If the stagnant job market has an upside, it may be this: college students (and likely their parents) are taking a hard look at which degrees will result in lasting, good paying jobs.
Unfortunately for art and history majors, the best money-making careers these days are in more pragmatic fields, focused on... Read More »
Finding a job in this economy isn't easy, but one way to get ahead is to take a look at careers that fly below the radar of other job hunters.
That's what CareerCast has done in unveiling its latest list of underrated jobs, careers that the job-search website says offer increasing opportunities for job... Read More »
Richard Branson, Rachael Ray, Mark Zuckerberg and Lady Gaga all have two things in common: 1) They are incredibly successful; 2) They are college dropouts. While it's a common belief that in order to be successful and make a lot of money you need to have a college degree, those four prove that's not... Read More »
In these tough times many people just want to work, so the idea of having a job that's enjoyable may seem a bit too pie-in-the-sky. For others, though, a good dollop of fun is just what's needed to make work worthwhile.
"Fun," of course, is an objective measure. But with the help of PayScale, AOL Jobs... Read More »
BEND, Oregon - A Bend, Ore., veterinarian has performed life-saving CPR on an injured bald eagle that was under anesthesia during physical therapy.
KTVZ-TV reports that Jeff Cooney performed the therapy, during which the bald eagle nicknamed "Patriot" stopped breathing. Cooney's "mouth to beak"... Read More »
Let's get one thing straight right up front: Shawntel Newton, the fourth place finalist on 'The Bachelor' this season, loves her job as a funeral director and embalmer, but not so much that she takes all the guys she dates back to the mortuary for a little show and tell on the embalming table.
That was... Read More »
Technology, cultural shifts and changing demographics combine to create new career fields all the time
Think about what you were doing 10 years ago: You might not have even had an e-mail address, and it's a certainty that your mother didn't. If you did, you were probably using a dial-up connection, and hadn't yet purchased anything online. Even if you had cable, it's likely you didn't have access to more than 50... Read More »
Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder
Many jobs have similar-sounding names, which can lead to confusion. Type in "ornithologist" when you meant to search the Web for an orthodontist and you'll find someone who can identify the bird in your yard, but not help with an overbite. Here are some other... Read More »
From an increased risk of heart disease to more fat around your middle, studies show that our time at the workplace (8.8 hours per day on average) can be hazardous to our health.
"Often psychological environments have more to do with health than physical environments," says Bill Burnett, author of... Read More »
Math is a skill that not every professional can boast about, but some have no trouble working with numbers and often end up in accounting.
The accounting field is challenging but comes with big rewards that are rare in other industries. Working in accounting allows you to see the big picture and take a peak... Read More »
Customer service is a tough industry to work in, but with the right skills you can be successful and reap the awards of helping clients.
Every company has customer service representatives to assist clients with anything they need and to maintain the company's good image. The values set out by the company are... Read More »
Executives rely on administrative assistants to keep the office in order and act as the voice of the company to outsiders. Administrative assistants have difficult jobs, juggling duties such as managing schedules and offering customer service when executives aren't available. Any administrative assistant will... Read More »
From Boston to Seattle and many cities in between, industries of all kinds are looking to hire talented mechanical engineers. For people just starting their careers, mechanical engineering is a good place to begin because it is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. And once you've earned a bachelor of... Read More »
Teachers are more than everyday working professionals; teachers are heroes to students across the world. Being a teacher is such a rewarding, invaluable experience that it often attracts workers from other professions, from business to journalism.
Whether in an elementary school or inside a university classroom,... Read More »
Becoming a data entry specialist may not exactly be the dream job you've always hoped for, but there are some very good reasons why you may want to consider this position while you are looking for that dream job, going to school or simply supplementing your family's income.
Here's why: data entry specialists... Read More »
Project managers are often the backbone of businesses as the ones who ensure that an idea is followed through by everyone in the company.
A motivated and organized project manager has the ability to use both creativity and business sense to get the job done and keep the rest of the team focused on the end goal.... Read More »
The thing that sets financial analysts apart from most people is their mathematical aptitude and a willingness to take certification exams and earn post-graduate academic degrees while they work long hours on the job.
It's not easy, and it's not a job for everyone. But for those who love an intellectual... Read More »
When you're employed as a receptionist, you're the face of the company you're working for, and what you say and do creates the first impression many people will have when they make contact with your employer. Read More »
Managers are the glue that hold businesses together as they overseeing all major projects and resolve any issues with the team.
Many workers strive to be a manager so they can have a stronger voice in company procedures and delegation of assignments. But a manager juggles many hats, and it takes a motivated... Read More »
If you know how to drive, have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record -- and you're looking for a job -- you may want to research the possibility of becoming a professional driver. What kind of driver? There are many directions to steer toward: taxi, limo, bus, delivery van or truck driving are... Read More »