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5 must-have's for viable credentials - eCampus News

As jobs increasingly demand postsecondary education and credentials, it is critical for institutions to prepare students for the future. Read..

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Demand in the healthcare industry is projected to grow twice as fast as the national economy through 2020. Learn more:

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Female doctors continue to earn less than male #doctors. See the differences in our chart.

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Massage therapists & dental assistants have the highest share of workers with #certificates.

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#Women dominate the #nursing field. However, the proportion of male nurses is increasing. Read more:

Placing average students in the nation’s best #colleges will increase their rate of graduation by 26%. Read more:

#Nursing is the largest #healthcare occupation for individuals with a bachelor’s degree. #highered

Optometrists and chiropractors have the highest concentration of male doctors. Learn more:

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"Race matters, but you can use race to get race, you just have to use class, too." -Carnevale #affirmativeaction…

“The change in labor demands has grown sharper, and #PhDs are notoriously slow to react.” @WSJ

In today’s market, the most in-demand positions are hybrid jobs. Read more: @money #wkdev

Average Student Has Better Chance (77%) of Graduating at Selective Universities than at Open Access Schools (51%)

The theory that an average student, including minority students, will be overmatched at a selective university and will do poorly is empirically unsound, according to a new analysis from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (Georgetown Center). In fact, all students with above average test scores will succeed at a higher rate


Are “Boot Camps” Worth the Bucks?

In this Money Magazine article, Kaitlin Mulhere talks about specialized courses that provide the specific skills that employers want in their new hires, which may not be part of the regular college curriculum. She also quotes Anthony Carnevale who urges students (and parents) to vet these courses carefully.


The only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to college.

Anthony P. Carnevale
Director and Research Professor