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Career Opportunities for Nurses in the Field of Public Health

Guest Author: Robert Jankowsky

As you are considering how best to approach a future career in public health, there are many public health classes online that can offer you a big picture of how the public health field is developing today. Because the field of public health is growing faster than many other fields in a continuing sluggish economy, when you first enter the field after earning your master’s or other advanced public health degree, it can feel overwhelming to pick a career focus.

After You Graduate…
Sometimes doing research before you graduate is the best way to strategize so you can pick your classes, internships, volunteer activities, mentors, and professional associations to guide your resume and your career path towards the aspect of public health you wish to specialize in. This is an invaluable strategy for a nursing professional who wishes to enter the field of public health. Learn here what types of career opportunities there are for nurses in this rewarding and rapidly expanding field, and consider where your interests, aptitudes, and skills in nursing may be leading you.

The basic role of a public health nurse is to build bridges; you will be building bridges between the public and lawmakers, medical professionals, researchers, organizations, corporations and administrators at many levels so that ever more effective prevention, awareness, education, intervention, and wellness information can be disseminated to those who need it and can benefit from it.

Putting Your Degree To Use
With your nursing degree, you will gain valuable information about the human body as it relates to common health threats, both preventable and unavoidable, and with your public health specialization you will gain the ability to use your knowledge each day to help people stay healthier and live happier, more productive lives. You can choose to specialize in a number of different areas, from disaster response to general wellness, high-risk populations, individuals and families or even whole communities. You may work on your own as a professional or consultant, or you may join a group or organization that engages the services of a team of public health nurses to promote and advance a specific initiative.
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Why Get a Masters Degree in Management

Why Get A Masters Degree in Management

Guest Author: Oliver Plin

If you are thinking about returning to school to get an advanced degree in the management field, the question you are most likely to be pondering on a daily basis is “why should I follow through this and not run for the hills?” Well, why shouldn’t you run, indeed! Higher education costs are doing anything but going down in today’s tough economic times; it is important to understand the value of a master’s degree in management to ensure you put your best effort into first obtaining your education and next maximizing your job prospects upon successful graduation.

Advantages of Earning Your Master’s Degree in Management
Deciding to return to school to and pursue a master’s degree in management will be both promising and exciting. The process can produce rich rewards when approached with proper perspective. Learn how obtaining your degree can set you apart from your peers and also gain a much deeper understanding of how different master’s in management degrees differ (for instance, a MSC/MSM versus a MBA degree) and the diverse skill set you will emerge with upon your graduation from each.
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Lesser-Known Psychology Fields

The Road Little Traveled: Lesser-Known Psychology Fields

Guest Author: Karah Snyderman
Perhaps when you think of psychology, you imagine someone lying on a leather sofa, hands folded on his stomach, facing away from a well-dressed, distinguished-looking older man with a clipboard and a pen who’s jotting down notes as they talk. The patient is unburdening himself, maybe sniffling a little. This is certainly one aspect of the multifaceted psychology field, but it’s in no way at all comprehensive.

In fact, today there are more niches in psychology than ever before. As psychology has become more prominent and the stigma of seeking out a personal psychologist has eroded (in fact, it’s almost chic to have a therapist anymore), the field has become saturated with eager and inquisitive new students, who focus on popular subfields like clinical, social and even forensic psychology. What’s really beyond the therapist’s couch, you wonder? The answer is: some interesting and lesser-known careers in psychology.

Sports Psychology
Nothing is more exciting in the sports world than two big talents with big personalities clashing on the field. And in fact, personality is one area of study within the sport psychology field. Sport psych is defined as a multidisciplinary science that fuses psychology with Kinesiology, which is the study of human movement. Broadly, the field analyzes how the participation in sports effects both the mind and the body; sport psychologists also seek to explore how the honing and development of psychological skills affects athletic performance. For example, a sport psychologist might be interested in how goal-setting and imagery affects individual performance and final outcome during a big game. Yet sport psychology is also interested in coaching, team building and youth sport.
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Resume Trends of 2012- What to Follow and What to Discard

Guest Author: Mark Larson
Website: Resume Index
Anyone who has made a resume would know how confusing it is. Everyone you consult or discuss your resume with has some opinion or another about what information it should include and how it should be laid out. However, there are some aspects of a resume that everyone would agree with. These aspects change with time, and the beginning of a new year brings with it some new trends in resume building. Here are some of the latest aspects of resume building that will help you craft a resume suitable for 2012:

1.      Get Rid of the ‘Objective’ Statements
There was a time when a good resume was recognized by the presence of a career objective or a professional summary, or even both. This year, the practice of including such statements has died out for the simple reason that they waste a lot of space on the resume. Minimalistic statements are the latest trend in resumes this year, so it is time you cut down your elaborate objective and summary statements to a single line that says how the position being applied for will help in moving your career forward. You need to get to the point quickly and begin with relevant facts for job applications, like your professional achievements.

2.      Add Facts and Figures
Another trend is the addition of concise facts and figures in your resume. These figures have to be real, of course, and indicative of your achievements. For example, you can say that you increased the sales in your region by ‘20%’ instead of writing ‘substantially’. This year, it is time to bring down the number of broad and generic terms used in your resume and add concrete numbers as proof of your abilities. You can get ideas for ways to do this by looking at resume examples online.  This makes your resume seem more realistic rather than a sales pitch.
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