Obtaining an Accredited Arts and Design Education and Career

When looking to receive the educational training that is needed to seek a career in the field of arts and design, you can enroll in a variety of accredited schools, colleges, and degree programs. Receiving a formal higher education will give you the skills that you will need to be successful in your chosen career. You can choose to train at different levels which allow you to specialize in the area you select. Coursework will cover multiple topics that relate to the specific career you have chosen to pursue. You can learn more about obtaining an accredited arts and design education and career by requesting more information from various programs.

Fashion Design

Pursuing a career in fashion design can be done at different levels through an accredited school or college. Training can be completed at different levels including an associate, bachelor, or master degree level. You will spend two to six years earning your degree depending on which one you choose. Coursework will cover multiple topics that relate to the level of education and career you wish to obtain. You can study courses like design, sewing, fabrics, sketching, ornamentation, colors, and much more. When you choose to obtain an accredited education in this area of the field you will find many career possibilities available to you. You can seek employment as a professional clothing designer, jewelry designer, or fashion merchandiser, working in retail, apparel manufacturing, and much more. You have the opportunity to receive the quality education that is necessary to be successful in fashion design.

Interior Design

Beginning the path to a career in interior design can be done by enrolling in an accredited educational training program. You can select from a variety of training options in order to receive the career preparation that you need. Learning programs are offered at different levels to help you pursue the career that’s right for you. You can choose to pursue an associate or bachelors degree which will require two to four years of training. When looking to receive an education in interior design you can study numerous topics to help you prepare for the career you dream of. Coursework may consist of learning Feng Shui, drawing, furniture design, perspective, ergonomics, spatial planning, and much more. Once you have trained in these areas you will be ready to seek the employment you desire. With an accredited degree in interior design you can seek employment with private customers, offices, design companies, and a variety of other businesses. You can become the interior designer you dream of by receiving a higher education.

Enrollment in an accredited learning program will help you to receive the career preparation you need to work in the field of arts and design. Studies will vary based on the level of education you choose to obtain but some can cover basic topics to help you learn Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), architecture, and much more. By receiving a higher education in this field you will be ready to work in marketing and sales, photography, fashion design, and much more. Start the path to an exciting new career by enrolling in an accredited program today.

Accredited arts and design degree programs are available to provide you with the career preparation you need to enter into a successful career. Full accreditation is provided by agencies like the Council for Interior Design Accreditation ( http://www.accredit-id.org/ ) to schools and colleges that offer a quality education and meet all criteria. You can begin by researching programs to find the one that fits your needs and enroll today.

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Education and Careers: The Paths We Choose

We all know that education prices are skyrocketing, and the return on investment (ROI) is not so clear. Degrees, they say, used to guarantee a job, and now jobs that used to only require a bachelor’s degree require a master’s, and so on. This means that the ROI has decreased, and that higher education is undergoing inflation. Technological changes, moreover, are eliminating midlevel service jobs.

According to a May 2011 report by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree earn, on average, 84 percent more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma. If workers, then, with a bachelor’s degree are now filling jobs that those with only a high school diploma used to have, then living conditions and salaries for them are poor, and salaries for those without a degree are unlivable. In this situation, it is necessary to earn a higher degree, and yet, hard if not impossible to receive a decent ROI for the time and money spent.

In comes online education. Online higher degrees are becoming more credible and more common. And as if on a linear train of thought – in comes free online education, offered from top universities around the country (MOOCs). Moreover, the career opportunities that only a degree-in-hand allow are merging with online ed options: just a few weeks ago Georgia Tech announced that it was merging with Udacity to provide a reasonably-priced computer science program. In the totally unbalanced situation of higher than reasonable brick-and-mortar degree prices versus free online education, hybrid models are emerging as one way of answering to the issue for positive ROI outcomes.

ROI: What Does It Really Mean? OR Is Money What It’s All About?

According to government projections, by 2020, only three of the thirty fields with the largest projected job openings will require a bachelor’s degree or higher to fill the position: teachers, college professors, and accountants. Most of the available positions will be midlevel jobs not easily replaced by technology such as retail sales associates, fast food workers and truck drivers.

College graduates who majored in zoology, anthropology, philosophy, art history and humanities are now among the least likely to find jobs appropriate to their education level, while nursing, teaching, accounting, and computer science graduates are the most likely. Graduates with degrees in marketing, finance, human resources, and advertising are seeing an increase in career opportunities and therefore ROI.

‘While engineering and computer science consistently rate among the top-paying college majors, students should also research employment demand and hot skillsets,’ Andrea Porter, communications director at Georgetown’s CEW, said to USNews for a piece called ‘College Majors With the Best Return on Investment.’ “Research what skills are most valuable in the labor market… and depending on those ‘hot skills’ you can also obtain a certificate that will provide you skills that will set you apart,” she added.

Katie Bardaro, a lead economist at PayScale (an online salary database), contributed to the piece by stating that engineering, physics, computer science, and mathematics boast strong earning potential and low unemployment rates, which can help prospective employees reap the highest return on their education investment.

Many are concerned, because where there are jobs there isn’t enough talent and where there is talent, jobs are limited. And since ROI is usually only calculated by the maximum money one receives for their time spent in college, top-paying careers which are in-demand are listed as the top careers.

If you are cut out for the analytical work, these advisers say, then do it! For the money.

But what about for those who don’t necessary need the maximum paying career – those who see what they want to contribute and what they themselves are talented in as important first, and then wish to identify how to make a living? Is money the most important thing to all of us? When did economical ROI become the most important aspect of continuing one’s education? And the answer of course, is always for some, and for other’s: when this became a concern.

No, money is not the most important factor for all of us. “Teachers aren’t in it for the money,” for example, is a common expression of the profession. But money can help us get places. Money is necessary to survive. A decent paycheck, good working conditions, and fulfilling our dreams is the ideal for many of us.

If money was the only thing that mattered, then perhaps we would all heed the advice of the higher education advisers who say – enter computer science now! Perhaps it is not that we do not have the ability, talent or work ethic, but simply, that our interests lead us somewhere else. Some of us have our own visions to follow. What then?

Fulfilling Our Highest Visions

We have an economy that is based on creating revenue by selling things we don’t need cheap and making a profit vs. filling real world needs for humanity’s benefit. We are conditioned to want more money and certain things – often brands. There is too much competition in fields we don’t really need, and too many shady businesses and practices that take advantage of people. Imagine if we focused on the best and putting capable people into jobs that actually serve people, imagine if money didn’t matter the way it does for people and businesses of today. But it does because money is the most powerful thing in our world. Even knowledge doesn’t come close to the power money allows a person to yield.

Technology should make things easier on all of us, not take away a limited amount of jobs and further the economic gap between the wealthy and the poor, making only the hardest jobs that cannot easily be filled by technology what’s available to uneducated people. All people should be well-educated. All people have potential. Meaningless jobs should be filled by computers, and people should be encouraged and able pursue their dreams. Make the world a better place. Make themselves better. Make others better. And help the community.

Perhaps I am too partial to romanticizing education. I truly believe that it is one of the most powerful forces in the world; that knowledge, not money, should be the most powerful. However, true education, education of this magnitude, is not, I believe, about pushing out “job-ready” graduates with “hot skills” at the right time or moment to enter a certain market. I believe the true graduates are the ones who leave college having faced themselves, and the world around them, and are ready to enter it; that specific skills are as important as life-skills, self-confidence, and general intelligence. That these hot skills don’t in fact add up if graduates are looking at the job market to pick a career, rather than finding their career based on their innate talents and desired life, whether this means that they work in advertising, as a teacher, professor, fisherman, farmer, agriculturist, or politician. We must find our own path and therefore happiness instead of the world demanding, stealing, insisting it away from us.

So while education is a good and now an almost necessary cost in the vision of this country and our place in it, and while many things influence our futures in a numerical and calculated way – our parent’s education, our education, society’s demands, and media influences – we must insist on making our own dreams and happinesses real. ROI is not only about money gains, although it is often discussed in this matter. You are not a determined by the money you make.

Of course, we must have some kind of practical plan. We have to make it work. And following our happiness, indeed can take a lot of work. And many make their visions work by combining them with one of the strong in-demand fields such as in science, technology, education or business. If we love the outcome, then the work in the end means something. This, in my opinion, is what matters.

How to Spot Dishonest Forex Education and Training

Atten-hut! Fellow traders, you’re very fortunate that you’ve landed on this legitimate and helpful website. In this article, we will attempt to discover how to spot Forex scams and protect ourselves from their devious actions. We will discuss some of the issues, and then identify their common motives and traps.

First of all, it’s good to know that you’ve made up your mind to get into forex market, the world’s largest financial market, and a place that provides abundant opportunities to make money. Forex is a marketplace where buyers and seller of worldwide currencies meet at the same time, although not at the same place. They trade in the market everyday from Monday to Friday, 24 hours a day.

Without a doubt, the market can be very lucrative, promising and engaging. With such easily available money making opportunities in Forex, it surely attracts more people to jump into the Forex Battleground. Many people enter the market with big dreams of being a winner in the market. Unfortunately, most of them forget that risk always come along with every opportunity.

Because of their burning desire to succeed, they neglect the importance of being a well-informed investor with an arsenal of intelligent trading weapons. They trade money they can’t afford to lose, get too excited with small and occasional profit, and too emotional when suffering a loss. At times, they even damage themselves greatly by ignoring a huge loss until it grows to the point that it wipes out their entire account.
In the eye of some unscrupulous people, the scam artists, the uneducated investor and novice trader are big money. Hence Forex scam artists have flooded the market, offering various bombastic products and services, ranging from “instructional” Ebooks, so-called trading robots, trading signals, free trainings, trading awards and so on.

Their Ebooks don’t give you precious information on market analysis and trading. It only contains general info which you can get for free on the internet. Their trading robots or automated trading programs are selling at average $200 each, with huge promise from the scammy vendors: “Win 95% of all trades – Generate $100,000 per month” Do they think it’s so easy to be a winner in forex market? If their robots can generate huge amount of money consistently why they sell the robots with relatively cheap price?

Some of Forex scams also offer cheap trading signal, claiming their signals are the best. The bad side is they never give us the track record of their signals accuracy. After a certain amount of time, you’ll know why they don’t publish their signals – it’s because the accuracy is so low and if you follow the signals, you will be unprofitable. Some scammy online brokers also lurk in the internet market enticing want to-be and inexperienced investors with low spread, free commission trading and free Forex training. Then soon after they have sufficient number of clients, they disappear without any warning, taking all the proceeds and deposits with them.

So wake up, friends! Be ready for those Forex scam artists’ attack! You have to protect your money from these thieves. You need to know how to spot Forex scams. Here is the list of some things you should remember when you come across any suspicious Forex website:

1. When something sounds too good to be true, the odd are that it’s not true. Traders play the odds and probabilities. Don’t start off your trading career with a bad “trade”.

2. Don’t fall into the over-hyped presentations of affiliate sales pages and “user’s” testimonials. These people are willing to lie to their own mothers to make a sale.

3. Make sure you only buy what you need. Trading does not have to be complicated, and continuing to look for the “next big thing” will always get you into trouble. Stop searching and focus on a good, quality education. It will help you to control yourself and avoid the predatory scam artists.

4. Use your common sense, don’t expect a quality product with cheap price, although there are exceptions to this rule. On the other hand, you have to be sure you’ll get your money’s worth.

5. When there is no clear contact person and business address, please place more caution on them.

6. Go to reliable trader forums, review websites and blogs if you are not sure on a product or service.

And even though you’re here and now know how to spot forex scams and avoid them, you certainly still need to acquire more knowledge and information to be successful as a Forex trader. We suggest you try to find the highest quality education possible, but be careful not to pay too much!