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How a Criminal Justice Degree Can Help You Help Others

There is no higher calling than helping others in need. A Criminal Justice Studies degree is one avenue towards becoming a victims’ advocate, and working as part of a societal solution. Students who enroll in the Criminal Justice Studies program at Bryant & Stratton College receive the education, preparation, and training required to work in a variety of career fields dedicated to protecting the rights of the innocent, as well as rehabilitating criminals who are often victims of their circumstances.

A Criminal Justice Studies degree, and related diplomas or certifications, will enhance your resume, and show prospective employers that you are dedicated to the field of victims’ advocacy. Here are examples of careers available to those with a degree in criminal justice. All median salary information, as well as projected job growth statistics through 2020, is provided by O*NET Online. Read More…

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List of Hot Jobs You Can Land with a Finance Degree

Before you put your time and energy into applying for an online degree program, it’s important to research your future job prospects since some jobs have better prospects than others. There are several finance degree jobs considered to have a bright outlook, according to government labor statistics provided on O*Net Online.

In each of the job categories listed below, more than half of those employed in the field have some type of continued education. Bryant & Stratton College offers an AAS in Financial Support Services which can open the doors to prospective employers. Read More…

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Government Jobs for Criminal Justice Studies Majors

There are many types of jobs you can earn with a Criminal Justice Studies degree, most of them depend on your interests and specialties. Regardless of the career path you choose you will likely start your career in the public sector. Many entry-level jobs for criminal justice majors are in local, state or federal governments so understanding the differences between these levels of governments could be helpful in thinking about where you wan to work after graduation.

One of the key differentiators between the different levels of government is geographic jurisdiction – or the physical range of the government’s authority. Local governments have the smallest jurisdiction, typically limited to a single city or county. If you are employed by a local government your roles and responsibilities would only pertain to a small area of activity. Police officers are typically city employees just like a legal assistant who works for a county courthouse or a security guard in the Mayor’s Office.

State governments typically oversee local governments and activities that impact the state as a whole. Examples of employment at the corrections officer at a state facility or a legal assistant in the State Courthouse. Federal employees deal with problems, issues and laws affecting the entire nation, like border security or transportation security administration.

Another big difference in working for these different levels of government is how close you will be to the people you potentially serve. Employees of local governments often get to see the impact of their work in their own communities. But, they also may hear criticisms from neighbors or family member about actions taken by their employer. State and federal workers often have greater distance between the people they serve and where they live, in part because the populations affected are much bigger than at the local level.

As you move through your online criminal justice studies degree at Bryant & Stratton College think about not only what type of job you want after graduation but also the setting. You’ll be spending a great deal of your week at your job so you want to make sure it is somewhere you will feel challenged, be able to put your skills to work and that will be conducive to your productivity.

Bryant & Stratton College offers an associate degree in Criminal Justice Studies along with diploma programs that focus on the criminal justice field. If you are interested in learning about any of the programs at Bryant & Stratton College, please call 1.888.447.3528 to speak with an admissions representative.

 

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Career Outlook: What is a Virtual Assistant?

Graduates of the Office Asssitant degree program at Bryant & Stratton College are prepared for a number of career options, including working as a Virtual Assistant in a number of business settings.

If you’re starting or in the middle of administrative assistant training, you may be thinking about what you’ll do after graduation (if you’re not, then you should!). Becoming a virtual assistant might be a good option for you.

A virtual assistant is a contract worker that businesses can hire to perform a variety of administrative duties. Virtual assistants operate as their own business, building a client base and working remotely from a home office or an independent workspace. Working as a virtual assistant allows for greater schedule flexibility, and gives individuals the opportunity to specialize in the areas of administrative work that they enjoy the most.

Interested in this unique career path? Here’s what you need to know about becoming a virtual assistant. Read More…

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Guide to Becoming a Successful Administrative Assistant

Did you know that successful Executive Administrative Assistants  work in nearly every industry, from agriculture and manufacturing, to education and Fortune 500 companies. Administrative assistants often make the first impression on prospective clients, and they provide critical administrative support so fellow employees and upper-level management can do their jobs effectively.

The administrative assistant goals you have set now can help you enjoy a successful lifetime career. Here are some administrative assistant goals you can work toward to land a job at your dream company. Read More…

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Developing Organizational Skills to Help You Land Your Dream Job

Many of the skills you learn and practice through your degree program at Bryant & Stratton College are designed to carry over to your professional life as well. Read about how your organizational skills can help set you up for your dream job.

Did you know the same organizational skills you used to obtain your degree are equally helpful when it comes to landing your dream job? Reading and following directions, paying attention to detail, and time management are all examples of traits prospective employers are looking for. Your penchant for organization will be visible before you are ever hired. It is evidenced by a fabulous resume, a perfectly executed job application, a detailed business plan, and thoughtful responses to interview questions. In fact, your organizational skills will come into play repeatedly as you begin to apply and interview for future jobs. Here’s how: Read More…

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Earning Experience to Land your Dream Job

There are often hurdles for beginning a dream job. Learn the skills for gaining the necessary experience to find your dream job.

The infinite cycle of needing a job to gain experience but needing experience to get that job leaves some job seekers dizzy – and perhaps a little panicked too.  This stipulation can seem an especially cruel obstacle if you’re a new graduate or starting a career in a new field. So, when every job posting today seems to require one to two years of experience, how can you meet it before getting the job?

Bryant & Stratton College Online hosted a “Job Ready or Not?,” an Employability Summit featuring HR and hiring experts from several top companies. Below are some thoughts these experts had on gaining experience as a new graduate. Read More…

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Q&A With Todd Lempicke of ThinkOptimal

As part of Bryant & Stratton College Online’s efforts to bring resources and information to improve students’ and graduates’ employability, our blog staff sat down with resume expert Todd Lempicke of ThinkOptimal to talk about trends and best practices.

Q: What’s one component that is commonly found on strong resumes? Read More…

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How to Become a Freelance Paralegal

Even in such a highly competitive field, the opportunity for individuals with a paralegal degree to operate on a freelance basis is a popular choice for recent graduates. Learn about the ins and outs of pursuing a freelance opportunity in this exciting field.

Paralegals are an important part of the legal system. They can do pretty much anything a lawyer can except give legal advice. The profession started in the 1960s as a way to help people at all economic levels gain access to the legal system. Paralegals manage criminal cases, conduct legal research, draft legal documents and provide support to attorneys. Law firms, corporations or government agencies, directly employ many paralegals but there is another path; some paralegals choose to freelance. Read More…

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Jobs and Career Outlooks with a Healthcare Administration Degree

There has never been a better time to pursue a healthcare administration degree. As the “Baby Boomer” generation begins to retire, they create a two-fold need for qualified candidates entering field of healthcare. Retirees will leave their positions wide open for the next generation of healthcare administrators and – as they age – they will create a larger demand for employees in all aspects of healthcare. Whether you plan to begin your career in the field of medicine and work up to an administration position, or plan to enter the field of healthcare administration directly after obtaining a degree, your job and career outlooks are resoundingly positive.
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