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How to become a CPA

While accounting careers range from clerical positions to chief financial officers, in most states only a certified public accountant may audit financial statements any company releases to the public, says Judy Thomas, MBA, a CPA who teaches in the accounting program at the University of Phoenix® Colorado Campus. “Every type of business can benefit from the ...

What can you do with a human services degree?

If you’re passionate about helping others, earning a degree in human services can lead to a career in which you can make a positive difference in peoples’ lives, according to Stephen Sharp, PhD, associate dean of the University of Phoenix® College of Social Sciences and an instructor in the online psychology program....

5 ways to advance your career as a police officer

You made it through the police academy and are working as a patrol officer. But you have your sights set on being promoted from beat cop to detective — or perhaps one day, even chief of police.

As with many jobs, moving up takes dedication: You need time to learn the ...

Why consider a career in a STEM field?

You may have heard the term “STEM” in the news and in conversations about job growth or new opportunities for employment. But what exactly does it mean?

The acronym stands for science, technology, engineering and math, explains ...

How to break into forensic accounting

Forensics aren’t limited to the world of police and TV crime shows. From big financial scandals, like Bernie Madoff’s multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, to identity theft to embezzlement, the field of forensic accounting offers plenty of opportunities to detect fraud and help protect the public.

Why more women should consider science degrees

Despite the wealth of job opportunities for people with science degrees, there are still far fewer women pursuing science at the college level than men, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Although girls display just as much interest in the sciences in elementary, ...

In-demand jobs for nurses outside the hospital

Many professionals who earn a nursing degree expect to work in a clinical setting, such as a hospital or doctor’s office. But there are lots of other places where nurses can apply their skills in nontraditional jobs, says Karen Jamison, PhD, an instructor in the nurse practitioner program at the University of Phoenix Main Campus....

7 jobs for communication majors

With the number of traditional media jobs shrinking, communication graduates often must cast a wider net to find employment, says Victor Evans, PhD, an online instructor in the communication program for University of Phoenix.

“I’ve done a little bit of everything, including PR [public relations],” ...

Why consider transitional care nursing?

An aging population and the Affordable Care Act have increased demand for transitional care, says Karen Jamison, PhD, a registered nurse who teaches in the nurse practitioner program at the University of Phoenix Main Campus.

“This area of nursing deals with transitioning high-risk patients from the ...

5 surprising human resource jobs

There’s more to human resources (HR) than processing paperwork and reviewing resumés, says Sam Sanders, PhD, a certified senior professional in human resources, and campus college chair for the School of Business at the University of Phoenix Atlanta Campus.

What is forensic nursing?

Picture the scene of a crime. That single setting is filled with hundreds of small clues that must be pieced together to solve the case. When detectives are stumped, they can turn to forensic nurses for help.

A combination of caregiver and crime solver, forensic nurses play a critical ...

5 health administration jobs that may surprise you

You’ve got a degree in health administration — or you’re working toward one. What’s next? Sure, you’ve got the skills to work in a hospital — and many health administrators choose to do so — but your knowledge of regulatory issues, insurance reimbursement and business strategy could also be put to good use outside of a clinical setting....

New career guidance system simplifies job planning

Want to explore new career options, but not sure where to begin? The Phoenix Career Guidance System™ can come in handy.

“We developed this new system to help people identify their career interests and educate them on the current labor market in their area,” explains Mary ...

4 in-demand social media jobs

Many of us are hooked on social media in some form — and this addiction has not gone unnoticed in the business world: A social media study of Fortune 500 companies this year revealed that 77 percent keep active Twitter® accounts and 70 percent have a Facebook® page.

5 in-demand telecom jobs

Telecommunication experts are in demand right now across a wide spectrum of industries, says Liane Monaco-Christensen, MBA, an instructor in the bachelor’s in IT (BSIT) program at the University of Phoenix San Diego Campus.

How to get into web design

You created your own Facebook® avatar, posted pictures of your trendy bathroom decor on your Pinterest® board and stood in line for the latest iPad® device. These skills and interests could make you a good candidate for a career as a web designer.

What can an associate degree do for you?

Earning a college degree doesn’t have to take four years. You can finish an associate degree in as little as two years and gain the skills to help increase your job opportunities, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

How you can use an environmental science degree

If you’re fascinated by headlines about toxic oil spills and carbon emissions, you might be interested in pursuing a degree in environmental science, says Hildegarde Selig, PhD, an instructor in the environmental science program at the University of Phoenix Detroit Campus.

5 jobs IT certifications can help you get

Information technology (IT) is constantly changing, so it’s crucial to keep your skills current. But how? With certifications, says Treg Gardner, an IT specialist who teaches in the University of Phoenix A+ Fundamentals and Network+ Technologies certificate programs.

What can you do with an English degree?

Prospective employees who hold English degrees are in demand in a growing number of businesses and occupations, according to a July article on recent hiring trends.

The study of literature and the nuances of the language help English majors ...

How to make the most of a psychology degree

A bachelor’s degree in psychology “is enormously adaptable,” and a good jumping-off point for a variety of jobs, says Sandra Moody, MS, area chair of psychology programs for the College of Social Sciences at the University of Phoenix Bay Area Campus. “It provides an enormous number of skills that are useful in different areas.”...

What does a registered nurse do?

Registered nurses (RNs) are highly trained professionals with skills that set them apart from other members of the nursing staff.

“The designation ‘registered nurse’ is for nurses who have completed at least an associate degree in nursing or a Bachelor of Science degree in ...

Considering a career as a teacher? Here are 5 things you can expect from University of Phoenix

If you’ve dreamed of a career as a teacher, you’ll need to take specific steps to make your dream a reality.

Here, Becky Lodewyck, associate dean of the University of Phoenix College of Education, who holds a doctorate in education, describes five things you ...

Why get a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?

Many registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) don’t think they need a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. But while professional nursing regulations don’t usually require workers to have a BSN, the job market does, says Gemma O’Donnell, MS in nursing, who teaches in the LPN/LVN to BSN program at the University of Phoenix Main Campus....

5 advantages of an MBA

Learning how to create a detailed business plan is just one advantage of earning an MBA, according to Barbara Schifano, who holds a doctorate in education and teaches in the MBA program at the University of Phoenix Main Campus. Business school students, she says, also acquire a variety of skills that they can apply in a wealth of industries and a range of occupations....