A great career and a paycheck you can be proud of—here’s how to get both

By Staff Writer Published on February 22, 2012

Will you work to live or live to work?

Assuming an average working life starts at age 21 and ends at 65, the average American works 91,250 hours in his or her lifetime.* While a nice paycheck is important,  how you feel about your job matters as well. After all, would you want a job that pays well, but comes up short on satisfaction? Life’s too short to spend it doing something that leaves you wishing you were doing something else.

A recent study found that only 45% of Americans reported being satisfied with their careers.** The good news is, if you set career goals and are serious about achieving them, you can avoid being part of the 55% who are satisfied with the work they do.

When it comes to choosing a career, being happy in what you do should be at the top of your list—even higher than a big paycheck. Why? Because whatever job you do, there’s a good bet you’ll be doing it for a good chunk of your life. So t just makes sense that you choose a career that inspires you, fulfills you, offers opportunities for advancement, and yes, gives you a paycheck you can be proud of.

The right career? One that is only limited by your potential.

Which program is right for you?

With the aging of the baby boomer generation, Healthcare, already an in-demand career field, will continue to be one of the smartest career choices available. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare is projected to generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs, through 2016, more than any other industry. Moreover, ten of the twenty fastest growing occupations are related to healthcare.†

Success in today’s business world means having a broad knowledge of accounting, marketing, management, finance, real estate, and more. These Business programs will give you just that—an education that is relevant to the core competencies you will need to take advantage of and advance through a wide variety of business opportunities.

If you’re the type who wants to stay on the leading edge of the constantly evolving world of Information Technology, you can develop your skills here. As a graduate of our programs, you can acquire skills in computer programming, networking, operating systems, Internet technology, database administration, and more.

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Building a strong career starts with the right tools.

Education is a key factor in building a successful career. For many students, choosing a college with the flexibility to fit into a tight schedule is of utmost importance. California College San Diego offers the flexibility you need to earn your degree and still have time for your present job, as well as family and friends.

Get a leg up on success.

Learn more about the exciting career programs offered in Information Technology or any of the other fields that interest you by contacting your local CollegeAmerica Admissions Consultant today at 1-800-622-2894, or go here. Find out how you can prepare for a career and paycheck you can be proud of.

*Why Do Work, How many hours will you work in your lifetime? By DollarSense, 2/9/10 <http://www.whydowork.com/forums/how-many-hours-will-you-work-your-lifetime-t31203.html>
** PRNewswire, “U.S. job satisfaction at lowest level in two decades,” 1/5/10
†U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupation Outlook Guide to Industries, 2010-11 Edition < http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs035.htm#outlook>