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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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Optometrist salary & career outlook

Aimee Hosler |

Find out how to become an optometrist, and what to expect in the field. Includes important earnings, education and career trends.

Healthcare support occupations salary & career outlook

Holly Johnson |

Those working in healthcare support occupations provide essential care to patients in hospitals and long-term care facilities. Find out how you earn a career in a healthcare support occupation, as well as relevant salary and career data for the profession.

Respiratory therapists salary & career outlook

Aimee Hosler |

Learn how to become a respiratory therapist -- and what to expect on the job. Includes key training, career and salary trends.

Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators salary & career outlook

Aimee Hosler |

Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators play a key role in ensuring our water is clean and safe. Learn more about these professionals here, including important employment, salary and education information.

Hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists salary & career outlook

Aimee Hosler |

Get the scoop on these hair and skin experts, including important education, earnings and career trends.

Surveying and mapping technicians salary & career outlook

Aimee Hosler |

Looking for a road into mapmaking? Learn more about surveying and mapping technicians here, including important salary, education and career trends.

Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors salary & career outlook

Want a career that allows you to help others? Learn how to become a substance abuse or behavioral disorder counselor. We also discuss key salary, employment and training trends.

Emergency management directors salary & career outlook

Aimee Hosler |

When disaster strikes, communities benefit from the cool, quick thinking of trained emergency management directors. Learn more about these professionals, including valuable salary, education and training trends.

Mathematicians salary & career outlook

Greta Brewster |

Mathematicians earned top honors in a study of best jobs in the U.S. Learn about a typical mathematician salary (2011 data) and what this career requires.

Curator salary & career outlook

Greta Brewster |

Curator jobs can be competitive, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects faster-than-average job growth in the coming years. Learn what curators earn and how to become one.

Instructional Coordinators Salary & Career Outlook

Aimee Hosler |

Instructional coordinators provide teachers with the tools and curricula necessary to educate and inspire. Learn more about these professionals, including key career and education trends.

Mental Health Counselors Salary & Career Outlook

Rob Sabo |

Work as a mental health counselor can be rewarding, but it also can be stressful and challenging. If you have compassion and sympathy for people's problems, as well as a good ear and thoughtful insight, working as a mental health counselor may be the right career choice for you.

Civil engineer salary & career outlook

Aimee Hosler |

Demand for civil engineers is good and salaries can be favorable as well. This guide will tell you how (and why) to become one.

 

Cost estimator salary & career outlook

Aimee Hosler |

Cost estimation is an in-demand field with a great deal of earning potential. Learn more about what cost estimation entails, including important training and salary trends.

Geographers salary & career outlook

Clare Kaufman |

Learn about the growing job prospects for geographers, including geographer salary 2011 ranges, regions of strong opportunity and the availability of geographer training online.

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