Borrowing for College?


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Attending college is expensive, but it can be a wise long-term investment, especially during soft job markets like now. Unfortunately, students and parents don’t consider the future salaries of potential careers before deciding whether the educational investment makes financial sense.

Here’s the top 10 occupations with most openings for college grads until 2018, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Elementary school teachers
    • Accountants/auditors
    • Secondary teachers
    • Middle school teachers
    • Computer systems analysts
    • Computer software engineers
    • Data communications analysts
    • Construction managers
    • Market research analysts
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Occupations with the most job potential for those with an associate’s degree or vocational training:
  • Registered nurses
    • Nursing aides
    • LPNs
    • Computer support specialists
    • Hairdressers
    • Auto service techs, mechanics
    • Preschool teachers
    • Insurance sales
    • Heating, air conditioning techs
    • Real estate agents

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