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  • Has College Outlived Its Usefulness?

    As the cost of college soars to unsustainable heights, its efficacy has been seriously called into question. Students now have direct access to employers, open-access online courses and a jaded outlook of "finding the right fit" when selecting a place to pursue their higher education. With so many colleges giving such a low return on investment, more people demand to know what they're actually paying for.
  • Debt the Deciding Factor in Choosing a College

    Back in the day, when life wasn't as ridiculously expensive, choosing a college meant considering the school's student life, culture, reputation and academics. With the sharply rising cost of education, that choice has come down to cold hard cash. The biggest question in the minds of students: How much debt will I graduate with?
  • Young America's Job Crisis

    U.S. youngsters are having a tougher time finding work than their counterparts in other wealthy, large economies. What's going on here? In the land of plenty, shouldn't young talent have a smorgasbord of job offerings to choose from?
  • 10 Valuable Lessons to Learn From Warren Buffet

    The guy became an investor at 11 years old, paid his way through college with profits from his childhood business and later became one of the greatest billionaire moguls and philanthropists of all time. Warren Buffet knows what he's doing.
  • Student Loan Reform: It's About Time

    The national student debt now stands at more than $1 trillion. It marked the first time in U.S. history that college debt outnumbered credit card debt. A bill making its way through Congress aims to help Americans better deal with that burden of college debt.
  • The 5 Happiest, Healthiest Jobs in America

    If you want to feel good, both physically and mentally, you're better off being a doctor or a teacher than a transportation worker, according to a recent Gallup poll.

    The survey measured American's physical, emotional, and financial well-being by examining factors such as exercise, produce consumption, obesity, smoking, view of their workplace, and relationship to management.

  • Behind the Dish: Work Life on a Chef's Salary

    By Brian Steel,

    The last time you sat down for a delicious meal in a fancy restaurant, did you wonder about the chefs who prepared it?  Here at PayScale, we always want to know more about the people who work in one of the 13,000 job titles on which we gather data. This week, in addition to providing chef salary information, we will also explore a day in the life of a chef. Join us as we go behind the dish. 

  • The 5 Best-Paying Jobs That You Can Get With an Associate's Degree

    When you picture high-paying jobs, you probably think of gigs that require a lot of education. But for every lawyer and dentist, there are a whole bunch of people who have jobs they love -- with great salaries -- that only required an associate's degree.

  • 5 Ways to Learn a New Skill at Your Boring Job

    Of course, we'd all prefer to be toiling away at our dream jobs. But if you're clever, you can use that time at your not-so-perfect gig to pick up valuable career skills -- even if none of your current tasks would look good on a CV.

  • 6 Career Myths That Are Just That

    Job searching has its own mythology, a set of rules for success that most of us follow almost blindly. If you want to get the job of your dreams, the first thing you need to do is figure out which of career urban legends are true -- and which are phonier than a sewer alligator.

  • 6 Hot IT Jobs That Will Make You Rich in 2013

    Tired of toiling in the trenches for little appreciation and less pay? Maybe it's time to consider a career change. If you're a tech type, you might set your sights on one of these up and coming IT jobs.

  • Sokanu Wants to Help You Find Your Dream Job

    Spencer Thompson is just 21 years old, but his new website is already being called a potential for careers. With a database of 500 jobs and endless stats on what makes people happy in specific jobs, Sokanu (pronounced "so can you") promises to match users with their ideal gig.

  • Is it Time to Go Back to School? [infographic]

    The economic uncertainty over the past several years has caused many jobseekers to consider going back to school. This infographic examines some of the statistics around higher education to help you weigh your decision.

  • The Rise of the MOOCs [infographic]

    With a four-year college degree costing nearly six figures, it's easy to understand why more and more people are turning to online courses to further their education. MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, are giving students the opportunity to earn a degree without putting themselves in major debt.

  • 12 Unique Skills Startup Employees Need for Faster Promotions

    Q: What's one unusual skill employees need to get promoted faster at a startup or small biz?

    The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.
  • Conversations with PayScale: Public Relations Specialist

    With the election just 22 days away, we at PayScale find ourselves discussing the jobs available in the political arena. What is it like to be a speech writer? What does a lobbyist do all day? And is there a job where we can just hang out at the White House, quoting The West Wing at anyone who will listen? No? Fine. Maybe we'll just walk around and see if there's a pick-up meeting we can get in on instead.
  • Square to Host Three-Day Code Camp for Female Engineers

    Square, a mobile payment startup company based in San Francisco, has announced plans to host a three-day Code Camp exclusively for female engineers. Can this program entice more women to pursue careers in engineering?

  • 'Career Academy' Model at Mountain Home Revolutionizes High School Education

    Could a career academy model like that at the Mountain Home charter school revolutionize high school education as we know it? The school, which is located in Arkansas' Ozark Mountains, sorts incoming ninth-grade students by learning style and career aspirations. Next, they meet with school representatives and take personality surveys to help them decide between one of three tracks: Health and Human Services, Communications, Arts and Business; and Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing and Engineering. This process aims to engage students by teaching them material that's relevant to them.

  • Is Serial Mastery the Secret to Staying Relevant at Work?

    As our tech-savvy culture continues to change the face of the modern job market, serial mastery is becoming employees' best strategy for staying relevant. How much time have you invested in developing your own skills?

  • Need Help? 13 Sources for Practical Business Advice

    Q: As a young entrepreneur, what's your #1 source of practical business advice and why?

    The following answers are provided by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently published #FixYoungAmerica: How to Rebuild Our Economy and Put Young Americans Back to Work (for Good), a book of 30+ proven solutions to help end youth unemployment.

    1. Ask Experienced Businesspeople

    John BerkowitzAlthough there are countless pieces of valuable advice that can be found both online and in books, nothing beats getting insight from people in your network. Consulting individuals that have long and diverse careers in the businesses world enables you to get personalized and customized advice from a demographic that has both talked the talk and walked the walk.
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