Infographic: How Do I Decide on a Career Path?

You may feel you’re the only one who doesn’t seem to have a clue where to start when to comes to joining the career ladder. But in reality, you’re not alone. Deciding what career to pursue isn’t something you should do haphazardly or under pressure. It also doesn’t mean that you have to pick one thing and stick to it, or that it’s too later to try anything new. So where to start? Try this handy flowchart.

Student Debt: A Million Millions

With student debt quickly becoming a hot-button national issue here in America and parents and student alike questioning the real value of a college degree Student Debt: A Million Millions examines and puts into perspective the over $1 trillion of student debt in the United States. With the current total of student debt in America surpassing the $959 billion the U.S. federal government spends on healthcare in a fiscal year this infographic presented by cheapestcolleges.org lends perspective on what we are really paying and sacrificing for a “top-dollar” college education and if there is maybe a better option for future students.

The ROI of Higher Education

Times are rough. No doubt about that. The economic crisis its taking its toll and it’s increasingly difficult to make your mark in the labour market. Unlike in the past decades, higher education is not always tantamount to lower unemployment. Likewise, college education is not critical to making it big in business. Of course, it doesn’t mean you should dismiss post secondary education altogether. Here’s some data, maybe the numbers are not optimistic. But what does an economist know about the real value of knowledge?

There are no quick-fix solutions and it all depends on which career path you want to pursue. An important question you should ask yourself is whether a particular profession is inextricably connected with a university diploma and whether you are prepared to bear the burden of debt in the years to come.