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Before taking the next step on your path towards a new career, you need to have a solid understanding of what it entails. That’s why we compiled this basic guide to help you decide if becoming a radiologic technologist is the right choice for you.
Pay attention as our experts suggest some budget-friendly ways to promote your business. You’ll also get some practical tips to making these ideas work for you.
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.
As these law enforcement officers will tell you, there are some days when you get to be the hero every kid dreams of being. Read on as police heroes share about their favorite days on the job and why those moments make the danger worth it.
There’s a handful of advice for using stock photos appropriately, and just as many guidelines for what not do to. Get some advice on the do’s and don’ts of using stock photos.
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.
It’s a big year for the Zika virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus a public health emergency — and predicted up to four million infections this year alone. Mosquitoes are the main culprit behind the spreading virus, though it can also be transmitted through sexual contact. With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games set for Rio de Janeiro — the epicenter of the outbreak — all eyes are turning to the unnerving epidemic.
The healthcare industry is booming. But what does that mean for non-medical professionals? We take a closer look at the opportunities to be had in the healthcare management field.
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.
There’s a lot to compare when making your decision: the classes you’ll take, the number of jobs out there and the work you’ll eventually be doing. We put together this side-by-side comparison of marketing versus management so you can determine which degree is the best fit for your future.
These days, schools understand that there are many different ways of learning. They’re offering more options when it comes to how you earn your degree, and some of them might surprise you. Take a look at the available education environments and see which one sounds like the best fit for you!
Conversations about the importance of early childhood education (ECE) have been circulating for quite some time. But more and more studies are coming to light that reveal the ever-present learning disparity between students who reaped the benefits of ECE and those who didn’t. Take a look at what we found in support of a thriving future for our country's young minds.
We compiled three heartwarming stories about nurses who went above and beyond for their patients. These are just a fraction of the thousands of similar stories out there, but it’s our way of saying, “Thank you, nurses!” from patients everywhere!
Your analytical nature and love of technology has you thinking the information technology (IT) field is the perfect place to find employment. But with all of the precise skills and technical knowhow, you know you’d benefit from acquiring a formal education. Could an IT management degree be the key to unlocking the career you’ve been dreaming about? Learn more about the top 10 careers for IT management degree holders.
Learn who's who in a hospital with this infographic guide to medical jobs.
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Volunteer opportunities were the highlight of April, as many Rasmussen College campuses had students and staff helping others in the community. Learn more about the news happening at a Rasmussen College campus near you!
Currently, the biggest division line for web development is front-end verses back-end development. To give you a better idea of where your skills would be best utilized, we laid out the differences between the two and asked web developers to weigh-in on what it takes to succeed in each area.
Whether you’re interested in workplace health for yourself, your employees or as a future health and wellness professional, this resource is for you. Familiarize yourself with what’s working for other companies and learn how you can help foster a healthy workplace.
You may think you don’t have the skills it takes to handle working in HR, but it requires a specific set of characteristics to be successful. We spoke to the experts and rounded up seven signs you should be working in HR. Your personality and experiences just might make you a perfect fit for this rewarding business career!
Let’s face it – it might be a while before the next Steven Avery or Adnan Syed works his or her way into the limelight. But there are a number of equally-intriguing cases that haven’t received as much press. In the meantime, let these six suspenseful unsolved crimes put your inner investigator to work.
What exactly do user experience (UX) designers do and how do you become one? We enlisted the help of experienced design pros to take a closer look at how to define UX design and what it takes to launch a career in this evolving field.
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.
It can be intimidating to enter the job market for the first time. You don’t have much experience to leverage and you may not have many professional connections to help get your foot in the door. Here are some tips for crafting your nursing student resume.
This infographic will help you take a closer look at the state of the industry. Take a look at some of the promising opportunities to be found in logistics careers.
Becoming a medical lab technician (MLT) would allow you to take advantage of the exciting career growth in healthcare while also capitalizing on your love of science. You’ll be making a difference in a technical, behind-the-scenes job. Hear one student's story about making the transition.
We put together a list of 50 smartphone apps for college students to help add some efficiency in your life so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff. Keep reading for smoother sailing ahead!
Just because you’re new to the game doesn’t mean you need to be left out of the conversation. With a little preparation, you can impress your classmates on the first day of school with your know-how of computer science terms. Here are 25 to get your started.
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.
While there are plenty of job options available to get you started on your IT journey, there are plenty of exciting opportunities as you continue on your career path. If you are looking to start a career track that has plenty of room for promotion and growth, give some thought to these top IT jobs for every experience level.
There’s a lot more to being a graphic designer than simply being a talented artist. So what do they do, exactly? We polled the pros to get the simplest, more straight-forward answer we could. Keep reading to learn the truth about this creative career.
The American Medical Association (AMA) voted to support a ban on direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical ads. What implications does this have on the pharmaceutical industry and what are the experts saying? Find out!
You want to be seen as a valuable asset from your first day on the job, and that means specializing. Concentrating on a precise area of focus could be the key to making you more marketable as a paralegal. It’s also a great way to land a corporate legal position rather than working at a firm.
Maybe you know you want to join the fight on cybercrime or perhaps you’re just curious about what it takes. In any case, if you’re at all interested in how to become an information security analyst or what the position entails, you came to the right place! Read on for the answers to all of your questions.
Members of the Senate health committee released a bipartisan mental health bill in early March. This legislation will carry with it a number of implications for those suffering with mental illness and for healthcare providers alike. We outlined what healthcare professionals need to know.
Competency-based education courses could be the key to earning the education you’ve been putting off all these years. Find out if this learning method is right for you by learning more about the practical benefits of competency-based education.
If you’ve made it this far, you already know that a little determination and preparation can make your life as a nursing student a lot easier. Handling the workload in nursing school is just a matter of looking ahead and making a plan of attack. We asked nursing graduates and experts for their top nursing study tips.
As outdoor activities go, gardening is hard to beat for promoting well-rounded development in youngsters. Whether the garden is in pots on an apartment balcony, a community patch or right out the back door, kids who engage with it are harvesting a whole lot more than food and flowers. Learn some data-driven reasons to get your kids out in the garden.
Don’t let your gender keep you from pursuing those dreams! The field of entrepreneurialism may be notoriously male-dominated, but that doesn’t mean you can’t step up to the plate and take on the challenge.
Even with the quarter wrapping up, campuses continued plowing forward with new learning opportunities for students. Last month, community members with a love for design participated in a comic book project, nursing students tested out their skills during a mass simulation day and one campus raised money for a young girl’s lemonade stand.
To help you fight the fear of the unexpected, we spoke with Rasmussen College nursing student Camille Brueggen to share her insight and offer some advice for those following in her footsteps. Keep reading to learn about six things that surprised her during her nursing school clinicals.
We connected with seasoned professionals who fully understand the impact of color in design and business. Read on to glean wisdom from these experts on the psychology of color.
With so many programming languages out there, how do you know where to start when you’re just beginning to dabble in coding? We polled the pros to get the scoop on three basic programming languages that are best for beginners.
There are plenty of resources out there for individuals like you who are interested in law enforcement. We identified some resources to help direct your focus. Whether it is the police news making headlines, conversations over law enforcement technology or career-related information, the list below will have you covered when it comes to the latest trends in law enforcement.
The world of marketing has extensively evolved in complexity as new technology has transformed the way marketers reach consumers. Nowadays, there are several types of marketing specializations to accommodate this dynamic profession.
Join us as we take a look at some of the most bizarre ICD-10 codes in medicine today – because you never know what you might encounter at work some day!
Now that the time has come to jump into your “grown-up” career, it’s up to you to choose a path that fulfills your desire to help others. Don’t fall into the trap of taking any old job that comes your way. We identified seven rewarding jobs that make a difference---including some you may not have thought of before. One of these could be the fulfilling career you’ve always dreamed of!
As the snow melts and the trees begin to bud, there are plenty of fun, innovative spring activities for preschoolers that will get them up off the couch and embracing the new season. If you’re up for some fresh, lively activities to keep your little ones busy, you came to the right place!
Rather than spending your time dreading what’s to come, remember this is a hurdle every nurse has had to jump before earning his or her scrubs. So who better to learn from than those who have gone before you? We compiled NCLEX tips from seasoned nurses to help you pass the test with flying colors. Keep reading to hear their advice.
Pursuing an HR career is not for the faint of heart. Being responsible for making hiring and firing decisions, keeping watch over employee welfare and handling a company’s most sensitive information isn’t for everyone. You feel like you’re up for the challenge, but want to know what exactly will be expected of you. Take a look at the top eight HR skills employers are seeking.
Many radiology job titles sound similar, even though they refer to different job duties and career paths. That’s why we did the research to compare five popular radiology careers so you can determine the best option.
Have you ever sent out a resume only to feel like it ends up in some internet black hole and you’ll never get the chance to prove your worth in person? Well you’re not alone. That’s why we enlisted tech recruiters, employers and professionals to get their take on what makes a tech resume stand out. Learn how to bolster your tech resume to make sure it ends up on the top of the pile.
One font has become the bane of the typeface world. It makes a laughing stock of its users and has grown to become universally despised. It’s Comic Sans – and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon! Join us as we implore this funhouse font and answer the question: Why does everyone hate Comic Sans so much, anyway?
The truth is that careers in healthcare are as diverse as the benefits they offer. Whether you’re good with numbers, you’re highly organized or you’re a technology aficionado, there are careers in healthcare that could perfectly suit your skill set. Familiarize yourself with five types of healthcare careers you’ve probably never considered.
We set out to answer this very question by speaking with those who know exactly what jail is like. How do they know? Because they’ve been there! Our conversations revealed a few surprising things Hollywood typically gets wrong.
Who better to learn from than those who have made it through? We gathered advice on relieving nursing school stress from the graduates themselves and boiled it down into seven tips to help you get through nursing school without caving into the pressure.
Being a female in the finance field isn’t always easy. The finance industry is a notoriously male-dominated field. But don't let that prohibit you from pursuing the profession. Get advice from some fierce females in finance!
When you visit hospitals, the last thing on your mind is the safety of your personal information. But after hearing this breaking news, you may start to give that notion a second thought! Cyberattacks on hospitals have quietly existed for a number of years. But today’s hackers are growing bolder than ever. Here's what you need to know.
Deciding what to study in college doesn’t have to be a shot in the dark. There are a number of ways to help you decide on a degree before you show up for your first class. We assembled a step-by-step guide with advice from career experts to help you narrow down which degree to pursue.
It's not just about earning badges and pins. Selling Girl Scout cookies provides a wealth of experience you may not notice at first glance. Take a moment to justify all those boxes you bought or sold and learn about the practical business skills Girl Scouts gain from selling cookies.
Child life specialists truly make a difference to the families they serve. As someone with a passion for young children, this could be the perfect use of your skills and abilities. But to help you decide, we’re giving you all the answers you need to consider a career as a child life specialist.
The statistics around deaths as a result of medical errors are alarming and explain the recent initiatives around general patient safety and well-developed patient safety initiatives. Being up-to-speed on these issues is a must for any new nurse entering the field. Keep reading for an overview on patient safety and its importance. You’ll also receive some important insight from experts in the field as you prepare to embark on your own nursing journey.
While we see the fantastic results of the HIT workforce, it can be hard to picture what a job in HIT actually looks like. Who stands behind the HIT curtain? What is a health information technician, anyway? We did some research and spoke to professionals in the field to get the real story. Read on to sneak a peek behind the scenes and step into the shoes of an HIT professional.
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.
The specifics of daily duties, work environments and earning potential for social workers all depend on how you decide to focus your efforts. But we’re here to help give you a better idea of what the career entails so you can decide if it’s an opportunity that suits you.
No one wants to sacrifice their well-being for their career. It’s important for anyone considering a job in healthcare to understand the effects of radiation and what the industry is doing to protect its workers. We’ve done the research and spoken to a radiology expert to get all the answers you’re looking for. Find out the truth about radiation effects and what you can do to stay safe!
Whether you’re up-to-speed on the latest details or not, you’re probably curious about the impact this case will have on the tech industry. For many professionals in information security, this face-off between a private tech company and the federal government might be one hinge the future of data security swings on.
There were the Hatfields and the McCoys. The Sharks and the Jets. The Yankees and the Red Sox. And then there was the 8-hour versus 12-hour nursing shift debate. Join us as we take a closer look at the potential benefits and risks at the bedside and in the nursing profession.
There couldn’t be a better time to hone your management skills, especially with great leaders in short supply. If you are feeling a little self-conscious about your management skills and experience, there are things you can do to gain more confidence and become the leader you know you can be. Start with these tips from the experts.
Students and instructors alike are working hard as the quarter comes to a close. This month we’re focusing on an achievement for Rasmussen College’s Peer Leaders program and the unique way one instructor is running a new course.
There are plenty of incredible web design resources out there to further your knowledge, provide support and fan the creative fire of web designers of all levels. Read on for 14 of the best and brightest web design resources for rookies, as recommended by the experts themselves.
Nurses are used to seeing patients who are convinced they’ve contracted a terminal illness because of an online symptom checker. So how can you effectively treat these patients and sort fact from fiction? We spoke with medical professionals who are experienced in treating patients who have received an online diagnosis.
How can you finish college faster and start maximizing your earning potential as soon as possible? Keep reading to learn about six opportunities you may have to speed up your college experience and get you one step closer to the rest of your life.
With so many unusual and ambiguous tech job titles out there, you’re bound to come across a few you’ve never even heard about. To help familiarize you with all of the possibilities out there, we compiled a list of 11 of these IT job titles and their corresponding descriptions and earning potential.
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.
We rounded up the similarities and differences between Montessori schools and Reggio schools to help you navigate these compelling learning models. Read on to learn which one might be a better fit for you.
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.
Before you get too swept up in all of the hype, you still have some questions: What is Zika virus exactly? And as it encroaches closer to home, what does it mean for you? We’re here to answer your most commonly asked questions. Here’s what you need to know about the Zika virus.
But before you say goodbye to your current gig, there are likely some questions you need answered. What does a logistics manager do? What skills and education level would I need to master? How will my work environment change? We did the research so you don't have to.
Whether you’re currently struggling with communicating with design clients or you’re looking for tips to help you dodge that bullet altogether, we’re here to help. We asked seasoned designers to share their best advice for handling client communication (and miscommunication), expectations, deadlines and more.
You love caring for others, but are you really cut out for working in a nursing home? Is it that different from other nursing settings? We spoke to seasoned nurses to see what they liked best about long-term care in a nursing home – and their answers may surprise you! Here’s what they have to say.
We identified five healthcare career paths that you can get started on without earning a degree—at least for the time being. Keep reading to get acquainted with these in-demand opportunities that will allow you to start making a difference while earning a paycheck.
Hackathons are not only are they fun, but there are also many practical perks to participating in these programming projects. Get expert insight on how hackathons work and how they can help you gain industry experience.
There's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to crafting the perfect resume. But experts agree there are plenty of things NOT to do. Learn about the most common resume mistakes you should avoid.
Whether you’re about to enter the field or are currently working in it, it’s important to understand the importance of teamwork in nursing. Keep reading to learn why it’s essential and how you can be a top-notch team player.
You don’t want to pass up an opportunity to diversify your expertise and make yourself even more relevant to employers. But you’re probably wondering where to start. There are countless HIT certifications out there today, and sorting through the alphabet soup of acronyms can be overwhelming. That's why we did the work for you!
If you're curious about the types of careers available for ECE degree holders, you came to the right place! Read this article to learn more about what an ECE degree is and how it can unlock a variety of career opportunities.
The titles may seem interchangeable, but as you’ll soon discover, there are definite distinctions between the two. Let us clarify your programmer versus developer confusion – read ahead to see what these exciting careers are all about!
With so many specializations within business degree programs, it can be a bit daunting when trying to decide which best fits your interests or career aspirations. To help you decipher the diversity, we broke down a list of some of the most common types of business degrees, the courses to expect and some examples of the jobs you can do with them.
We are fixated with falling in love – and for good reason. What you’re feeling isn’t just in your head – your entire body reacts with a ripple effect of health benefits when you’re in the throes of love. Learn about the health benefits you can expect in your next whirlwind romance.
Just as you teach your little ones, you know the best way to face your fears is to meet them head on. In order to do so, you’re looking to educate yourself on the best methods of dealing with difficult parents. Check out these expert tips on how to handle these sticky situations.
How do you adjust your web design style to cater to kiddos? We spoke with some web design experts and did some research of our own to bring you some master tips for designing age-appropriate websites.
We scoured job descriptions and daily job duties to round up six of the best business jobs for shy people like yourself. Give them a look-over—you might be surprised by the variety of options out there for introverts interested in business.
Before choosing the program that best fits with your career aspirations, you have to decipher the alphabet soup of nursing credentials. We created this guide to help you wade through the sea of abbreviations as you start down the path of identifying which one might appear after your name one day.
If you can’t get enough of TV shows like Solved and Dateline, we know you’ll love these nine true crime podcasts. Bookmark this list and revisit whenever you’re itching to unleash your inner investigator!
The holidays have come and gone and Rasmussen College campuses are moving full steam ahead in the New Year! This month learn about an organization that’s making an impact overseas and a few recognitions worthy of reading.
The American Cancer Society recently updated their recommendations on how often and at what age women should get mammograms. Curious about what this means for you? Read on to learn more about this life-saving procedure and the options available for testing.
Being a nurse has its fair share of drawbacks: crazy hours, stressful situation and difficult patients. We asked seasoned nurses to share with us their best day on the job. These are the stories that remind them about why they became a nurse in the first place.
We spoke with career experts and hiring managers to bring you these nine online interview tips. Follow this advice to make the positive first impression you’re aiming for – even from behind the computer screen!
How do you know if you have what it takes to major in finance? We spoke with finance experts who are sharing exactly which skills you need to get ahead in this competitive industry. If these characteristics sound familiar, you might be a natural winner in the world of finance!
It takes a team of skilled and savvy tech pros to keep things protected and running smoothly. So where do you fit in? We enlisted the experts to identify nine essential elements of an IT team. Take a look at these descriptions to see if any ring a bell. Your personality and skillset just might be the missing link an IT team is looking for!
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.
Nursing career advancement shouldn’t intimidate you; it should inspire you! But where do you start? We enlisted some veteran nurses to help us identify seven strategies to help you step up your game in the workplace and achieve your professional goals.
If you’re on the hunt for jobs that serve others, then it’s time to take closer look at what this means for your career. There’s no doubt the work is fulfilling, but there’s a lot more to it that you should know before signing up. We did some digging and talked to seasoned professionals to get the scoop on working for a nonprofit.
Some law enforcement agencies have started equipping their officers with police body cameras, but not everyone is on board. To help understand the dispute, we enlisted some experts to weigh in on the pros and cons of the devices.
What type of graphic design music should you load up on your playlist? We all know different tunes appeal to different people. But we polled the pros to find out what kind of sounds power their most creative work.
In a fast-paced field like technology, the landscape is constantly evolving. The skills that were sought-after last year won’t necessarily be the ones employers are seeking this year. So how do you know which skills to sharpen?
With the population aging, hoarding – a problem that emerges with force in elderly communities — is becoming increasingly prevalent. Many times the nurses, home aides and healthcare professionals who work closely with elderly patients end up at the frontline for recognizing hoarding signs and behaviors. Check out this article to learn about this devastating disease and find out how you can step in to help a hoarder seek the treatment they need.
You’re on board for starting this important process with your young ones. But where do you even begin? We took to the Internet to identify some of the best literacy activities for preschoolers. Bookmark this list for a rainy day and you’ll always have an entertaining and educational activity ready when you need it!
It’s no wonder you’ve landed on these two options, because the future looks bright for both. But although they require some of the same skills and aptitudes to perform the job duties, the jobs themselves are quite different.
The increasing interest in complementary medicine has many people (including nurses) asking if alternative practices are safe and if changes are in store for the healthcare industry. Read on to learn the seven things you should know about complementary and alternative medicine, according to nurses.
We enlisted the experts to identify what red flags you should watch out for in the student loan sphere. Read ahead to arm yourself against scammers and protect your financial well being.
But is a graphic design degree worth it? If you aspire to make a splash in the industry, the answer is ‘Yes!’ We combined government data, real-time market intelligence and expert insight to identify four benefits that come with earning a graphic design degree.
We all know that money isn’t the only thing that matters in life. That said, it doesn’t hurt to know which jobs could lead to higher earnings – especially when you’re just starting out. To make your job easier, we identified six of the most promising entry level tech salaries for 2016, projected by the Robert Half Technology’s 2016 Salary Guide for Tech Professionals.
eDiscovery has become a crucial part of a paralegal’s job due to the increased prevalence of information sharing via technology. Learn more about this exciting aspect of the legal field as we consult the experts and break down everything you need to know about eDiscovery!
December was another busy month around our Rasmussen College campuses! Learn about some exciting plans and check out what we were up to during the holiday season.
Wellness blogs are great way to stay informed and be inspired when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. From nutrition and fitness to spiritual and mental health, these websites are full of useful resources to help boost your well being.
Your job shouldn’t force you to hide your charming personality. That’s why we rounded up the best business jobs for extroverts like you. These careers can help you reach your professional and financial goals without putting a damper on your outgoing personality.
Many students like the idea of becoming an RN, but aren’t sure if they can justify the extra effort, time and money required when an LPN track would put them in the workforce faster. If you’re looking for some tangible reasons to go down the RN path, you’re in luck because there are plenty! We combined government data and expert insight to identify four facts that suggest this is the right route for you.
We compiled our readers’ favorite posts from the past year to give you a taste of what we’ve been up to. Whether you’re a loyal follower or you just discovered our blog, there’s something for everyone in this highlight reel!
We compiled our readers’ favorite posts from the past year to give you a taste of what we’ve been up to. Whether you’re a loyal follower or you’re just stumbling upon our blog for the first time, we’re confident there’s something for everyone in this highlight reel.
We compiled our readers’ favorite posts from the past year to help bring you up to speed on the ground we’ve covered in 2015. So whether you’re a parent or an educator, a loyal follower or a new reader, there’s something for everyone in this highlight reel!
We compiled our readers’ favorite posts from the past year to give you a taste of what we’ve been up to. Enjoy the best of the best of 2015!
We compiled our readers’ favorite posts from 2015 to help educate and empower you to make some big changes in 2016. Whether you’re a loyal follower or you just stumbled across our blog, there’s something for everyone in this highlight reel!
Whether you follow our weekly blog posts or just visit once in a while, take a moment to look back and peruse our readers’ favorite posts from the past year. You might learn a thing or two, or even find the inspiration to take the leap into the nursing career of your dreams!
Before you get too far ahead of yourself in the New Year, let’s take a look back at our most popular posts of 2015. Whether you’re a loyal follower or you’re just stumbling upon our blog, we’re confident there’s something for everyone in this highlight reel.
We compiled our readers’ favorite posts from 2015 to give you a taste of what we’ve been up to. So without further ado, enjoy the best 2015 had to offer!
Whether you’re a preschool teacher, a childcare provider or a frazzled parent, you need a few tricks up your sleeve for getting kids to eat healthy. We talked to experts in childcare and nutrition to uncover the answer to the question we’re all asking: “How do you get kids to eat healthy?”
Let's face it - human resources isn't really the most glamorous looking department within a company. But there are many appealing aspects of the job of which you may not be aware. We combined government data with expert insight from HR professionals to identify some of the top reasons for working in HR.
It’s time to seriously consider that career change you’ve been fantasizing about. Many have gone before you and felt the same concern you’re feeling. But they overcame the obstacles and never looked back. We asked a few of these pioneers to share their best career change advice. Keep reading and prepare to be empowered.
There are many paths to a rewarding nursing career, though different paths can offer different experiences and their own set of benefits. Here, learn about an associate degree in nursing (ADN) and why it’s the right choice for you!
Rasmussen College students and campuses were busy last month. Learn about some of the events and recognition that took place in the month of November.
We rounded up finance professionals and asked them to reveal what they wish they knew before starting their finance careers. This will help you get a better idea of what working in finance is really like – and if it’s the right fit for you.
It’s only natural for a graphic designer to have a process as they take on new projects. A graphic design process can help keep designers and projects on track. But where do you start when trying to develop a process? Learn some insider insight from graphic design gurus.
Your passion for your own children (or any baby you pass by in the supermarket, for that matter) is drawing you toward a career in neonatal nursing. But it takes more than a love of infants to succeed in this specialty. We gathered the facts about this rewarding position so you can decide if it's the right choice for you.
We enlisted some safety experts to gather their advice on a host of winter safety issues that commonly plague northerners. We combine their insight with a little research of our own to include a variety of helpful pointers. So whether you’re hanging holiday lights or driving on an icy road to visit relatives, know that there are extra precautions that you can (and should) be taking.
This list combines government data and professional insight to provide you with a behind-the-scenes look of working in a pharmacy. Keep reading to determine if this work environment appeals to you!
The cold months are upon us and you're struggling to entertain your toddlers indoors. But take comfort! The blogosphere is glowing with brilliant holiday activities for toddlers to help make this season the joyful time it’s meant to be.
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.
You’re aware of the exciting career opportunities in computer science, but you might be surprised to learn about the important roles computer scientists play in our society. While the impact may not be as obvious as that of a nurse or teacher, these tech pros are working hard behind the scenes to make a difference.
If you’re ready to move on to bigger and better things but still have financial aid questions hanging over your head, don’t worry! We enlisted financial aid experts from Rasmussen College to provide simple answers to some of the questions they get asked most. So keep reading to hear their responses to frequently asked financial aid questions.
There are many options to consider when looking at a nursing career, and weighing them carefully will help you make the best decisions possible. Lay your questions about acute care versus ambulatory care to rest in this close-up comparison.
We spoke with Dr. Joan Rich, Rasmussen College School of Nursing Vice President, to get her expertise on this exciting entry option into nursing. See what she reveals about the accelerated BSN and find out if it’s the right path for you!
These days, most people realize that health and wellness is based on more than just your diet. But developing a holistic, healthy lifestyle is easier said than done. But it is possible to have a healthy holiday season! Despite what it seems, the holidays are a perfect time to implement some healthy habits and encourage your loved ones to do the same.
Before you throw in the towel and purchase a gift card, let us help you find the perfect gift for that special designer in your life. We scoured the web for a variety of gift ideas that are perfect for web designers. So no matter what your budget, you’re sure to find something your trendy friend will love!
Looking for thoughtful gifts for the special social worker in your life might have you stumped. Use this list as your guide to get you started finding that perfect gift that says “I see all that you do, and I appreciate you!”
To give you the upper hand when shopping this season, we’ve researched some of the top tech gifts and gadgets and even gathered some advice from tech pros themselves. So instead of wandering aimlessly throughout an electronics store, check out this list of gifts any tech pro would love to unwrap this holiday.
We know it’s hard to think of the perfect gift. That’s why we did the heavy lifting by compiling this list of gift ideas. Your childcare provider is sure to love one of these 12 great gifts!
Star Wars fans will tell you the lessons we learn from that galaxy far away are not only relevant, but important for our lives today. Some of those lessons relate to good and evil, loyalty and camaraderie … and some of them relate to design!
When it comes to gifts for college students, we’ve got you covered. We talked to adult college students to round up this list of holiday gifts for adult learners. One of them is sure to bring a smile to your loved one’s face this holiday season!
If anyone deserves a spectacular gift this holiday season, it’s these hardworking folks! But that doesn’t mean they’re easy to buy for. If you’re stumped on what to buy the soon-to-be healthcare professional in your life, you came to the right place. These practical present ideas will make this season as a student a bit easier and a lot more fun!
Finding gifts for nurses is not always easy. So why not start your shopping with this holiday gift guide specifically designed with nurses in mind. We enlisted nurses themselves to find out what’s on their wish list this year. These ideas should get you on track to finding a few perfect gifts for the nurses in your life.
Whether you’re shopping for your own accountant or a friend or family member who happens to be in the profession, it’s tricky finding a perfect, practical gift to show your appreciation. We did a little research and put together this handy list of gifts any accountant would love.
Take a look at this breakdown of careers in nursing and early childhood education (ECE) to make an educated decision about which path is the best fit for you. We can’t make your decision for you, but we’ve got all of the information you need to choose between these two rewarding professions.
Hospitals are one of the most dangerous places you can work. Does this mean you need to choose a new career path? No! It just means you have to be aware of the hazards and know how to prevent them. Keep reading to learn how you can stay healthy and safe in a healthcare work environment.
We combined real-time job analysis data, government information and first-hand knowledge from seasoned accountants to give you a better idea of whether or not enrolling in an accounting program makes sense for you. Get some answers to your burning questions and determine if an accounting degree is worth it or worthless.
You’ll be happy to hear that the average year-over-year increase for starting salaries in this field is 4.7 percent. It’s clear there is exciting growth across the board, but hone in on the top 10 finance and accounting salary increases expected in 2016.
Whether you're heading to school for the first time or you're taking the leap and switching careers, you're probably looking for an option that can get you in the field quickly. This list of healthcare jobs offers a snapshot of 11 in-demand careers that will allow you to start getting paid to make a difference in just two years or less.
There are several educational options from which an aspiring nurse can choose from. But which nursing credential is right for you? Use this flowchart to help guide you in the right direction.
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!
If you’re enrolled at Rasmussen College, you have a whole slew of student resources at disposal. We want to make sure you’re getting the very most out of your educational experience, so we put together this list of 10 resources you may not know were available … until now!
Your kids’ pirate adventures may just seem like some simple afternoon of fun, but they’re actually engaging in a positive learning experience called dramatic play. We have the scoop on what dramatic play entails, why it matters and how you can encourage this activity with your kids.
As the cooler weather settles in, the college continues to heat up with events and recognition this quarter with donations aplenty to nonprofits, three recipients of the Waite Legacy Leadership Award and a new surgical technologist suite.
We identified six healthcare careers that are perfect for your outgoing personality. Take a look and see if you can picture yourself working in one of these direct patient care jobs for extroverts.
Where do social workers work? Well, it all depends on where you’d like to direct your efforts. Read on to learn from seasoned social workers about a few of the work environments you may find yourself in.
What does a recruiter do? And more importantly, what do the best recruiters do? Read on to learn what a day in the life of the industry’s best recruiters looks like.
You’ll be happy to hear there are plenty of nursing student resources out there to help you graduate with flying colors. As you prepare for nursing school or are working your way through, make note of the nursing student resources that could be the difference between sinking and swimming.
We enlisted the experts from the web design world to bring you the ultimate guide to staying organized. Stick to this frustration-free web design process to keep your projects flowing smoothly from start to finish.
Before you decide to pursue a career as a community health worker, you need to know the ins and outs of the job. We connected with a variety of community health workers to give you a realistic view of the profession. Keep reading for a sneak peek into this rewarding healthcare career.
From the household to healthcare, the environment to industry, there’s a whole heap of Internet of Things examples out there already – things your grandparents would never believe! So if you want to know more about this tech trend and how it’s being used today, let us introduce you to some Internet of Things examples that would even make The Jetsons jealous.
A degree in healthcare management could be your ticket to the career path of which you’ve always dreamed. But what can you do with a healthcare management degree? Plenty! A healthcare management degree is your gateway into the rewarding field of medical and health services management.
Now that you’re exploring an early childhood education (ECE) career, classroom management has become a topic of interest. The key is being prepared ahead of time and learning from experts who’ve paved the way before you and identified some tried and true techniques for classroom management.
You don’t get nine lives in an interview, but here are nine expert interview tips that’ll help you always land on your feet. We understand interviews can be daunting, so we decided to lighten the mood with these furry felines.
If you’re a fan of medical TV shows and movies, you might be curious if the portrayal is accurate. We enlisted nursing pros to set the record straight and bust the common myths of movie nurses.
Maybe you don’t consider yourself super tech-savvy. Or perhaps you have a knack for business processes and enjoy motivating others. If you can relate to these statements, becoming an IT project manager may be the perfect next step on your career path.
There are several types of business certifications out there, but one that should be on your radar is woman-owned business certifications. Read on to learn more about what this means for female business owners, how to earn certification and gain expert insight from other businesswomen.
If you’re considering a career change or are looking for your first job, you’ll be happy to hear that employers aren’t only concerned with technical skills. They’re also looking for transferable skills which can help indicate a candidate’s potential to develop on the job.
What exactly does this profession entail? And how can you get started in this creative career? We connected with a handful of experts currently working in the field to answer this question and more about the world of motion graphics design.
We connected with paralegal pros to find out exactly what the profession entails and the skills you’ll need to be successful. Pay attention to this insider insight to help decide if this career is right for you.
It’s true that nursing school is no cake walk, but you shouldn’t let your past dictate your future. Just because you had less-than-stellar grades in high school doesn’t mean you have to give up your dream of becoming a nurse. Keep reading for a little motivation from nurses who were once in your shoes.
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).
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.
The corporate culture has evolved and there are a few new best practices to follow in order to be seen as a professional. We enlisted some experts to share 15 business communication tips to help you have the confidence you need to conquer the corporate world.
The college was busy again in September with six nursing pinning ceremonies, a graduate that headed off to the Peace Corps and a campus receiving a huge upgrade in nursing simulation labs!
Getting kids to “work out” can be challenging. But there’s no need to stick to run-of-the-mill, boring exercises like jumping jacks, push-ups and sprints. We put together a list of some fun and creative fitness activities for kids that will get them moving in no time at all.
How can one possibly keep a pulse on the current developments in technology and healthcare? The best answer is to follow healthcare blogs specializing in tech. If you work in HIT or are just interested in the field, you’ll want to keep tabs on some of the top healthcare blogs. Here are 10 we think are worth keeping tabs on.
It’s the last hurdle standing between you and your future career: the pharmacy technician exam. You’re confident that the knowledge and hands-on training you acquired in school has prepared you to pass the test, but you still can’t help but feel nervous. Get some expert advice to help you ace the exam.
When it comes to nursing interview tips, it’s hard to weed through all of the clutter. That’s why we enlisted real nursing professionals to share their best advice for mastering your nursing interview. Keep reading to gain valuable insight from those who have been in your shoes.
Because an HR professional does so much, it can be hard to envision what working in this field would actually be like. So if you’re considering working in human resources, let us help you paint that picture with more detail.
For many new designers, setting a freelance graphic design rate is alien territory. Lucky for you we enlisted a handful of experienced designers to help create this handy guide to freelance design pricing.
The case of private investigator versus police detective can be a tricky one. That’s why we gathered all of the facts to brief you on the differences between these two criminal justice careers. Examine the evidence for yourself and determine which career is right for you.
Nurses play so many different roles that it’s impossible to encompass it all in just one job title. To refer to them as "just nurses" is not just an insult - it's an outrage! Familiarize yourself with just a few of the many hats nurses wear during every shift.
Believe it or not, all of those days spent calming temper tantrums and getting everyone out the door on time have been silently preparing you for your college career. Find out how you can leverage your parenting skills in the college classroom.
The happy faces and cheerful colors will likely have you intrigued by this education method. But what is Reggio Emilia exactly? Allow us to enlighten you in this child-driven approach to early childhood education.
As someone with an interest in business, it’s important to have a grasp of what makes these mergers and acquisitions successful and what causes them to flop. Take a moment to get up-to-speed with these examples of the good, bad and ugly corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could capitalize on the exciting opportunity in healthcare without losing almost a decade of valuable time in school? Well you’re in luck! We identified five growing medical field jobs you can land in four years or less. Keep reading and you may just stumble upon your future medical career!
Scientists are often thought of as those who study nature or chemistry and make discoveries in medicine. But we can’t over-look the scientists who chose to study a much different specimen: the computer. Read up on some famous computer scientists who have used their knowledge, expertise and inventive spirits to impact our world forever.
Everyone has moments where it feels like your creative well has run dry. When you've reached that point, sometimes you need to try something a little off-the-wall. We enlisted creative minds of all kinds to share their best brainstorming ideas with us.
There are some surefire signs that suggest a nurse is living under your roof. Use this checklist to see if we can determine whether or not you have a nurse in the family.
Your medical assistant resume can make a big impression on employers—if you know which skills and experiences to highlight. We spoke with hiring and resume experts to find out how you can make your medical assistant resume stand out from the crowd.
Not only are you concerned for your husband’s safety, but you aren’t quite sure what to expect as a police wife. How can you cope with the stress you're feeling about your husband's high-risk job? We connected with the wives of first responders who were once in your shoes to get their advice.
We dissected the two fields into a side-by-side comparison to help you answer the big question: finance or accounting? Keep reading to see which degree you should pursue.
Medical administration duties can range from data entry and insurance billing to taking X-rays and assisting in patient care. We combed through government information and job-analysis data to identify some of the most common medical administration duties. Keep reading to see if this sounds like the career you’ve been seeking!
There are many concerns that deter people from going this route, but the truth is that there are also some attractive advantages. IT professionals and recruiters alike say there are plenty of perks to starting out (or supplementing) your career in IT with contract positions.
Whatever the culprit is, you know you need some help with managing money in college and we’re here to help. We gathered tips from both financial experts and college students like you. Take a look at these 10 quick tips for mastering money management.
Nursing is a broad field that’s comprised of many roles – but which one is right for you? If you have the heart and motivation to be a nurse, the first step is deciding between the field’s two branches: practical nursing versus professional nursing.
There were a variety of things happening around our campuses this past month, including a student who had her first book published, training for justice studies students in human trafficking and even a few award recipients!
Tantrums are inevitable, but you can still stay in control of your classroom. We’ve talked to seasoned teachers to collect their advice on how to diffuse these difficult situations. Check out these 10 expert tips for dealing with tantrums so you can be prepared the next time a meltdown threatens to strike your classroom.
Becoming a paralegal might be the perfect option for you. But before you get too far ahead of yourself, it’s important to become familiar with some of the important paralegal skills you need to succeed in the field.
If you are interested in management, business or finance, a career as a certified management accountant (CMA) may provide that boost your professional life needs. But first, what is a certified management accountant?
Plenty of moms have had the same concerns when considering heading back to school. But take it from those who overcame those obstacles to earn their degrees – it’s worth it!
This career path might be your chance to land a stable job and income to support your family. It’s time to make your move . . . but you’re not quite sure where you’re going. Where do medical coders work, anyway?
Nursing has a reputation for being stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. You can use your medical skills to help people without the long shifts, difficult patients and tricky medical situations. We rounded up a list of seven of the least stressful nursing jobs.
Throughout your college career you will learn and develop a number of graphic design skills, but how do you know if they will help you find a job? Once you graduate, the plan is to be armed with all of the tools you'll need to be successful in the industry. Well, I'm here to let you know what those tools should be.
There are scores of exciting science activities for kids out there. We made it our mission to gather a sample of simple ideas that will have your child laughing and learning.
Before you venture into a new career, see what those who’ve gone before you have to say about what nursing is really like. Here are some of the hot topics our panel of pros want you to know about.
Despite its incredible scale and importance, logistics is an industry that flies under most people’s radars. So what is logistics, really? We enlisted some experts to answer that very question.
A medical assistant (MA) and a licensed practical nurse (LPN) fall into the same category and perform several of the same duties; however, there are slight differences between the two jobs. Learn more to find out which is the right fit for you!
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.
Perhaps friends or family have referred you to this field because of your altruistic personality. The idea intrigues you, but you still want to know: What is human services, anyway? We gathered some expert insight to answer that very question. Keep reading to learn more about this rewarding career field and find out if it’s the right fit for you.
There is no one-size-fits-all description of a perfect animator, but there are definitely some common characteristics that many share. We enlisted a few animation pros to help us identify some inherent qualities that may suggest you’re destined to be an animator.
Put your uncertainties to rest with this overview on earning your RN to BSN online. We heard your questions and concerns and spoke with Dr. Colleen Koob, an online Nursing Dean from Rasmussen College. Learn what to expect and how to get yourself ahead of the class!
Gender inequality can take many forms in the workplace and there is a wide range of specific occurrences that can build a base for feelings of unfairness or favoritism. If you’re an ambitious, career-focused person who wants to make a difference in the organization, how do you climb the ladder in a place where people are treated differently? We put together a list of commonly asked questions and connected with seasoned business pros to gather their opinions and advice on the topic.
It's no secret that nursing jobs are growing. But just because the positions are out there, doesn’t mean they give them to just anyone. It’s important to ensure you possess some important professional nursing skills. Learn about five qualities you need to succeed in the field.
Luckily there are as many career paths in the healthcare industry as there are personality types, which means you have options even if you prefer working alone. Get the scoop on three ideal healthcare jobs for introverts like you.
In a world where everyone has information that is important to protect, safeguarding that info has become a BIG business. The information security (infosec) field is incredibly important and in dire need of qualified professionals to join its ranks. Learn about five in-demand infosec jobs that may interest you.
Whether you've been a student for a while or are just starting college, there will come a time when you'll need a little inspiration. These inspirational quotes should help keep your mind positive and give you a boost for the day.
We used a combination of real-time job data, government information and expert insight to help you envision your accounting career path. This guide should help you gain confidence in your decision to pursue this stable business career.
You know that being a preschool teacher would be rewarding. But what you don't know is how to become one. Consider this your lesson plan containing everything you'll need to get your career started.
You’ve heard the horror stories about unpleasant patients and will likely cross paths with one someday. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer that applies to every situation, but there are strategies you can use to help navigate tricky interactions with difficult patients. We enlisted seasoned nurses to get their best advice.
If you’ve never heard of a healthcare management degree—or always been a bit confused by what healthcare managers do—this infographic will give you all the information you need to know.
Not everyone can hack it as a graphic designer. There are certain characteristics and personality traits that lend themselves well to the profession. So how do you know if you’re naturally inclined to succeed in a graphic design career? Take this quiz to find out!
As you’ll find out in your job search, every police department does things a little differently due to size, jurisdiction and regulatory environment. There’s really no one-size-fits all when it comes to becoming a police detective, but these steps are the ones you’ll most likely encounter.
July was a busy month for recognizing students and giving back to the community! Learn more about what we were up to this past month.
Rasmussen College Moorhead campus nursing students and faculty came together to hold a benefit for Zach Rummel, a 9-year-old boy who was diagnosed in January with astrocytoma—a rare brain tumor located on his brain stem.
Just because this behavior is productive, it doesn’t mean it has to come in the form of a giant, unexpected mess. Help facilitate your child’s sensory learning by providing them with plenty of fun opportunities to engage their senses. We rounded up some of the best sensory activities for toddlers the web has to offer. These ideas will be sure to keep your toddlers engaged and learning!
Your journey towards investing starts with studying the jargon. Mastering the vocabulary will help you to hit the ground running as soon as you step foot in the field. Use this guide to familiarize yourself with 44 fundamental finance terms.
We connected with several data scientists working in the field to help you understand the big picture behind this booming career option. Keep reading to find out if you’re destined to be a data scientist!
It’s important to know that not all healthcare careers involve direct patient care. There are in-demand opportunities in the field that allow you to work behind-the-scenes while still having a positive impact on people’s health. Becoming a medical lab tech (MLT) is one of those opportunities.
Whether you’re already working towards a nursing degree or just exploring the field, get the scoop on this specialty straight from a CRNA’s professional prospective. This insider insight can help you determine if this is the right career path for you!
Going back to school is difficult enough, but when you throw a job into the mix it can be intimidating. But rest easy because there are hundreds of others who have been in your shoes. We connected with some of them to gather their best tips and tricks for working full time and going to college.
Police wife blogs have become great resources for connecting these women across the country and providing the support they need to support their men in uniform. Use this list to connect with others, learn more about the life of a law enforcement spouse or to simply boost your spirits in the difficult times.
It's normal to have questions and concerns when considering an RN to BSN program. But there are plenty of benefits to furthering your education as a nurse. We connected with some nursing pros to identify nine advantages that are hard to ignore.
A career in logistics – what does that even mean? You probably have a basic understanding of what logistics entails, but that bit of knowledge won’t be enough to launch a successful career. Here are seven things you should know before pursuing this profession.
There are several types of design careers that can will allow you to put flex your creative muscles and bring in a paycheck that proves just how valued your natural talents are. A career in design could be just what you need to break out of a job rut and launch a career in an industry you love. Here are five fields to consider.
Despite advancements in medicine and surgical techniques, retained surgical items continue to be a problem in the medical community. Read on to learn how items get left behind, what the cost is for the community and what you can do about it.
For MAs, it’s all about job-specific tasks and great people skills. We used government information and real-time job analysis data to identify the medical assisting skills in highest demand.
The good news if you’re interested in pursuing a career in technology is the industry is booming. Entry-level salaries are competitive and some companies even offer other surprising job perks. What’s more is that many technology job titles have the ability to impress your peers.
The median annual salary for registered nurses (RNs) in 2014 was $66,640. But what can you do to potential boost your earning potential even more? Specialize! Learn about some of the top earning nursing niches.
We connected with seasoned nannies and the families who employ them to help us identify the nanny skills and abilities that are most desirable. These talents go above and beyond the traditional nanny duties, so possessing them will help you stand out among the sea of candidates.
If you like the sound of making your dollar stretch further, this article is for you. We enlisted a handful of marketing pros to reveal their best tips and tricks to help you make more with less.
Imagine you’ve been transported back to the middle ages … not everyone gets to be king or queen. So, what would you do for a living? How would you feed your family? How would you fight off the plague and stake your claim in one of the harshest time periods in human history? Take this quiz to find out!
It’s normal to feel nervous about the unknown, but a little advice can go a long way in calming those nerves. That’s why we compiled some wisdom and advice from nurses who have been in your shoes. Learn their best tips for mastering your nursing school clinicals.
You're intrigued by the idea of becoming a paralegal but you're not quite sure what all that entails. We laid out the basics to give you a broad overview so you can decide if you have what it takes to pursue this profession.
Obviously spending holidays away from your family is not ideal, but it’s an unfortunate reality of the profession. Before you turn your back on the idea, we have some insight that might change your mind. We polled the pros to identify some little known benefits of working on a holiday.
There’s a whole lot more to the field of graphic design than just creating logos, and graphic design job titles reflect that. Use this interactive map to discover which positions are in highest demand in your area.
You want to be an accountant, but you're not so sure your current lifestyle - already full of work and family - can handle a traditional degree program. An online accounting program might be the perfect solution. Learn about five intriguing courses you can expect.
Pharm tech jobs are expected to increase by 20 percent through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With the right training, one of those jobs could be yours. We’ve scoured job postings and spoken to industry experts to bring you the trifecta of skills, education and certification you need to be a marketable pharmacy technician.
The convenience and flexibility of online learning is appealing, but it still leaves a bad taste in your mouth. This skepticism may stem from some of the common myths about online learning. If these misconceptions are the only thing standing in the way of you and your dream career, it’s time to bring them to the light.
Separation anxiety in toddlers is completely natural; however it can make life difficult for you as a parent as your toddler makes the transition into the preschool classroom. We’re here to help with these tips for parents to ease separation anxiety in toddlers.
An LPN career will not only grant you the job security and financial stability you’re seeking, but it will help equip you with the valuable skills and experience needed to advance your career down the road. Many nursing hopefuls avoid the LPN route because of some common misconceptions about the position. So if you’re one of those skeptics, this article is for you! We’re here to set the record straight about five false assumptions that may be deterring you from pursuing an LPN career.
Many Internet users get lulled into a false sense of security online. Don't make that mistake! We polled IT security experts to identify some tips and tricks to help you avoid online identity theft.
With so many sources of content out there, it can be challenging to sort through the nonsense to determine what’s worth reading. That’s why we identified a list of the best and brightest law enforcement blogs to keep you safe, informed and even entertained.
If you’re looking to gain some practical work experience before graduation, or maybe just want to earn some money while you’re in school, focus your efforts on a position in the healthcare industry. Not only will this allow you to experience the operations firsthand, but it could also give you a leg up when applying for your first job after graduation!
You’ve probably heard these terms used in similar conversations, but do you really understand the distinction of UX versus UI? We enlisted a pair of web design experts to help explain the difference between these similar acronyms.
Whatever your reason is for choosing this career path, there’s still one more decision you need to make: home-based child care versus center-based child care. We connected with some childcare experts to diagnose the differences so you can choose which direction is best for you.
We enlisted a handful of programming pros who insist their formal education has played an integral role in their careers. Our experts identified six things they never would have acquired without earning their degrees.
Both careers fall under the umbrella of health IT, but they require different skills, offer different opportunities and employ different types of people. This is why it’s important to research both options before making a decision. You came to the right place. Below you’ll find a side-by-side comparison of health informatics and health information management. Review the information to get a better idea of which career is better suited to you and your career aspirations.
We compiled a variety of business management facts to help give you the confidence you need in choosing business management as your major.
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.
What’s the difference between these facets of accounting and which option is best for you? This breakdown has all of the info you'll need to decide if you're better suited for public or private accounting.
We connected with some real teachers to hear both the serious and sweet attributes their spouses appreciate. Take a look at some of the appealing advantages of enjoying life with a teacher by your side.
Working with Internet of Things (IoT) is about as cutting-edge as it gets for aspiring IT pros, which means you’ll be working with some state-of-the-art technology. But before you sign yourself up for this adventure, learn from the experts about this hot new concept.
It’s never too late to brush up on leadership skills and tactics to help you advance your career, says Paul Snyder, recent graduate of the Rasmussen College Human Resources and Organizational Leadership program in Topeka, Kansas. In fact, Snyder believes attending college after a successful career is the perfect time.
Believe it or not, it’s perfectly plausible to change careers from business to technology. Don’t believe us? We enlisted some experts who’ve made the jump themselves to explain how your business experience can be transferred to the tech world—and even help you stand out!
To help you gain a better understanding of some HIT career opportunities, we connected with some healthcare pros who are working in satisfying, often-overlooked positions. Find out how they got where they are today. Who knows? You may find yourself following in their footsteps!
We enlisted three successful marketing professionals—each in a different stage of their career—to help provide you with some insider insight.
Whether you decide to earn a design degree, prefer to teach yourself or if that part of the journey is already behind you, wouldn’t it be nice to have a bird’s eye view of the options unfolding ahead? We gathered some graphic design pros of all kinds to help you begin planning your custom-made graphic design career path.
We asked experts who are experienced working with special needs students to provide a little insight into their daily duties so you have a better understanding of what it takes to succeed in this specialized teaching field.
If you’re looking for career benefits, you’ve picked a great field to explore! Whether you’ve been interested in becoming a pharmacy technician (pharm tech) for some time or are you’re just starting to look into the position, you’ll soon discover there are a handful of benefits that begin even before you launch your career. Learn about six advantages to becoming a pharm tech.
We created this interactive map to help you discover which U.S. states have the most LPN job opportunities and learn which companies are hiring the most. Check it out and see where your state stacks up!
Don’t let your fear of the unknown keep you from pursuing your career dreams. It always helps to gain a little wisdom and inspiration from those who came before you. We connected with a handful of professionals who went back to school mid-career and never looked back. Keep reading to hear how they knew they were ready to become a college student.
This field hosts a variety of positions that call for a variety of skillsets. We consulted the U.S. Department of Labor to identify four in-demand jobs in healthcare administration that are perfect for those hoping to enter the industry. Learn a bit about the duties of each and what it takes to excel in these careers.
Many nurses and nursing students can experience this feeling of burnout because of the rigor and intensity of their work or program. While nursing burnout may be a reality for some, it doesn’t have to define your career. Numerous studies can be found dealing with this issue, but we compiled all of the information in one place so you can educate yourself. Learn how nursing burnout is affecting the healthcare community and how you can avoid it.
So what makes a great manager? It’s not a single sentence answer because there are dozens of management styles and countless opinions. At the same time, when you ask enough people, you begin to see patterns. We caught up with a handful of managers and professionals to talk about daily duties, human relations challenges, career development strategies and communication styles of great managers.
Having a wide array of light table activities at your disposal will help ensure your preschooler stays educated and entertained. We identified 35 perfect projects to help you get started.
A recent report lists IT salaries rising at an average rate of 5.7 percent this year. You're probably wondering why this is happening. More importantly, you want to know how you can get in on these enticing IT salaries. Learn about one IT expert's take on the situation.
You’re probably asking yourself, “Where do animators work?” The truth is, animators work in a wide variety of industries, and in roles that vary quite a bit from what you might expect to find in the studios of Disney or Pixar. We used real-time job analysis software from Burning-Glass.com to identify the top industries hiring animators, which illustrates the variety of specialized opportunities available.
Social work burnout is a real concept, but don’t let it to steer you away from pursuing a career in this field. The key is knowing what causes it and how you can combat it. We spoke with social work pros to get their expert advice on how to avoid social work burnout.
You’ve heard the trio of letters mumbled for quite some time, but what does it mean and what’s the relationship between web design and SEO? Here are the answers we found from the experts.
You might assume a career in IT consists of 40 hours a week sitting in front of a computer at an isolated desk. But that’s just not the case! Building, repairing and maintaining hard drives and computer servers could give you the same satisfaction as working on cars or roofs. We connected with some IT pros to learn about five hands-on IT jobs where working with your hands will be just as important as working with a computer.
Nursing is one field that offers a variety of credentials depending on your desired career. So, how long is nursing school? There are actually several answers to that question. Take a closer look at your degree options
Earning a child development associate (CDA) credential is a great way to launch a successful career in early childhood education (ECE). Learn more about what it takes to earn your CDA credential and how it can benefit your future as an ECE professional.
Having an extramarital affair can cause a host of issues, but for Tracey Dannemiller, the results were tragic. She contracted HIV and passed it onto her daughter. But Dannemiller is not one to feel sorry for herself. Since contracting HIV, she and her family have been very open with it. Dannemiller is the founder of Straight from the Heart of Florida, an organization that educates and promotes HIV/AIDS awareness in hopes of alleviating the stigma, fear and ignorance associated with the virus.
If you have a knack for numbers and a passion for justice, then forensic accounting is a career you should seriously consider. Rather than working with blood and DNA to reveal foul play, you’ll use your number skills to solve and prevent financial crimes. Keep reading to learn how to become a forensic accountant.
If you’re even remotely interested in pursuing a career in technology, you’re going to want to familiarize yourself with cloud computing. Not only should you know about it, but you may want to consider making a career out of it. Experts say cloud computing isn’t going anywhere, so you may as well hang on for the ride!
While becoming a freelance designer has serious perks, it also comes with some struggles and added work. We connected with veteran freelancers and asked them what lessons they wished they had learned BEFORE launching their careers.
How do you know which children’s TV shows are educational? Don’t let your kids watch just anything. We spoke to industry expert Dr. Emily Levy, director of specialized tutoring program EBL Coaching, to find out which children’s TV shows make the grade.
Healthcare is an ever-evolving field. Stay ahead of the curve by learning all about healthcare’s latest buzzword: meaningful use. We spoke to HIT experts to unravel the mystery of what meaningful use is and what it means for your healthcare career.
Nurses have a wide variety of career options regardless of what type of education they earn. But what exactly can you do with an associate degree in nursing? Learn everything you need to know about these careers.
We connected with Rasmussen College students who have been in your shoes to collect their best study environment tips. Different tactics work for different people, so take a look at their advice and determine which tips you can incorporate into your study routine.
Rasmussen College’s Overland Park and Topeka campuses celebrated their first graduating classes on April 17 this year. The ceremony combined students from both campuses, and was the first of their kind since the Kansas campuses opened in spring 2013.
Supply chain management might seem pretty self-explanatory, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. Let’s figure out what exactly it is and, more importantly, what kind of career this degree can lead to.
There are important distinctions to make between the three degree fields. This guide will provide you important information from the U.S. Department of Labor to help you determine the best option for you. Take a closer look at the most common jobs associated with each degree and picture yourself in these positions.
National Nurses Week is a time dedicated to showing appreciation for the men and women who devote their lives to keeping others healthy. In celebration of National Nurses Week, we spoke with integral nursing deans from Rasmussen College about why they entered the field and what they’ve experienced along the way.
You thought a career in law enforcement would be perfect, but the recent run of bad news for police officers has you reconsidering. Despite some recent negative media coverage, police officers go above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis. These eight stories might make you see officers in a different light.
We identified five common health and wellness jobs and analyzed their job postings advertised throughout the past year. This interactive map illustrates the states with the most potential for health and wellness professionals.
There are plenty of teachers and parents who choose to incorporate mobile devices into their classroom curriculum or their own children’s at-home learning routine. If you fall into that category, we enlisted some early childhood educators to share some tips and tricks to help you navigate this new territory of preschool technology.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll show you how to save time by using keyboard shortcuts. You’ll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
If you’re considering the Rasmussen College computer science program, you came to the right place. We spoke with Dave Garrison, dean of the School of Technology, to learn some fascinating features that make the program stand out among others.
Learn about the top human resources jobs for each level of your career—entry-level, mid-level and senior-level. Then you can clearly see if this career will take you where you want to go.
This National Nurses Week, honor the nurses in your community. And remember that they pour their heart into their work all year long, so there’s no need to limit it to just one week. We connected with a handful of nursing experts to remind you just how amazing these people truly are.
Local Minnesota celebrity and author Joe Schmit visited the Lake Elmo campus April 24 to share several nuggets of advice to business students. His goal at the event was to inspire everyone to recognize daily opportunities to make an impact on others, and how to be a great leader.
If you're pursuing a career in graphic design, the standard, old-school resume format you learned in high school just won't cut it. Check out 23 expert tips and tricks for crafting a standout graphic design resume!
Believe it or not, there are several tips and tricks that can help you make your iPad even easier. We consulted some Apple enthusiasts to share the iPad shortcuts they can’t live without. Check out these tips to get the most out of your device.
Before making any blind assumptions about the life of an accountant, take some time to become well-informed about the career. We enlisted some seasoned experts to give you a sneak peek at the life of a CPA. Their insight suggests it’s not as boring as you may have thought.
There are a lot of programming languages out there. How do you know which ones are worth adding to your arsenal? We analyzed more than 18 million technology job postings to identify the top programming languages based on earning potential and job opportunities.
Why become a police officer? It’s a great choice for anyone seeking a satisfactory salary, respect in their community and the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. Learn about some of the appealing aspects of becoming a police officer.
Becoming a medical assistant isn’t for everyone, but there are a handful of benefits for those who are willing to put in the work. We identified 12 of the top advantages with the help of Denise Stead, national coordinator for medical assisting at Rasmussen College.
How do you diffuse the situation when a child starts acting up? Or better yet, how can you avoid the tantrum altogether? We enlisted education experts to share some tips and tricks for dealing with a difficult child.
Kim Azbart, Fort Myers campus admissions director, was presented the Patriot Award Feb. 20 by a member of her admissions team who serves in the National Guard. Patriot Awards reflect the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide range of measures, including flexible time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.
The Rasmussen College Romeoville/Joliet campus provided pajamas and books through the nonprofit Pajama Program to children 18-years-old and younger.
You know both professions play a pivotal role in the criminal justice system, but you have no idea how they differ from one another. How can you confidently choose your career path if you don’t know where each path leads?
The line between pushiness and passivity may be blurry but rest assured – there is a healthy middle ground between properly insulating your kids and smothering them. Hear what the experts have to say about this parenting style.
A healthcare certificate program may be the perfect route for you. Earning a healthcare certificate is a great way to get your foot in the door of the healthcare industry so you can start gaining valuable experience sooner and at a lower cost.
Not everyone is cut out for a career in web design. So how do you know if you have what it takes? Learn about 9 common characteristics many successful web designers share.
Check out this behind-the-scenes insight from seasoned marketing experts. We asked our panel of pros what they wish they knew before entering the field. Their firsthand advice will give you a sneak peek at what it’s really like working in marketing.
We talked to RNs who have worked outside of the hospital walls to bring you the inside scoop on six alternative nursing careers. One of them could be your gateway to a fulfilling career in healthcare!
You’ll be happy to know that top technology companies are offering jobs all across America. We used real-time job analysis software to examine more than 1.8 million technology jobs posted throughout the past year. Use this interactive map to find the opportunities near you!
Collegiate DECA awarded Rasmussen College the “Diamond Award” on Sept. 8, 2014 in recognition of its growing DECA membership on its four Illinois campuses and strong community activity.
If you have a flair for science, an eye for detail and you love the idea of solving a medical mystery that could help save a life, you may be destined to become a medical lab technician! But before you sign on the dotted line, we gathered government data and some expert insight to give you behind-the-scenes look at this career.
Rasmussen College recently celebrated its first anniversary as a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC). The goal of seeking PBC status —which was adopted in January 2014—was to expand on the college’s commitment to serve the community through career-focused education and volunteer efforts that meet the diverse needs of individuals.
Nursing school is notorious for being demanding, but there are many who have forged the path before you and came out in one piece. But don’t take our word for it—hear from a nurse and a nursing student who can tell you what to expect on your first day of nursing school.
Maintaining your privacy doesn’t have to mean giving up the mobile devices that help you manage your daily life. You can keep yourself and your family protected from data thieves by avoiding some common mobile device security mistakes. Stay one step ahead of hackers with these security tips from technology experts.
Online learning definitely has its perks, but it’s not for everyone. There are some common complications that many online students face and it’s helpful to know what to expect. If you’re considering becoming an online student and want to know if you have what it takes to overcome the obstacles, this article is for you.
There are many misconceptions out there about the accounting industry. So what is it REALLY like being an accountant? We enlisted some experts to help us set the record straight.
If you’re thinking about becoming a medical lab technician, there’s more to consider. A career is not just about the job itself. You also have to take into consideration the cost of living in your area and what opportunities are available to you. Check out our medical lab technician salary map to see where you have the most promising earning potential.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Illustrator tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to use the gradient tool. You’ll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
You may have played with the idea of getting into a career that allows you to serve others, but the thought of what it will take to get there is still daunting. Before you throw out the idea, take a moment to read about the social work skills you’ve already mastered as a parent.
Your kids have been cooped up inside for too long and have a bad case of cabin fever. What's the solution? Round them up and head outside! Here's 10 outdoor activity ideas that are fun and educational!
A health and wellness degree can allow you to capitalize on the opportunities in healthcare and benefit the lives of patients. But what can you do with a health and wellness degree specifically? We identified some of the top opportunities available in the field.
Why aren't more women capitalizing on the exciting opportunities in the tech industry? Many are steering clear due to some false assumptions they have about the field. We enlisted some experts to set the record straight.
Feeling lackadaisical or uninspired? Browsing these award-winning web designs will surely get your creative juices flowing. Check out the examples and learn a bit about what makes each one so great.
If you need some cold, hard salary facts before pulling the trigger on pursuing a career in business, look no further. We used real-time job analysis software to analyze thousands of business job postings. We identified the 10 positions in highest demand and consulted the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn the earning potential for each.
If you are a college student seeking a business degree synching up with professional organizations is a huge asset to your career. Read more about the top professional organizations for business.
Why become a teacher, you ask? The reasons are endless. Whether it’s your compatible skills and strengths, the promising job security or the satisfaction of having a significant job that intrigues you, teaching is sure to give you the meaningful career you’ve always wanted. Learn from seasoned teachers about exactly why they love what they do.
It’s helpful to have a good understanding of the types of nurses out there before taking the next step on your career path. We identified 20 types of nurses you could become, and that's only a portion of your options. Get a sneak peek at these in-demand opportunities.
You know you want to be a police officer, but you still want a little more information before making a commitment. We identified some of the most common questions someone in your shoes is likely asking.
You need to know how to become a registered nurse (RN) so you can decide which path would work best for you. This guide will help you figure out each step along the way so you can earn your degree and get that RN career you’re seeking.
One thousand Knowledge Universe employees have earned a child development associate credential, thanks to a partnership with Rasmussen College that began in 2012. Coleen Jarrett-Walker was lucky number 1,000.
When earning your degree, there are many doors that open for you allowing for more experience and opportunities in your chosen field. For business students, this door is Collegiate DECA. Being a part of DECA allows you to gain those leadership skills you might be lacking, and it provides you the opportunity to meet people that can help take you further in your business career.
The job of a health information technologist is critical to providing quality health care. Health information technologist is responsible for recording symptoms and medical history, previous medical exam reports and treatment plans, laboratory test results, and other doctors' diagnoses. Learn more about educational and career paths as a health information technician
Your curriculum will help you acquire the foundation of knowledge and skills on which you will build your entire career. So it’s logical to be curious about the types of information technology courses you’ll be taking. Get a sneak peek at five of the intriguing IT courses included in the Rasmussen College IT management program.
The decision to go back to school isn't an easy one. Many people have hesitations about returning to the classroom. We enlisted some experts to help overcome some of the most common concerns keeping people like you from earning a degree.
Nannies are just glorified babysitters, right? Wrong! Nannies are hard-working child care professionals, yet they’re subject to a long list of stereotypes from people who don’t understand what the job really entails. We talked to nannies to set the record straight about five common misconceptions.
There are scores of self-taught graphic designers who have launched careers without a formal education. But there are several overlooked advantages of acquiring a degree. Hear from experts who insist their formal education has played an instrumental role in their careers.
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.
If you've ever wondered what a day in the life of a probation officer looks like, or if you think you have what it takes to become one- you came to the right place! We summoned the pros to reveal some of the things they wish they knew before becoming a probation officer.
We’ve created this interactive map using real-time marketing intelligence from Burning-Glass.com to help you get a better idea of how your state stacks up in demand for supply chain and logistics positions.
Why choose nursing? We enlisted five experts in the field to reveal the reasons they picked this profession and reminisce on the moment they knew it was their calling. Get a taste of the unique journeys that led these nurses to the career they love.
Pharmacy technician duties can vary depending on where you work, but some obligations will carry over regardless of the employer. We used real-time market intelligence to identify five responsibilities you can anticipate as a pharm tech.
A successful UX designer needs to possess a healthy balance of technical and creative skills. If you consider yourself adequate in one but still have some work to do in the other, it's ok. One of the best ways to sharpen these skills is by following UX design blogs. Here are some of our favorites!
Becoming a teacher assistant is a great starting point for a career in early childhood education (ECE). Hear from some ECE experts on how this experience will prepare you to lead your own class.
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.
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 16 percent through 2024. 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!
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.
A handful of medical assistants from the Ocala campus traveled to Haiti for a week in late 2014 to help teach CPR techniques to a local nursing school and to visit hospitals, clinics and an orphanage.
FBI special agent Drew Helms visited the Mankato campus Jan. 15 to discuss with School of Justice Studies students the various functions of the bureau, cases he’s worked on and share information about career opportunities.
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!
Three Rasmussen College students learned how to navigate the streets of New York while attending the DECA Collegiate Leadership Academy Nov. 13-15, 2014. Each student gained access to jobs and internships while learning various aspects of how businesses worked, as well as the opportunity to network with industry professionals and DECA sponsors during the event. They also participated in a case study competition.
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.
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.
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.
Check out this go-to guide to learn about nursing school requirements, submitting your applications and prepping for the TEAS test.
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."