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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
What have you missed in 2014? We take a look back at our most popular blog posts of the 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
Americans are talking about early childhood education. We've long known critical brain development happens before children reach kindergarten. Now we know even more about the importance of early childhood education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rasmussen College is joining the international discussion on ECE and the impact it has on teachers, students and families.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
Special education preschool jobs are expected to grow up to 21 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
A quick and easy breakdown of the 6 things you need to do to get into nursing school.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this InDesign tutorial, we'll walk you through the process of creating liquid layouts. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
At some point in your life you may ask yourself, "What good is a degree?" Although earning a degree often leads to a job and a salary, there are many, many more benefits. To learn some more benefits of having a degree, check out our infographic below.
"When you get a degree in education, you realize that every second you have a child in your classroom counts," says Michelle Gannon
Are you on the fence about going to college? It's only natural to have doubts about your ability to succeed. This article highlights five successful Rasmussen College students who held a variety of those same concerns before making the jump back to school.
The benefits of early childhood education (ECE) is widely discussed and has a strong endorsement from President Barack Obama. But, do you know what portions of the U.S. are investing the most in ECE, how ECE affects graduation rates and the effect it'll have on crime? Check out this infographic to learn more benefits of early childhood education.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Dreamweaver tutorial, we'll walk you through the process of using fluid grid layouts. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
The March 4 event is a lead up to another workshop on March 14 and the ECE rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on March 26.
If you're ready to upgrade your job to a career in technology, earning an IT certification is the fastest way to get your foot in the door and gain the experience needed to climb the corporate ladder. We identified the five IT certifications in highest demand by employers.
A classroom full of kids bouncing off the walls can sound like a nightmare for some, but it's exactly where Appleton, Wis., early childhood education grad Kathleen Pynenberg wants to be.
The television series follows a group of nine young travel nurses as they tackle a temporary assignment in California.
Whether you're just starting your degree or you're at the tail end of it and about to graduate, it's important not to get too comfy when it comes to building a resume, especially in the childcare industry. Building a childcare resume may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be.
Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Photoshop tutorial, we'll walk you through the steps needed to create a GIF animation. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.
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.
We caught up with some students, instructors and experts in the field to provide some insights that suggest medical coding may not be quite as hard as you think.
For someone who has never been to nursing school, the day-to-day environment can be a complete mystery. Here is a first-hand account.
In 2011, there were 24.2 million children under five years old in the U.S., and 48 percent of them were enrolled in some type of preschool. Those kids need preschool teachers who can lead them and show them that learning is fun, setting them up to be lifelong learners. If you think that's you, start here to learn how to become a preschool teacher.
It's easy to think all justice studies or criminal justice programs are the same-the skills you learn should be universal, no matter where you go to school, right? Not so fast. This article is written to highlight 10 facts that showcase how the Rasmussen College justice studies program distinguishes itself among its competition.
It can time consuming when deciding which college to attend and which program you want to major in. Rasmussen College understands this, which is why we highlighted 10 interesting facts about the Health Sciences program that will help in your decision-making process.
There is no way to completely eliminate stress from your life-and in some cases it can actually help you. We've collected tips from experts on nursing school stress and compiled them into seven surefire suggestions.
You love working with children, you enjoy planning out your day and writing your thoughts down on paper and, most of all, you take pride in your ability to teach others about different subjects. With qualities like this, you are already a step ahead of the game in becoming a teacher.
It can sometimes be confusing and time consuming when deciding which college to attend and which program you would like to major in. Rasmussen College understands this, which is why we highlighted 10 interesting facts about Rasmussen College's Nursing program you may not know that will hopefully help in your decision-making process.
This extensive guide will help you identify the best RN mobility program for your needs based off eight important factors.
Here's the situation. You're looking for a career where you can make meaningful relationships, a lasting contribution to the hearts and minds of generations to come and you want to work in education. But you don't want to be a teacher.
An in-depth look at the advantages to a healthcare administration degree online in contrast to on-campus learning, examining the role each plays in educating future healthcare professionals.
Police departments from Eagan, Apple Valley, Cambridge and the U.S. Army Reserves have already booked space in the firearms simulator and there's talk of allowing departments to hone their CSI skills in the crime lab. Local police departments will eventually be able to use the facility at no cost.
Something that is constantly on your mind is the career outlook for those with an education degree. Well, rest assured, the long-term outlook for teaching positions is pretty high across the board. But you're passionate about helping children develop into intelligent adults. So for you, the bigger question is this: What kinds of early childhood education jobs will be available after you earn your degree?
Human beings love trends. Whether they're based on food, fashion, pets or cars, we look for things that will connect us with others. Whether we like it or not, we've all jumped on a bandwagon a time or two. In the world of education, there are all kinds of trends. For example, two of the most popular current issues in early childhood education (ECE) are universal pre-k and technology in the classroom. But there are many others.
If it's your dream to be an early childhood education teacher, it's essential to understand inclusive education to ensure every child who comes through your classroom door gets the opportunity to develop to his or her greatest potential.
Violence in schools in 2012 and 2013 has sparked a national debate on the safety of students and school security. Many may wonder, has anything changed? Have educational institutions nationwide put any new policies in place? Take a look at the below infographic to learn more about safety and security in our schools nationwide.
To help clarify the differences between business a career in management or accounting-and ultimately help you earn the right degree. Here is a factual breakdown of the two career paths for you to review.
Shopping the toy catalog is a hallmark of childhood. But as the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other caring adults buying toys this holiday season, you want them to love the gift, but also play safe. Rasmussen College's School of Early Childhood Education has compiled a list-and checked it twice-of five tips to keep your little ones playing safe.
We highlighted the three most popular credentials for accounting professionals and broken down everything you need to know in a three-way comparison of CMA versus CPA versus CFA.
You always planned on going back to college, but somehow life always got in the way. Now you have a full-time job, a family and extracurricular activities, and balancing all those life experiences is tricky. But you're not alone. A recent study shows that 83 percent of undergraduate students in Minnesota work while in college - and 78 percent of those students work at least 29 hours per week.
If you're considering enrolling in the Rasmussen College graphic design program you've come to the right place. Rasmussen College School of Design dean Jennifer Ayotte helped us identify some exciting features that make the program unique. Here are 10 fascinating tidbits that set the program apart from the rest!
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.
Does the thought of molding young minds intrigue you? Would you be excited to witness the moment a young student masters a difficult lesson? Put simply, have you considered a teaching career?
Here's a scary fact: 92 percent of companies in 2012 found an intrusion by a third party in their databases. And without someone who is trained to monitor and react to these alerts, a company's confidential material can be walking out the door - or through a web of network cable, as the case may be - along with the intruder. This is just one reason why information security professionals are some of the most valuable employees in any organization.
While it may seem quick and easy to jump right in and learn as you go, there are clear benefits that come with taking the time to earn a graphic design degree. From the knowledge and instruction you receive while in school to the opportunities available to you after graduation, the advantages are abundant.
After more than five years working in Hollywood, Crystal Foth knew she had to make a change. With movie credits that included Titanic, Shrek and Dr. Doolittle, Foth was heading toward a lucrative career in the visual effects industry. Then she had an epiphany.
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.
Let's face it: All of us are looking for more than just a job. We're looking for careers that align with our interests and passions to fulfill us on a daily basis. In your particular case, you love children and you want a career that helps give them the best possible start in life. But it begins with schooling and that means earning an early childhood education degree.
Things that go thump in the night and the possibility of a zombie apocalypse may be a couple phobias in children, but you'd be surprised what else keeps your little ones awake at night. More than 6,000 children from 47 countries shared their real fears in a ChildFund Alliance Survey, and surprisingly, the survey found phobias in children was also caused by natural disaster, war, death and disease and violence.
For many considering nursing school there is one hurdle standing in the way - the dreaded TEAS test. These tips will give you the confidence to ace the test on your first try.
If you have begun considering a career in accounting, becoming familiar with the most common accounting degree courses and career paths is a perfect place to start
What does it take to thrive in the field of early childhood education? We caught up with a handful of current teachers to find out what makes them tick and what can help you.
Pediatric nurses play an integral role in the life their patients who range from infants to teenagers. Find out what makes a great pediatric nurse and how to become one.
The options for different types of business degrees can be overwhelming at times. Check out this list to help you determine which program of study may be right for you.
Now is a better time than ever to pursue a career in nursing. Here is a detailed list with the top 10 reasons why.
We have compiled a list of 33 education Twitter accounts. These accounts showcase bloggers, government officials and organizations, schools and teachers who make up the world of education, and in-turn, should give you a great picture of what working in education is like.
Keep reading to learn how one entrepreneurship student is turning an insight from a class project into a business with an interesting product..
Before enrolling in any graphic design program, it's important to be sure it's the right fit for you. To help you in your search, we've come up with three simple questions that will help you uncover the critical details about a program.
The medical professionals responsible for drawing and collecting human blood are called phlebotomists and they are a critical component to any healthcare team. Find invaluable information on how a certificate in phlebotomy could jumpstart your career.
Whether you are interested in studying early childhood education, volunteering at the local preschool or you simply have kids of your own, understanding the way children think, act and perceive the world around them is incredibly important.
On August 15, Rasmussen College honored some of its education students at the Minnesota Twins baseball game versus the Chicago White Sox.
A seasoned veteran in the IT industry shares three essential ingredients in the recipe for success in the tech world: certification, experience and education. Learn about how these work hand-in-hand in helping advance your tech career.
With over 78 million baby boomers aging into their 60's and beyond, nurses specialized in geriatric care are rapidly becoming a hot commodity.
Just by the nature of their work, teachers are in a position to profoundly impact the students they teach. There are probably one or more teachers from your past that helped, encouraged or even inspired you.
Theodor Seuss Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) once wrote: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn the more places you'll go."
Becoming a successful designer isn't easy. It takes dedication, passion and a constant drive to learn new skills, and hone the old ones. The following formula discusses each element that is commonly found in the world's greatest designers.
One of the hot button issues across the technology industry today is the level of security behind cloud versus external hard drive storage. The crux of the issue lies with one's chosen method of storing files: Either on a computer's hard drive (i.e., "locally) or on virtual servers accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection (i.e., "in the cloud").
There are diploma and associate degree tracks to become a licensed practical nurse. When deciding between the two it's important to consider how you see your education fitting into your lifestyle.
The phenomenon of the nurse-patient relationship and its ability to affect the overall treatment of a patient is a central topic to the study of nursing. The focus is usually on the ability of the nurse to impact the patient, but we often forget how much the patient can impact the nurse.
Rasmussen College hosted a Career Chat on July 26, in honor of System Administrators Day. The Careers in Technology chat utilized Google+ Hangouts on Air to discuss the popular career field of technology with selected subject matter experts.
Teachers aren't just people who instruct pupils in a particular subject, they change lives and inspire others. Teachers also encourage students to go after their dreams, motivate them to believe in themselves and guide them toward new interests.
If you could participate in hands-on learning that would help prepare you for real world business situations wouldn't you want to do it? Keep reading to see how business management students do just that.
You likely know the basics of what EKG technicians do: interact with patients and administer and interpret the results of EKG tests. But how do you get to that point? What's EKG technician training like? And do you really need that formal education, anyway? Those are all good questions. And we're here to help you find the answers. Let's explore EKG tech education options and coursework.
"Are we calling the achievement gap academic so schools are accountable instead of parents?" asked Licensed Parent Educator Katy Smith, who got the audiences' wheels spinning during a Rasmussen College Early Childhood Education (ECE) Summit June 19. "I'm not saying I know the answer to that question, but it's definitely something I'm wondering about."
We've compiled 22 informative and entertaining business management blogs that will keep you on the cutting edge of the latest trends in marketing, entrepreneurship and business management.
Looking for an exciting new career in the growing technology industry? Network administration is an exciting option that is projected to grow faster than average. What's more exciting is that you can get your career started in as little as 18 months! Find out how in this comprehensive guide to becoming a network administrator.
Choosing a degree that leads to the career of your dreams is a big decision for many - and not something to take lightly. The degree you decide on could influence the career you choose and ultimately, your future lifestyle.
Are you looking to earn a degree that can open doors to not one, but several careers in the technology industry? An information technology (IT) management degree may be just what you're looking for. We highlighted ten tech positions you could land with this degree under your belt!
Going back to school might sound impossible for you. Yes, you're busy. You're working, you have a family and you have other obligations. But if you want to earn a degree, you don't have to go the traditional route. Consider earning your RN to BSN degree online.
As your studies come to a close and graduation quickly approaches, you're probably looking for ways to distinguish yourself once you reach the job market. One way to do this is to stay on top of the newest teaching trends - one of which is BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device.
With more than 48 million users, virtual pin-board website Pinterest is a powerful player in the social media space. Women make up 80 percent of the membership on the social media site and, of that group, 50 percent have children. That said, it's safe to assume that Pinterest is a powerful player in social media circles and in the world of education.
To say it's a dangerous job might be an understatement. Undercover officers come face-to-face with criminals dressed just like me or you. That means no radio, no bulletproof vest, no taser and no handcuffs - some of the critical tools you might associate with a law enforcement officer. Instead, all they have is a well-hidden gun (so not to give away their disguise) and a wire.
The recent statements President Obama made in favor of universal access to preschool were bold, poignant and timely. They tugged at our heartstrings and were written to inspire us to get up and do something for the children of today and generations of the future.
Early literacy in children begins in the first three years of life and is related, many times, to a child's first exposure to books, stories and writing.
With so many IT degree options out there, how do you know which degree is right for you? The following video from the "What Should I Do With My Life?" series breaks down the different IT degree programs available to you.
So, you're interested in computers and you're intrigued by the world of technology, but your interests and ideas about what you want to do as a career are always changing. Let us help.
For some of our students, the decision to pursue a career in nursing was easy. Some come from a family of nurses or have wanted to be a nurse since they were a child. For others, it wasn't until a life-changing event encouraged them to look into a career in healthcare. What they all have in common is the dedication, passion and compassion it takes to help others.
After years of working various jobs to keep your family afloat, you've finally reached the point where you're craving something more. You don't want a job-you want a career! But before your head explodes from all the worries that come with changing careers, take comfort in the following information: there are entry-level tech job openings out there and you could land one without a four-year degree!
A patient often trusts that when they are unconscious lying on an operating table all the hospital staff performing their surgery is credentialed, but for some hospitals, that's not a requirement. Currently, the only hospital staff position in the operating room that is not required to meet minimum education and certification standards is a surgical technologist, or surg tech.
Did you know babies as young as a year-and-a-half can guess what other people are thinking? Or that a babies' first smile doesn't usually appear until 10-14 weeks of age?
Stackable credentials are an emerging trend in the health sciences - a trend you should be aware of if you want a healthcare career! Let's address the first question: What are stackable credentials? You can look at them two ways. First, if you already have a degree and decide to earn a certificate later, you're stacking the certificate onto your degree. Or, if your education started with a certificate, you can stack on more courses and skills to earn a degree.
At just 17-years-old, Chelsey Ballard's life changed forever. The School of Education graduate went from living the life of a typical high school teenager to a teen mom - one statistic Ballard says she never imagined being a part of. According to stayteen.org, less than half of teen mothers graduate from high school and fewer than two percent earn a college degree by age 30.
On April 14-20, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) hosted its annual Week of the Young Child (WOYC). WOYC is focused on promoting the needs of young children and their families. Its secondary goal is to recognize and award the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.
Earning a college degree is not a requirement to become America's commander-in-chief, but history tells us that the vast majority U.S. Presidents valued a college education. This is a list of the U.S. presidents and their college educations, including the schools they attended and the academic degrees they received.
In the fourth and final installment of the Choosing Your Path series we give you a little fragment of each of the previous posts in the series so you can begin building your pathway to a successful ECE future.
The images of the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Conn. at the end of 2012 will be forever etched in our minds as a terrible experience for young children. Negative experiences can result in emotional pain, mistrust in others, and feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem or lack of motivation. Because of this, educators and mental health professionals agree that we need to focus on promoting resilience in young children.
"I went into education because I wanted to work with children, not parents." Believe it or not, in my 20 years of experience in the early childhood education field, I have heard this phrase many times. Ironically though, in the same 20 years experience that permitted me to learn the quote above, I have also learned that viewing children in the context of family actually facilitates my ability to support children's learning and development.
The educational system in America continues to face several challenges, one of which is meeting the needs of low income children and children of color. The result of the difficulty it faces in serving these groups can many times appear in the test scores of its elementary-aged children.
So, you're not sure which degree is the best fit for you, but you do know that when it's complete, you want to be a mover and a shaker in the industry you choose. Maybe you're trying to find that one field or career that allows you to use the analytical side of your brain and speaks to your passion for gaming. Maybe you're even searching for jobs that will pay the bills and help you shine among your group of friends.
Becoming a manager is a common goal that many employees often dream about but never realize. Is it your dream to become a manager? Read on to learn how you can develop your business management skills.
Play is where learning begins. Play is one of the first experiences children encounter in their lives. The importance of play begins as young as when children are infants, and when I was a child, play was an everyday, spontaneous experience. It was the most important part of everyday, in fact.
Researchers have found that when mothers communicate with their newborns, babies learn almost 300 more words by the age of two than toddlers whose mothers rarely spoke to them. In fact, early childhood education combined with high quality childcare can significantly improve a child's chances for success later in life.
Today, most Gen Xers and Gen Yers didn't receive their first cellphone until they were in high school, maybe even college or later. But these days, children are getting their hands on mobile devices at a younger age every day. In this new infographic, we walk you through the technology milestones for different development stages.
Whether you're studying to earn a nursing degree or have been a nurse for years, you probably know a career in nursing offers its share of challenges and rewards. If you need a pick-me-up during the day or a small reminder of why being a nurse is so gratifying, you've come to the right place.
How much do good teachers matter? We can all probably think of an outstanding teacher that mattered in our lives. Clearly children come into classrooms with varied personalities and skills. However, it is teachers that take these variations and build a community of learners.
Children gain their own self worth in part from the adults that influence them. Our goal is to invest in children so that they view themselves as smart, creative, resourceful, or have other positive views about who they are. When we rally around the youth in our community and encourage their positive worth, we raise a generation that has faith in their own abilities.
While starting your career from the bottom up doesn't sound very appealing, the fact is, that's typically how it's done. Learn how you can do it too.
When asking yourself whether or not you should major in business, there are five main factors to consider that might ultimately help you say "yes" to a business degree.
The Choosing Your Path series began with the notion that helping children is important to you. You're also looking for a career that can provide financial and personal stability. In addition, you're looking for the skills needed to thrive in early childhood education (ECE) field.
The right quote has the power to inspire, intrigue or even incite its reader or listener. To that end, we've compiled the following criminal justice quotes.
Now that you've narrowed down the Justice Studies career you would like to pursue, the next step is earning a degree. Depending on which area of the Justice Studies field you'd like to work in, there are numerous degree programs to help lay the educational foundation needed for this line of work.
Animation has been around for over 100 years, but thanks to the help of constantly emerging technology its applications is now endless. When most people think of animation they think of storybook characters coming to life or Saturday morning cartoons, but it has evolved into so much more.
Are you a teacher now or studying to become one in the future? Have you been looking for a handy list of digital apps that will help you organize your life inside and outside the classroom?
This edition of the "What Should I Do with My Life?" series breaks down the different Justice Studies career possibilities.
Industry professionals agree that real-world graphic design experience is a vital ingredient in a student's recipe for success after graduation. Graphic design gurus explain why this experience is so crucial and how it could help you stand out among other aspiring designers competing for jobs.
Does a higher level of education lead to more employment opportunities? We took a look at 21 separate industries to find out.
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Cue the next sentence to the tune of Beyonce's "Single Ladies." All the techie ladies, all the techie ladies, put your hands up if you love engineering, gadgets and technology. Think there's no place for women in the tech industry? Think again. It's easier than ever for women to break into a career doing what they love.
Whether you want to bust down doors, prosecute perpetrators or study bullet striations, earning a bachelor's degree in a crime-related discipline might be the best place to start.
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A common debate many prospective technology students encounter is that of computer science versus information technology. The two seem quite similar on the surface, so it's easy to confuse one for the other. But before you invest time and money in a college degree, it's important to know the day-to-day skills needed to survive in each industry.
So you've decided to become a nurse. It's a good career choice because nursing is a life-saving profession that boasts steady job growth. The only question left to answer is: LPN or RN?
We established in the first part of our Choosing Your Path series that you enjoy helping children. It's also clear that you want a job in education that is both personally and financially rewarding. But have you thought about the skills you will need to obtain the career you want?
Check out our latest Excel 2010 Tutorial - How to Write Excel Formulas, to learn more about the important aspects of Excel 2010, and what you will be learning and working on in the classroom.
Do you enjoy being around other people, love teaching patients and staff, and can't imagine yourself as anything other than a nurse? If you answered yes to those questions, you might want to consider becoming a nurse educator.
AchieveMpls hosted its second monthly EDTalks networking event at Honey on Feb. 25, 2013. The event - titled Baby Brains + Unschooling Kids - explored the minds and experiences of baby brains as well as the "unschooling" of school-aged children.
You know you enjoy helping children. You also know you want a job in education that is both personally and financially rewarding. But have you considered earning an early childhood education (ECE) degree?
Check out our latest Excel 2010 Tutorial - Countif Function in Excel, to learn more about the important aspects of Excel 2010, and what you will be learning and working on in the classroom.
Do you enjoy working with children? Are you looking to create a better future for yourself? Are you a natural born leader who strives for success in everything you do?
The employment opportunities for individuals that earn a business degree are tremendous. But which opportunity is right for you?
Imagine a futuristic world where humans depend on robots to complete their undesirable tasks. Over time, your robot gets smarter and realizes it's missing something - rhythm, lifeblood, a definition of living. So, it leaves the factory on a quest to find the one element that defines life - a beating heart.
Are you looking to earn a degree in an education-related field but are having trouble finding a Bachelor's degree that fits your search?
Imagine your nursing journey. Does it start with you as a youngster, bandaging up Barbies and suturing stuffed animals and end with a dream nursing career and live patients? There are, of course, a few things missing from the middle of that scenario - specifically nursing school and passing the NCLEX. While nursing school provides a foundation for becoming a nurse, passing the NCLEX is what actually allows you to practice as an RN or LPN. Preparing to take exams can be stressful, so we've put together some NCLEX tips to help you feel prepared.
Do you want to make a difference in the life of a child? Are you the type of person that wants to inspire others? Have you thought about teaching?
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Do you use Facebook? Twitter? Other social media platforms? Chances are you do; the average American spends 6.9 hours per month on social media. While some of that time is well-spent, some of it is likely not. If you're not doing it efficiently, 6.9 hours is a lot of time to waste on social media. How could those sites work to make you more, rather than less, efficient? Following every nursing-related account on Twitter is likely impossible, but following the specific ones we list can help your prepare for your nursing career because they'll help you stay up-to-date on the news, and the latest developments and trends within the field.
I spent an hour playing Angry Birds-Star Wars on my smartphone last night. I kept failing at the game, however, that's OK because every failure teaches me about something that I should do differently the next time.
Are you looking for a career that will let you brag to your friends? How about a career that allows you to work and play?
Law enforcement agencies are seeing a more sophisticated and pervasive brand of organized crime every day, and earning a degree is one way to make sure you're on the frontlines of the fight.
Children's books are pieces of art and take a lot of hard work to create and write. The author must be able to write in a clear, concise style that captivates the imagination, but also still fit with the storyline.
Technology has, is and will continue to affect business for the foreseeable future, because of this, the demand for tech savvy business professionals is expected to grow-adding over 150,000 jobs across all industries through 2020. If you consider yourself a tech savvy individual and you're looking for a career using those skills, just know that opportunities are out there.
Are you thinking of going back to school? Maybe you want to take a shot at a second career? If so, you're not alone - many adults are going back to school these days. And many of them are choosing nursing as a second career. Going back to school isn't a decision to be taken lightly. You've probably put a lot of thought into it. But those nagging questions keep coming back - Will school be too hard? Will I fit in? Or maybe even - am I too old?
So, you have committed yourself to earning a criminal justice degree, you're excited about your coursework and you're intrigued by a life of public service, but there's a problem, you're not crazy about guns.
Have you decided you want to be a nurse, but you don't want to work in a typical hospital or local clinic? There are unique nursing job opportunities available for both practical nurses (LPNs) or professional nurses (RNs), including ones that offer travel or sun, as well as lock-down and plastic surgery patients.
Are you a bit apprehensive about the current job market? If so, you're not alone. But don't panic! There are certain industries that currently boast a promising job outlook. One of these industries is technology. Several of today's most wanted jobs happen to fall into this category.
Check out our latest Excel 2010 Tutorial - Average Functions in Excel, to learn more about the important aspects of Excel 2010, and what you will be learning and working on in the classroom.
We are in an age where available jobs in criminal justice careers require job seekers to use all the available means to get hired. Competition for jobs can be challenging. Many students ask me, "What should I do to get the job I want?"
Rasmussen College School of Nursing has developed novel simulation scenarios that offer nursing students the opportunity to develop competence, safe practice and keener critical thinking skills. Nursing simulations are incorporated into the curriculum that replicates patient care experiences that may not be accessible to the nursing students during clinical rotations.
There are two main types of nursing: one where you provide patients and their families with short-term care; the other -where you take care of patients with chronic illnesses or disabilities for an extended period of time. There are many ways to figure out which type of care is best for your career. This article serves to help you discover the path best-suited for you and your career aspirations by outlining the difference between the two paths, as well as what skills and duties each requires.
Check out our latest Excel 2010 Tutorial - Count Function in Excel, to learn more about the important aspects of Excel 2010, and what you will be learning and working on in the classroom.
Are you looking for a place to share your interests and passion for early childhood education? How about a place to create new friendships and encourage others in the field of education? The early childhood education (ECE) field has a wide variety of professional associations that can help and support you in your pursuit for a future teaching position.
A lot take places between the time you arrive and leave a clinic, and it's the Health Information Technician who ensures the process runs smoothly. This position is responsible for ensuring everything is transcribed correctly on the bill and is the newest and hottest upcoming healthcare profession.
Check out our latest Excel 2010 Tutorial - Basic Structures of Formulas in Excel, to learn more about the important aspects of Excel 2010, and what you will be learning and working on in the classroom.
Becoming a nurse makes you a member of one of the largest workforce populations in the United States. By connecting with associations, you are able to network, make new friendships, as well as take on new leadership roles in the profession.
If you're ready to take pride in a new career, the financial field may be exactly what you need. Let me tell you why pursuing a career in finance will make your friends jealous of your success.
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.
We hear about information and network security in the news all the time. The most recent drama covers the threats against our technology infrastructures around the world but what exactly is network security? Am I safe? Who are the virtual soldiers that are leading the charge to keep these predators at bay?
Nurses need to complete a variety of tasks daily - and the job requires more than just checking vital signs, doling out medicine, and giving kids stickers. As a nurse, you oftentimes need to react quickly. What would you do if one of your patients had a mental health issue? Or what if there was an emergency during a baby delivery procedure - would you be prepared to help?
In less than three minutes, Officer Chad Sanow's life changed forever. On Oct. 26, 2010, the Fairmont, Minn. police officer kissed his family goodbye, got in his squad car and responded to what he thought was a house fire. When he arrived, a man armed with a shotgun opened fire hitting him in the chest and again in the hip.
As the temperature continues to drop, cabin fever begins to settle in and bringing your children outside to play might not on the top of your list. With that, many parents and teachers may need suggestions for creative and educational learning activities they can plan for indoors.
Are you currently in a career but searching for something new? Do you have the skills to obtain a management level position? If you have decided to turn your existing job into a new career, then interviews will be on your schedule soon. In turn, your background and experience are a valuable aspect of your future job search. The skills you possess; either makes you stand out from the crowd or is very similar to others who are applying for the same job.
Imagine going to college and earning your bachelor's degree after high school, only to realize years down the road the path chosen wasn't necessarily where you saw yourself in the future?
Good economy or bad; small business owners always need to be aware of new ways to run their business more efficiently. Check out this list of apps to see how they can help your business!
According to Bullying Statistics, it is estimated that nearly three million students in the U.S. are bullied each year. Fifteen percent of school absences are a result of students that are afraid to attend school because of bullying. Bullying has become an epidemic and more than half of children witness their peers being bullied on a regular basis.
There are specific responsibilities individuals in every career must face. A pharmacy technician must be extra diligent while performing their duties since serious health problems can arise if a mistake is made with a customer or patient's prescription.
Imagine a large room full of hundreds of people with happy tears in their eyes all rooting for someone who spent the last year completely dedicated to earning their nursing degree? These emotional families and friends are at a pinning ceremony where newly-graduated nursing students are presented with a special nursing pin from their college's faculty as they are welcomed into the nursing profession.
While working in business for many years, I picked up tips along the way that made my career more successful than it otherwise would have been. Some of these I learned later in my career rather than earlier, so I thought I would share the results of my experience now.
Every year hundreds of educators gather for the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Annual Conference (NAEYC AC). This year was no different with over 20,000 in attendance at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.
Is it possible playtime helps develop children into contributing members of society, as well as into collaborative and critical thinkers that will lead us into the next 20 years and beyond?
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When you first start thinking about your future career, you may immediately be inclined to choose one based on pay and a positive job outlook. But what about choosing a profession that also keeps you interested and happy for years to come? Consider your hobbies - what do you like to do for fun? By narrowing down a few of them, it could lead you to a career in nursing.
With the semester coming to an end and graduation right around the corner, our faculty dished its insider advice for beating test-stress and how to ace the CDA Verification Visit portion of the assessment (spoiler: also contains common mistakes to avoid!).
Check out our latest Excel 2010 Tutorial - Connect Excel to Access Database, to learn more about the important aspects of Excel 2010, and what you will be learning and working on in the classroom.
Do you know you want a career that involves helping others? How about a career that can build character from interactions and relationships with coworkers, as well as keep your community safe? If you answered yes to these questions, you may want to consider pursuing a degree in fire science.
With the digital era upon us and technology in a constant flux of change, today's children are learning from some of the most innovative technologies on the market. We've moved away from the now dead technologies of the past like VCRs, tape recorders and cassette players, into the innovations of today such as tablets, smartphones, apps and the expansion of the internet. These developments allow for today's children to learn in new ways.
Did you know the average career typically lasts around 40 years? The most recent 40-year period was filled with unprecedented change; changes in our country, economy and even how we work. The world has been and will continue to evolve, so when you begin planning for your career it's important to pursue one with an outlook beyond just the immediate future. In this post I will explain how earning an accounting degree can add up to a career that continues to stand the test of time.
Like you, many adults are choosing to go back to school to gain the knowledge and skills they need to step into a new career field. Upon your decision to go back to school I'm sure you've notice the majority of your courses will focus on the programmatic area you chose to study; such as business, technology or criminal justice. And while these courses often receive the most attention during your time in school, you will also need to complete the necessary general education requirements in order to earn your degree.
Check out our latest Excel 2010 Tutorial - Conditional Formatting, to learn more about the important aspects of Excel 2010, and what you will be learning and working on in the classroom.
It takes someone special to be an educator and deciding to study early childhood education is a unique calling and career, but where do you find your motivation? In the world we live in today, there are many places to find daily inspiration. To help you keep you motivated, we put together a list of 12 motivational education quotes to inspire you.
Whether you realize it or not, growing up you learned how to do many new things by associating the activity with something fun and simple. Think about it, how much easier was it to learn how to count with your fingers? Now, college students are also using that same type of applied learning in the classroom.
Think nursing is just for women? Think again. Men have been trying for decades to push their way past the assumptions, prejudices and myths to tap into the female-dominated field. But even with a nursing associate's degree and a long list of qualifications, it's not always easy for a man to be accepted as a nurse - especially when a strong societal belief is that a man belongs in a suit working in a downtown office, or as a firefighter or policeman.
Some time ago I was asked if I could turn the clock back and create my own criminal justice program, what it would look like. The only stipulation is the program would help me get ready for a career in criminal justice for whatever specialization I wanted. When I was asked about the ideal criminal justice program, I could only smile because I knew I was already teaching in it.
Check out our latest Excel 2010 Tutorial - Link to Another Sheet, to learn more about the important aspects of Excel 2010, and what you will be learning and working on in the classroom.
Did you know the average IT resume gets read in 15-30 seconds? According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 18 percent from 2010 to 2020. With all the competition you face from other IT jobseekers sending in their resumes, what is going to make yours stand out?
When weighing the differences between an accounting and finance degree there are four main categories to review that can offer a step-by-step comparison of the two fields. Keep reading to find out the differences.
The Rasmussen College Fargo campus held an exciting web design workshop in August. The four hour workshop was packed with web design essentials, such as page analysis, design, concept development and site organization. The instructor then moved on to html structure, links, and imagery dived pretty deep into CSS. The workshop ended with some banner animation in flash and a discussion of ftp space, domain names and blogs
From high-definition television to social media and smartphones, technology has drastically changed the way we receive and share information. Just think - ten years ago, iPhones, Facebook and Twitter didn't even exist. Nobody knew of 'status updates' or the concept of hashtags. To get directions, many of us printed them from MapQuest, right? These days, it's hard to imagine life without social networking or mobile phones turned GPS device. We live in an information-driven world, and Americans want their information in the most accessible way possible. This is the perfect time for all you technology dreamers out there to develop the next big thing. Here's the catch: you have to know your dream is original.
Rasmussen College and the Romeoville Fire Academy hosted a kickoff event for the new Fire Science degree program on September 12, 2012. The event was held at the Village of Romeoville Fire Station 3 in Romeoville, Ill. The Village of Romeoville Mayor, John D Novak, along with Village of Romeoville Fire Department Chief, Kent Adams spoke at the event. They addressed the unique partnership between Rasmussen College and the Romeoville Fire Academy to provide the skill set needed for those seeking a Fire Science career.
In the several years I've been teaching students about the Medical Assistant profession, I have been asked numerous times by both healthcare professionals and non-healthcare professionals, "what does a Medical Assistant do?" Each time I've been taken aback by this. What do you mean what does a Medical Assistant do? The truth is; we do a lot!
Education is a worthwhile and heartfelt career field, and early childhood education truly shapes and molds a child from the very beginning. Although there are many paths you can go down in the field of education, the distinctions between early childhood education and special needs education are important to understand. You may be still trying to weigh out your options or you may have decided to already take the dive into the world of education. Below we explain the differences between early childhood education and special needs education for you, so you can make an informed decision.
The movie industry often portrays international business professionals as individuals who are mysterious, witty, and ruthless or all of the above, but the truth is real international business professionals have learned how to effectively conduct business no matter where they are located. And while learning about international business may not teach you how to become the next international man of mystery like in the movies, it will prepare you for an exciting career in business working within the global marketplace.
Being a surgical technologist is hard work. It often pulls at the heart strings and can affect whether somebody lives or dies. To acknowledge all of the difficult tasks expected of a surgical technologist, Sept. 16 through Sept. 21 of this year has been designated National Surgical Technologist Week.
If you think you have a lot going on inside your head, just talk to a three year-old. A toddler's brain is twice as active as a fully matured adult brain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From gurgling sounds to "mama" and "dada" to playing make believe, we walk you through the ten important milestones of a developing child.
There are apps, and then there are degrees that build apps. The world of smartphones and technology are continuously evolving and has piqued the interest of many tech-savvy individuals interested in pursuing a career or degree in the software application development field. However, to really delve into the field they must be ready for what a software application development degree entails.
Check out our latest Excel 2010 Tutorial - Graph, and learn more about the important aspects of Excel 2010, and what you will be learning and working on in the classroom.
Remember in elementary school when you would get the weekly vocabulary list to bring home and memorize the definitions and spellings? In our daily lives, we are constantly learning new words and phrases, and as a student studying or looking to study in the field of criminal justice, there are some need-to-know criminal justice vocabulary words.
Check out our latest Excel 2010 Tutorial - Find and Replace Function, and learn more about the important aspects of Excel 2010, and what you will be learning and working on in the classroom.
Many successful entrepreneurs know running your own business is an ongoing learning experience, while others have had to learn the hard way. If you have been inspired to become an entrepreneur, remember you and your business need to learn to walk before you can run. To assist you in learning more about entrepreneurship and the basics of starting a business, we created a four-part miniseries covering a variety of different topics to help assist you in your search knowledge about becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own business.
Becoming a firefighter is a noble career aspiration and one to be proud of. As a firefighter or someone looking to become a firefighter, you know it includes a lot of hard work, demanding hours, and time away from home. However, once you've completed that demanding schedule, you are granted time to unwind, allowing you to catch up on what's happening in your personal life, the world around you, and maybe even your online social community.
Many individuals select their careers based on the different interests, skills, and experiences they have had in their life. While how, when, and where we grew up has influenced our behaviors, we still have the ability to choose whichever career path we feel fits us best. There are many positive reasons to work in every career field. Consider the following reasons why earning a human resources degree may be a good fit for you.
Earning your animation degree can be an exciting process with many rewarding career options. With a degree in animation, you can choose multiple paths including advertising, design, and animation. Let's explore the many facets of earning your animation degree and what to expect during your program.
Check out our latest "What Should I Do With My Life" video to learn more about exploring graphic design jobs and salaries.
Graduations are continuously coming and going, and with that brings the sometimes stressful job hunt. However, the search for your dream career in early childhood education doesn't have to bog you down with stress. Below are some early childhood education career options to consider after graduation, as well as a few ideas on how to gain valuable experience to prepare you for these rewarding early childhood education careers.
Check out our latest Excel 2010 Tutorial - Inserting Comments, and learn more about the important aspects of Excel 2010, and what you will be learning and working on in the classroom.
When you are starting a new business there are many different steps to complete prior to opening your doors. One of the most important steps includes writing your business plan, so you can properly identify if you should start a business and how to make it successful.
With the hundreds of Pinterest boards featuring all types of design pins ranging from graphics, advertising or web design, it may be difficult to narrow down your options of boards to follow. Whether you are already in the design world or you're looking to further your design education, these 16 polished and prolific Pinterest design boards will surely grab your attention.
What do you want to do when you grow up? It's a question many of you probably wrote an essay about in grade school. Some of you may still be trying to answer that question. From a professional athlete to a doctor or firefighter, most of us had childhood dreams. Aaron Gelle of Blaine says he's wanted to be a police officer since he was seven years old.
Similar to how Magellan circumnavigated the globe, exploring careers in the world of marketing can sometimes send you on a journey filled with twists, turns, and unexpected destinations. The world of business is constantly changing and those interested in pursuing a career in marketing need to be ready to steer their professional ship toward their ideal occupation location.
Check out our latest Excel 2010 Tutorial - Table, Ribbons, Navigation, to learn more about the important aspects of Excel 2010, and what you will be learning and working on in the classroom.
Congratulation graduates, you've earned yourself a degree. Now, you might be asking yourself where is that degree going to take you or how much are you going to make throughout your career. To see the future of your degree, check out our infographic below.
Experiencing nature is becoming a bigger part of today's school classroom. From gaining knowledge about new animals and their beginnings, to plants and how they grow, there is so much to learn in an early childhood education outdoor learning classroom.
There are many options in the graphic design career path, but have you considered which area of design you want to focus on? Graphic design is a great option with multiple layers to begin the drawing of your future and continue to elaborate on your talents. With a degree in graphic design, you can make a career as a freelance artist, jump into the corporate world or even go the non-profit route. The choice is simply yours.
What does it take to become an entrepreneur and start a business? Is it a question of motivation, business ideas or something you're just born with? Individuals who choose to own a business should first learn the entrepreneurship basics in order to fuel their passion, and make their dream become a reality in the form of a business.
As an educator or soon-to-be educator, there are resources out there for you to tap into in order to keep learning. One of those resources is internet blogs. There are thousands of education blogs out there that can give you new ideas for the classroom in decorating, teaching, and much more.
As we continue to be more connected online through social networks and mobile phones, the dangers of maintaining our personal online security continue to increase. As businesses, schools, and households move toward digitally storage of important documents and personal mementos, we need to plan accordingly to keep our privacy safe.
It's happened again. Hackers found their way inside a major website and stole approximately 450,000 account logins and passwords. Those passwords were then published for the world to see. Yahoo is not alone. Last month, 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords showed up on a Russian website. You may be thinking, "I use those websites". As students, you're encouraged to, but there are some steps you can take to keep your personal information safe online
Remember back in elementary school when you would get the weekly vocabulary list to bring home and memorize the definitions and spellings? In our daily lives, we are constantly learning new words and phrases, and as a student studying or looking to study in the field of criminal justice, there are some need-to-know criminal justice vocabulary words.
The truth is finally out. People are in love with pinning! Pinterest is now the third most popular social network behind Facebook and Twitter, and it continues to gain momentum. As if 104 million total visits this March aren't evidence enough of the site's growth, Pinterest's traffic also increased by 50 percent between February and January of this year.
You've made it! You have either graduated or are close to graduating with a diploma or an associate's degree in practical or professional nursing. Now that your challenging LPN or RN courses and clinicals are done, you're probably busy preparing for your National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX. It's the test you need to practice as a nurse. Fortunately, your courses most likely prepared you for these exams. At Rasmussen College, the nursing curriculum has NCLEX prep work built right into it to help you succeed while taking your test.
Check out our latest "What Should I Do With My Life" video to learn more about choosing an Information Systems degree, courses to expect and what you will be working with in the classroom.
Are you wondering where you could work as a nurse? Check out our latest "What Should I Do With My Life" video to learn more about the future of nursing and its employment options.
The choice to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree can be a rewarding decision. You've already taken many complicated courses to get you to your registered nurse status, assuming you passed the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse) after graduating with your Professional Nursing Associate's degree. Now, it's time for you to buckle down and put your thinking cap back on because you will soon be back in school.
Are you interested in becoming a nurse? Check out our latest "What Should I Do With My Life" video to learn more about what you should be looking for when choosing a nursing school to enroll at to earn your degree.
With the school year constantly in motion, getting inspired to create masterpieces and fun activities for the classroom can be tough. Luckily for you, there's a site that will help continue these creative juices to flow-Pinterest.
You've seen them portrayed in movies and television, but do you know their whole story? How they were caught? Let's learn more about five of the most notorious criminals in U.S. history and how they were caught courtesy of the FBI.
After 31 years of cutting and coloring clients as a hairstylist, Kristen Anderson decided to make a career change - pronto.
During the Fourth of July celebrations in the mists of the parades, fireworks, and BBQ's we need to remember those great people that came before us that laid the groundwork for this great nation.
With so many ways to utilize technology these days, it can be hard to keep track of all your files and accounts. Fortunately, a handy storage device may be just the solution.
From our "What Should I Do With My Life" video series we learn about jobs with a business management degree.
Remember those classic lyrics from the old kids television show, Reading Rainbow? "I can go anywhere, friends to know, and ways to grow, a Reading Rainbow." The same words still apply today in world of education.
Once you've narrowed down the career field you're interested in, it may take time to decide on the exact path that makes the most sense for you. If you've already decided to enter the healthcare field and work as a nurse, the next decision you need to make is whether you want to pursue a degree in practical nursing or professional nursing.
In the past few years, small and big businesses have had their share of struggles. But as the economy slowly begins to recover, it is important for organizational leaders to be planning for the future of their company.
The professional nursing field is the largest of the healthcare industry in the United States, and is projected to continue growing at top speed.
Have you wondered what you could do with your Justice Studies degree? There's a path for everyone, and there are several opportunities and experiences in store for you.
Did you know that if Facebook were a country it would be the third largest behind only India and China? There has never been a time in history when the world has been so interconnected and whether you realize it or not you participate in international business affairs on a daily basis.
Networking among peers and other industry professionals is an important and necessary step for anyone looking to be successful in their career, and with the help of social media, is much easier to accomplish.
Childhood development is important from every aspect of life, from learning how to walk and talk; to understanding the fundamentals of writing and arithmetic. With technology becoming the main ingredient of our daily lives, child development game apps are looping their way through to children and teaching them the basic skills needed for everyday life.
It's not a secret the U.S. economy is still slowly recovering from the recession which is causing some job growth to stall. Because of this, more adults are going back to school in order to develop the skills that are in demand.
During this time of year, when the weather starts to get nice, you start to think about carefree summer vacations-filled with pool days and relaxation. Many college students have the benefit of deciding whether or not to take college courses over summer break. Though you may miss out on some summer sun, there are many benefits to taking summer college courses.
Nurses have played an important role throughout history, and many of made substantial impacts in how healthcare is administered.
With the latest buzz around Facebook and its $104 billion valuation, it's time to make sure we all understand what it means when a company issues an IPO and goes public. According to Investopedia, an Initial Public Offering (IPO) is the first sale of stock by a private company going public to seek capital to expand its business operations. To further understand this process, check out this video.
With the latest buzz around Facebook and its $104 billion valuation it's time to make sure we all understand what it means when a company issues an IPO and goes public.
Entrepreneurs are made, not born. Do many successful entrepreneurs share similar traits or characteristics? Yes, but the fact is that many of these traits-their knowledge and strengths-are honed over time. This could be achieved through a formal education such as a business degree, life experiences, or personal development practices. To help you get started on your entrepreneurial path, here are the top 10 must-know traits of successful entrepreneurs:
We recently had the opportunity to interview Laurie Hendrickson, Dean of Nursing at the Rasmussen College - Mankato, MN campus. In this interview, Dean Hendrickson highlights nursing degrees and nursing career information.
As kids, many of us may have thought that time moved way too slowly. From car rides to science class, we stared at the clock wishing that there was some way that we could speed up the process and get things done faster. While for most things in life there is no fast forward button, higher education institutions are now beginning to hear our need for speed.
Businesses are constantly competing for new customers, and business owners must ensure that they are running their companies as efficiently as possible in order to remain successful.
On Saturday, April 28, 2012 the Rasmussen College Criminal Justice Club in Bloomington, Minnesota hosted the Bloomington Police Department on campus. Representing the Bloomington Police Department was Officer Mike Larson and his K-9 partner, Riggs.
A lemonade stand truly is the first step that many kids take into the world of business management and entrepreneurship.
Whether you're a veteran nurse or considering a nursing career, join us at our Brooklyn Park campus on May 10, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., for an Open House that will celebrate current nurses and provide valuable insight for future nurses.
If you are in the design field, a degree, experience and a portfolio are the three key elements to finding a job. However, there is a bit of a catch 22. If you are a student just starting out in the field, how do you get that experience and portfolio without having a job? They may have found the solution at Rasmussen College Fort Myers campus in the form of a new club.
As part of our "What Should I Do With My Life" video series we discuss what a well-rounded business management degree program looks like.
This recap summarizes an Influencing Change in the Workplace presentation presented by Rasmussen College - School of Business Chair, Soma Jurgensen.
Do you remember being asked as a child, "What do you want to be when you grow up?". If you answered, "A nurse!" or "A doctor!", here's some additional points to consider about these fast growing occupations.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "The great teacher is not the man who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people." The role of a teacher is not just a career, it is a calling, and early childhood educators are at the forefront of shaping the lives of these future world citizens.
A creative look at the 26 key learning fundamentals to successful child growth and development.
While the printing press is viewed as the most important invention of all time, Johannes Gutenberg surely couldn't have anticipated books going digital.
Whether you realized it or not many of the board games you played growing up taught you a lot about the world of business. These games helped us develop many of the necessary skills that we to conduct business today. While earning a business degree can help you expand and refine those skills, these games helped you understand the basics from a very young age. Below is a list of the top 20 board games that teach you about business and help you develop valuable skills beyond rolling the dice.
Check out this video covering the Tech Tactics event that our Fort Myers campus held in March.
Rasmussen College had the privilege to participate in the Minnesota State Law Enforcement Explorer's Academy March 31, 2012. The purpose of this academy is to provide law enforcement explorers, age 14-20 the chance to participate in a variety of scenarios to prepare them for the state competition held in Rochester, MN on April 19-21, 2012.
According to Gallup research studies, individuals who have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day are more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life.
One of the major decisions that you have to make regarding your businesses product or service offering is which pricing strategy and tactics should you choose to input into the development of your business. In a business college the concept of price is covered within the 4 Principles of Marketing.
We recently had the opportunity to interview Diana Grubman, Dean of Nursing at the Rasmussen College - Wausau, WI campus. In this interview, Dean Grubman highlights nursing degrees and nursing career information.
Check out the nursing degree options at Rasmussen College in this informative infographic:
Check out this informative interview with Cece Westby, the Director of the School of Education at Rasmussen College.
We recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Diana Kostrzewski, Ph.D., R.N., the Dean of Nursing for the RN to BSN and online nursing degree programs.
Check out a few pictures of the Rasmussen College School of Nursing facilities.
As the technology industry continues to thrive, there's bound to be a significant rise in one important sector - job growth.
The Rasmussen College Alumni Association presents a webinar for School of Nursing graduates, practicing nurses, and other healthcare providers that features tips for patient pain management.
As a teacher, working with children is an equally rewarding and challenging responsibility.
Teachers are a vital part of any community.
Read more about justice studies in this interview with the Director of the School of Justice Studies, Matt Petz.
When you think about someone with a college degree, you may picture them as the studious type who sits in the library doing research and learning about whatever subject they're pursuing.
We recently sat down with Lori Steffen, the Senior Dean of the School of Nursing at the St. Cloud, MN college campus where she shared important advice and key benefits of pursuing a career as a nurse.
Without doubt, early educators are uniquely positioned to positively shape a child's life, as they interact with them during the human beings' most sensitive growing and learning stages.
Learn about the various career trajectories and levels of education needed as a nurse.
Approximately 11 percent of U.S. residents are foreign-born. Become a major part of their development
Within the business world, many maintain that there are two fields that continue to thrive regardless of the lull in the economy - marketing and sales.
Learn how to reach different types of learners as a teacher through this informative presentation.
Though basic academic subjects like calculus or English may have not changed much in the past two decades, technology is a different story.
Becoming a nurse may be one of the best decisions a person who wants to help others can make.
A quality education can open up possibilities for kids that they wouldn't have access to otherwise. If you're one of those caring individuals who realizes the importance of child education, a career in educational business could be exactly what you're looking for.
There are many factors to take into account when researching and eventually applying for nursing schools. Here are some suggestions to make sure that you are completely confident that the nursing school you choose is a perfect fit.
If you grew up playing cops and robbers and rooting for the good guys, why not bring your childhood dreams into reality by pursuing a Law Enforcement Associate's degree?
Becoming a nurse give you the power to offer patients your help when they may most need it. If you're well-versed in the medical field and are looking to take the next step in your career, why not go back to school?
Are you looking to maximize artistic skills and earn a liveable wage at the same time? By earning a Graphic Design degree, you'll be able to use your creativity to enjoy a competitive salary and thrive in the job market.
Teaching can be one of the most rewarding professions imaginable today, as an instructor's direct influence may help a child succeed in the future.
Maintaining order within a corrections facility may be one of the most exciting, demanding jobs a person can have today.
If you've always been fascinated by the reasoning of those who commit crimes, obtaining a Criminal Justice Associate's degree with a focus on psychology may lead you to a promising career.
Looking to break into the healthcare industry but want to be shielded from what happens behind closed doors? Going back to school for your Medical Assistant degree means you'll be the first person a patient sees when they arrive for a scheduled appointment.
Many believe that entrepreneurship is the way of the future as technological advances continue to improve, and it's easy to see why. After all, understanding how to properly create, package and market your ideas may aid you in leading a successful career.
Here are five specialties outlined below are particularly interesting for a prospective nursing school graduate.
Do you have the instinctual desire to help people, but never knew what career would allow you to put these skills to use? Becoming a nurse may be just what you're looking for, due to the constant interaction with patients and the great pay the job provides
If you're someone who adores computers and geek speak or loves to create amazing things with your mind and sense of adventure, a School of Technology &amp;amp; Design degree program could be for you.
Learn about the growing career option in the healthcare industry -medical lab technology, a career path that can be pursued through a Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's degree.
This article uncovers steps to take to start a career as a healthcare professional through the pursuit of health sciences degrees.
The benefits and rewards of obtaining an online degree from one of several online justice studies programs are vast.
In this article Rasmussen College Nursing Instructor shares important information about what to expect while pursuing a degree and career as a nurse: like what's in a nurse's job description, nursing degree options, nursing salary opportunities, and even nurse specializations.
Hap Aziz discusses ways to protect your children as they use gadgets that connect to the Internet, such as game consoles, phones and computers.
Rasmussen College Dean of Nursing discusses National Nurses Week and a recent Rasmussen College School of Nursing Career Fair.
Researching nursing schools can be an overwhelming task. To help streamline the process, we've created this list of tips for researching Wisconsin nursing schools.
Business degree instructor at Rasmussen College shares three key reasons why students are magnetized towards this diverse and exciting degree in business management.
The School of Nursing at Rasmussen College shares information about RN to BSN degree paths.
Rasmussen College Online Marketing Manager Josh Braaten presented Turn Online Marketing Strategies into New Business on April 27, 2011 in Wausau, Wisconsin, as a part of the Wausau Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Week, sponsored in part by the Rasmussen College Wausau campus.
Business professor at Rasmussen College examines the top ten accounting phrases used in the business world.
Read Accounting instructor's book review of Small Business Taxes Made Easy, by famous blogger and tax specialist, Eva Rosenberg.
The secret is out: nursing blogs are ever-increasingly becoming amazing resources nurse and healthcare practitioners. The Rasmussen College Dean of Nursing shares her favorite nursing blogs.
Rasmussen College is proud to partner with the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce to present on online marketing opportunities for small businesses as a part of the Chamber's 2011 Small Business week (April 25-29) in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Not sure if you should click on that link in your email? Watch this video blog post as Technology and Design Instructor Jacob Sorem provides tips for protecting yourself from email fraud on this KARE 11 news segment, which originally aired on 4/4/11.
Learn how to root your Nook Color and turn it into an Android tablet computer.
Internet marketing is an exciting, yet rapidly evolving industry. It's easy for marketers of all experience levels to make mistakes. Explore ten common mistakes made by new Internet marketers in this business blog post.
Watch Internet Marketing questions and answers from the recent Rasmussen College-sponsored Internet Marketing Evolution event, a series on the evolution of marketing.
Watch the Rasmussen College-sponsored Internet Marketing Video series on the evolution of marketing.
This article provides some great resources for new (and even) experienced educators-from internet resources, to local resources, and even publications.
A pleasant environment is important to how we feel at work and play. As adults we can choose to change or leave our environment if it is not conducive to our activities. Children don't have the choice to leave or make changes to their environment if it does not meet their needs or is undesirable.
A Business Management degree will prepare you for a multitude of career options, from retail management to customer service. Here are the courses to expect and what you can do with this degree.
Early childhood educators believe that their job is to offer children the opportunity to grow and succeed. Additionally, we know that children learn best by doing. Years of rote memorization and skills testing are becoming less and less important. As instructors or caregivers, we need to be providing children the chance to ask questions; rather than giving our students answers. We need to offer them the tools to discover solutions on their own.
Earning a Medical Assisting degree could provide a great segue into a healthcare career. Learn more about career paths, education requirements, and job requirements of a medical assistant...
Learn more about steps for obtaining a pharmacy technician certificate or degree, job outlook, and important responsibilities in this insightful article on pharmacy technicians.
Rasmussen College discusses the Health Information Management degree program, careers in health information management, and the future of the medical field on WREX- Rockford.
The Rasmussen College - Dean of Nursing at the Eagan, MN college campus appeared on FOX Twin Cities alongside two proud nursing degree students to discuss job opportunities for nurses.
Rasmussen College School of Technology &amp;amp;amp;amp; Design Director discusses the new launch of the iPad 2.
Early Childhood Education instructor for the Rasmussen College - School of Education shares her learns after attending a early childhood educator conference in Minnesota.
A business pitch may be the first glimpse into your company's product or service-so it is crucial to put your best foot forward when presenting a business pitch.
Ever wonder if there is a correlation between education level and happiness? This infographic examines the relationship between overall happiness and educational attainment...
School of education instructor from Rasmussen Colleges shares her encounters with day-to-day literacy in hopes of helping adults and children make meaningful connections through the use of literature.
Early childhood education instructor pools together definitions of cultural diversity.
Eight Things I Learned At The 2010 National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference
Read more about a Rasmussen College Early Childhood Education instructor's trip to the National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference (NAEYC).
As parents and early childhood professionals we must take our responsibility for enhancing children's language development seriously. Learning more about the language acquisition process and following these tips from experts in the early childhood field can help us to achieve this important task.
Follow these tips, as a parent or early child educator, for dealing with a child during a holiday.
With new apps coming out daily, the Smartphone is quickly becoming an effective, convenient device for teachers. Your mobile device really can help you be more effective in the classroom. Want to get up to speed? Here are the top 15 apps that will help you stay plugged into your curriculum and keep up with students.
School of Education instructor shares opinions about bias in the early childhood education setting.
Myths about language learning and development for bi-lingual children
Look at the relationship between education levels and wealth, life expectancy, and education expenditure around the world.
School of Education instructor shares her insight on why reading is a great hobby.; and how to promote literacy to young children
This week, for my observation and assessment course, I wrote up the following directions for a journaling assignment: Observe a child without taking notes or worrying about observing for assessment or curricular planning. Instead, let yourself be with the child as he/she openly shares his/her enthusiasm and energy. Appreciate him/her as they enjoy the pleasures of being a child. Celebrate and enjoy what they do.
Check out the the median earnings by educational attainment and see if higher learning means a higher earning.
Early childhood education degree program instructor share a recent story on how she became aware of the importance of child care awareness.
Children form their attitudes towards racism and sexism by the time they are five years old. Here's how to end stereotypes early...
Learn about the educational attainment in the US from 1940 through 2007.
There's a demand across all industries for specialized professionals who can install, upgrade and maintain computer systems within an organization. Hap Aziz, Director of the School of Technology and Design, breaks down what you can do after completing network administration courses and enter the IT field.
There are thousands of education blogs out there for support that promote new teaching technologies, give a glimpse into the public policy that affects schools, offer lesson planning advice, and more. Here is a collection of the top 50 blogs for teachers.
What is said to be the largest investment in education to date, President Barack Obama has introduced the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). It addresses key issues, including teacher layoffs, college affordability and educational improvements, according to the White House Web site.
Teachers have one of the most difficult (and rewarding) jobs out there. Here is a collection of 100 web and iPhone tools that make the grade for tech-savvy teachers to make your job a little easier...
Books, big screen or small screen: teachers are portrayed everywhere in pop culture. This list is set to describe the good, the bad and the funny in fictional educational world. From inspirational to lifeless, and deceitful to dorky...every one of these teachers are memorable in some way, shape or form.