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consider myself to be a fairly easy-going person. Overall, I have a life that is less stressful than many people I know, I have a loving partner, slightly more than a handful of friends I adore, a great, supportive family, and I am grateful. I am not yet disciplined enough to write down the things I’m grateful for every day, like “they” say you “should” do, but I am thoughtfully and intentionally grateful every day. Most recently, I’ve been tested on my intentional gratitude—I very unexpectedly lost a close friend. He was young, healthy, vibrant, kind, and the type of person anyone would be proud to call a friend. Since then, I haven’t felt very grateful. I have been angry, even furious to be expected to continue my life as before, but now without my very good friend. After some real thought, I came to realize that the reality is that he was a blessing and a gift to me. A gift I am grateful for. For however long, I was blessed to learn from him, to laugh with him, to share wonderful moments with him. I feel peace when I think about every grateful moment we shared together. I have not been not robbed of anything. I was gifted both time and part of a journey with a wonderful man. It’s important we realize that each person that comes into our life brings a gift and a blessing. Gratitude has the power to help us rise above loss. Gratitude is life affirming and provide hope. Perhaps most importantly, it can help us let go of the past and focus on the abundance that surrounds us now, and be grateful for the day.

Lisa Petty, Editor Equal Opportunity Employment Journal

Table of Contents October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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Four Simple Ways to Conquer Your To-Do List

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The Job Boom in Big Data

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How to Become a Software Developer Page 7 Top Five Office Tech Skills

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Fifteen Great Reasons to Hire Veterans

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The Role of a Peer Support Specialist Page 13 Avoid Nursing Burnout: Nursing Careers Without Shift Work

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Skills Needed for Manufacturing

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Rewards and Challenges While Working for the Federal Government Page 19 Explosive Growth for Nursing Specialty Careers

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Putting Your Liberal Arts Degree to Work

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month


by Kristen Pettey

his month we are eager to share our endorsement of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM); to educate people about disability employment issues, and to celebrate the many and diverse contributions made by those with disabilities.  We would like to honor two disabled individuals and one able bodied young man who have made and are making powerful contributions to better the lives of disabled persons throughout the world.

Abraham Nemeth (October 16, 1918 – October 2, 2013)

Abraham Nemeth, mathematician and inventor, was born in Manhattan to a large family of Jewish immigrants. Abraham was congenitally blind from a combination of macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. Abraham went to a public school –despite being fully blind– and later received a master’s degree in psychology from Columbia University. Abraham was most known for developing a system for the blind to read and write mathematics. Called Nemeth Code, it was designed for Mathematics and Science Notation. In addition, he created MathSpeak, which is a standard system of reading mathematical formulas aloud. Not only did Abraham overcome the challenges of his disability, he also made a monumental impact on the lives of many blind people, whether they are aspiring mathematicians or not!

Paul Longmore

(July 10, 1946 – August 9, 2010)

Paul Longmore was a professor of history, author, and a noted disability activist who taught at San Francisco State University. Paul was also the leading historian in disability publishing and wrote about disability history prior to disability studies becoming a popular subject on college campuses. At the young age of seven years old, he contracted polio and lost the use of his hands. Paul required breathing assistance from a ventilator at night and for part of the day, which was paid for by federal funding. However, federal law had a restriction on how much money a person with a disability can earn and still receive assistance. Ultimately, the Social Security Administration released what is now called the Longmore Amendment, which has changed the rules on how the disabled receive

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assistance from the federal government.

Alexander Knoll

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We would also like to profile Alexander Knoll who, though able bodied, is making great efforts to improve the lives of the disabled via his app, “Ability App.” Alexander, who is 12 years old, has created an app that will “help people with disabilities and their caregivers navigate public spaces and find safe, reliable services and employment opportunities.” Alex has been a guest on shows such as Ellen and the T.D. Jakes show, has received numerous awards, and has been featured in many national and international publications. Alex is still developing his app. On his GoFundMe page (https://www. he explains that he was inspired when he saw an older gentleman in a wheelchair trying to open a heavy door unsuccessfully. Alex wrote, “As the man struggled to get through the door, I wondered if there was an app that could have told him, before he left his house, about the features available at this and other stores around the area.” The app is expected to have tons of disability friendly features and currently Alex is over a quarter of the way to reaching his $25k goal. Go Alex! Whether disabled or able bodied, we can see from these profiles, that we can all contribute to making our local and national community a more diverse, welcoming, and inclusive place. At a recent NDEAM ribbon cutting ceremony at the Omni Center in Council Bluffs, IA, Sam Comfort stated, “We all have things we can contribute.” Sam, who is the Work Experience Coordinator at Goodwill Industries continued, “We try to focus on the ability, not the disability.” We all need to focus on the ability—as Alex has with his app, as Paul and Abraham have through their work and the life changing contributions they’ve made. Everyone can make a difference. With the right perspective we can encourage future generations to be understanding, courageous, and inventive—contributing to our communities and promoting inclusion. Kristen Pettey is a regular contributor to the Equal Opportunity Employment Journal. She can be reached by visiting

DISABILITY STATISTICS Provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

In 2015, there were about 5.2 million people with disabilities employed in the United States. While the largest share of employed people with disabilities worked in management, professional, and related occupations (31.3 percent), this was smaller than the share of people with no disabilities employed in these same occupations (39.2 percent). Employed people with disabilities were more heavily concentrated in service occupations and in production, transportation, and material moving occupations than their counterparts with no disabilities. The proportion of people with a disability in 2013 who did not graduate from high school, about 22 percent, was more than twice that of people without a disability. In 2013, labor force participation rates were higher among people with greater educational attainment regardless of disability status. People with a disability had lower labor force participation rates at all levels of educational attainment than did people with no disability. • People with disabilities were about 3 times more likely than those without a disability to be age 65 and over. • For all age groups, the employment—population ratio was much lower for people with a disability than for those without a disability. • Unemployment rates were higher for people with a disability than for those without a disability among all educational attainment groups. • 32 percent of workers with a disability were employed part time, compared with 18 percent of workers without a disability. • Workers with a disability were more likely to be self-employed than those with no disability.

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4 Simple Ways to Conquer Your To-Do List


id you know that in an average week, 75 percent of Americans skip doing something for themselves because they didn’t adequately plan or allow enough time for it? Does looking at your to-do list feel so daunting that it discourages you from making any progress at all? You’re not alone. A new Postit Brand productivity study found that more than 1 in 4 Americans feel completing everything in their weekly to-do list is harder than running a marathon. Juggling multiple tasks at one time, along with a never-ending to-do list, is a common challenge for everyone - even those at the top of their game. Two professionals in the culinary and fitness industries share some of their tips to help you take control of your to-do list and increase your productivity.

The ‘Write’ Way

You’re 42 percent more likely to get something done if you write it down, according to research from the Dominican University of California. Creating a to-do list is an efficient way to visualize and prioritize your tasks, both shortterm and long-term. Celebrity chef Russell Jackson is always looking for ways to be more productive and stay inspired. “Writing items down helps me feel that I’ve taken the first step in conquering the task,” he says. “I like to think of lists as a roadmap to help me visualize what I need to achieve.” Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 4 inches x 6 inches, are a perfect tool for jotting down tasks, goals and to-dos, and when paired with flags and tabs, it’s easy to keep important information at your fingertips, stay organized and take your to-do list wherever you go!

Break it Down

Too often people attempt to improve their productivity by tackling large projects in a single session. The results may be disappointing and, in many cases, the project is left unfinished. Instead of getting bogged down in the entire scope

of a project, take time to break down to-dos into digestible actions, and goals into specific, manageable categories and tasks. This allows you to focus on handling each of these smaller objectives so you can transition some goals from to-do to done.

Toss Your Tech

“Technology isn’t always the answer to checking things off your to-do list,” says Jackson, adding that even a tech lover such as himself needs a tactile method to spark creativity. Without a screen limiting you to seeing only the small tasks at hand, take advantage of a large surface and use Easel Pads to move big ideas around so you can see everything you are trying to accomplish. Seeing how fluid tasks can be can relieve some stress.



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Clear your Mind

If you find your current strategy isn’t working, don’t be afraid to switch it up. Go for a walk or clear your head by taking 15 minutes to do something you enjoy. For worldrenowned fitness artist and celebrity trainer Nicole Winhoffer, even a 10-minute jog can help bring fresh ideas. She uses Post-it List Notes to write down her post-workout inspirational thoughts. “When you come back to your task after that quick sweat session, write down the first things that come to mind - those can spark ideas that you might never have thought of.” Post-it Brand created a quiz to help you learn more about your listmaking style and to find solutions and tools to help you be productive, tackle your to-do lists and achieve your goals. Visit quiz to take the short quiz and find solutions tailored for you to boost your productivity. Survey details: The Post-it Brand Productivity Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch. com) among 1,021 nationally representative U.S. adults ages 18+, between March 30 and April 5, 2017, using an email invitation and an online survey. Article provided by

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The Job Boom in Big Data by Eva Kurilova

What sorts of jobs are associated with big data?

ig data is booming and along with it the need for skilled professionals. It is forecasted that by 2015 big data will have created 2 million jobs in the U.S. alone and 4.4 million jobs worldwide. With these enticing prospects, now is a great time to learn what big data is and what a big data scientist does.

Big data is essentially an inflated version of what is known as business intelligence. Business intelligence is the attempt to sift through available data and identify ways of increasing profit, and so it can be found in just about every type of for-profit company. Big data jobs are therefore available in many diverse areas. Some good examples of up-and-coming big data opportunities are in financial firms, customer service, consulting firms, e-learning businesses, defense contractors, and even online dating sites.

What is big data?

Big data refers to the staggering amount of data that is produced by humanity on a daily basis. Data collection and analysis has been around for a very long time, but the large amount of data currently being created goes beyond the processing power of traditional collection and analytical methods. To put this in perspective, think about that fact that in just the last two years we have created 90% of all the data that currently exists today. Where does all of this data come from? A lot of it comes from the things that you do every single day, such as the purchases you make, the websites you visit, the pictures you send and receive, the GPS signal on your phone, and all of your activity on social media sites.

Big data refers to the staggering amount of data that is produced by humanity on a daily basis.

requires a combination of both analytical and creative skills that aren’t usually taught side-byside in either business or statistical programs. The specific skillset needed by anyone working in big data is also largely going to depend on the field they work in and company they work for. They must be able to understand the company, the clients, and the business model. Why is there such a job boom? Because the sheer volume of big data is so It is fairly new to demand all of these skills and new, it is something that not too many experts attributes from one person, and so there are not have ever seen or dealt with in the past. Big data enough people yet to fill in the available jobs.

How can you get into big data?

In a response to the coming job boom universities are beginning to offer more courses and even entire programs geared towards big data. The foundation of a big data education is in statistics, as a big data scientist needs to be able to organize large amounts of information. Students are often taught how to use the latest data technology and important programs such as Python and Hadoop. However, students are also trained in the business and economic side of things. They are encouraged to grow, keep learning, and stay on top of new technology and data collection methods. Article provided by

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How to Become A Software Developer

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by Justin Vict

Technology increases exponentially, making software developers an in-demand career. In fact, the demand is calculated to increase by 32 percent by 2018. Below are a few ways to become hired as a software developer. Without A Degree

Unlike most other white collar professions, the software industry doesn’t require formal educational accreditation or degrees and certificates. However, you still need to have the same level of competency in coding in the various popular programming languages as those with college degrees. How can you separate yourself from applicants with degrees? Employers would rather hire an enthusiastic candidate over an overqualified one. Show your enthusiasm by showcasing projects you’ve completed at your leisure. Showing your potential employer that you like to code on a professional level in your spare time will score you points. If you’re unfortunate enough not to get the jobs you’ve applied for, you can still earn a sizable income doing freelance work. The nature of software engineering allows you to create programs and market them on Google Play and other sites.

Mathematics, for example. With a degree in Math you can use statistics and historical data to make demand forecasts concerning future user software needs. You might even get away with becoming a software developer with a B.A. in English. With this degree, you can craft dialogue and stories for video games. A graphic arts degree can land you a software developer position in the video gaming industry as well. You’d be designing characters and other visual aspects of the software. With A Bachelor of Science Degree Software developers are in rising demand. You can Software developers aren’t limited to coders. You can become a software developer become one without a college degree or formal educawithout knowing how to code. Software developers also test, aesthetically design, and tion past a high school diploma. Degree holders in many evaluate software. diverse fields can be software developers, from in-game Thus, you can still be a software developer if you analyze the consumer demand and story writers to graphic design artists. However, a surefire form blueprints for a potential program that will satisfy these needs. Additionally, you way to land you a corporate software developer position can test developed software for bugs and user and OS compatibility. is to get a degree where software coding is emphasized. That said, know that 80 percent of computer software developers have a four-year Sources: ( cyc1_AFCS_Ads_EOE_Journal_v12.pdf 7/20/17 4:17 PM ( college degree. The good news is you don’t1 necessarily need a computer science or software engineering degree. You can become a software developer with a B.Sc. in Article provided by











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you want to get hired today and enjoy a long and successful career, you need to have the ® skills employers are looking for. Even in times of declining unemployment, the mismatch between available jobs and worker skills is still a serious problem. You may not be able to solve that skill mismatch on a macro level, but there are plenty of things you can do on a personal level. Improving your skills, getting the right training and looking for online learning opportunities can all help you beef up your resume and get the job you have been looking for. Here are five essential tech skills employers are looking for today.

#1. Social Media Savvy

Are you a Facebook whiz or an Instagram maven? If so employers are looking for you. Social media savvy is a critical skill in today’s fast moving corporate world, so be sure to stress your social media smarts when crafting your resume. From the smallest startups to the largest and most established companies, businesses everywhere are looking for workers who can maintain their Facebook pages, manage their Twitter feeds and help them get started with new cutting-edge social media platforms. Social media may not be your whole job, but being savvy in this area could send your resume to the top of the pile.

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If you are a wizard with photo editing software and have a way with words, you may be able to translate those presentation-friendly skills into a lucrative new career. If you need to beef up your presentation creation skills, there are a host of courses online and plenty of resources to help you get started.

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#3. Mobile Development Skills

Being mobile friendly is essential for modern businesses, and workers who know their way around smartphones and tablets are in increasingly high demand. Whether you are seeking work as a freelance web developer or looking for opportunities in the corporate world, brushing up on your mobile skills is a smart move. Be sure to stress your skills with mobile devices when crafting your resume. Employers are increasingly looking for mobile-savvy employees, both in the IT suite and throughout the organization.

#4. Strong Troubleshooting Abilities

The ability to keep your cool and think logically when things are collapsing all around you is a critical skill in life, and at the office. Strong troubleshooting skills are highly sought after in the modern office, and those troubleshooting abilities extend far beyond the IT field. If you have a logical mind and the ability to stay calm and keep going, those skills could help you land a great job or move forward in your career. No matter how large and overwhelming the problem might appear, breaking it down into smaller and more manageable chunks is a great way to effectively troubleshoot the issue.

#5. Spreadsheet Savvy

It does not matter whether you are looking for a job in finance or just trying to break into the corporate world - being great with numbers could put you head and shoulders above the rest of the pack. Knowing your way around a spreadsheet has never been more important, so fire up your copy of Microsoft Excel and start learning. If you do not have your own copy of Microsoft Office, you can always use free alternatives like Open Office. The Open Office spreadsheet is very similar to Excel, so most of the skills you learn will transfer well. The job market is highly competitive even in the best of times, and when the economy takes a downturn the fight for jobs gets even more intense. No matter where you are in your career or what kind of background you come from, brushing up on the five tech skills listed above can help you get the job you want and need. Article provided by

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Fifteen Great Reasons to Hire Veterans


by Althea Warburton

hen you hire veterans, you’re choosing from a diverse pool of employees who demonstrate a wide range of knowledge and skills. Veterans possess a commitment to excellence, demonstrated integrity, and a drive to perform the best work possible. With them, you’ll find a level of discipline, maturity, and training that is rare in civilian employees. The following are just a few of the things you benefit from when you hire a vet. 1. Diversity 3. Core Values

Veterans represent many different walks of life and are accustomed to working with all types of people regardless of race, gender, religion, or ethnicity.

Veterans represent many different walks of life and are accustomed to working with all types of people regardless of race, gender, religion, or ethnicity. The diversity

While each branch of the military has its own specific set of core values, they all adhere to the same basic principles: commitment, integrity, accountability, and “service before self”. Veterans understand the importance of these principles 2. Leadership Veterans are trained by the military to in building a strong team. accept and carry out responsibility for 4. Team-Player Attitude resources, tasks, and their own behavior. Veterans understand the value of genuThis special training consists of inspiring ine teamwork, and how diverse individuleadership in others and motivating oth- als can cooperate to achieve over-arching ers; setting examples; and giving clear goals. Veterans know that real teamwork and detailed directions. A veteran’s lead- grows from a sense of responsibility to ership qualities rank high. their colleagues.



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Every organization needs structure and rules to prevent chaos and eventual breakdown. This is especially true in the military, which is why individuals in the service are trained to follow specific rules in their work environment. Policies and procedures ensure safety, stability, and productivity. Veterans have an understanding of the value of accountability, and perform their work from this unique perspective. They have learned to demonstrate loyalty to their leaders and units.

6. A  bility to Handle Stress and Meet Deadlines

When you employ a vet, you’re hiring a self-starter who is driven to get the job done right the first time. advanced training in their field. Veterans have been designated a specialized focus, and have completed skill-building education for their individual jobs. They may have also received advanced and cross-referenced training on financial, computerized, engineering, medical, technical, administrative, personnel, or security types of work.

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10. Self-Direction and Motivation

The military is one of the most demanding institutions in the world. The rigorous training military members receive breeds highly motivated employees who set high goals for themselves and achieve them. Veterans know how to analyze and resolve difficult and complex problems without constant guidance from 8. Planning and superiors. When you employ a vet, you’re hiring Organizational Skills Veterans understand that careful planning and a self-starter who is driven to get the job done workload management are crucial to most mili- right the first time. tary operations. Thoroughly considered objec- 11. Time Management Skills tives, time schedules, strengths and limitations Most veterans know how to multi-task, and of others, supplies, logistics, resources, and how to accomplish individual tasks in the most various other factors need to be kept in mind at efficient manner. Many have triumphed over all times. Evaluation, organization, and adjust- adversity, so they know the importance of dediment are continuously being analyzed. cation and perseverance in achieving goals.

A typical requirement of military training is that service members be prepared to perform. They must be able to not only do their job, but do it in an efficient manner. Setting priorities, accomplishing missions, and meeting schedules are ongoing responsibilities of individuals in the military. With this responsibility comes added pressure and stress, but military personnel are trained on how to deal with these factors in a constructive way. 9. Technology Skills 12. Immediate Contribution Today’s military personnel use some of the 7. Advanced Specialized Training The experience veterans have gained in the When you hire a veteran, you can be confi- most sophisticated technology in the world. military make them valuable team players from dent you’re hiring someone who has received Working in the armed forces requires a high the very first day on the job. Veterans are used

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November 2017 to and enjoy new challenges and opportunities to demonstrate initiative. They are nimble thinkers, and are generous in giving praise to those who earn it.

13. Government Relocation Assistance

Veterans are given government-paid relocation when leaving active duty. The exact amount of this assistance varies by individual, but it can still help lower your company’s expenses when hiring. With relocation assistance paid, your employee search doesn’t need to be limited to the local prospects; you can seek talent anywhere you like.

14. Tax Breaks

One of the biggest benefits of hiring veterans is the number of tax credits available to employers. Tax credits run between $1500 to $8000.00 per veteran hire, and are counted as a one-for-one dollar credit against the employer’s payable income taxes.

15. Background and Security Clearance

Hire a vet, and you can gain greater peace of mind knowing you’ve employed a safe, drug-free individual. Over 90 percent of military members have had extensive background checks run for various security clearance levels. Hiring a veteran reduces the chance your company will be put at risk due to illegal behavior. If security clearance is a requirement of your company, a veteran can be transferred in status. This will save you a good deal in background investigation costs. If you’re seeking employees to fill some vacancies at your company, consider hiring a veteran. Vets bring a unique skill and mindset to your organization. They offer a level of skill, professionalism, and work ethic that is rare in today’s workforce. When you hire someone who has been employed in the military, you can be sure you’re working with someone who has a desire to do the best job possible. Hiring veterans is an economical solution that will strengthen your work team and give you a clear edge on your competition. Article provided by

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The Role of a Peer Support Specialist


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by Allen Chen

aren Berg was leading a group therapy session when a veteran of the Vietnam conflict discussed, for the first time, trauma that he’d experienced decades earlier. “The only reason he opened up was because of my presence,” says Baren, a Marine combat veteran in recovery from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) himself. “He trusted me.” Trust gained through similar experiences is at the core of Baren’s work as a peer support specialist. He helps fellow veterans transition from the battlefield back into society. Living with PTSD means that Baren can relate to his peers, like the Vietnam veteran, as they overcome their own challenges.

What peer support specialists do

Peer support specialists are mental health workers who have had experience with a psychiatric disorder—such as PTSD, depression, or addiction—and have been trained to counsel or assist others with that condition. Familiar with the disorder themselves, these specialists act as role models for clients facing similar difficulties. On clients’ first visit, a peer support specialist talks to them to assess their needs: what they struggle with and what they want to accomplish. The specialist then uses that information to help his or her clients set goals. These goals may include finding stable housing or becoming more independent in daily activities. Next, the peer support specialist schedules sessions to discuss strategies for achieving those goals. These strategies form a support plan, which varies with the client and may include group counseling, employment assistance, or peer-to-peer mentoring. “If they’re agoraphobic, you help them go out into society,” says Baren. “If they have health problems, you accompany them to their doctor.” Peer support specialists offer encouragement throughout clients’ recovery. How long specialists work with each client depends on a number of variables, such as how complex the client’s challenges are and the rate of progress toward reaching his or her goals. Baren says that he typically works with a client for at least 8 weeks. Specialists may have a caseload of 10 to 20 clients at a time, as participants in either group or one-on-one sessions.

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helps specialists build a rapport with clients. Through their own recovery, specialists who have managed the disorder become a role model for their clients. Although being empathic is essential, it has limits. “You’re reliving traumatic experiences with your clients, and it’s important to know the boundaries,” says Baren. “Otherwise, you can become emotionally drained.”

Communication, interpersonal, and active-listening skills are important in providing peer support.

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There are no specific requirements for becoming a peer support specialist. But these workers typically need at least a high school diploma or its equivalent, a history of a mental health disorder that they are comfortable discussing, and certification from a peer support specialist program that includes experiential training. Certification is available through state agencies and support organizations, such as those focusing on mental health or recovery from addiction. Credential requirements vary but may include having paid or volunteer experience in peer support services, completing an approved training program, and receiving a passing score on a written exam. Baren has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in organizational leadership, and certification as a peer support specialist. While working for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Baren noticed a gap between the VA and peer support communities. He put his education to work by starting a business that provides counseling services to veterans. “As a peer support specialist,” he says, “you are able to use your disability as a source of strength.”

What to Expect

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Peer support specialists may work part time. They may travel to serve their clients at primary care offices, emergency rooms, inpatient facilities, and recovery centers, or they may communicate with clients over the phone or online. And they may be part of a support team of counselors that also includes psychologists and social workers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics does not collect data specifically on peer support specialists. Instead, it counts them among community health workers, of which 51,900 were employed in May 2016. The median annual wage for these workers was $37,330 in May 2016, about the same as the median annual wage of $37,040 for all workers. As a peer support specialist, Baren feels gratified about improving the lives of others. “Being a positive influence in the world is very meaningful,” he says. “It’s not about the life you live; it’s about the legacy you leave behind.” Allen Chen is an economist in the Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, BLS. He can be reached at chen. Allen Chen,“Peer support specialist,” Career Outlook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, October 2017.

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AVOID NURSING BURNOUT: Nursing Careers That Don’t Require Shift Work


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some point in a nurse’s career, he or she may be looking for an alternative to shift work in the hospital setting. The physical and emotional fatigue of working 12-hour shifts that include working nights, weekends, and holidays is not ideal for many nurses. Whether a new grad is determined to never work a night shift in their life after surviving nursing school, or a seasoned nurse is looking for a change, numerous career options in nursing allow for a regular 9 -to- 5 schedule. Continue reading to consider 10 such opportunities in nursing. 1. Public health nurse

including those with addictions and involved with prostitution. Ensuring immunizations are offered, food and shelter are available, birth control is accessible, and safety plans for patients experiencing abuse are made known are just a few of the many vital roles a street nurse provides.

Public health nurses are responsible for organizing and rolling out public health initiatives and programs that involve health promotion. Programs often include immunizations, smoking cessation, well baby and breastfeeding support, obesity prevention, and drug and alcohol prevention, to name 3. Home care nurse a few. Public health nurses work in clinics, Home care nurses provide in-home visits to schools, and at community events to provide patients after hospital discharge, for palliaeducation and services. tive care, and for regular check-ups, such as for blood pressure and medication reviews, 2. Street nurse A street nurse may be employed by the for patients who have mobility issues getting local health authority and spends on the to their family doctor’s office. Depending on street helping to assess and arrange health the jurisdiction a nurse is employed with, this care for the homeless and at-risk populations, can be a satisfying job where they can spend

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time with patients in their home environment, or it can be stressful with demands to see a high volume of patients that may require extensive travel between appointments. Be sure to ask about this before taking on a position.

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corresponding area is often expected.

7. Nurse Manager

If leadership and administration are your forte, then a position in management might be a good fit. Management positions typically require a post-graduate level degree in nursing, healthcare administration or another similar program, however, some areas will consider nurses with adequate experience who have proven their leadership and management skills through their workplace experiences.

Case management typically involves follow up phone calls and visits to patients who are receiving benefits through their insurance company for medical issues. While this can be a satisfying working environment, it is equally important to be comfortable with the insurance companies’ policies so you can avoid any 8. Nurse educator personal and ethical dilemmas with how they Nurse educators will have extensive provide coverage. experience in their field along with additional education at the masters or doctoral level to 5. Travel clinic Travel clinic nurses have an exciting oppor- provide training, facilitation, leadership, tunity to work with healthy people heading off and guidance to aspiring nursing students. on adventures. Typically a short course in travel Traditionally they teach from brick and mortar medicine is beneficial to learn about various dis- educational institutions, however, online teacheases and risks that different countries experi- ing opportunities are becoming increasingly ence. Databases, such as the Centre for Disease popular. Educators may also be expected or Control, are convenient ways to brush up on up personally interested in taking on research roles to date immunization requirements before going as an adjunct to the educator role. for a job interview. Each clinic will have its 9. Clinical nurse specialist policy on which immunizations and travel bans A clinical nurse specialist, or CNS, has the are in place. pleasure of working alongside their nursing counterparts to update colleagues on clini6. Outpatient clinic in a cal skills, medical equipment, and institutional hospital setting Outpatient nurses usually will have at least one policies. A CNS may also be involved clinically or two years experience working in an acute-care with patients and provide patient education. environment relevant to the outpatient clinic. For They are also often responsible for organizing example, to work as a nurse in a dialysis, oncolo- and implementing orientation for newly hired gy, diabetes, or asthma clinic, experience in each nurses or nurses who have been found to need

additional support and training to perform the job requirements.

10. Same-day surgery nurse

Same-day surgeries are scheduled Monday through Friday and do not include weekends or holidays. A day surgery nurse will most likely be required to have some degree of previous OR experience, as monitoring the vital signs and respiratory function of recovering patients is a large part of the job. As well, day surgery nurses regularly provide patient education as they are discharged the same day that they arrive. Nursing is a fantastic career that offers such a variety of workplace settings that a lifelong career as a nurse is possible. Changing workplace environments can be a daunting thought, however, if one is at a point in their career where 12-hour shifts are no longer right for them, then consider a career change within the field rather than outside of nursing. Article provided by


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Skills Needed for A Manufacturing Career


anufacturing has opportunities for workers with a range of backgrounds. Some qualities and skills are often required. Workers also need a combination of education and training, which varies by occupation. For example, electrical and electronic equipment assemblers typically need a high school diploma or the equivalent plus on-the-job training of 1 month or less. Jobs that require the least preparation have been affected most by technological changes in manufacturing. “Through the 2000s, most of the unskilled jobs got taken out of existence, because manufacturers could program machines to do those things,” says Carrick. “But people need to maintain or fix the machines. So manufacturers need fewer workers, but the workers they do need require higher level skills.” Preparing for a manufacturing career also may include getting experience, earning licenses or certifications, and networking.

Qualities and Skills

Manufacturing workers need to be able to cooperate as part of a team. They also need to be detail oriented, dependable, and adept at problem solving. Dexterity and mechanical or technical ability are important, too. Manufacturing employers look for workers who are reliable and willing to take on multiple tasks. For many entry-level positions, requirements are even more basic. “It’s the simple stuff,” says Tulkoff, “like having the right attitude and being consistent about things like showing up for work on time.” A willingness to learn and to be flexible about job tasks is also important. “Manufacturers are looking for people who take an interest in learning computer operation, quality control, and how to operate computer-based machinery,” says Sweeney. “Jobs today are not always ‘I do this every day.’ A lot of workers are expected to do different things in the plant.” Workers may need some skills—such as basic math and computer aptitude—before starting in manufacturing. But they learn other skills in school or on the job.


Manufacturing occupations are available for people at all education levels, from less than a high school diploma to a college degree.

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Taking technical courses in high school is often a good way to start preparing for a career in manufacturing. “My high school tech classes really inspired me,”

says O’Gorman. “When I went to apply for my first manufacturing job, I brought in all of the projects I had worked on in class. I could showcase some of the technical skills I had learned, and I think that helped me to get the job.” You also may consider earning a certificate or a degree from a community college or technical school. But keep in mind that employers may focus less on your credentials and more on what you can do. “In some cases, a degree or certificate is helpful, but in others employers are looking more for applied skills,” says Sweeney. “Get in the workforce and learn what an employer is looking for.” Career options in manufacturing span a range of education levels--from less than a high school diploma to a doctoral degree. BLS designates occupations as typically requiring one of several levels of education for entry. Specific occupational requirements may vary, even from one job or employer to another. The BLS designation is for what is most typical according to qualitative and quantitative research.

Experience and more

To qualify for an entry-level position in some occupations, you may need either work experience in a related occupation, a professional credential, or both. In other occupations, experience is useful even if it isn’t required. And networking is helpful for getting a foot in the factory door. BLS designates whether occupations typically require work experience in a related occupation. For example, industrial production managers typically need 5 or more years of work experience in a related supervisory occupation. Regardless of whether it is required, however, having manufacturing experience is often helpful before entering these occupations. Summer or part-time jobs and internships are ways to discover what you like about working in manufacturing—or whether it’s for you. Article provided by Career Outlook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Rewards and Challenges While Working for the Federal Government

Rewards and challenges

Federal workers choose government employment for many reasons; some of these are job security and the opportunity to serve the public. But, like any job, federal work has rewards and challenges.


For many workers, the biggest challenge of federal work is its bureaucracy: the sheer size of the federal government makes it difficult for agencies to act independently. The vastness of the government contributes to another commonly cited Rewards challenge: the complexity of the hirOne of the biggest draws of feding process. Some people find the job eral work is the chance to make a descriptions and application procedures positive difference, which workers confusing, for example. And workers say is a source of pride. Satisfaction with technical skills often feel their often comes from knowing that career options are limited. they are helping and serving people Similar to many other organizations, in their roles as public employees. federal agencies don’t control their own Another appeal to working for the budgets. Spending is set by the President government is job security. Many One of the biggest draws of federal work and Congress for the government as federal services—including nationa whole. Uncertain budgeting makes is the chance to make a positive difference, al security, emergency response, long-term planning difficult and may and air traffic control—are essential which workers say is a source of pride. negatively affect worker morale. An and ongoing. For this reason, fedagency’s ability to maintain or improve their operations, such as through eral workers may feel they have greater job stability than private-sector updating equipment and supporting innovation, depends on the funding employees. The federal government also offers benefits such as low-cost life insur- it receives. Despite the challenges, some federal workers feel the rewards of workance and paid vacation and sick leave that begin accruing on the first day of work. Some agencies allow flexible work arrangements, such as ing for the public are worth whatever sacrifices they make to forego the alternative schedules. And, when funding is available, agencies may pay private sector. Are you ready to join the federal workforce? Check Career for workers to get additional education, such as a professional certificate Outlook in November for tips on how to get a federal job. Article provided by Career Outlook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or graduate degree.

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Explosive Growth for Nursing Specialty Careers


he nursing field has seen explosive growth in recent years, and this should continue for the foreseeable future. In reality, there is a nursing shortage in many specialties. This is being driven by the aging US population, who require more health care services as they move through their retirement years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that nurses generally will see a 19% increase in demand by 2022. This demand could edge even higher for some specialities, the most

popular of which are listed below. Note – we use average salaries from for each specialty, but your salary can vary depending upon where you work, education level and how much experience you have. Our top 20 specialties were selected due to their high demand, good salary, and work setting. If you are intrigued by a career in nursing, you will likely find a specialty in this list that is just right for you!



A neonatal nurse works with premature babies, most often in an intensive care setting. They provide extensive care for premature infants who usually have a variety of health problems. Neonatal nurses must work closely and effectively with other health care professionals.

The average salary is $79,000.


A clinical nurse diagnose and treat patients who have more serious health problems in most cases. They usually work with these patients in a How to Become One hospital in a clinical setting. Many of the patients are chronically ill, and You need to have at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and some have a master’s degree. You also need to have specialized training and/or suffer from heart and lung disease, cancer, or other chronic diseases that require specialized care. experience in working with neonates.

Job Growth Trends

Job demand for this field should increase by 17% by 2022.


The average salary is $65,000.

How to Become One

A clinical nurse also is an advanced practice registered nurse who has a BSN, and also a MSN. This professional also needs to have specialized, clinical nurse training.

Job Growth Trends

This field will grow by 20% by 2022.


The average salary is $67,000.


A critical care nurse works most often in the intensive care unit, or ICU. Many hospitals now have ICUs for specific health problems, including burns and heart/lung problems. A critical care nurse can work in any of these ICU departments. Critical care nurses may work in a hospital, nursing home or hospice. These types of nurses spend most of their shifts in the ICU carefully watching the health status os ICE patients.

How to Become One

Many critical care nurses just have a BSN, but they will need to have additional training beyond their bachelor’s program. Continuing education classes are needed to stay on top of the latest trends in critical care. They also have to work for at least two years in an ICU before they may certify as a critical care nurse.


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This field will grow by 16% by 2022. A nurse midwife is a type of advanced practice registered nurse who provides and coordinates patient care for mothers and expecting mothers. Salary These professionals do perform births, but they also work with mothers The average salary is $61,000. before, during and after delivery to ensure the health of mother and child. A dialysis nurse works with patients who have kidney problems and Most nurse-midwives have many years of experience as a nurse, and who must receive dialysis on a regular basis so that they can survive. then they earn their Master of Science degree in nurse-midwifery. When people have kidney problems, their kidneys are no longer able to Job Growth Trends filter the blood of waste products, which is then eliminated through urinaJob demand in this field should increase by 31% by 2022. tion. These patients need a dialysis machine to filter their blood for them.

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These nurses are experts with all kinds of dialysis, including hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. They also work with patients who recently had a kidney transplant.

How to Become One

You must have a BSN, and should take classes in college that address dialysis specifically, such as nephrology and pharmacology.

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Job Growth Trends

This field will grow by at least 19% by 2022.


The average salary is $64,000.

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A nurse practitioner (NP) today is a very important part of most family medicine offices. These professionals work under the eye of a doctor, and they do patient exams, diagnose various illnesses and prescribe drugs. Some NPs are even able to have their own private practices in some states. NPs are becoming very much in demand, as there is a doctor shortage in the country.

How to Become One

You must earn your BSN and MSN and pass the exam for licensure. You will need to have several years of experience in the field before you can get your license from the American Nurses Credentialing Center of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners..

Job Growth Trends

This field will see growth of at least 25% by 2022.


The average salary is $94,000.


A health policy nurse does not work with patients in a clinical setting. This type of nurse actually works at an administrative level in various public and private organizations to come up with policies that will make people in society healthier. A health policy nurse looks carefully at health care laws and devises strategies to change the attitudes of the public. This professional also helps to come up with more effective laws when necessary. You might work in a public health agency, a college or in a legislative body.

How to Become One


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You have to have your BSN and MSN degrees and have worked for some period of time in nursing. You then will need to get into this specialized field by participating in a health policy residency, where you will gain necessary health policy experience.

Job Growth Trends

Job growth in this field should be at least 17% by 2022.


The average salary is $66,000.

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Nurse anesthetists belong to one of the most prestigious and well-paid fields in nursing. This field is in high demand and requires a high level of education, training and experience. Nurse anesthetists provide anesthesia to patients who are going into surgery. They also help manage patient care in the OR, and they provide follow up care for many procedures that are done on an outpatient basis.

How to Become One

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Job growth in this field is probably not as high as nursing overall, but the demand should steadily increase in coming years as health care facilities rely more and more on analysis of digital medical information.


The average salary is $83,000.


A nurse educator teaches other professionals to become nurses. You can work in many areas of nursing education. You might be an instructor at an associates’, bachelor’s or master’s degree program. Given the high demand for nursing professionals of all kinds throughout the US, it makes sense that there also is great demand for nurse educators.

You need to have your BSN and obtain experience as a nurse for at least two years, then you should earn your MSN in nurse anesthesia. Then, you will need to work in acute care, such as an ICU or ER. You may in coming years be required to earn your Ph.D. in nursing as well, but How to Become One these requirements continue to evolve. You first need to be a registered RN and have at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Job Growth Trends You also may need to have your MSN. If This field will grow by 22% by 2022. you want to get some of the more prestiSalary gious teaching positions at a college, you The average salary is $154,300. may need your doctorate in nursing.

Job Growth Trends

This field should grow by 19% by 2022, which is much faster than average.

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The average salary for nurse educators is $65,000, but this can vary a lot depending upon if you work at a community college or a four year university.


If you have ever been in a hospital and were frustrated that you did not have someone on your side, then a nurse advocate is what you probably needed. The role of this nursing professional is to represent the interests of the family and the patient in a clinical care setting. A nurse advocate is an important link between patient, doctor and other medical professionals. Given how busy many medical professionals are, patients and families may not always understand what is going on with various medical care, procedures, billing and so forth. The nurse advocate #9 INFORMATICS NURSE An informatics nurse collects, interprets also explores alternative treatments with and analyzes important medical data that the patient and family. comes into a health facility every day. An How to Become One informatics nurse also often trains other You need to earn your BSN, and become nurses in the hospital on any new technol- an RN. After you have some experience as ogy that is being introduced. an RN in a hospital, you need to take some Informatics nurses often work for hospi- continuing education classes in social and tals, pharmaceutical companies and gov- financial matters related to health care. ernment agencies. Then you can become employed as a The demand in this field is still growing, nurse advocate, and possibly become a but the few nurses who have these special- consultant. ized skills will find themselves in strong Job Growth Trends demand. The field of nursing overall will grow by How to Become One 19% by 2022, much faster than average. You need to have your BSN and be a practicing RN. As you work as a nurse, you Salary The average salary is $57,000. should take classes in informatics nursing, which may often be taking as continuing #12 NURSE RESEARCHER education credits. A nurse researcher works closely with

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various medical organizations and research organizations to do clinical studies related to health. This professional is basically a type of scientist that studies issues that specifically deal with nursing. For example, you might do research on how to improve the performance of nurses, or to determine effective ways to reduce chances of infection. A key part of this job is to be able to write effective grant proposals so that you can get funding for your studies. It also is vital to be able to analyze data effectively.

Job growth will be at least 19% for all nurses by 2022, which is much faster than average. Given how many patients are living longer and with more medical conditions, it is reasonable to expect that this field will see higher demand.


The average salary is $67,000.


A psychiatric nurse has a high degree of expertise in mental health, crisis intervention and therapy that they use to help patients deal more effectively with mental illness. This field is very important because it helps patients to avoid having severe life long problems by learning how to manage their mental disorder

How to Become One

You need to have your BSN and MSN, and a doctorate in nursing often is required. Having experience or training in clinical studies is preferred.

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The demand for all research scientists will increase by 26% by 2022, better. and nursing overall will see a 19% increase. You might help patients work with anxiety, addictions, drug abuse and Salary mood disorders. The average salary is $90,000.


How to Become One


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You need to be an RN with a bachelor’s degree, and you will need to have an education in mental health, as well as continuing education in A pain management nurse is a type of advanced nursing profession that how to treat people with mental disorders. will give you a great deal more responsibility, more skills and higher salary. Pain management is such a vital part of the medical field, because Job Growth Trends Job growth should be over 20% by 2022 in this profession. alleviating chronic pain is so important to improving the quality of life of patients. It also is very important to help the patient to not become Salary addicted to narcotics. A pain management nurse works with the patient The average salary for all nurses is $65,000. to determine what is causing the pain, and then works with other medical #15 TRAUMA NURSE professionals to determine the best course of treatment. A trauma nurse will just about always see a high level of demand. They How to Become One usually work in ERs, trauma facilities, and urgent care centers. This is A bachelor’s degree and experience in nursing are enough to get into this a high demand, high stress profession, and it is not for every personality. field. But you will need to have many years of nursing experience in this You will usually be one of the first people to treat a patient in an emerfield, including at least 2000 hours related to nursing pain management.

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gency situation. So you will be the first line of defense when a patient is rushed in from an ambulance. You will see some terrible injuries that some may find tough to stomach. You will also need to work long hours, as well as holidays and weekends.



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A geriatric nurse works with elderly patients in a hospital or nursing home in most cases. These nursing professionals are specially trained to work specifically with the elderly and to handle the challenges that these types of patients have. You will How to Become One You need to be an RN with your BSN, and work with patients with long term, chronic have a few years of experience working in an illnesses such as cancer, arthritis, dementia ER or trauma center. You then need to obtain and heart/lung problems. your emergency nursing certification. How to Become One You need your BSN and RN designation, Job Growth Trends We should see at least 20% growth in this and should have special training in working with elderly patients. field by 2022. The average salary is $65,000.


A travel nurse usually works for a nursing or health care agency that covers a certain area of the US, or possibly the entire country. These types of healthcare organizations provide nursing services to hospitals and medical facilities to fill a short term need. A hospital might, for instance, have a few nurses that are out on maternity leave and they need you to fill in for a couple of months. A typical assignment is two months, but you might get assigned to one facility for one or two years.

This field should see very rapid growth in coming years, due to the aging population in the US. Expect growth of at least 20% by 2022.


The average salary for nurses overall is $65,000.


A public health nurse cares for an entire population of people, whereas a regular nurse takes care of one patient at a time. Public health nurses generally focus on preventative medicine. That is, they primarily educate people about health issues and try to improve community health before people How to Become One You just need to have your BSN and be get sick. a registered RN. It helps to have at least How to Become One two years of nursing experience in one or You should have a BSN and have some two facilities, and then you can apply for a experience as a regular nurse. You then travel nurse job. can gain training and experience in public health nursing, and possibly earn your Job Growth Trends Travel nurses are in similar demand to Master of Science degree in nursing. nurses over all – at least 20% growth by Job Growth Trends 2022. There should be strong demand in this field in the future, as governments focus Salary The average salary is $70,000, and your more and more on preventative medicine employer will pay benefits usually as well to save on health care costs. Expect at least 18% growth by 2022. as a housing allowance.


A pediatric nurse works with young children, most often in a clinical or intensive care setting. These nurses provide children with specialized care. Children often have special health needs that differ somewhat from those of adults, and you will be trained in how to deal specifically with children.

How to Become One

You need to have at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and some have a master’s degree. You also need to have specialized training and/or experience in working with children. You should try to get a nursing job in a children’s hospital so you can gain experience with children, if that is what interests you.


The average salary for a public health nurse is $66,000.


An oncology nurse provides specialized care for cancer patients. They frequently work one on one with cancer patients in a hospital, clinical care center or even at home.

How to Become One

You should get a BSN and be a practicing nurse in a general capacity for several years. You can eventually earn a certification in oncology nursing, and MSN.

Job Growth Trends

Our population is living longer and medical breakthroughs have provided better treatments for cancer patients. So, it is likely that the demand in this field will continue Job Growth Trends Job demand for this field should increase to be strong – at least 20% by 2022. Salary by 19% by 2022. The average salary is $68,000. Salary The average salary for nurses overall is $65,000.

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Baldwin Filters provides many opportunities for you to further your career. We offer a variety of established career paths in engineering, accounting, marketing, sales, business analysis, human resources, information technology and production. To view a complete listing of open positions at Baldwin Filter, visit online at:

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Putting Your Liberal Arts Degree to Work by Domingo Angeles and Brian Roberts

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college degree lets employers know that you’ve learned skills in a specific field. And with a degree in liberal arts, the skills you’ve honed include those that employers want in their workers. According to studies from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers often rank skills such as critical thinking and communication—hallmarks of liberal arts training—above technical aptitude as essential for career readiness. “Liberal arts study helps students develop strong foundational competencies,” says Paul Timmins, director of career services for the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. “It gives them tools to succeed beyond their first job.” Robert Vega, director of liberal arts career services at the University of Texas at Austin, agrees. “Regardless of the industry, we need people who can solve problems, write well, speak well, bring multiple perspectives to decision-making; we need people who are good managers, who are cross-culturally competent,” he says. “All of that is liberal arts.” Keep reading to learn more about liberal arts fields and how majoring in these subjects can help you in the job market. We also highlight data from the U.S. Census Bureau to show employment and wages of workers with bachelor’s degrees in some liberal arts fields.

What are the “liberal arts”?

Definitions of liberal arts vary. Some limit the designation to literature and the arts. But others, including liberal arts colleges, expand the definition to encompass the social and natural sciences as well. In the broadest sense, a liberal arts education is an approach to learning that involves diverse coursework so students develop a range of knowledge. Generally speaking, it’s designed to prepare students for a variety of career options, rather than for a specific occupation. Subject areas. Liberal arts majors are often organized by subject, such as social sciences. Within the subjects, students may focus on a particular discipline, such as geography. But some schools offer a major in liberal arts or liberal studies, which provides an overview of many subjects instead of a single one.

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Whether majors are identified as liberal arts may vary by academic institution. For example, some universities house the mathematics department in the college of liberal arts and sciences; others may offer math through the college of engineering. Interest in a career. Your personal interests may relate to career options in ways that aren’t immediately apparent. If you enjoy self-expression, for example, majoring in theater studies could help you develop the speaking ability and creativity that are important in public relations. Other interests relate more directly to occupations. If you like researching topics and writing papers, for example, you might decide to major in English with a goal of working as a writer.

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Employment and wages by degree field

Where do liberal arts graduates work? The charts in this section show American Community Survey (ACS) data for liberal arts graduates under age 35, by selected fields of bachelor’s degree with full-time employment of more than 100,000 in 2015.

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“Liberal arts study helps students develop strong foundational competencies...It gives them tools to succeed beyond their first job.” Descriptions of each field are adapted from National Center for Education Statistics Classification of Instructional Programs information. Compare the wage data with $40,210, the ACS median annual wage for all college graduates under age 35 employed full time in 2015.   Younger workers often earn less than older workers, whose wages may increase as they gain experience and become established in careers. An interactive tool from an advisory group called the Hamilton Project shows how occupations and earnings in your major differ by sex and age. Commercial art and graphic design. Students with this major learn how to apply artistic and computer techniques to communicate ideas through illustrations and other forms of media. There were 186,503 recipients of a bachelor’s degree in this field in 2015, with a median annual wage of about $40,940 for full-time workers under age 35.


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Preparing for a career

As the data show, liberal arts graduates enter a range of career fields. And that’s because, some experts say, the skills they develop are applicable to nearly any job. But students who major in liberal arts may increase their career options by getting additional education—and by taking steps while still in school to prepare for the labor force.   Core skills. As a liberal arts student, you’ll typically take courses that involve research, analysis, and writing and that span several subject areas. In these courses, you develop both core skills and a range of knowledge that can serve you throughout your work life. “The basis of liberal arts education is a broad, multidisciplinary foundation,” says Vega. “Liberal arts majors are able to look at questions from many different perspectives and create unique approaches to answering them. We’re graduating thinkers who will solve problems of the future that we don’t even know are problems today.” Liberal arts courses that integrate technical instruction may help you gain technical competence. “The liberal

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arts curriculum is changing, and students (science, technology, engineering, and in these disciplines are learning to use new math) fields. technologies,” says Mark Peltz, a dean of A bachelor’s degree typically isn’t enough career development at Grinnell College for entry-level jobs in some liberal arts occuin Grinnell, Iowa. “Liberal arts students pations, such as sociologists and historians. really are forward thinking, innovative, When deciding whether to get a master’s and creative in these degree, however, it may fields.” With its focus on wide be helpful to look at data And with its focus for master’s degree by applicability, a liberal arts on wide applicabilfield that show which ity, a liberal arts workers enjoy a wage degree can prepare you degree can prepare premium for continuing to use your skills you to use your their education. skills in myriad Majoring in liberal in myriad ways. ways. Such flexibilarts also provides a ity may bode well foundation for study for an evolving job market. “The breadth toward a professional degree, such as law. and depth of a liberal arts education allows Many types of graduate programs—includpeople to transfer their skills into new con- ing those as specialized as business and texts,” says Lynn Pasquerella, president of medicine—are open to qualified applicants Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, from any field of study, including liberal Massachusetts. “Where rapidly changing arts. technology means rapid obsolescence, that Beyond the major. Liberal arts graduates adaptability is more important than ever.” may have jobseeking challenges that those More education. To expand your career in specialized fields, such as registered options, you might want to consider taking nurses, do not. But positioning yourself for business or technical courses to supple- employment is important no matter what ment your degree. Doing so may qualify your major. “If you’re an accounting major you to enter occupations that have spe- and all you’ve done is go to class, you’re in cific requirements, such as those in STEM  trouble. If you’re a philosophy major and The Agricultural Division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, L.L.C. is located in Des Moines, Iowa, stands on almost 120 acres and has 1500 employees. Our company offers a competitive benefits package and many development opportunities for our teammates, including an on-site college program, leadership training and technical training.

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all you’ve done is go to class, you’re in trouble,” says Peltz. “You need to complement your academic work with multiple experiences outside the classroom.” Milestone is a great place to work! We have caring and compassionate employees who are dedicated to helping extraordinary people live ordinary lives. If you are looking for a career in the behavioral health or intellectual & developmental disabilities field, you’ve come to the right place.

With the right attitude and preparation, say experts, your liberal arts degree can take you in as many directions as your career goals allow.

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A good way to gain workplace skills is through experiential learning. Some colleges and universities offer programs or encourage internships to help students get a glimpse of careers, gauge work preferences, and boost confidence. “You have to get out there and build those skills that may lead to a career,” says Timmins. “Sometimes, you may realize from an experience that it’s not what you want to do, and that’s fine. You’ve learned something really important.” With the right attitude and preparation, say experts, your liberal arts degree can take you in as many directions as your career goals allow. “When people ask, ‘What are you going to do with that liberal arts degree?’ the answer is: ‘Whatever I want,’” says Pasquerella. “It’s your capacity to see how the skills you acquired can be transferred that’s important.”

For More Information

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) has additional information about occupations that relate to liberal arts. This resource describes hundreds of occupations, including their job duties, typical education and training requirements, pay, and job prospects. In addition, to help you look for jobs with occupational titles that are relevant to your major, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the National Center for Education Statistics link hundreds of instructional programs, including liberal arts majors, to standard occupational titles. Article provided by Career Outlook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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