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    What Are "Smart" Degrees for Career Success?

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Apr 11, 2013 3:37:53 PM

    Ever wonder which degree paths have the best chance for career success in today's economy? Yahoo! Education recently "pulled together career information from the U.S. Department of Labor and professional insight from [their] education expert" to give a fuller picture into which degrees offer the greatest career prospects.

    Coming out on top was a Bachelor's in Computer Science due to its high degree of real-world applications and demand. According to Lou Thomas, partner at Capstone Consulting and a computer science degree holder,

    "A degree in computer science is highly sought after by many companies because technology is always changing. You can work from anywhere with this degree and work for all types of clients and companies."

    In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts a 30% growth in software developers by 2020. Interested in learning more about how Jones & Bartlett Learning Computer Science resources can help build tomorrow's careers? Take a look at our 2013 interactive catalog.

    Another career path that made the list was Health Care Administration for those interested in helping the sick and injured, "but never had much of a stomach for needles and scalpels." Programs in Health Care Administration introduce students to "the complex world of health care by learning how to manage a health care facility" while offering valuable insights into human resources, public policy, and financial management. Have you heard about our Navigate Scenario: LearnScapes for the field of Health Care Administration, a virtual learning environment for the field of Health Care Administration? Watch a short video preview:


    What's more, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts a 22% growth for Medical and Health Services Managers by 2020. Find out more about our Health Care Administration resources on our website or view our interactive catalog now.

    The cliché goes that crime doesn't pay, but Yahoo! points out that "a degree in criminal justice could have many real-world applications," including law enforcement and crime scene investigation. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts an 18% growth in probation officer and correctional treatment specialists by 2020. Our renowned Criminal Justice resources prepare students for successful careers in an array of professions. Take a look at our latest interactive catalog.

    Learn more about how Jones & Bartlett Learning prepares students for real-world success at

    Topics: Computer Science, Criminal Justice, health care administration, Higher Education, U.S. Department of Labor, Yahoo! Education

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