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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.

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.

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 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.

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

Prosthodontists use their specialized training to rebuild broken smiles. Find out how to prepare for this essential specialization within the dental profession. 

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.

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.

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


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

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

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.

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.

Find detailed salary information for database administration managers, as well as training requirements and job outlook for this fast-growing computer career.

Forensic analyst careers are projected to grow 20 percent, as new techniques increase the value of forensics to law enforcement and prosecution. Learn more about the forensic analyst career path and salary outlook.

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