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Education & Tech, was created to build hope that education based on social technologies, can transform the new century, and enable abundance not only spiritually but economically. Milton Ramirez, Ed.D. - @tonnet is the founder & editor. He is a teacher, tech blogger, writes on education, and hails this blog from Union, NJ. For further questions, tips or concerns please e-mail him to:miltonramirez [at] educationandtech [dot] com

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How You Can Get the Most Out of Your Graduate School Experience

By Christopher Dousharm*

Chris received his master’s degree in Corporate and Organizational Communication, with a concentration in social media, from the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. Based on his own experiences, he's put together five short tips for how you can get the most out of your graduate school experience.

Don’t Go Back Just to Go Back

Times are tough, he writes. Unemployment is still at frightening levels, the constant demand for new digital skills is rapidly increasing, and the cost of everything is skyrocketing—including an education. It's so tempting to get that next degree in an attempt to escape the perils of today's economy and job market. But education should never be an "out."

He spent a year researching before deciding on his degree program.

Trust Your Instincts

After seriously committing to his program, he had that positive gut feeling at each key moment —the application process, the acceptance letter, the first day of classes— that he had found what he was looking for. He knew it was right.

In his classwork, Chris took a few outside-the-box approaches that ultimately paid off. It often felt frightening to hand in some of his projects representing this kind of alternative thinking, but he feels that if B-level work is status quo —following instructions and simply meeting requirements— A-level work means making bold moves. It pays to push the proverbial envelope.

(*) Christopher Dousharm is a lecturer for the Corporate and Organizational Communication program ar Northeastern University. He is now, teaching and developing social media courses. The next three tips can be read on the original of his article.

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Why You Should Consider Completing an Online Health Care Course

Would you like to complete a health care course, but you are concerned about the cost and the amount of time you will need to focus on your studies? This affects many students and it often prevents them from starting a new professional course. However, there is a solution. Enrolling in an online course removes many of these doubts and the points mentioned below are some of the other reasons why you should consider completing an online health care certification.

You Become a More Accomplished Health Care Professional

The more educated you become, the more skills and knowledge you develop. These new skills and knowledge will make you a much more effective and accomplished health care professional when you decide to work in this environment.

For instance, if you already have this kind of background and you decide to complete an online MHA degree, this type of advanced course will improve your managerial and leadership skills, which are important in today's health care facilities.

Improves Your Career Opportunities

Some people are satisfied to work in the same career for their entire lives. However, those who decide to further their education and enroll in an advanced course like an online MHA program, create opportunities to work in more senior professional roles such as clinicians, diagnostic specialists, administrators, physicians, and other senior health care positions. Advancing your career in this way has the potential to dramatically increase your income and greatly improve your current lifestyle.

Studying Online is a More Affordable Option

When you are a student, money is not always that plentiful and every penny counts. Studying online helps you to avoid many of the costs associated with student life. The fees are usually less than they are for classroom-based courses, you don't have to spend money on travel every day, and you don't have any extra living costs to pay for.

As well as making these huge financial savings, you also save a lot of time that you can put to better use. For example, you could take on a part-time job while you study or keep your existing job if you are already employed.

It Fits in With Your Lifestyle

If a traditional course is not a practical option, an online course is a perfect solution. You can study when and where you wish, so you don't have to attend a class at specific times of the day or submit coursework at inconvenient times. This is an option for people who have other responsibilities such as looking after a family, or people who have work commitments.

You Take Control

Ultimately, you can take control of your study life and you do not have to worry about the rules and regulations set out by a college or university. This sense of freedom reduces the amount of stress some students encounter and they are able to focus on their studies in a calm, responsible, and more relaxed way.

Completing an online remote distance degree is one of the best ways to get a high-quality, recognized health care qualification. With thousands of students taking these courses every year, there is no reason why you can't do this either.

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