Once upon a time, there was a girl named Cinderella who skipped the ball to go to college. She dreamed of earning a fat salary to finally buy some nicer clothes. She just didn't know what major to choose. With no fairy godmother to guide her, Cinderella majored in child and family studies, believing making a difference in the lives of struggling families would surely garnish a nice paycheck. She was shocked to discover her mid-career earnings would average less than $38,000 per year. Poor Cinderella. She should have gone into engineering.
Month: October 2012
"Revenge of the Nerds" was a lie, according to a recent report from National Bureau of Economic Research. The popular kids in high school didn't just make gym class a living hell: they're likely to out-earn you post graduation, as well.
Some 70 percent of U.S. workers are either "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" at their jobs, according to the latest research in this infographic. Are dissatisfied employees having a career midlife crisis?
The U.S. may be known as the no-vacation nation, but Matt Kepnes recently crunched the numbers and revealed that most office workers have far more free travel days than they might think. When you take weekends into play, the standard two-week vacation most of us imagine grows to a whopping 110 potential days a year to travel. That's four months!
The number of women with jobs increased by 300,000 over the past six months. This would be good news anytime, but what's particularly significant is that men returned to work at the same rate. The "he-covery," in other words, might soon be a thing of the past.
'Tis the season for the common cold, flu and... business travel. In a recent column for Entrepreneur, Lisa Evans shared four rock-solid strategies to stay healthy while you're on the road.
A recent survey by Kaplan Test Prep says that schools are finding more online material that damages applicants' chances of admission -- three times as much, in fact, as they found last year.
Will studying on sunny beaches lead to a high salary? In PayScale's 2012-2013 College Salary Report, we found out which college in each region of the U.S. offered its graduates the best shot at a high paycheck. If you are trying to decide between a New England autumn or mountain skiing between classes, look no further than our list of the six top colleges across the U.S.
Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.
In today's edition of PayScale Election Stats, we surveyed users to find out if support of a particular candidate changes for men and women depending on how much they earn. Our data on this topic was stark. Read on for the break down of candidate support by gender and income.
Tired of fighting your way through blind email addresses and faceless HR managers? Invent a meme, and employers might just come looking for you.