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Archive for November, 2011

2011
24
Nov

Real Estate School

Real Estate School

If you love homes and have a born-to-sell attitude, real estate school might be a good option to begin a career selling houses and apartments.

Those who apply for real estate school are usually those who are looking for a career that will give them independence, flexibility, and which will allow them to make money without spending hours at the office. People who work in real estate are usually on the job in the evenings and weekends when potential customers are available to look at properties.

This profession is ideal for parents who want to spend more time with their children, or anyone else who is looking for something beyond the 9 to 5 schedule. Real estate school, like the real estate work schedule, often holds classes on weekends and evenings. Real estate school involves some investment of time and money, but leads to a rewarding and satisfying career.

2011
23
Nov

Traffic Schools

Traffic Schools

People attend traffic schools for many different reasons, and students at traffic school may include:

  • Those who want to reduce their penalty
  • Those who want to obtain their driver’s license
  • Those who want to reduce their insurance
  • Those who need driving instruction for their jobs

Traffic schools teach the rules and regulations of a particular state, and therefore, what you learn in your course will vary according to your location.

Before attending traffic school, you should at least have a feeling that you are going to stay in a certain state for a particular amount of time. This is especially true for those who attend traffic school to obtain a work-related license, since moving to another location might entail taking a refresher course and another exam.

2011
21
Nov

Nursing School

Nursing School

For those who have an interest in medicine and a caring attitude, attending nursing school may be a good option. Although the field of nursing is not for everyone, it is quite a rewarding profession, both personally and financially.

A good nurse combines thorough medical knowledge with the human touch and the capacity to explain facts to a patient with a nurturing attitude. Nursing school can help the potential nurse develop his or her skills and to gain the knowledge needed for the nursing profession.

Many people decide to enroll in nursing school because of the increasing demand for nurses in the US and the rise in nurses’ salaries. Financial considerations, while important, should not be paramount in deciding to attend nursing school, since the profession is quite challenging, but very worthwhile for those who feel that nursing is right for them.

Interior Design School

If you have always enjoyed designing and redesigning your own space, interior design school may be for you. Perhaps you are the type who notices the way a home is arranged as soon as you enter, or may prefer one restaurant over another, not because of the menu or the service, but because of the ambience created by the interior design.

If you choose to enroll in interior design school, there are many different programs to choose from, depending on how much you want to specialize.

Many designers begin their careers with a certificate from an interior design school, and later decide to “upgrade” their degrees with a BFA ( a Bachelor of fine arts) or an MFA (Master’s of Fine Arts). A student can attend interior design school at a college or university or obtain a certificate at a trade school.

2011
18
Nov

Film School

Film School

Many artistic graduates are interested in going to film school after high school or upon completing an undergraduate degree. Many of these students have a bent for drawing, photography, acting or writing and see film as the best way to use these talents and the most likely way to make a living doing what they love.

Not everyone who graduates from film school earns the kind of income Steven Spielberg enjoys, but many find that their opportunities for success in this field are greatly increased after graduating from a good film school. As with any other arts fields, there is fierce competition between artists, but the best and most skilled filmmakers often succeed in their profession.

Since film school is a significant investment of time and money, it is a good idea to take a few brief film classes to see whether or not film is really right for you before making the plunge into a full time program at film school.

Fashion Design School

If you were the type who enjoyed sketching, sewing and fitting clothes on Barbie and Ken, it may not be surprising that you are interested in attending fashion design school as an adult. Usually those who enroll in fashion design school have a lifelong love of fashion and clothing, and want to turn their passion into a profitable career.

Although admission into fashion design school can be competitive and finding a job upon graduation can be challenging, many talented people have flourished in fashion design school and have been able to find jobs in the field without difficulty. A fashion design school may exist under the auspices of an art school, or it can be located on the campus of a college or university.

2011
16
Nov

Beauty Schools

Beauty Schools

Don’t be intimidated by the “Beauty School Dropout” song from the musical Grease; almost anyone with an ability and interest in looking good can succeed in most beauty schools.

This isn’t to say that degrees at beauty schools are particularly easy, since they require a large commitment of time and dedication to one’s course of study. However, those who love styling hair, applying making makeup or creating a new look for nails, can find a way to turn a lifelong interest into a profitable career by applying to beauty schools.

As more women are in the work force and have disposable incomes, the beauty industry has received a bounce, and currently, the demand for beauty technicians outstrips the supply. There are many beauty schools located in every state, and it isn’t difficult to find an accredited beauty school close to you.