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Self-enrichment education teacher salary & career outlook

Self-enrichment teacher training prepares you to help students develop personal interests and skills. Learn more about self-enrichment education teacher salary in 2012, as well as other rewards of this vocation.

Skin care specialist salary & career outlook

Salaries for skin care specialists vary based on region, with the largest American cities generally offering the top wages. Find out about average salaries and how much this career is expected to grow.

Home health aide salary & career outlook

Discover what it takes to become a home health aide, including notable career, salary and education trends.


Armed guard salary & career outlook

From personal protection to business surveillance, armed guards provide their clients with peace of mind. Discover how much you can expect to earn with a career in this growing field.

Security guard supervisor salary & career outlook

Find detailed information on security guard supervisor salaries, as well as training requirements and the job outlook for this career.

Women less likely to remain engineering majors, become engineers, study reports

According to the study's authors, the reason women don't tend to stick to engineering comes down to women's lack of 'professional role confidence.'

University of Chicago researchers uncover strategies for overcoming math anxiety

Handling the emotional aspect of math anxiety, the researchers say, seems to be far more important than simply improving a student's mathematical skills.

Airport baggage screener salary & career outlook

Airport baggage screeners play an important role in safe air travel. Find detailed salary and career outlook information for this career.

California community colleges get $6.9 million for mental health training

The money will be used over a three-year period for faculty and staff training on student mental health issues, suicide prevention, and peer-to-peer services.

Starting salary offers up by 6 percent for the class of 2011

The overall average salary offer to a bachelor's degree graduate rose from $48,288 for the class of 2010 to $51,171 for the class of 2011.

Community colleges receive $500 million in grants for job training

The grants represent the first installment in the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program.

Obama eases No Child Left Behind burden for states

New waiver program will enable states to develop alternative accountability plans to ensure schools are producing college- and career-ready graduates.

Up to half of top students fail to maintain academic performance over time

A study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute has found that many high-achieving students don't sustain their elite performance.

White House, Department of Education launch Digital Promise initiative

This new nonprofit is intended to advance technologies that can transform both teaching and how children, teens and adults learn.

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) coordinator salary & career outlook

Within the court system, alternative dispute resolution coordinators -- commonly called mediators -- play an integral role in keeping the peace between conflicting parties. What's more, these professionals earn good salaries and benefit from a promising job outlook.

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