When I was younger, I rarely took steps larger than I thought I could manage for fear of failure. This applied academically, personally and professionally. It wasn’t until I reached my 40’s that I began to realize that I really could, indeed, do almost anything I set my mind to. Oftentimes I’ll catch myself thinking “what if”. What if I had taken more risks professionally? What if I had been more active in social clubs while in college?
When choosing a career path, it’s important to not only follow your interests, but to consider the education or training needed, potential pay, benefits, room for advancement, and the anticipated future growth of jobs in that field.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has a wealth of information available to all who seek it. The following fields are expected to have strong growth rates to the year 2026. Where possible, we’ve listed what those jobs pay and how much education they require.
Online education, when done right, is no easier than education provided in a brick and mortar building. However, to be a successful online learner requires a certain skill set. For some, these skills are innate. For others, they may need to be learned and practiced.
We all experience moments of feeling utterly unmotivated. For students, especially those juggling family, work and school obligations, staying motivated to complete schoolwork can be one of the toughest challenges when faced with so many demands for your attention. But don’t get discouraged! Here are a few simple ways to keep motivated, even on your toughest days.
Pick your most productive time
A study from the Deloitte University Press reported that up to 87.7 percent of America’s workforce is not able to contribute to their full potential because they don’t have passion for their work.
If this sounds like you, it may be time to find a career you are passionate about. Workers who are passionate about their careers are committed to achieving higher levels of performance. Here are some steps to help.
1. What is your passion?
It’s very common nowadays to hear about adults returning to school. With the rise of online learning institutions and adult learning scholarship programs, there are more viable options to study for a degree later in life. We previously noted here on Ed4Career how adult learners are a unique demographic that colleges need to better understand. For instance, they prefer working to their own schedule, come from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds, and are heavily motivated to progress.