Careers, College & You
It's a well-known fact that heart disease is a serious issue. It's the leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of disability. But with the technological advances that continue to be made in medicine, a heart attack isn't necessarily a death sentence. Cardiac professionals are there with treatments that save lives every day. Cardiologists. Nurses. Cardiovascular technicians.
The United States has more than 4,000 colleges and universities, including everything from two-year technical colleges to huge state universities, small private liberal arts colleges, and elite private universities. How can you possibly find the one that is right for you?
Jobs at a Glance is a service for Piedmont Technical College students nearing graduation, alumni and the community that provides information about local and regional job opportunities. This month's postings include positions for Automotive Technicians, information technology interns, after school program teachers and more. Check the Jobs at a Glance page regularly: new jobs are posted every week.
Whether you realize it or not, metrology has played an important role in the production of many of the products you use on a day to day basis—from your laptop to the car you drive. But what exactly is Metrology, and why is it important?
What began as a Toyota Production System initiative has now become a widespread principle that workplaces of all kinds across the world have embraced. Simply put, Lean is a systematic method for doing more with less—getting more value out of the time spent on a task and reducing waste. Implemented correctly, with institution-wide buy-in, Lean has the power to transform an organization.
At one point or another, most people have felt a little lost when it comes to which career direction would be a good fit for them. And there are so many jobs out there that it can be hard to know where to start. Whether you're just starting out, or you've gone through a series of jobs that have been less than satisfying, the good news is that there are tools to help you identify the kinds of careers you should explore.
A mere 10 percent of job hunters will find a job online. That fact is sad but true. Yet online job hunting seems so promising. Just scroll through the hundreds of jobs on huge sites such as Monster, CareerBuilder or Indeed, choose a few listings that look like a good match, send off a nice resume and cover letter–and wait.
Although the general public is more familiar with doctors and nurses, anyone who’s had a serious hospital visit or surgery has probably had contact with a respiratory therapist at some point. These respiratory experts are important members of the health care team, and are involved in saving and improving the quality of people’s lives on a daily basis.
Changing careers in today’s economy can often mean returning to college to gain new skills to prepare for the evolving marketplace. Because of their close connection with employers, and their focus on providing training for the skills that businesses are looking for, technical colleges are often the first place career changers turn for assistance. Although thinking about returning to school can be intimidating for some, it's important for adult students to know that they'll be in good company.
Jobs at a Glance is a service for Piedmont Technical College students nearing graduation, alumni and the community that provides information about local and regional job opportunities. This month's postings include positions for CNC programmers, information technology professionals, 3D Drafters and more. Check the Jobs at a Glance page regularly: new jobs are posted every week.