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HB 1079 is a law approved in our state which allows certain undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at Washington state public colleges and universities. This website is still a work in progress but we did not want to wait any longer to get this much needed information out. We want to make sure a student who has the desire to continue his or her education beyond high school does not fall through the cracks because they were misinformed or uninformed.
Latino/a Educational Achievement Project (LEAP)
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Other careers are so cold that you may freeze if you get a degree in the field. Here's a sampling of five hot careers that are hiring now and four career majors to avoid:
Hot Careers That Are Hiring Now
Career No. 1 - Medical Assistant. Got organizational skills, an attention to detail, and an interest in the medical field? From 2010 to 2020, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow by 31 percent. Although medical assistants can learn on the job, many employers prefer you to earn a certificate or associate's degree in medical assisting.
Career No. 2 - Paralegal. Don't want to go through law school but still interested in legal matters? Following cutbacks during the recent recession, some law firms are rebuilding their support staff. The paralegal field could see its employment grow by 18 percent from 2010 to 2020. An associate's degree in paralegal studies is one way to prepare for a paralegal career.
Career No. 3 - Accountant. Do you like working with numbers? As an accountant, you could put your math skills to good use. Job growth for accountants is expected to hit 16 percent from 2010 to 2020. Look into earning a bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field.
Career No. 4 - Public Relations Specialist. Working with businesses, nonprofit associations, universities, hospitals and celebrities, public relations specialists help build and maintain positive feelings for their clients with the public. Expect growth of 23 percent from 2010 to 2020, because organizations need to maintain their image in this Internet and social media age. A bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism, or communications is generally required.
Career No. 5 - Computer Software Developer. If you like computers and software programs, from video games to word processors, a career in software development could be a good fit. A 30 percent job growth is expected from 2010 to 2020. A bachelor's degree in computer science or software engineering is the typical credential of software developers.
Four Majors That Are Job Killers
If getting a job is your goal, consider avoiding the following continuing education majors. These offer valuable personal experiences, but preparing you for a hot job is not one of their assets.
• Liberal Arts. Unemployment rate for recent college graduates: 9.2 percent*
• Philosophy/Religious Studies. Unemployment for recent college graduates: 10.8 percent*
• Information Systems. Unemployment Rate for Recent College Graduates: 11.7 percent*
• Architecture. Unemployment Rate for Recent College Graduates: 13.9 percent*
*All unemployment figures per the 2012 report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce called "Hard Times: Not all College Degrees Are Created Equal." The report defines "recent college graduates" as degree holders of 22-26 years of age.
Two articles adapted from Yahoo! Education: Hot Jobs by Leslie Barrie; Job Opportunity Killers: Terrence Olsen.