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Whether you’re interested in a career program, full-on degree, or are still exploring options, our Career articles will open your eyes to the many opportunities available to you.

What Kinds of Jobs Can You Get with an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education?

Written by Ashworth College on Thursday, 28 February 2019. Posted in Career

What Kinds of Jobs Can You Get with an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education?

An online Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education is designed for aspiring educators who want to develop a career focused on teaching children age 4 and younger. Though you may have stayed at home with a sitter or guardian, or attended a loosely-programmed preschool or play group at that age, it’s now the 2010s and expectations for life pre-K now include structured education by teachers who have earned degrees specifically for this field.

Online personal training courses for NCSF-CPT prep

Written by Ashworth College on Friday, 22 February 2019. Posted in Career, Why Ashworth

Personal trainer and fitness client with dumbbell sitting on weight bench.

Look at you! You got swole and you loved it so much you’ve decided to help others get swole. What’s your next step? Professional certification! You already look the part of a legit personal trainer and that’s excellent for marketing your skills. But it’s a professional certification that really shows your potential clients that you’re qualified to train them. In other words, it gives them permission to trust you right from the start.

Changing Careers to Find Success

Written by Ashworth College on Tuesday, 12 February 2019. Posted in Career, Why Ashworth

How can I change careers as an established adult?

If your job no longer excites you as much as it once did, you may need to consider changing careers. It seems like an intimidating idea at first, but no matter where you are in your work life, making a career change could be the solution that leads to a happier, more successful you.

Event planning diploma opens door to five-figure career for this former concert pianist

Written by Ashworth College on Thursday, 17 January 2019. Posted in Career, Success Stories

Event planning diploma opens door to five-figure career for this former concert pianist

Terrence Jones of Raleigh, North Carolina, should have been a concert pianist. In fact, he graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Music degree in performance piano from Virginia State University. But there was one small problem.

“I walked the stage and got my degree, but I never actually finished my recital,” Terrence laughs today. “I completed all the coursework, but hey, it’s difficult to memorize an hour-long recital and then play it for an audience from memory.”

How much do vet techs make, anyway?

Written by Ashworth College on Thursday, 03 January 2019. Posted in Career

How much do vet techs make, anyway?

As an animal lover, you want to make a career from your passion: helping pets and their humans. Becoming a veterinary technician seems like the perfect option! As a vet tech, you’ll work with veterinarians to see sick or injured animals and often be responsible for collecting samples, performing medical tests, and prepping exam rooms. Depending on the veterinary practice or animal clinic you work for, those duties can vary. While those tasks sound like your dream job, as much as you love making a difference, salary matters, too. The median pay for a practicing vet tech in 2018 was $16.55 per hour or $34,420 per year. However, depending on the state you live in, your credentials, and your specific employer, potential entry-level pay can fluctuate. Here are some key factors that affect vet tech pay and responsibilities.

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