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5 Tech Skills You Learned in the Military that Can Boost Your Civilian Career

If you were to believe the recruitment videos, there are only two kinds of jobs you can do in the military: combat arms (including fighting magma monsters with a sword), and the kinds of slick, high-tech work that cause an instantaneous post-training morph into a respected and highly paid IT manager the instant you walk ...

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Check Out these Medical Jobs Least Likely to be Affected by Automation

Technology can be a double-edged sword. New advancements have the power to improve our quality of life, while simultaneously putting us out of a job. This process has been going on for thousands of years. I presume that the introduction of the wheel was greeted with a great deal of consternation from workers in the ...

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5 Reasons to Consider a Liberal Arts Degree

We’ve all heard the cliché about careers with a liberal arts degree. After graduating, a liberal arts degree-holder is permanently and for all time banished to a “career” of pouring fancy coffee-flavored sugar beverages, reading poetry at open mic night, or crafting tiny sculptures made from paper clips and hot dog wrappers and selling them ...

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Is the Montgomery GI Bill Still Available? Here’s What You Need to Know.

It’s been almost 10 years since the Post-9/11 GI Bill was signed into law, and a growing number of veterans have completed the required three years of service after 9/11 to qualify for 100 percent of the enhanced benefits of the newest program. Still, the Montgomery GI Bill has been in place for decades, and ...

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6 Healthcare Careers for Squeamish People

Healthcare careers can combine the advantages of a great occupational outlook with a chance to make a difference in people’s lives. If you’re like me, the downside is that many of the jobs in healthcare are ... well, they’re kind of gross. Growing up with a nurse as a parent, I am fully aware of ...

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Amazon Offers Paid Internships for 10,000 Veterans

*SPONSORED In May of 2016, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced at the White House his company’s intention to hire 25,000 veterans within five years. In January of 2017, that promise was expanded to include 10,000 veteran-specific apprenticeships.  Updated information below. Apprenticeship programs for veterans. The “Amazon Veterans Apprenticeship Program” will include a sixteen-week training period, followed by ...

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How to Get the Most Out of a Community College

Finding the right school to attend after military service is an important job. There are literally dozens of factors that need to be considered before making a choice. For many veterans, one of the biggest factors is the name and reputation of their school. All things being equal, most of us would probably rather have ...

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Check Out These Unconventional Paths to an IT Career

From the outside, an IT career can seem a bit backwards. It’s often accepted as a fact that going to college is always the best way to make money. Usually, that’s true. But IT can throw that thinking for a loop. In IT, it’s all about your skills, and your ability to demonstrate them. If ...

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The Pros and Cons of Low-Residency College Programs

After what you went through in the military, going to college is supposed to be easy, right? Sure, there are plenty of academic challenges and late-term stress to go around, but at least you get to sleep in. At least that’s how it’s supposed to be. That is, until you find out that the Advanced ...

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Overcoming Some of the Negatives of Working From Home

When I was in the military, the idea of working from home sounded like paradise. The way I saw it, I’d sleep in, work on my own schedule, and be free forever of a boss looking over my shoulder. As much as I loved the work I did, my fellow sailors and (on most days) ...

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