College and career information for students

At Schools.com, we connect students and prospective students with the right information, people and schools to help them advance in life. Here in our News section, we cover national education news and cover higher education topics and trends. Scroll through the archive for information on everything from policy to paychecks. To keep up-to-date, check back daily or follow @SchoolsEDU on Twitter.

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High school teacher salary & career outlook

Get information on high school teacher salaries, job duties, and education requirements, including how to get teacher training online.

Veterinary assistant salary & career outlook

Considering a career as a veterinary assistant or laboratory animal caretaker? Learn more about the field, including pertinent training, salary and career trends.

Executive assistant salary & career outlook

Executive assistants are responsible for a variety of tasks in and out of the office. Find out about executive assistant salaries, as well as the job outlook, training, responsibilities and more.

Medical director salary & career outlook

Medical directors are experienced physicians who leverage their expertise to make a difference in hospitals, care facilities and companies.

Physical therapy assistant salary & career outlook

Careers in health care continue to be some of the fastest growing in the country — including physical therapy assistants and aides. Find out about salary and job outlook, plus how to get training online.

Sonographer salary & career outlook

Diagnostic medical sonographers have favorable employment prospects and strong salary potential. Find out how a two-year degree can prepare you to become a sonographer.

X-ray technician salary & career outlook

Get the scoop on x-ray technician duties, salary potential, educational requirements, and job forecast.

Forensic accountant salary, career forecast and training

Forensic accountants combine bookkeeping and investigative skills to uncover fraud. Find out more about forensic accounting careers, including salary potential.

Radiation therapist salary & career outlook

Radiation therapists use their training to create and administer treatment plans on patients with cancer and other aggressive diseases. Learn more about training and 2011 salary information for these high-tech health care pros. 

Training and development specialists salary & career outlook

Training and development specialists help corporations implement company-wide and individual training programs for their employees. To be a training and development specialists, you should be proficient in many forms of communication, from oral presentations to written training programs and computer media as well.

Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists salary & career outlook

Compensation benefits and job analysis specialists work in a variety of roles. They help companies keep their employees in compliance with federal and state labor laws, they help administer and disseminate company benefit plans, and they also develop training and career path plans that are used to promote employees.

Cardiovascular technologists and technicians salary & career outlook

Cardiovascular technologists and technicians are an important part of a booming health care industry. Learn more about these professionals, including important education and salary trends.

Physical therapist salary & career outlook

Everything you ever wanted to know about becoming a physical therapist, including: job duties, salary information, training requirements, and career outlook.

Financial analysts salary & career outlook

Experts say the finance industry is booming, creating a lot of opportunity for trained financial analysts. Learn more about these professionals here, including valuable training, earnings and career trends.

Human resources, training and labor relations specialists salary & career outlook

Human resources and labor relations specialists are in demand. Learn how to enter this field, and what to expect once in it. Includes salary, training and employment trends.

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