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Mar 18 2010

No, we’re not talking about phone applications that let you find jobs. But rather, a new trend to hit the job market: Mobile Application Designer.

Since iPhones and iTouches have become increasingly popular and Google has introduced the Android phone, there’s been a boom in the technology sector for applications for these phones.

A research firm, Gartner, compiled information relating to mobile applications and downloads. They found that mobile application downloads will exceed 4.5 billion worldwide in 2010. That’s up 2.5 billion from 2009! That growth is expected to produce $6.7 billion in mobile app revenue in 2010. These numbers are the reason why industry insiders are predicting this new career to only increase. Find the complete article here.

Be a part of this new job industry and earn your degree in web design. CareerExplorer.net can help you find schools in your area today.

By Career Explorer

Mar 11 2010

If you’re interested in changing your career – and the most important detail of your career choice is reliability – there are options for you. It may take a little research to find an in-demand career, and after you find it, education or training may be necessary. But the reward of a dependable career can be well worth it.

Here are some tips to get you on track toward a reliable career:

  1. Check the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Occupational Outlook handbook. The BLS researches nearly every career and can give you facts like: what the career entails, if it is a growing field and what kind of education is necessary for the career. The BLS gives you a national view of growing careers and what it takes to land one.
  2. If you’re wondering what careers are popular in your community, check websites for job postings. After studying job postings for a period of time, you’ll start to notice trends. The positions that commonly come up may be considered hot careers in your area.
  3. Get the education and training necessary to qualify for the reliable career. Now that you’ve found a reliable career, research what it’s going to take to qualify for it. It may be on the job training, or you may need a certificate or degree to show you’re qualified.

Good luck on your quest for a reliable career! And remember, if you need career training or education, come back to CareerExplorer.net to find a suitable school in your area.

By Career Explorer

Mar 5 2010

We’ve heard it before – spring is a time of growth and re-awakenings! And every time I step outside, I’m reminded that this new season is just around the corner.

If the increasing sunshine and chirping birds are inspiring you to make a change in your life, a fresh start in a new career might be the answer. And in honor of spring, here’s a list of some careers that can get you outside, enjoying the fresh air – all while earning a paycheck.

  1. Landscape architect: Whether you’re designing, planning or creating plant layouts, this career definitely gets you out in the sunshine.
  2. Fitness trainer: Everyone likes to mix up their fitness routine. Working as a fitness trainer is your chance to accompany your clients out of the gym and into the great outdoors.
  3. Construction: A lot of building and construction projects let you take in the fresh air while you’re on the job.
  4. Hospitality and tourism: Have tourists visiting you where you work? Take them on a hike or help them experience your local attractions.

Do any of these options interest you? Take a look around Career Explorer to find schools near you that can help you get started.

By Career Explorer

Mar 2 2010

Lately, you’ve probably heard a lot about “green” career paths. But what are some of the more specific job titles that are out there, just waiting to be discovered?

How about: “wind turbine technician.” If you previously thought green and energy-efficient jobs were limited to residential or commercial construction, think again! Thanks to some exciting technological advances, some of today’s newest, fastest-growing green career tracks are in wind turbine installation, repair and maintenance.

Every day, new wind turbines are being installed all around the world. A recent report by the U.S. Department of Energy even estimates that by the year 2030, wind turbines could supply up to 20 percent of the entire nation’s electricity. Though the wind turbine industry may have been limited to just a few states several years ago, today, wind turbines now operate in 34 states across the United States.

Interested in harvesting the power of wind to help improve your career? The first step is finding the right schools that can help you learn the skills you’ll need to be a part of the wind turbine industry.

Pinnacle Career Institute’s Wind Turbine program is just one of many up-and-coming green energy degree and certificate programs. Want to learn more about this program and others like it? Career Explorer can help you search for the programs that interest you and find the schools in your area that offer these programs. Start searching now!

By Career Explorer