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What Will You Be Making at Age 34?

Students and parents are rightly interested in potential future earnings.  A recent Grand Rapids Business Journal article about a Stanford economist’s “big data” research and subsequent analysis by the New York Times and a Michigan think tank is worth reading.  The entire original report of The Equality of Opportunity Project, which studies many aspects of upward mobility, is available online and on the LLC’s Statistical Resources Subject Guide.

“… Among two-year colleges in West Michigan, the highest median wage at 34 goes to students who attended Grand Rapids Community College at $30,700, and the lowest wage in the same category is earned by students who attended Montcalm Community College at $20,600.”

Are you interested in knowing more about salaries in potential careers?  Take a look at GRCC’s Career Coach and Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center. More career resources are available on the LLC’s Careers Subject Guide, and on the [Careers & Education] tabs on Subject Guides for academic departments.

 

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“What are you going to be?” – Career Databases Appointments

career marquee“So, what are you going into?” or “What do you plan on doing when you graduate?”  College students hear those questions all the time, and you might not know how to answer.  If you need to find out more about a career field (what a job entails, occupational outlook, salary ranges, required or recommended education, etc.) – this opportunity is for you!

Current students may schedule one-on-one ½ hour appointments with a librarian to get acquainted with the LLC’s career databases.  Call 616-234-3082 or email Nan Schichtel to schedule an appointment during the week of Monday, March 9 – Friday, March 13, 2015.

And, be sure to take a look at the [Careers & Colleges] tab on each department’s Library Subject Guide!

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