College Planning


Applying to College

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The Parent’s Guide to College Planning

Parents and guardians often play a key role in the college planning process. Learn how to help your child prepare for higher education.

Christina Payne

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How to Help Your Child Choose a College

Helping your child choose a college can be a great experience. Keep reading to learn how to support your child in the college decision process.

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Nonprofit vs. For-Profit Colleges: What’s the Difference?

Learn about the differences between for-profit and nonprofit colleges. Decide which type of college is best for you.

Bethanny Parker

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The Student’s Guide to Transferring Colleges

Transferring colleges can be tricky. Learn how to transfer colleges, how college credit transfer works, and whether transferring is right for you.

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How to Write a College Application Essay: A Complete Guide

The college application essay is a key part of the admissions process. Learn how to write a personal statement for college, including what to avoid.

Juliann Scholl, Ph.D.

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International Students’ Guide to Studying in the USA

Interested in studying in the USA? Read everything you need to know in this comprehensive guide for international students in the USA.

Kasia Kovacs

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The Student’s Guide to College Planning

College planning doesn't start with application season. Learn how to begin planning for college in high school and the biggest factors to consider.

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The Ultimate College Terminology Guide

Use this glossary of university terms to understand college terminology and feel confident about the learning experience.

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The Student’s Guide to Choosing a Major

Confused about how to choose a college major? Or feel like picking a major is stressing you out? Read our guide to get the help you need.

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How to Write a Grad School Application Essay

A great graduate school application essay can help a student stand out from other applicants. Learn more about writing a compelling grad school essay.

Juliann Scholl

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The Student’s Guide to College Waitlists and Deferrals

Got waitlisted or deferred? You might still have a shot at getting in. Here, we outline everything to know about college waitlists and deferrals.

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College Preparation in High School

Figuring out how to pay for your child's education may be one of the most daunting aspects of the college planning process, but there are ways parents can get involved early on that will make college easier and cheaper in the long run.

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Finding and Applying to Colleges

Parents and students should begin the process of researching and comparing prospective schools as early as possible.

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Your Child’s College Transition

The transition from high school to college can be a trying experience not just for students, but for their parents as well.

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Graduate Admissions Guide

BestColleges has created a guide for future graduate students to keep track of deadlines and get tips on submitting the best school applications.

Chinh Ngo

Continuing Education

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How to Choose a Graduate Program

Graduate school can be an exciting pursuit. Deciding on grad school involves consideration of cost, program, location, and time.

Juliann Scholl, Ph.D.

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How to Get Financial Aid for Continuing Education

Worried about how to afford continuing education? Understand the costs of a degree or certificate program and learn how to pay for it.

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Student Stories in Continuing Education

People decide to continue their education for many reasons. Learn from four different student experiences in continuing education.

Thomas Broderick

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Your Guide to Online Certificate Programs

Learn about professional certificate programs you can complete to learn new skills, advance your career, or explore a new career option.

Chinh Ngo

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Your Guide to Free Online Courses

Free online courses can be valuable for professionals that are interested in improving their existing skill set, acquiring new skills, or exploring different careers.

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Your Guide to Continuing Education Units

Learn the basics of continuing education units (CEUs) and the different ways that professionals can fulfill their CEU requirements.

Thomas Broderick

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Earn College Credit with Prior-Learning Assessments

Shorten your graduation time and save money on tuition with prior learning assessments (PLAs). Learn more about how to earn PLAs before beginning college.

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Your Guide to Changing Careers

Need a career change, but don't know where to start? Learn ways to explore new career options and decide the right path for you.

Thomas Broderick

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Your Guide to Going Back to College

Returning to college to complete a degree can be a tough decision. Learn the pros and cons, how to get started, and how to succeed.

Christina Payne

Online Learning

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What to Expect From Online College Courses

Online college courses aren't all created equal. Learn what to expect from distance learning and how to determine if an online course will meet your needs.

Juliann Scholl, Ph.D.

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How Does Online College Accreditation Work?

Accredited online colleges are as legitimate as their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Here's why accreditation is important and what you need to know.

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What Do I Need to Apply to Online College?

Learn how to apply to online college quickly and conveniently, and get a decision fast. Plan ahead and explore tips for a stress-free application experience.

Meg Whitenton

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Planning Your Online Education

This landing page acts as an introduction and overview of online college planning resources for students.

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Fast & Accelerated Online Degree Program Guide

An accelerated online degree can help you achieve your education goals in less time. Learn more about how you can earn your degree fast.

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How to Choose an Online College

There are more remote learning options to choose from than ever. Discover how to choose the best online college for you.

Doug Wintemute

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Your Guide to Online Course Structure

This guide outlines what students should look for in an online program with regard to course structure and personal learning preferences.

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Your Guide to Online Course Expectations and Success

This guide addresses how students should determine and manage online course expectations while balancing work and life obligations.

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Your Guide to Online Student Services and Opportunities

This guide outlines the kinds of student services and opportunities students should look for when choosing an online degree program.

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Test Prep

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Is AP Physics C: Mechanics Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

AP Physics C: Mechanics is an advanced course where you can earn college credit. See if you should enroll in it this year.

Ellery Weil

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Is AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

The AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism class is a half-year course that provides the opportunity to earn college credit. Learn more about the course.

Ellery Weil

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Is AP Comparative Government and Politics Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

AP Comparative Government and Politics is an advanced course where you can earn college credit. See if you should take it.

Ellery Weil

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Is AP Physics 2 Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

AP Physics 2 is an interesting course where students can earn college credit. See if you should take AP Physics 2.

Ellery Weil

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Is AP Music Theory Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

Thinking about taking an AP Music Theory course? Find out how hard the exam is and what skills you'll need to succeed in AP Music Theory.

Nancy Parode

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Is AP Computer Science A Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

AP Computer Science A is a popular AP course for those interested in STEM. See if you might like to take it.

Ellery Weil

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Is AP European History Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

The AP European History exam can be a challenging way to earn college credit. See if you should take AP European History.

Ellery Weil

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Is AP Art History Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

Find out if AP Art History is hard before you sign up for the class or AP Art History exam.

Nancy Parode

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Is AP Calculus BC Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

High schoolers can take AP Calculus BC to earn college credit. Learn if this class is right for you.

Ellery Weil

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Is AP Physics 1 Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

AP Physics is one of the most rigorous AP courses. BestColleges explores AP Physics 1 to see if this challenging course is right for you.

James Mielke

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Is AP Microeconomics Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

Thinking about taking AP Microeconomics but want to learn more about what to expect? Keep reading for an insider's look at the AP Microeconomics exam.

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Is AP Macroeconomics Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

Several factors help determine the difficulty of an AP course and exam. Learn about the pass rate, perfect score, and course material for AP Macroeconomics.

Marisa Upson

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Is AP Chemistry Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

Are you considering AP Chemistry? We review the ins and outs of AP Chemistry to help you find out if this course is right for you.

James Mielke

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Is AP Environmental Science Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

If you're about to take the AP environmental science exam, use this guide to prepare and calm your nerves.

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Is AP Human Geography Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

Kick off your AP studies and boost your GPA through the AP Human Geography course. Prepare for an impactful college degree in majors like anthropology.

Meg Whitenton

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Is AP Statistics Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

Prepare for a college major in business, math, or engineering with a course in AP Statistics. Build impressive problem-solving and reasoning skills for life.

Meg Whitenton

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Is AP Biology Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

Learn how to ace AP Biology to boost your GPA and earn college credit. Skip the prerequisites and get placed in a college-level biology course.

Meg Whitenton

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Is AP Calculus AB Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

How difficult is the AP Calculus AB exam? Discover what to expect in an AP Calculus AB course and learn how the math test is scored.

Whitney Sandoval

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Is AP U.S. Government and Politics Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

Learn about the AP U.S. Government and Politics course materials and exam as well as how this AP course could impact your college applications.

Christina Payne

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Is AP Psychology Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

AP Psychology awards college credit for passing test scores. But how hard is AP Psychology? Our in-depth look helps students make an informed decision.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Is AP U.S. History Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

Considering taking AP U.S. History? Learn how difficult this course and exam are and get tips on how you can earn the score you want.

Kasia Kovacs

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Is AP World History Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

AP World History challenges students. But how hard is the exam, and should high schoolers sign up for AP World History?

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Is AP English Language and Composition Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

Learn about the AP English Language and Composition exam. Explore how the AP exam is scored and what a passing AP score is.

Whitney Sandoval

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Is AP English Literature and Composition Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide

Bolster your transcript with AP English literature and composition. Explore course objectives, test formats, and score distributions.

Stefanie Grodman

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GMAT Prep Guide

Most business schools require the GMAT for graduate admissions. Make sure you're prepared to tackle the exam with confidence. Click through for GMAT prep.

Staff Writers

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Your Guide to College Entrance Exams

Entrance exams, such as the SAT and ACT, are a crucial step in preparing for college. Learn what to expect and how to prepare.

Chinh Ngo

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SAT Prep Guide

Most colleges require the SAT for undergraduate admissions. Make sure you're prepared to tackle the exam with confidence. Click through for info on the SAT.

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ACT Prep Guide

Are you prepared to ace the ACT college entrance exam? Learn what to expect and how to prep so you can tackle the exam with confidence.

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GRE Prep Guide

Most grad school programs require the GRE for admissions. Make sure you're prepared to tackle the exam with confidence. Click through for info on the GRE.

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Trade School

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Best Trade Schools in Virginia

Find out what in-demand trades you can quickly learn at the best trade schools in Virginia.

Nalea Ko

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Best Trade Schools in South Carolina

The best trade schools in South Carolina provide training and certification for in-demand jobs across industries. Some offer free tuition. Learn more.

Sharon Wilfong

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Best Trade Schools in Arkansas

Read this guide to find the best trade schools in Arkansas, learn what you can do with a trade school education, and learn how to finance trade school.

Bethanny Parker

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Best Trade Schools in New Jersey

Discover the best New Jersey trade schools and compare trade job salaries. Explore the accredited trade schools and the average cost of New Jersey trade schools.

Whitney Sandoval

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Best Trade Schools in Michigan

Trade schools provide access to some of the most in-demand and rewarding careers. Check out what the best trade schools in Michigan have to offer.

Doug Wintemute

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Best Trade Schools in Connecticut

Discover what programs are the best trade schools in Connecticut and what kind of opportunities trade school students have in the state.

Doug Wintemute

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Best Trade Schools in Arizona

The best trade schools in Arizona train people for in-demand careers in months. Discover what Arizona trade schools cost and the best trade school jobs.

Nalea Ko

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Best Trade Schools in Colorado

You don’t need to spend years in college to earn a decent living in Colorado. This guide features the best trade schools and jobs in Colorado.

Nalea Ko

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Best Trade Schools in Texas

Trade schools can train you for growing industries and well-paid jobs at a reasonable cost. Find the best trade schools in Texas to start your career.

Kasia Kovacs

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Best Trade Schools 2022

Considering trade school vs. college? Learn what is offered at trade schools and find the best trade schools for your career.

Heather Mullinix

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Best Trade Schools in California

Would you like to pursue a fulfilling, well-paid career? California trade schools can prepare you for in-demand jobs in under a year. Learn more here.

Alison Plaut

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How to Become an Air Traffic Controller

Air traffic controllers can make six figures, but they train hard to get there. Learn how to become an air traffic controller in our step-by-step guide.

Lyss Welding

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10 Quick To Learn Trade Jobs

Unlike a college degree, trades offer a quick path to in-demand careers that often pay well. Discover the fastest trade jobs to learn and potential earnings.

Nalea Ko

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How to Become a Personal Trainer

Learn how to become a personal trainer. Read on to find out about programs, certification, career opportunities, and potential earnings.

Marisa Upson

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How to Become a Respiratory Therapy Assistant

Some respiratory therapy assistants only hold a high school diploma, though other credentials may be required. Find out how to join this profession.

Nalea Ko

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How To Get Licensed as an Electrician

Electricians work with wiring systems, ensuring that equipment, lights, and computers run properly. Learn how to become a licensed electrician.

Juliann Scholl, Ph.D.

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How Do EMTs and Paramedics Differ?

If you're wondering about EMT vs. paramedic jobs and how they differ, look no further. Discover information on EMT training and paramedic school on this page.

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How to Become a Wind Turbine Technician

Wondering how to become a wind turbine technician? Learn about common requirements and salary outlook for these professionals.

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How To Become an Ultrasound Technician

Do you want to learn ultrasound technology to help doctors see inside the human body? Find out about the requirements to become an ultrasound technician and the specialty areas.

Nalea Ko

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How to Become a Surgical Technician

Interested in a career in a hands-on, clinical setting? Explore the steps it takes to become a surgical technician.

James Mielke

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How to Become a Dialysis Technician

Dialysis technicians care for patients undergoing dialysis treatment. Learn about the steps to become a dialysis technician and salary potential.

Nalea Ko

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How to Become an X-Ray Tech

Learn how to become an X-ray technician and see what kinds of salaries and job opportunities you can expect in this career.

Christina Payne

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Best Online Pharmacy Technician Associate Programs of 2022

Do you want to work in healthcare without the cost of a 4-year degree? Consider an online pharmacy degree or certificate. See our top-ranked programs.

Doug Wintemute

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How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser

Discover how to become a real estate appraiser. Learn more about education and job requirements, as well as salary outlook.

Whitney Sandoval

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What to Know About Being a Respiratory Therapy Assistant

Interested in a healthcare career with competitive pay? In two years, students can gain the skills they need to become respiratory therapy assistants.

James Mielke

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Pros and Cons of Being a Phlebotomist

Working as a phlebotomist can lead to a rewarding and in-demand career. Read on to learn about phlebotomist pros and cons and a typical workday.

Marisa Upson

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How to Become a Medical Sonographer

Learn how to become a medical sonographer and launch your medical diagnostic imaging career with a medical sonography job in two years.

Heather Mullinix

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How to Become a Laboratory Technician

Laboratory technician jobs can offer satisfying and meaningful work. Learn more about how to become a laboratory technician.

Juliann Scholl, Ph.D.

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What to Know About Being a Laboratory Technician

Laboratory technicians are in high demand right now. Learn more about the profession in our guide.

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How To Become a Phlebotomist

Phlebotomists provide a vital service in the healthcare industry. Learn more about the training and certification for phlebotomists.

Juliann Scholl, Ph.D.

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How to Become a Welder

New welders can learn safety protocols and complete welding training in as few as 7 months. Learn more about requirements and salaries.

Nalea Ko

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What To Know About Being a Phlebotomist

Phlebotomists perform meaningful work and are in high demand. Learn more about what it's like to be a phlebotomist in our guide.

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What to Know About Being an Electrical Engineering Technician

Learn how to become an electrical and electronics engineering technician. Discover where a degree in electrical engineering can take you.

Christina Payne

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How to Become a Firefighter

Learn how to become a firefighter. Discover requirements, training, and how long the process will take.

Nalea Ko

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How to Become a Criminal Investigator

Learn how to become a criminal investigator. Explore the educational and experiential requirements for this career.

Christina Payne

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First-Generation Students’ Guide to Trade School

Interested in trade school but not sure where to start? What every first-generation student needs to know about trade school programs.

Kim-Ling Sun

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How to Become a Mortician

Mortician requirements vary widely across states, but it doesn't have to be difficult to figure out your next steps. Read more to determine if this is the career for you.

Lyss Welding

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What To Know About Being a Surgical Technician

Surgical technicians help keep operating rooms safe and running smoothly. Learn what it takes to be a tech and what salary these workers typically make.

Lyss Welding

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What to Know About Being a Machinist

Read our guide to learn more about becoming a machinist, including salary potential and job requirements.

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A Parent’s Guide to Trade School

Not all jobs need a degree. Trade schools help prepare students for fulfilling careers. Know your child's options when it comes to trade school.

Lyss Welding

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What to Know About Being a Firefighter

Firefighters provide essential services to the public. Learn about training requirements, earning potential, and career growth for firefighters.

Juliann Scholl, Ph.D.

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The 15 Best Jobs for Trade School Graduates

Not every career requires a bachelor's degree. If you're considering entering a vocation, check out these popular — and lucrative — trade school jobs.

Chinh Ngo

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Best Online Certificate in Dental Assistance Programs

Check out our ranking of the best online dental assistance certificates. See how top programs compare and find a school that fits your needs.

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Medical Billing vs. Medical Coding

Interested in the medical billing and coding industry, but not sure what the difference is between the two professions? This guide explores medical billing vs. medical coding.

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The Value of Trade Schools in Today’s Economy

Trade schools can be a direct route to job stability, high salary potential, and personal fulfillment in your career. Learn more about the importance of trades in today's economy.

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What to Know About Being a Power Plant Operator

Learn how to become a power plant operator. Explore training requirements, career opportunities, and the salary outlook for power plant operators.

Stefanie Grodman

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What to Know About Being a Paralegal

Paralegal jobs are projected to grow in the next decade. Find out what a paralegal does and what to expect from a paralegal salary.

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What to Know About Being a Police Officer

Police officers are an essential part of community law enforcement. Learn about what they do, their training, and the job outlook for aspiring officers.

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What to Know About Being a Medical Sonographer

Discover if a career in medical sonography is right for you. Learn what medical sonographers do, how much they earn, and how to become one.

Michelle Kelley

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The Pros and Cons of Trade School

An alternative to college, trade school offers a fast path to well-paying, stable careers. Discover the pros and cons of trade school in this guide.

Liz Simmons

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How to Become an Electrical Lineman

Read our guide to find out how to become an electrical lineman. Learn what training electrical line technicians need, and discover the average salary.

Bethanny Parker

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What to Know About Being an Electrical Lineman

Electrical linemen maintain the power grid. Discover what it takes to become an electrical line technician, including skill and education requirements.

Nalea Ko

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How to Become a Power Plant Operator

Power plant operators need extensive training to maintain the equipment that powers communities. Discover how you can become a power plant operator.

Nalea Ko

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What to Know About Being an Environmental Field Technician

Environmental field technicians are increasingly in demand. Discover education requirements, career outlook, and salary information for technicians.

Staff Writers

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What to Know About Being a Welder

Interested in becoming a welder? This guide discusses what to know about being a welder, including average welding salaries.

Nalea Ko

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What to Know About Being a Solar Energy Technician

Demand for solar jobs will increase as the government pushes for 100% clean energy by 2035. Discover how you can become a solar energy technician.

Nalea Ko

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Most Important Skills Needed to Be an LPN

LPNs provide daily patient care under the supervision of doctors and registered nurses. Learn the soft and hard LPN skills needed to succeed.

Marisa Upson

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What to Know About Being an LPN

Being an LPN is an excellent way to enter the healthcare field. Learn about the profession's growth outlook, earning potential, and more.

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How to Become an LPN

If you want to enter the healthcare field as quickly as possible, consider pursuing a career as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Learn how to become an LPN.

Staff Writers

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The Fastest Routes to a Skilled Trade Job

Skilled trades provide stable, in-demand employment during uncertain times. Read our guide to learn about the fastest routes to skilled trade jobs.

Staff Writers

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How to Become a Cardiovascular Technician

Learn how to become a cardiovascular technician and kickstart a rewarding career in healthcare.

Stefanie Grodman

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Most Important Skills Needed to Be a Cardiovascular Technician

Interested in becoming a cardiovascular technician? Learn about the most important skills you need to succeed as a cardiovascular technician.

Liz Simmons

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How to Transfer to Trade School

If you are enrolled in college or trade school and looking to transfer, read this guide to determine the best way to transfer credits.

Sharon Wilfong

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A Guide for People of Color in Skilled Trades

People of color in skilled trades can find rewarding career opportunities as companies look to fill skilled trades jobs in a variety of industries.

Heather Mullinix

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A Guide for Women in Skilled Trades

Women in skilled trades can find rewarding, stable, lucrative work. Explore skilled trade jobs that are in demand.

Stefanie Grodman

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Do Trade Schools Require High School Diplomas?

Do trade schools require a high school diploma? Some do, but some may not. Find out how you can enroll even if you don't have a high school or GED diploma.

Bethanny Parker

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Trade School Application Guide

You don’t have to jump through hoops to get into the best trade school. Learn the common trade school requirements, including age restrictions.

Nalea Ko

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Trade School vs. Technical College

Trade school vs. technical college: Learn the pros and cons of each and decide which option is best for you.

Bethanny Parker

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5 Most Important Auto Mechanic Skills

Learn important auto mechanic skills and explore answers to frequently asked questions about being an auto mechanic.

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What To Know About Being a Cardiovascular Technician

Cardiovascular technicians are essential, well-paid professionals who help fight the nation's leading cause of death. Learn how to become a technician.

Staff Writers

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How to Become an Auto Mechanic

Discover how to become an auto mechanic. Learn about the requirements and training for this career path.

Whitney Sandoval

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Vet Tech vs. Vet Assistant

Explore the difference between vet techs vs. vet assistants. Learn which skills you need to become a vet tech or a vet assistant.

Christina Payne

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Are Trade Schools Worth It?

Trade school — or vocational training — can offer students an efficient and affordable path to a reliable, rewarding career.

Juliann Scholl

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HVAC Technician Tool List for Beginners

HVAC apprentices likely need to buy basic tools, such as pliers and pipe wrenches. According to some in field, HVAC technicians may spend up to $500 on their first tool…

Nalea J. Ko

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How to Become an HVAC Technician

Completing HVAC technician training can enable you to secure a lucrative and in-demand career. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of May 2020, HVAC…

Nalea J. Ko

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How To Become a Pharmacy Technician

Learn how to become a pharmacy technician. Explore education tracks and certification requirements related to pharmacy technician training.

Christina Payne

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Your Guide to Trade School Vs. College

A complete guide to trade schools and why they could be a great and cheap alternative to college. Learn how you can build skills quickly in this post.

Victoria Hudgeons

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Dental Assistant Certification

Dental assistants provide an important service every day at work. Learn how you can become a dental assistant and if it's right for you.

Ellery Weil

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Associate vs. Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene

Not sure whether to choose an associate or bachelor's program in dental hygiene? Read our guide to find out which degree is right for you.

Nalea Ko

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Pharmacy Technician vs. Pharmacy Assistant

Pharmacy technicians and pharmacy assistants both work in pharmacies, but they have different roles. See which career might work best for you.

Nalea J. Ko

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Electrician Trade School or Apprenticeship?

Learn whether you should choose an electrician trade school or apprenticeship for your electrician training and decide which option is best for you.

Bethanny Parker

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Medical Assistant vs. LPN

Medical Assistant vs. LPN — which career path should you choose? Learn about the education, training, and career outlook for each.

Heather Mullinix

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Medical Assistant vs. CNA

Medical assistant vs. CNA: Find out the difference between medical assistants and CNAs, including career outlooks and salary differences.

Bethanny Parker

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How to Become a Vet Tech

Learn about the vet tech requirements in your state and see what it takes to help sick or injured animals.

Nalea Ko

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How to Become a Medical Biller

Wondering how to become a medical biller? Discover what you need to get started in this field.

Hailey Hudson

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How to Become a Medical Coder

Medical coding offers plenty of job growth whether you have a high school diploma or college degree. Find out how to become a medical coder in less than one year.

Nalea Ko

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Are Trade Schools Accredited?

The best trade schools seek national accreditation. Learn about the benefits of accredited trade schools.

Heather Mullinix

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Auto Mechanic Tools List for Beginners

Prospective auto mechanics need to invest in tools for their studies and career. Save time and money with this auto mechanic tools list for beginners.

Heather Mullinix

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How To Choose a Trade School

Trade school can train you for a variety of in-demand careers. Read on to learn how to choose a trade school.

Sharon Wilfong

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7 Benefits of Attending Trade School

Learn about the benefits of attending trade school. Decide if this pathway works for you and your career goals.

Doug Wintemute

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The 5 Biggest Challenges of Trade School

Students pursuing a trade often study at vocational schools. Learn more about trade schools and their challenges.

Stefanie Grodman

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What to Know About Being an Auto Mechanic

Drivers rely on auto mechanics for car and truck maintenance. Learn about being an auto mechanic, including common career paths and typical wages.

Juliann Scholl

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What Kinds of Trade Schools Are There?

Trade school can offer a cheaper, faster alternative to traditional college. See what you can learn in trade school and what degrees you can earn.

Nalea J. Ko

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5 Most Important Pharmacy Technician Skills

Pharmacy technicians must learn five specific skills in school or on the job. Read on to see what it takes to become a pharmacy technician.

Nalea J. Ko

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5 Most Important Skills Needed to Be an HVAC Technician

HVAC technicians install and repair heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Along with technical skills, HVAC technicians must also possess certain soft skills. An HVAC technician's duties may vary depending…

Whitney Sandoval

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What To Know About Being a Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technician training programs take about a year of full-time study to complete. Certified pharmacy technicians enter a growing field with opportunities for advancement. Training and experience may lead to…

Staff Writers

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What to Know About Being an HVAC Technician

HVAC techs work with heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilation systems. HVAC techs must complete technical education, hands-on training, and certification programs. HVAC techs earn a median annual salary of…

Stefanie Grodman

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College Planning

How Trade Schools Are Weathering COVID-19

The hands-on training of trade schools is hard to accomplish online, but vocational skills continue to hold value on the new job market.

Staff Writers

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College Planning

Most Important Vet Tech Skills

Learn about the most important vet tech skills, including skills like empathy and communication.

Bethanny Parker

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What to Know About Being a Vet Tech

What should you know about being a vet tech? Learn about the vet tech career, including salary potential and job outlook.

Bethanny Parker

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Most Important Skills Needed to be an Electrician

Learn about the skills needed to be an electrician and how developing these electrician skills can help you excel professionally.

Christina Payne

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College Planning

What to Know About Being an Electrician

Have you ever thought about being an electrician? Read this article to find out what electricians do, how much they make, and more.

Bethanny Parker

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Most Important Dental Hygienist Skills

What skills do you need to be a dental hygienist? Learn what dental hygienist skills will help you the most on the job.

Bethanny Parker

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College Planning

What to Know About Being a Dental Hygienist

Find out how you can improve patients' lives by being a dental hygienist. Learn about dental hygienist salaries and career outlook.

Bethanny Parker

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College Planning

What to Know About Medical Billing & Coding

Want to get started in a medical billing and coding career? This guide explores medical billing and coding salaries and job outlook.

Staff Writer

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What to Know About Being a Medical Assistant

Learn what it takes to become a medical assistant and find out if this career is right for you.

Heather Mullinix

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College Planning

How to Become a Medical Assistant

Interested in becoming a medical assistant? Read our guide to learn more about medical assistant training and certification.

Heather Mullinix

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College Planning

How to Become a Dental Hygienist

Learn about the education and licensing requirements needed to become a dental hygienist.

Heather Mullinix

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College Planning

How to Become an Electrician

Learn how to become an electrician, including everything you need to know about electrician training and licensing requirements.

Bethanny Parker