HVAC Careers, Jobs & Salaries

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Heating and air-conditioning systems control the temperature, indoor air quality, and humidity in buildings. Refrigeration systems allow us to transport and store food, medicine, and other perishables. Heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems are often referred to collectively as HVAC. HVAC mechanics, installers, and technicians diagnose and correct problems with heating and air conditioning systems, install new systems when need, … Read More

Finding Business School Scholarships

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Winning a scholarship to business school may not be as hard as it seems. Finding the right one, however, is an entirely different matter. Even though there are thousands of scholarshiops available — maybe one being offered right now in your own hometown– you probably haven’t ever heard about most business scholarships. That’s because, most often, they aren’t advertised too … Read More

Paralegals On The Job

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Paralegals are the bridge between the law office and the courtroom. They perform a great deal of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into preparing and presenting cases, including research, fact-checking, preparing arguments, interviewing witnesses, and helping to manage the office. Paralegal degree programs cover much the same ground as law school, but they are not as rigorous and demanding. Paralegal … Read More

College…The Second Time Around

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My first day of college, just over 20 years ago, was filled with the anticipation and excitement of every other college freshman. I was on my own and preparing for success in my double majors of education and business. Months of preparation and planning culminated in the moment I sat in my first college class, Business 101. Perhaps it was … Read More

Choosing a Paralegal School

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Because states don’t require paralegal licensure, there are no educational standards that paralegal programs are obligated to uphold. While many programs seek out approval by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the American Association for Paralegal Education, it’s up to you — the prospective paralegal student — to carefully examine a school’s program to ensure it offers a thorough paralegal … Read More

Ranking MBA Schools and Programs

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If you’re planning to earn an MBA, then you’re likely very analytical, resourceful, and thorough. So you probably are aware that there are many rankings scales for MBA schools and programs. But how much credence should you give any particular ranking? MBA rankings can be helpful to get a birds-eye view of what’s available and what others in the business … Read More

$500 Will Make a Difference

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There’s an award listed on your scholarship opportunities page that’s a perfect match for you. But applying for it keeps slipping to the bottom of your to-do list. Why the procrastination? It’s worth a measly $500. Tuition at an average, public, four-year college costs more than $12,000 per year, so you’re not going to bother going after a few hundred … Read More

Scholarship Apps: The Online Advantage

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Audrey Martinko, a freshman at Ohio State University, won several scholarships and applied for most of them online. "It was a lot more convenient," she says. "The problem with paper is that you have to mail it. Things get lost. Sending it online was more secure." Simpler. Quicker. More secure. It’s no wonder each day, more sponsors make their applications … Read More

Introduction to HVAC

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Nearly every enclosed space relies on some form of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, or HVAC. The invention of air conditioning in 1902 revolutionized business and industry. Willis Haviland Carrier received the first patent for the modern air conditioner, which was then known as an “apparatus for treating air.” Mr. Carrier shared his formula for the air conditioner with the … Read More

Health Care Industry and Career Outlook

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The health care industry, including doctors, nurses, insurance agents, home health aides, and allied health care workers, accounts for one-sixth of the U.S. economy, making it the largest industrial sector in the United States. Industry Outlook According to the latest numbers, seven of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the U.S. are health care related. An aging population and the … Read More