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.

Emergency room nurse salary & career outlook

Interested in pursuing a career in the health care field and want a fast-paced environment? Being an ER nurse is a position that allows you to work directly with patients, as well as manage a hospital's emergency room.

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.

Nutritionist and dietitian salary & career outlook

The need for nutitionists is growing as more Americans seek treatment for obesity and other lifestyle-related illnesses. Find out the latest nutritionist salary data and plan your future career as a nutritionist.

Bookkeeper salary & career outlook

Learn about bookkeeper salaries for a range of areas, and get details on where this steady job is growing and how to find bookkeeping schools in your area.

Accountant salary & career outlook

Use this detailed guide to learn about accountant wages across the U.S., plus recommended cities and states for growing accountant careers.

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. 

Environmental engineer salary & career outlook

Learn more about a career that can have you discovering ways to reduce waste and lessen our impact on the planet's natural resources.

Systems engineer salary & career outlook

Systems engineers are among the most elite engineers, bringing together concepts from numerous disciplines to achieve results. And this complex job comes with a lucrative salary, too, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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