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Coding boot camps promise to launch tech careers

Coding Bootbamp - AP

Looking for a career change, Ken Shimizu decided he wanted to be a software developer, but he didn't want to go back to college to study computer science. Instead, he quit his job and spent his savings to enroll at Dev Bootcamp, a new San Francisco school that teaches students how to write software in nine weeks. The $11,000 gamble paid off: A week after he finished the program last summer, he landed an engineering job that paid more than twice his previous salary.


In college, two is sometimes worth more than four

College Degrees

Want a solid, middle-class salary straight out of college? Skip the last two years. A site that analyzes state-level data of how much people earn a year after graduating college found some counterintuitive results: Certain students who earn associate’s degrees can get higher salaries than graduates of four-year programs —sometimes thousands of dollars more.


Liberal arts colleges forced to evolve with market

They're the places you think of when you think of "college" - leafy campuses, small classes, small towns. Liberal arts colleges are where students ponder life's big questions, and learn to think en route to successful careers and richer lives, if not always to the best-paying first jobs....


The highest paid careers in America today


A salary is one of the most compelling factors for individuals deciding on a career path, a degree or even where to live — because some parts of the U.S. pay higher wages, on average, for the same position.

Senh: Air traffic controllers make six digit salaries. And yet, they still sleep on the job. The top paying professions are still doctors, dentists, and lawyers. Airplane pilots make a lot too. Either learn how to fly a plane or study hard.


Many dads struggle to balance work, family

Work Family Balance

Balancing career and home has long been a hot topic for women. But many young dads taking a bigger role in the household are finding they are less prepped for the juggling act.


Breast-feeding hurts moms' earnings, study finds

Breast Feeding

Along with a list of breast-feeding’s health benefits for mothers and children, pediatricians often tout an added bonus -- unlike formula, breast milk is free. Not so fast, researchers say.


Young women want it all, more than young men

Career Graph

In a major reversal from the 1990s, young women are now more likely than young men to say a successful, high-paying career is one of the most important things in life, a new study finds.


The Corner Office Eludes Many Asians

The Corner Office Eludes Many Asians

Jane Hyun, a corporate consultant and author of "Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling," said Asian-Americans face very subtle but strong cultural barriers at work. "In Asia, there's a saying that the loudest duck gets shot; in America it's: the squeaky wheel gets the grease," said Ms. Hyun. "These things are totally different and at odds with each other."


Never too late to be a doctor

By the time Mike Moore finishes school and starts his career as a doctor, he'll be in his 50s.


Can Being Thin Actually Translate into a Bigger Paycheck for Women?

According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology in fall 2010 titled, “When It Comes to Pay, Do the Thin Win? The Effect of Weight on Pay for Men and Women,” a woman’s weight can have a significant impact on her earnings.


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