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  Information about Western Michigan philosophy of science, registering in a technical degree program to develop job skills, and taking free practice tests online. Which college degrees will give you the best chances of finding a job after graduation? Some students select a major because it offers practical skills that are valuable in the workplace. Other students choose their major because they enjoy the subject material. By sampling a variety of courses from different departments, you can get a better feel for which field you are most comfortable in. The most popular college major is business administration, split equally between men and women. On the other hand, men make up the large majority of computer science and engineering majors. For women, the fields of education, English and liberal arts dominate the list.

You don't have to be enrolled in a degree program in order to sign up for online courses. Students can participate in group discussions with a live professor via Google Hangouts, a new video-conferencing application that you can access in gmail. Online education gives you the opportunity to take difficult courses that won't show up on your transcript, if you so choose. Alternatively, you may be able to complete online credits for a grade. Advanced Placement exams are offered in a variety of subjects, offering college credit for classes that you have done well in. Test yourself with free practice exams, before visiting the College Board website to register to take your actual AP Tests. If you earn a score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam, you may be able to receive advanced placement in college.

Online Courses - MOOCs

Western Michigan philosophy of scienceGraduates with bachelors degrees earn an average of 60% more than employees with only a high school diploma, which adds up to more than an $800,000 difference over a lifetime. Pursue your career interests, not just a high salary, and your overall job earnings will increase over time as you gain experience. If you focus your degree choice on salary alone, there's the risk that you'll suffer early signs of burnout, and be forced to change careers.

Technical training programs are a low-cost alternative to attending a regular, four-year college, and you still might end up earning a lot of money as a highly-skilled, technical consultant. By taking some of your degree courses online, you may be able to graduate earlier, saving money on tuition, as well as entering the job market sooner. If you're currently employed, you can take online courses in your spare time to advance your present career. Massive Open Online Courses are known as MOOCs, utilizing cloud-based software and Google apps.

An online degree may be just as marketable as a college degree earned on campus. Udemy online learning, a site which allows anyone to take online courses, is a new startup with backing from the founders of Groupon. Khan Academy now offers over 3,900 micro-lectures available via YouTube. Coursera, another online-learning software platform, has millions of enrolled students around the world. Through MIT Open Courseware online classes, educators can improve development of their curricula, making their instruction more effective.

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This section offers practice tests in a variety of academic subject areas. Each of the following multiple-choice tests has 10 questions to work on. No sign-up required, just straight to the test.
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Other colleges near Dowagiac, Michigan:

Take a few moments to browse other colleges and universities near Dowagiac. It's a good idea to compare all schools in the area, as well as consider taking some of your classes online, to save on tuition fees. By continuing your education, you can improve your salary prospects or train for a more interesting position. According to the Occupational Outlook Quarterly, from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, college graduates are twice as likely to find employment as those without a college degree in today's competitive job market. Further, it may be possible to receive degree credit via Advanced Placement exams, as well as through honors classes that you've taken.

Financial aid deadlines are typically scheduled well in advance of regular admission dates, so be sure to apply early. You may request free information from several different schools below, without making a commitment.

College GuidePhoneIn-state TuitionOut-of-state TuitionStudent Body SizeRequest Info
Montcalm Community College
    Sidney, MI
(989) 328-2111 $ (low) $$ medium Program Info
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
    Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 764-1817 $$$ $$$$very large Program Info
Kalamazoo College
    Kalamazoo, MI
(269) 337-7000$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Northwestern Michigan College
    Traverse City, MI
(231) 995-1000 $$ $$ medium Program Info
Macomb Community College
    Warren, MI
(586) 445-7999 $ (low) $$ very large Program Info
Michigan Institute of Aviation Technology
    Canton, MI
(734) 423-2100 $$$ $$$ medium Program Info
Oakland University
    Rochester Hills, MI
(248) 370-2100 $$ $$$$very large Program Info
Michigan Career Institute
    Plainwell, MI
(269) 664-4461 $ (low) $$ small Program Info
St Clair County Community College
    Port Huron, MI
(810) 984-3881 $$ $$ medium Program Info
Michigan State University
    East Lansing, MI
(517) 355-1855 $$$ $$$$very large Program Info

Job Listings

After several years in the workforce, graduates in certain fields can end up with higher lifetime earnings than students who have degrees from elite colleges. The key is to focus on your technical skill set, and build a portfolio of your work. While some fields insist that you have a four-year degree just to get a job interview, other high-paying careers may be entered with only an associates degree. Your resume must show a clear pattern of success over time, based on numeric results and personal achievements.

Each link below lists current openings:Salary (up to)
Accounting Jobs$56,000
Bank Teller$49,000
Bank Manager$87,900
Business Consulting$78,100
Credit Collections$51,800
Financial Analyst$70,800
Financial Management$86,100
Hotel Clerk$32,900
Human Resources$53,300
Human Resources Manager$70,300
Office Manager$62,200
Operations Management$78,200
Restaurant Manager$56,600
Retail Sales$43,800
Sales Director/VP$158,000
Sales Account Manager$103,000
Securities Analysis$70,600
Warehouse Jobs$34,700

Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The financial crisis likely has strengthened the need for people trained in computer programming, healthcare, and small business management. An associates degree can save you time and money, by transferring later to a regular 4-year degree program. It is often a general degree that is structured similarly to the first two years of a bachelors degree. By taking some of your degree courses online, you may be able to graduate earlier, saving money on tuition, as well as entering the job market sooner. If you're currently employed, you can take online courses in your spare time to advance your present career. The greatest downside to an associates degree in the job market is that you will be competing with individuals holding bachelors degrees. Therefore, make sure you're comfortable in the niche you've chosen, and have developed strong job skills.


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Nursing & Medical Job Listings

Earning a CNA degree (Certified Nursing Assistant) is the first step towards becoming a fully-qualified nurse. Most CNA programs can be completed within a few months, allowing you to join the workforce quickly. The next step in a nursing career is to become a LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) or LVN ( Licensed Vocational Nurse). These are year-long programs, in which you'll work under an RN distributing meds, treating wounds, and providing basic patient care.
Nursing & Medical Careers
Each link lists current openings:
Starting Salary
(up to)
10 Year Salary
(up to)
Clinical Psychologists$66,110$92,730
EMT, Paramedics$36,390$65,280
Occupational Therapists$66,010$87,330
Physical Therapists$58,050$94,810
Registered Nurses (RN)$49,730$83,440
Respiratory Therapists$68,610$94,190

In order to become an RN (Registered Nurse), a bachelors degree in nursing is recommended. RN's command a greater salary, and are responsible for an enlarged scope of practice over LPNs and CNAs. Students will receive classroom instruction and clinical training in a hospital setting. A 4-year BSN program allows students to further specialize in the areas of pediatrics, geriatrics and mental health. After completing your nursing education, you must be licensed by the state in which you'll be practicing, given that state boards of nursing each have specific certification requirements.

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58900 Cherry Grove Rd
Dowagiac, MI 49047-9793

Phone: (269) 782-1000
Fax: (269) 782-8414

Western Michigan Degree Courses
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Western Michigan
58900 Cherry Grove Rd
Dowagiac, MI 49047-9793

Phone: (269) 782-1000
Fax: (269) 782-8414
Fill out the form to request Western Michigan course info.
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Skilled Careers
Current openings:
Starting Salary
(up to)
Computer Programmers$75,500
Financial Analysts$71,240
Graphic Designers$49,400
Film & Video Editors$58,100
Public Relations$40,670
Registered Nurses (RN)$49,730
Stock Brokers$60,190
Website Designers$42,640

Western Michigan has a reputation for academics, allowing you to pursue the degree program that's right for you. Additionally, career placement services can help you to structure your job search after graduation. If you'd like to request course information, please use the inquiry form at the top of this page.

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