• 2014 Top 5

    Throughout 2014 Kaplan University covered topics offering career advice ranging from what it takes to change careers and learning to leverage your network to debunking the myths around changing careers and developing a civilian career after serving your country. Regardless of where you are or where you want to go in your career, you'll find this information beneficial in helping you pursue your professional goals.

    We encourage you to read and share these before the year is over.


    #5 – Why Teaching Is a Gift Worth Opening


    What motivates people to take on the challenge of a career in education? For most, there’s not just one reason but a mix of several factors. Those who choose to become teachers look forward to the interaction with children, as well as with other educators. They’re driven to help students achieve their full potential, and feel rewarded when they see their students succeed.

    Read one teacher’s account of her experience as an educator and mentor. With a touch of humor, she shows that the opportunity to teach is one of the greatest possible gifts.

    #4 – 5 Myths About Changing Careers


    Changing careers can be scary because it involves a lot of risk. Doubts on whether you are too old to change careers or lack a guarantee on whether you’ll find financial security or a more fulfilling position for that matter, can hinder you from advancing in your career goals.

    Read the advice from experts dispelling some of these and other myths.

    #3 – 5 Nursing Jobs Beyond Patient Care


    When people think of nurses, they often think of professionals who help at a patient’s bedside. But nursing is more than direct patient care. Many nurses look into administrative positions that offer an office setting and 9 to 5 hours, including roles such risk management and legal consultation. If you’re looking to get out of the day-to-day grind of nursing, take a look at these five administrative nursing positions that may be for you.

    Read up on what it takes to transition into a nursing administration position.

    #2 – Inside The Minds of America’s Wealthiest


    It is easy to look at the accomplishments of famous entrepreneurs and conclude that their level of success is simply unattainable. Of course, reaching a 10-figure income is extremely unlikely for most in the business world, but can we still learn anything about life and success from those at the top of the socioeconomic ladder?

    Read how three key traits—innovation, inspiration and perspiration helped Oprah, Richard Branson, Donald Trump and many others take their careers to the next level.

    #1 – A Recipe for Success: From the Expert


    Some say the business world is more competitive than ever and that having an advanced degree is almost a prerequisite for a good job these days. Clichés for success such as "follow your dreams" and "realize your true passion" are abundant, but what are some real, hands-on suggestions from those who've battled to the top? What can they tell us to help us on our way?

    Read some career tips from experts in business, finance, real estate, and accounting about what helped them succeed.



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    And if you are considering pursuing higher education we invite you to find out more about Kaplan University’s programs and explore our undergraduate and graduate degree offerings.

    It is important to note that these certain career paths are expected to grow and our degrees are designed to strengthen your knowledge and prepare our students to advance their careers. But Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Several factors specific to a student’s or alumni’s backgrounds and actions, as well as economic and job conditions, affect employment. Also, keep in mind that national long-term projections covered in articles may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

    It’s equally important to note that the Bureau of Labor Statistics found a direct correlation between unemployment rates and educational attainment. Those in the job market with a degree are less likely to be unemployed and those with a graduate degree have the lowest unemployment rates in the market.

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