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Young female with spaghetti-like thoughts above her head
September 12th, 2020
Kris Powers

Having trouble concentrating? You’re not alone. Experts say that the extra anxiety caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has impaired our working memory and ability to focus.

Divided path in the forest
August 26th, 2020
Kris Powers

I recently had a conversation with a few college-age students about career paths and options. There is an expectation that a career path will be chosen, the appropriate degree obtained and then off you go. For fields such as medicine or law, this may be true. But for others who are exploring careers in business, the arts, and more, that path may not be so straight. And not every career requires a college degree. Certifications can be the gateway to some fantastic opportunities!

Worried looking female
July 8th, 2020
Guest Blogger

Recessions hurt most members of society, but women seem to be some of the hardest hit by the current economic downturn after COVID-19 forced the shutdown of many female-led industries. Military spouses are especially vulnerable during times of economic turmoil like these. According to Forbes, 24 percent of active-duty military spouses are unemployed, and another 31 percent are working part-time when they would prefer a full-time career.

Mental health puzzle
June 17th, 2020
Kris Powers

Mental health technicians care for people who have mental illness or developmental delays. Mental health technicians, also known as psychiatric technicians or aides, are also responsible for the following according to BLS.gov:

Cute dog holding a heart pillow
May 27th, 2020
Kris Powers

Animal groomers are responsible for making client’s pets look their best. They work mostly with dogs, but some clients will bring in cats and other animals to be groomed. Groomers must be familiar with the different breeds of dogs they are grooming as there are different ways that specific breads of dog need to be styled.



The following are some of the most common daily duties of an animal groomer:

Beautiful woman cooking in kitchen
May 14th, 2020
Kris Powers

A caterer is often responsible for cooking and organizing food service for a variety of events. Caterers often provide food for weddings, fundraisers, parties and conferences. They are responsible for meeting with the client and establishing a plan and a menu. They may also be responsible for cooking, presenting and even serving food and drinks at the event. Caterers can work with restaurants, private companies, event centers or may be self employed.

Female physical therapy aide
April 29th, 2020
Kris Powers

As a military spouse, you know all too well how important physical therapy can be for our active service members and veterans. In this high demand portable career, you could help rehab our military members. The projected growth of this career makes it ideal for someone who is moving frequently as jobs will be available throughout the country. Ed4Career would love to help you start your physical therapy aide career today!

Home health aide
April 21st, 2020
Kris Powers

Home health care aides are medical personnel who work within the home of patients with chronic illnesses, disabilities or cognitive impairment and help them complete their daily living activities.  According to BLS.gov, home health aides do the following in their daily work:

Rainbow colored umbrella in sea of black umbrellas
March 21st, 2020
Kris Powers

COVID-19 certainly has everyone’s attention. Communities are pulling together to help try to control the spread of the virus. Elected officials are making the best decisions they feel they can make at this time to protect their communities. Schools are closing to try to squelch the virus’s spread. Neighbors are offering a lending hand with childcare or a hot meal.

Scale representing legal system
March 18th, 2020
Kris Powers

Behind Every Great Lawyer is a Great Paralegal! 



Paralegals work under the direct supervision of a lawyer or attorney. It is important that there are clearly defined roles as they are not allowed to give legal advice or perform duties that are meant for licensed attorneys and lawyers. According to the National Association of Legal Assistants, these are some of the roles and tasks that a paralegal would be expected to perform:

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