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  • OTA & PTA Jobs are expected to be among the fastest growing according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Selecting a major can be a difficult task for college students. Especially when you take future employment opportunities into account. Researching the short-and-long-term job outlook at a regional and national level can help you identify the majors you should avoid; and more importantly, the ones you should consider.   Yahoo! Finance recently published an article highlighting 10 occupations that the Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified as most likely to be the fastest growing over th...

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  • Kiara Rouse enrolled at Bryant & Stratton College in the fall of 2018 determined to begin her educational journey and career in healthcare. As her time at the college came to a close, she found herself loving the medical field so much, that she decided after graduating in December of 2019 with her Associate Degree in Medical Assisting, that she would continue her education and pursue Nursing.  On top of applying for Nursing School, Kiara also faced the obstacle of seeking employment in ...

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  • Image of paper airplanes all heading in one direction but one choosig a different path.

    According to data from MyMajors.com, there are more than 1,800 educational majors offered at colleges and universities around the world. From more general areas of study to hyper-specific majors and everything in between, you certainly have your pick.  If you’ve had one area you excel in or are passionate about, it’s likely easy for you to choose a major. For others, it’s not as simple. Perhaps you’re not sure where your interests lie, or you’re torn between t...

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  • Image of a graphic designer working at their computer.

    If you have a creative mind and strong tech skills, a career in graphic design might be a good fit for your future. Earning a degree in graphic design is a good starting point for this career, but there are several additional skills you may find you also need to achieve success. Whether you get them through your degree program or learn them somewhere else, you will want to develop all six of these: 1. Coding Skills While graphic designers aren't typically the ones building complete websites, und...

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    Competition can be intense when seeking a new position of employment in the workforce these days. If you aren't updating your skills and growing in your career field, you may be left behind for more qualified candidates. One way to ensure that you are staying relevant in your field is by taking continuing education classes. Updating your skill set through these classes can help you reap a number of benefits such as becoming more eligible for promotions, opening up different employment opportunit...

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  • Businessman in the lobby of a building.

    On the first day of class the students in Stacy Durham’s Bryant & Stratton College business class are from all walks of life and come with a wide spectrum of professional experience. By the last day of class Durham said she works to make sure each is operating a professional level that will carry them into their next job interview and beyond. “The emphasis is that to be successful at college you have to have professionalism,” Durham said. “We are teaching profession...

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  • AAMA 2019 Medical Assistants Recognition Week Logo

    Patient Gratitude My 91-year-old mother has been going to the same primary care doctor for 10 years. Over the years, the CMA (AAMA) at the office has become an important part of my mom’s care. Not only is she incredibly compassionate, friendly, and thorough, but she also has a knack for getting my mom to open up. Whenever the doctor asks my mom how she’s doing, she always says, “Fine.” But when the CMA (AAMA) talks with her, my mom often reveals how she’s really f...

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  • In Bryant & Stratton College’s paralegal program, much of the focus is placed squarely on vocabulary. In the courtroom, at the judge’s bench and in the law office, the language used to practice law is different than the terminology used in any other career. Everyone from the judge to the paralegal needs to understand clearly what is being discussed. “Obviously this is a very technical subject and we need to focus very early on and, really throughout the program, on vocabu...

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  • Before you can win the job you want, you have to know how to get it. In career development courses at Bryant & Stratton College, students learn just that. Instructor Holly Klingler, M.A., M.L.I.S., said she begins the semester by helping her students build a framework for their career motivation. “What is their motivator? Why are they motivated toward the field they are in? What are those motivating factors?” she said.   “We want to create an awareness for why they a...

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  • Members of the Virginia Beach campus open Gayles Closet

    Gayle Cheeks-Harrell was a stickler for professionalism. As a career specialist who worked to help rehabilitate and prepare substance abuse patients to return to the workforce, she knew that how you looked on the outside was as important as what you knew on the inside. When she passed away last May, her son Eric Harrell, Virginia state director of marketing and communications at Bryant & Stratton College, wanted her legacy to live on. Today it does, through the Bryant & Stratton stude...

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