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The Education Connection: Match your career goals with a degree path

Provided by Northcentral University Going back to school can enhance your access to opportunities in the workplace, but it can also help you take your career in an entirely new direction. It’s not always easy, however, to determine the best way to reach your goals, including which degree program to select. We’ve put together the following list of questions to help you narrow down your goals and determine what’s right for you: 1. Am I generally happy with the industry I currently work in? If the answer is “yes,” you may be interested in simply getting an advanced degree in your ...


Education Psychology Degree Offers Career Opportunities

Provided by Northcentral University Educational Psychology is a psychological science focused on understanding the learning process and finding ways to enhance the educational experience for all types of learners. Those working within this field must understand not only the foundations of psychology, but child and adolescent development and the learning process. Career opportunities within this field may include working as an instructional coordinator, a learning and development director or an education training specialist. NCU is pleased to announce the launch of our Master of Science in Educational Psychology degree program. Offered by our School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, this program ...


Unique Education-related Careers Offer Options

Provided by Northcentral University When one says they are an “education student,” most people assume that their final destination is the classroom. While many in the field of education do seek to lead a classroom one day, this isn’t always the case, especially given the variety of degrees and career paths open to education-minded students. If you love education, but want to explore the possibility of a rewarding career beyond the classroom, these alternative paths might be right for you. Textbook writing and editing: Contributing to textbook creation is an interesting way to combine a love of writing with education. You ...


The Need for Cybersecurity Professionals Grows

Provided by Northcentral University Cybersecurity is an increasingly important topic in today’s world. As we grow to rely more heavily on data, we also grow more vulnerable to hackers and security breaches that put information at risk. In fact, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) states that there were reported losses in excess of $1.3 billion due to cybercrime in 2016 alone. This highlights the importance of Cybersecurity and the need for highly skilled computer and information technology professionals. Those interested in working in this growing sector can expect faster than average job growth, according ...


How to Match Your Goals with a Degree

Provided by Northcentral University Those considering walking down a new career path may be wondering how they can match their interests and goals with the right degree program. While there is no secret to finding the right program, there are things you can do to get on the right track. Here are a few tips to help you get started: 1. Consider life after graduation Before you consider any degree plan, you should precisely identify what you want to do after graduation. Thinking about “what’s next” will help you line up potential degree options with your desired outcome. Ask yourself things like “Do ...


Beyond the classroom: Unique Career Paths for Education Students

Provided by Northcentral University Not every education-based career leads to the classroom. In fact, there are plenty of things you can do with an education degree that combine your other passions with your desire to be a professional educator. If you love the field of education but want to explore career options outside the classroom, these alternative career paths might be right for you. Textbook writing and editing: You can take your specialized knowledge and passion for sharing information in a unique direction by contributing to textbook creation. You could write books independently or work for a publisher that develops textbooks ...


The Growing Need for Cybersecurity Professionals

Provided by Northcentral University Not too long ago, cybersecurity was a word that most people didn’t recognize. These days, however, nearly everyone knows what it means and why it is important. This growth in awareness is easy to understand when you consider how much we depend on data and how often we hear about large scale data breaches in the news. Just how big a problem do we have with cybercrime? The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) stated that there were reported losses in excess of $1.3 billion due to cybercrime in 2016 alone. (Source: IC3 Report) ...


Balancing School, Family and Work Obligations

Provided by Northcentral University Continuing education can help you reach your professional and personal goals, but going back to school as an adult can be especially challenging. For working adults, with family and work obligations, balancing life and school is the key to success, but where do you begin? Northcentral University understands the special circumstances that adult students face and has some tips that can help you strike the right balance. 1. Unify your work, family and school obligations on a single calendar. This helps you identify conflicts ahead of time so you can look for solutions and avoid stress. Include school due ...


Keeping Up with the Tech Demand

Provided by Northcentral University Education is an evolving field that requires a great deal of work in order to stay ahead of the curve. You must always look where industry trends are headed so that you can help your students meet the needs of the market tomorrow through their studies today. So when the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of computer and information technology occupations is likely to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, it’s easy to see that technology will continue to be a vital area of study. (Source: Bureau of Labor ...


I/O Psychology – Helping People Work Better, Together

Provided by Northcentral University The modern workplace has become increasingly complicated. From the demands of merging a diverse workforce to the international nature of many operations, it takes effort to ensure that everything runs smoothly. In fact, it often requires the help of trained professionals to strike a balance between the needs of the organization and the needs of the workers within it. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, also called I/O psychology, is a field which seeks to offer this help by applying principles from psychology to areas such as human resources and management. The merger of psychology and business focuses on creating a safe, ...