead of you, and it comes with a debate: licensed practical nurse (LPN) versus registered nurse (RN). We've already covered the advantages of being an LPN, so we'll lay out the opposing viewpoint here: How you can reap the benefits as an RN.
Early literacy in children begins in the first three years of life and is related, many times, to a child's first exposure to books, stories and writing.
If you're considering earning a finance degree in order to land a job as a professional in the field, then it's important to begin by learning more about the jobs and the variety of industries with career opportunities.
Rasmussen College hosted a Career Chat on Mar. 10 in honor of National Nurses Week. The Careers in Nursing chat used Google+ Hangouts on Air to connect participants virtually. Three Rasmussen College career experts were joined by Lee Bonds, a nursing recruiter with more than 20 years' experience.
The intangibles you gain from going to college also happen to be the cornerstones of police work in America. Turn your criminal justice degree into a law enforcement job.
You've thought about becoming a graphic designer, but you're not quite sure you can hack it in the industry. Before making a significant investment in a design degree, wouldn't it be nice to know if the odds are in your favor? We've highlighted a few natural qualities that are inherent in many successful designers. Do any of these describe you?
This year's film Gangster Squad opened with Sgt. O'Mara stating "every man carries a badge," and although it's true every person has their loyalty tied to some concept or ideal, it is law enforcement officers who wear the badge of justice. With this week being National Police week - the time to honor and remember fallen officers - Capt. Paul Ebel from the Green Bay Police Department opened up about the importance of the police badge.
The brotherhood among law enforcement officers is more than a brotherhood; it runs much deeper than that. To us, law enforcement is not a job, it is a calling and all of us firmly believe we have been called by whatever higher power we believe in, to take on the daunting task of protecting the lives of others and helping them whenever we can.
With so many IT degree options out there, how do you know which degree is right for you? The following video from the "What Should I Do With My Life?" series breaks down the different IT degree programs available to you.
Part of college is learning to fight distractions. They're all around us - from parties, to kids to smartphones and social media, it's easy to lose focus while working on an assignment or writing a paper. Brandi Johnson of Indianapolis was looking for a good distraction - one that would keep her busy all year long. It turns out school work is exactly what she needed.
When asked to reflect on my thoughts about National Police Week, I can't help but think of brotherhood. I have never experienced such a strong bond among individuals as I did in October 2005 when Kelly's husband Jonathan was killed in the line of duty during a high speed chase.
So, you're interested in computers and you're intrigued by the world of technology, but your interests and ideas about what you want to do as a career are always changing. Let us help.
In the hours after police officer Tom Decker's death, I found myself hugging my husband, a police officer, as tightly as I could, crying and asking him not to go to work. He kissed me and told me that he loved me and headed out the door for what was going to be a very difficult shift. I quickly realized it wasn't fair for me to ask him not to go.
These days you are much more realistic about your career path. Keep reading to see how you can achieve personal happiness and financial stability with a career in Human Resources.
For some of our students, the decision to pursue a career in nursing was easy. Some come from a family of nurses or have wanted to be a nurse since they were a child. For others, it wasn't until a life-changing event encouraged them to look into a career in healthcare. What they all have in common is the dedication, passion and compassion it takes to help others.
33 police-related apps to help current officers and future crime fighters. There's even a section on apps developed to keep the public safe.
Developing a career in an area that has a large number of employment opportunities is always a smart idea.
It's one thing to visit the toilet at work or school, but what if the toilet visited you? Dozens of students, faculty and staff at the Rasmussen College Tampa/Brandon campus were confronted by the unusual visitor in April 2013. To get rid of it, they had to pay $1 to help 'flush away cancer'.
Pop quiz: Quickly name four different nursing job titles ... ready ... go! How many did you guess? Chances are you knew licensed practical nurse (LPN) and registered nurse (RN), but unless you're already a nurse those last two may have left you scratching your head.
After years of working various jobs to keep your family afloat, you've finally reached the point where you're craving something more. You don't want a job-you want a career! But before your head explodes from all the worries that come with changing careers, take comfort in the following information: there are entry-level tech job openings out there and you could land one without a four-year degree!
A patient often trusts that when they are unconscious lying on an operating table all the hospital staff performing their surgery is credentialed, but for some hospitals, that's not a requirement. Currently, the only hospital staff position in the operating room that is not required to meet minimum education and certification standards is a surgical technologist, or surg tech.
Nervous, excited, energized - Crystal Walker of Sauk Rapids, Minn. says she's full of emotion as she starts her first quarter at the Rasmussen College St. Cloud campus. The School of Nursing student hadn't stepped inside a college classroom for nearly 20 years. However, after major health complications, Walker has beat the odds and is back working toward one of her next dreams.
Did you know babies as young as a year-and-a-half can guess what other people are thinking? Or that a babies' first smile doesn't usually appear until 10-14 weeks of age?
The web design industry is constantly evolving, so it's important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques in the industry. To help keep you organized in your professional development efforts, we've compiled some tips and tricks to help you stay on top of the latest web design trends. These are real tactics that industry experts have shared with us, so pay close attention.
Some experts have predicted that the paralegal profession will disappear over the next decade. We're not buying what they're selling and you shouldn't either.
Stackable credentials are an emerging trend in the health sciences - a trend you should be aware of if you want a healthcare career! Let's address the first question: What are stackable credentials? You can look at them two ways. First, if you already have a degree and decide to earn a certificate later, you're stacking the certificate onto your degree. Or, if your education started with a certificate, you can stack on more courses and skills to earn a degree.
At just 17-years-old, Chelsey Ballard's life changed forever. The School of Education graduate went from living the life of a typical high school teenager to a teen mom - one statistic Ballard says she never imagined being a part of. According to stayteen.org, less than half of teen mothers graduate from high school and fewer than two percent earn a college degree by age 30.
Spring is here and if you didn't stick to your New Year resolution to lose weight, your summer wardrobe may be all the motivation you need to get back on track. Check out our new infographic below to learn how to eat right for your blood type.
A college lecture used to be given to a classroom of newly graduated 18-year-olds looking for the 'time of their life' and the 'full college experience'. However, times have changed. Often these days, students attend college part-time, as well as attend lectures online and are also busy working and/or providing for their family. The majority of "traditional" students are now enrolled in online schooling, and at community and for-profit colleges.
On April 14-20, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) hosted its annual Week of the Young Child (WOYC). WOYC is focused on promoting the needs of young children and their families. Its secondary goal is to recognize and award the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.
Read more to see why you should finally pursue a career change into accounting.
The demand for graphic designers and multimedia artists and animators is expected to continue to grow through the year 2020, however, it is likely competition in the field will continue to grow as well. Because of the competition a digital designer might face during the job hunting phase, you may wonder how applicants can make themselves standout in an interview. There are three keys to landing a digital design job.
As our students graduate and enter their careers it is vital that they are well versed in their respective field of study and are fluent in soft skills. Soft skills are indispensable because they play a vital role in career success; these skills help one to shine in the workplace and the importance of soft skills surely cannot be denied in this day and age of knowledge and information.
Earning a college degree is not a requirement to become America's commander-in-chief, but history tells us that the vast majority U.S. Presidents valued a college education. This is a list of the U.S. presidents and their college educations, including the schools they attended and the academic degrees they received.
Have you ever wondered where we get our "customer service skills"? Well, it's typically through our own experience, training, and our personal and professional development. However, some of the feedback we receive from students who have completed the Customer Service course is that they never realized the complexities and various components relating to this subject area.
May 6-12 is National Nurses Week across the United States. Rasmussen College is planning to recognize these important healthcare providers with a Career Chat designed to offer more information about careers in nursing.
There's no better way to make a splash in the technology industry than by mastering the latest tech trends. So as you prepare to enter the workforce, you'll benefit by investing your time in discovering what's hot in the field. One acronym that is creating quite a buzz lately is BYOD. It stands for "bring your own device" and it's taking the corporate world by storm.
In the fourth and final installment of the Choosing Your Path series we give you a little fragment of each of the previous posts in the series so you can begin building your pathway to a successful ECE future.
The images of the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Conn. at the end of 2012 will be forever etched in our minds as a terrible experience for young children. Negative experiences can result in emotional pain, mistrust in others, and feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem or lack of motivation. Because of this, educators and mental health professionals agree that we need to focus on promoting resilience in young children.
In an industry that is constantly in flux, web designers must evolve with it. If you don't have a passion for learning new technologies and applying new techniques you risk falling behind your competition. We've asked a few experts in the field to help you determine which trends are worth adopting.
In an age of frenzied social interaction, keep yourself informed about who is writing the most compelling crime-related articles.
"I went into education because I wanted to work with children, not parents." Believe it or not, in my 20 years of experience in the early childhood education field, I have heard this phrase many times. Ironically though, in the same 20 years experience that permitted me to learn the quote above, I have also learned that viewing children in the context of family actually facilitates my ability to support children's learning and development.
Making the decision to take on a new career can be difficult, especially if you're seeking to enter a completely new field. How can you know you're ready for a specific career? Well, for starters, earning a degree in your field is a good indicator of both interest and competence. If you're interested in healthcare, there are many options available to you. One career path that is an integral part of the medical team is that of the medical lab tech.
For fans of Cheryl Strayed, her recent visit to Rasmussen College was a chance to meet the New York Times best-selling author and hear her story firsthand. For those who haven't read her memoir Wild, the author's appearance turned into a lesson of resilience and strength.
From an early age, Jenna Haring says she's been interested in both law and government relations. It's the reason the School of Justice Studies graduate says she decided to pursue her Paralegal Associate's degree from the Rasmussen College Blaine campus.
The educational system in America continues to face several challenges, one of which is meeting the needs of low income children and children of color. The result of the difficulty it faces in serving these groups can many times appear in the test scores of its elementary-aged children.
So, you're not sure which degree is the best fit for you, but you do know that when it's complete, you want to be a mover and a shaker in the industry you choose. Maybe you're trying to find that one field or career that allows you to use the analytical side of your brain and speaks to your passion for gaming. Maybe you're even searching for jobs that will pay the bills and help you shine among your group of friends.
The length of a nurse's shift is a hot button topic and one that doesn't appear to have many clear-cut answers. However, 12-hour shifts have been gaining popularity among nurses and hospitals for quite some time now.
Crime, unemployment, divorce, and other stresses contribute to a generation of young children that need supportive adults to help ensure a positive future. The children in our communities need us to provide a model for flexibility in challenging situations. Our community must work together to build such resiliency in young children in order to build a hope-filled future.
Becoming a manager is a common goal that many employees often dream about but never realize. Is it your dream to become a manager? Read on to learn how you can develop your business management skills.
Play is where learning begins. Play is one of the first experiences children encounter in their lives. The importance of play begins as young as when children are infants, and when I was a child, play was an everyday, spontaneous experience. It was the most important part of everyday, in fact.
Whether you just started your journey toward a graphic design degree or you're already approaching the finish line, it's never too early to start thinking about your graphic design portfolio. Find out how industry experts answer five common questions regarding graphic design portfolios.
Researchers have found that when mothers communicate with their newborns, babies learn almost 300 more words by the age of two than toddlers whose mothers rarely spoke to them. In fact, early childhood education combined with high quality childcare can significantly improve a child's chances for success later in life.
Put down the Blu Ray remote and figure out how earning a degree can put you on the path to those international criminal justice jobs.
Now that you're in the midst of earning your health information technology (HIT) degree, and you're starting to think about what comes next, it's natural to look at the state of the economy and experience pangs of doubt. Maybe you're wondering if you're learning the skills you need to actually succeed in this career.
Today, most Gen Xers and Gen Yers didn't receive their first cellphone until they were in high school, maybe even college or later. But these days, children are getting their hands on mobile devices at a younger age every day. In this new infographic, we walk you through the technology milestones for different development stages.
When people first heard that I had made the decision to go back to school to pursue an associate degree in professional nursing, almost everyone had an opinion about it. Most supported my decision with statements like "that's great", and "good for you", while others seemed perplexed by my choice, "But why? What made you decide to go back to school? You already have a Ph.D."
As students' lives become busier they need all the extra time they can get to manage school and life. Textbooks are not what they used to be, and that is a good thing. Print textbooks are good, but eBooks are the way to go in 2013. So, why give up print textbooks for eBooks? They are versatile, searchable, portable and efficient, not to mention they are much easier on your back.
Whether you're studying to earn a nursing degree or have been a nurse for years, you probably know a career in nursing offers its share of challenges and rewards. If you need a pick-me-up during the day or a small reminder of why being a nurse is so gratifying, you've come to the right place.
How much do good teachers matter? We can all probably think of an outstanding teacher that mattered in our lives. Clearly children come into classrooms with varied personalities and skills. However, it is teachers that take these variations and build a community of learners.