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Legal assistant salary & career outlook

Legal assisting careers are expected to grow by 28 percent 2008-2018. Learn more about becoming a legal assistant, including key salary, training and job 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.

Certified legal secretary specialist salary & career outlook

Within the legal secretarial field, some professionals rise to the level of certified legal secretary specialists. Learn more about the qualifications of these legal experts and how you can join their ranks.

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.

Medical director salary & career outlook

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

Criminal justice professor salary & career outlook

Education and experience matter when it comes to becoming a criminal justice professor. Find out more about the steps that you might need to take to enter the field and the potential earnings made by those already at work as criminal justice professors.

Legal transcriptionist salary & career outlook

Legal transcriptionists and court reporters record legal proceedings. Learn about salary and career outlook, along with education requirements, for legal transcriptionists and court reporters.

Most common cheating charge in college is plagiarism, study finds

Other key patterns that emerged: most cheating happens during first-year college courses and in social science programs.

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.'

Computer security manager salary & career outlook

Learn more about computer security management, including notable education, earnings and employment trends.

41 percent of law school admissions officers have "Googled" applicants, survey finds

A new survey reveals that close to half of law school admissions officers say they've "Googled" an applicant, and 37 percent have looked an applicant up on Facebook or on another social networking site.

In-state tuition and fees up by 8.3 percent at public colleges, universities

According to the College Board, the rise in tuition and fees varies widely from state to state, with an increase of 21 percent in California, but only 2.5 percent in Connecticut.

Colleges greatly improve local economies, study finds

The results, according to the report, include faster population and economic growth, higher wages, increased worker productivity, and greater innovation.

Juvenile corrections officers salary & career outlook

Juvenile corrections officers play an important role in maintaining safety and security in juvenile corrections facilities. Job prospects are expected to be strong in this field from 2008 to 2018.

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.

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