Maybe below the radar is where the answer lies. While many unemployed will do almost anything to get working, those employed in high-paying power positions may find themselves daydreaming of a life less encumbered by work. There may be a middle road, says a new study by CareerCast.com. Read More »
Mandate may already be the most charged word in the health care industry, but this is a new twist altogether. The Michigan-based Munson Healthcare group has issued a new rule requiring all its employees, including doctors, to get a flu shot by the end of the calendar year, according to an Associated Press... Read More »
In the past eight years, Skype has enabled children to face-chat with parents out in the suburbs, and boys to talk to their girlfriends on a semester abroad in Beijing. But now, the video chat service promises to revolutionize one of the most fundamental services in society. At least in the U.K., the National... Read More »
Talk about insensitivity.
As a patient lay dying at a nursing home in the south central Swedish city of Växjö, three workers thought it would be a good idea to place bets on how long the patient would last before dying. Read More »
When you are shelling out $60 to $150 per hour, you want to get the best massage you can find. But how do you go about doing that?
Chances are, if you are aged 25 or older, you've had at least one professional massage. In fact, according to the 2009 American Massage Therapy Association consumer survey, an... Read More »
Most of us no longer earn our salaries by the sweat of our brows. Instead, we work at sedentary jobs, don't work up a sweat on the job (except from stressful situations), and put on the pounds. Fortunately, not all high-paying jobs are sedentary, especially those in health care and education.
A study at... Read More »
By MIKE STOBBE
ATLANTA (AP) -- Only 1 in 5 malpractice claims against doctors leads to a settlement or other payout, according to the most comprehensive study of these claims in two decades.
But while doctors and their insurers may be winning most of these challenges, that's still a lot of fighting. Each... Read More »
There are very few rates as depressing as employment in this country, but one of them may be marriage. The number of weddings in America has been declining for decades, since premarital sex and cohabitation are no longer taboo, women go to college for more than their "MRS" and high divorce rates have left... Read More »
Time is a relative concept. Don't worry, we're not talking in an Einstein, speed-of-light kind of way. We mean in a practical, "time flies when you're having fun" kind of way.
Most of us feel like times when we're enjoying ourselves go by quicker, while times when we're unhappy, bored or stressed seem to... Read More »
By MELISSA NELSON
CORRY STATION NAVY BASE, Fla. (AP) -- The president and some members of Congress want tax breaks, expensive studies and even a "reverse boot camp" to tackle the unemployment rate among veterans, which runs higher than the national average. Another option the Navy would like to see: Expand a... Read More »
Lots of Americans hold unique jobs, but few can claim to be one out of only 130 people worldwide. That's about how many aviary veterinarians -- professionals trained to understand the medical needs of birds -- there are in the world.
Laurie Hess is one of the few to have pursued a career in this field. The... Read More »
Attention psychologists and social workers: Uncle Sam wants you! The U.S. Army is making a concerted effort to take care of the psychological and emotional needs of its personnel, and it's staging a major recruiting campaign to attract specialists in the field. Read More »
By Reader's Digest
Although the job market is still sluggish, there are plenty of new and exciting careers for individuals looking to switch jobs or put their skills toward something new. Check out 5 exciting jobs that are in high demand right now. Read More »
By Larry Buhl, Special to CareerBuilder
While the job market can't be called robust, employers say that they plan to hire almost 20 percent more four-year college graduates than they did last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Already, 41 percent of the current... Read More »
Now that the recovery is in full, albeit anemic, swing, workers are no longer so inclined to stay put in the jobs they don't like. Among registered nurses, for example, about one-quarter of those surveyed say that they've had it with their current employers, and will seek a new position as the economy... Read More »
Unemployment numbers may have gone up in May, but at least there's some good news from the job front: Online advertised vacancies were up 148,800 in May to 4,471,200, with thousands of new openings listed in eight occupations including sales, office and administrative support.
According to the latest... Read More »
They may not be sexy, and they may not sound all that glamorous, but the most important things about jobs for recent college grads is that they're available, they have a future, and most of all, they pay. A recent study shows that specialized health care positions are hot, as are those that involve a... Read More »
By Dawn Papandrea
If this lagging economy has taught us anything, it's that jobs aren't as secure as they once were. For many, that means carving out a whole new career path. The good news is that you can launch a healthy career in two years or less, and even out-earn many who enter the workforce with... Read More »