Bay High School Career Center

Career Guidance Specialist
Andy Meyer 313-4445
Andy.Meyer@vansd.org

Career Center Clerk
Cathy Zweig 313-4444
cathy.zweig@vansd.org

Career Center News and Articles

   
 
How to land a high-demand job with a low-cost degree
The chairman of the state's Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board points out that not all good-paying jobs require a four-year college degree.
College degrees pay off !
A new state analysis shows it takes Washington college graduates two years past graduation to start to earn more money than their friends who didn't go to college and to get on the path toward making up their financial investment, according to an article in The Columbian newspaper on Feb. 25, 2014.
Which college majors give grad's best chance for a job?
It pays to go to college in general – but how big a payoff you get can vary wildly depending on what you decide to major in, according to a May 29, 2013 article on www.lifeinctoday.com. A report released Wednesday finds that people who recently graduated from college with degrees in field such as education and health faced much lower unemployment rates than those who recently graduated with degrees in fields including architecture and the arts.
America's fastest-growing occupations
Which occupations are predicted to have the most openings for workers in the next few years? Read the federal government's researched predictions.
Salaries vary greatly, depending upon your college major
Starting salaries for college graduates can vary by as much as 400%. It all depends upon what you chose to major in.
7 Things Employers Look for When They Hire
Would you want an employer to check your Facebook page? Have you successfully completed at least one internship? These are amongst the items a future employer is apt to investigate about you.
20% of U.S. households have unpaid college loans
With college enrollment growing, student debt has stretched to a record number of U.S. households - nearly 1 in 5 - with the biggest burdens falling on the young and poor, according to the Associated Press on Sept. 27, 2012.
Private college costs up again, but at slower pace
Read an Associated Press article dated 10/4/12 that says "It's what passes for good news on college costs these days: Private colleges and universities increased tuition 3.9 percent this fall, a rate well above overall inflation but the smallest increase in at least four decades, and substantially lower than prices have been rising at public universities."
Could you save money by attending a college in Canada?
Even with extra fees for international students, colleges and universities outside the United States, in many cases, cost less than the tuition at private colleges or the out-of-state charges at public universities, according to an article on Nov. 4, 2012, in the Seattle Times.
Apprenticeships & college degrees combined in programs
NBC News article: ". . .as the economy changes, today’s apprenticeships combine the chance for workers not only to master skills while earning a paycheck but to get a college degree at the same time."
College students face another round of sticker shock
Faced with continued budget cuts at the state and federal level, state universities continue to raise tuition and cut offerings, according to a recent analysis by the Center of Budget Policy and Priorities, according to NBCnews.com on March 20, 2013.
Student debt a roadblock for millions in U.S.
Crushing student debt is not only killing dreams, it’s hurting the broader economy. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is warning of the “potential domino effects” to the economy of high student debt. A just-released report from the consumer watchdog highlights the ways this debt can deplete savings, limit spending, and shape choices about a graduate’s career path and where to live. Read more from an article published May 9, 2013 by msnbc.com's "Today" section. . .
College textbooks expensive!
"Hitting the books can be a serious hit in the wallet these days," according to a Sept. 15, 2013 article on www.nbcnews.com.
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