Top 10 Rankings – Careers & Education https://www.careersandeducation.com The number 1 source for training programs and schools. Mon, 17 Aug 2020 02:41:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 10 Outstanding Neonatal Nursing Schools & Programs https://www.careersandeducation.com/10-outstanding-neonatal-nursing-schools-programs Sun, 07 Aug 2016 19:09:24 +0000 https://careersandeducation.com/?p=799 For registered nurses who have obtained their Bachelor’s degree, neonatal care is an attractive speciality. Because of the acute care that needs to be administered to infants, a different level […]

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For registered nurses who have obtained their Bachelor’s degree, neonatal care is an attractive speciality. Because of the acute care that needs to be administered to infants, a different level of clinical and practical knowledge is needed as opposed to that required of a nurse caring for adult or pediatric patients. Because of the unique and delicate nature of neonatal care, many schools have developed programs that address the skill set needed to work in a neonatal unit. The top neonate programs concentrate on four tiers of knowledge: nursing theory, research practices, pharmacology and clinical practices.

Baylor  University

Considered the number one school for neonatal nursing education. Located in Dallas, Texas,the school has a Master’s program with an Advanced Neonatal Nursing Major. Graduates complete the program with a Doctor of Nursing Practices (DNP) and a certification as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Nurses wishing to gain entry into this program need 1-3 years experience working in a NICU (neonatal intensive care unit).

Arizona State University, ranks second in neonatal nursing education. Arizona’s neonatal nursing program promotes application of theory and pathophysiology. One of the advantages to their neonatal nursing program is that some of the courses can be done online, allowing a working nurse to spend as little time away from work as possible. Only two or three dates of attendance on campus are required. This program is for nurses pursuing further education after having earned a bachelor’s degree.

Ranked third in the nation for neonatal nursing education, University of California San Francisco places much of its focus on grooming leaders within the ranks of nursing professionals. The university offers programs for nurse practitioners and neonatal clinical nurse specialists.

School Name More details Location
University of Florida Focus on patient and family dynamics Gainesville, FL
Vanderbilt University Emphasis on embryology and pharmacology Nashville, TN
East Carolina University Full and part time courses; emphasis on research and theory Greenville, NC
University of Pennsylvania 2-3 year part time degree available; emphasis on high-risk neonatal treatments Philadelphia, PA
Northeastern University Requires 2 years of experience in a NICU Boston, MA
Wayne State University Focus on preventing disease and family involvement in child’s care Detroit, MI
University of Texas Requires experience working in a NICU for at least 2 years; focus on prevention and family involvement in care plan. Austin, TX

 

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Easy Admission Physician Assistant Programs https://www.careersandeducation.com/easy-admission-physician-assistant-programs Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:54:51 +0000 https://careersandeducation.com/?p=1714 Becoming a physician assistant is a challenging and rewarding experience that ultimately pays off in the long run. For those who wish to dedicate their lives to the service of […]

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Becoming a physician assistant is a challenging and rewarding experience that ultimately pays off in the long run. For those who wish to dedicate their lives to the service of others while performing a job that requires a large intellectual capacity of mathematics and health sciences, getting a foot in the door in this field can seem pretty intimidating. Many programs require that students have immaculate grade point averages, experience working within the field, and many other diverse and impressive qualities.
Although, many students entering their first year of college are unaware of which direction to take until it’s too late and they no longer qualify for these types of programs. If you’re one of these students that struggled through their first years of college and have grades that aren’t up to par with the many prestigious PA programs out here, there is still hope! Luckily, there are hundreds of different PA programs to choose from, and not all requirements are as steep as the rest. Listed below are the easiest physician assistant schools to get into.

  1. University of Oklahoma Tulsa
    While many PA programs require an entrance exam such as a GRE or MCAT, the University of Oklahoma Tulsa does not. This university only requires an overall GPA of 2.75 and 3 letters of recommendation. They offer a great program and a diverse course selection.
  2. Western University of Health Sciences
    Located in Pomona, California, this PA program strives to create high-quality and competent physician assistants and prepare them for the field of medicine. Although many PA programs require that students have work experience within the medical field, this program does not. The program requires students to have a minimum GPA of 2.7 and 2 letters of recommendation.
  3. Howard University
    This historical university located in the District of Columbia offers an excellent PA program that focuses on offering students the opportunity to develop and create skills that will enhance their work ethic and ability in the medical and health field. Their program requires that students have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and 3 letters of recommendation. Experience in the health field is preferred, but not required for the program.
  4. Rochester Institute of Technology
    This is a great program for students looking to relocate as this program is closely linked to the Rochester healthcare community. It is a school specifically designed for health sciences and provides in-depth course framework to guide students into their career as a physician assistant. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0 with a requirement of 2 letters of recommendation.
  5. Duquesne University
    Located in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, the Duquesne PA program prepares students to provide primary healthcare among urban and rural communities. This program requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 and 2 letters of recommendation.

Most PA programs require that students take a GRE entrance exam, obtain a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and possess some type of work experience within the medical industry. While these characteristics are preferred, the schools listed above do not request that students obtain any of these requirements. Each school is accredited through the APEA and all information and sources were gathered from the APEA directory. For more information on PA programs and admissions requirements, go to:

http://directory.paeaonline.org/programs

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High Acceptance Rate Nursing Schools https://www.careersandeducation.com/low-grades-gpa-easiest-nursing-schools-to-get-into Sun, 11 Oct 2015 13:08:22 +0000 https://careersandeducation.com/?p=1698 Easiest Nursing Schools to Get Into Even with the economy uncertain and many college graduates struggling to make their loan payments, the field of nursing continues to remain a lucrative […]

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Easiest Nursing Schools to Get Into

Even with the economy uncertain and many college graduates struggling to make their loan payments, the field of nursing continues to remain a lucrative career. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor show that there continues to be a growing demand for nurses, and the flexibility of working almost anywhere is one of the key benefits of a job in the nursing field.

Transferring

Many prospective nurses who are finding the academic requirements for admission into nursing programs may benefit from first attending a school with less-stringent requirements, work on beefing up their grades, and then transfer their credits and GPA to the nursing school of their choice. Most top-flight nursing programs continue to remain incredibly competitive, but some of today’s best nurses started out as LPNs with an associate’s degree from a local university, and then transferred to a more demanding nursing program at another school.

Another option is to attend a school with a pre-nursing program. By building up your academic good standing and a solid GPA, you have an excellent chance of then being admitted to their full Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs. It also helps to volunteer and/or work in the nursing field, as experience goes a long way towards convincing an admissions department to accept you for their program.

If You Have a low GPA

Because nursing is a difficult and demanding job, many students are looking for the easiest nursing schools to get into. Below is a list of five universities you’ll have a better chance of getting into a nursing school with low GPA and grades.

Oklahoma City University

If academics aren’t your strong suit, but you still want to enter the compassionate field of nursing, then Oklahoma City University might be your best choice.

Right now, the school requires a minimum 2.5 GPA for nurses who are already working as RNs and want to upgrade their credentials to a full Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Students eager to claim a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing but aren’t yet RNs can apply to the school for an associate’s degree, which can then be applied towards a full BSN degree from the university.

Georgia Southwestern State University

This lovely little school located in Americus accepts high school students with a GPA as low as 2.8. The university also has a number of other requirements for acceptance into their nursing program, which can be found on their website or by contacting their admissions department.

Azura Pacific University

Few people have heard of Azusa Pacific, a private Christian university located in Azusa, California, on the outskirts of Los Angeles, but it has an outstanding nursing program. The university currently accepts students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. For more information on other prerequisites and other minimum test scores, visit their website or contact their Admissions department.

Oral Roberts University

Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oral Roberts University is another faith-based college with a strong nursing program. Assuming you meet the school’s other requirements, the college currently accepts students into their nursing program with a GPA of 3.3 and a SAT score of 1000, or a 21 on the ACT.

Jacksonville University

Founded in the heart of one of Florida’s largest cities, Jacksonville University currently admits students with a GPA as low as 2.5. Jacksonville University has a competitive nursing program, but they are known to take on academically-challenged students. The university does have a number of other pre-requisities, however, so be sure to contact their Admissions department or browse their website for more information.

Sources:

http://nursingschoolsnearme.com/

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Top 10 Schools at Which to Make Connections https://www.careersandeducation.com/top-10-schools-make-connections Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:49:12 +0000 https://careersandeducation.com/?p=1574 You’re thinking about academics when choosing a school, but you’re also thinking about your future. Once you get out of school, who’s going to give you that first job? How […]

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You’re thinking about academics when choosing a school, but you’re also thinking about your future. Once you get out of school, who’s going to give you that first job? How can you meet the right people while you are in school so that you can hit the ground running when you get out? One way is to attend a school with great networking opportunities. Here are some of the top schools you can attend to make the right connections.

1. New York University

New York University is located in the heart of New York City, a focal point for business, entertainment, and about every other industry you can imagine. If you can’t meet people here, you can’t meet them anywhere. If you don’t meet the people you need to hanging out in Washington Square Park, you can rub elbows with them at the theater or a Knicks game. New York University also has tons of alumni events, so even when you graduate you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet the right people.

2. Columbia University

As New York University is to downtown, Columbia University is to uptown. It’s New York City, and if you’re a Columbian, it’s the Ivy League, so play your cards right, and the people you want to meet will be clamoring to meet you. Try not to play too hard to get.

3. Harvard University

The Harvard Business school is full of future leaders of industry and commerce. You’re meeting people that you don’t even know you want to meet right now, but in a few years, all will become clear, and you’ll have the connections you need without even realizing you were networking.

4. Yale University

It might be the Secret Societies and it might be the tradition of excellence, but it seems like the road to success, be it in politics, business or some other endeavor, always travels through Yale. If you take advantage of your opportunities at Yale University, there’s no telling how many important people you’ll meet.

5. Stanford University

In addition to having a great reputation that draws important people from all walks of life, Stanford has a comprehensive alumni system, with a career network database allowing you direct contact with key people in the industry where you want to pursue your future career.

6. University of Southern California

If you’re looking to make connections in the film industry, this is the school to be at. You can bump into actors, directors, and producers every day just walking around campus, not to mention the visiting Professors who just might happen to be giants in the film world.

7. UCLA

As Columbia is to New York University, so is UCLA to the University of Southern California. In Westwood you’re even more likely to bump into the people you need to help jump start your film career, and if not, they may show up in your cinema studies class anyway.

8. Dartmouth College

Dartmouth is especially proud of its Student Alumnae Mentoring Network, which pairs students with successful alumnae in their field of study.

9. Brown University

Brown is another school with a comprehensive Alumni network that will get you in touch with the people you need to get your career off on the right foot.

10. Princeton University

Princeton’s Global Network on Inequality links graduate students in sociology and politics with scholars at institutions abroad for hands on research in the field. These scholars will no doubt be invaluable in helping these students with their careers once they graduate.

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Top Schools for Pharmacy in the US https://www.careersandeducation.com/top-schools-pharmacy-us Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:39:13 +0000 https://careersandeducation.com/?p=1405 As an aspiring pharmacist, you are concerned about getting the best education you can before embarking on your career. The United States is home to some of the most sought-after […]

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As an aspiring pharmacist, you are concerned about getting the best education you can before embarking on your career. The United States is home to some of the most sought-after pharmacology programs in the world. Several factors go into determining how one pharmacology school stacks up against the rest. Here are the best pharmacy programs in the United States based on enrolment, pass rates, research funding, job placement, and awards.

University of California—​San Francisco

UCSF’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program was ranked number one by US News and World Report in 2012. In the same year, it was ranked number two in the world for its clinical and pharmacy program by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. In 2010, the program was awarded $19.6 in research funding from the National Institutes of Health, making it the most funded pharmacy program in the nation.

The program draws 1500 applicants per year, and accepts 122. Up to 70 percent of these exceptional students qualify for fellowships, grants and other academic awards. All students are qualified for their pharmacy license by the end of graduation, and 99 percent pass the licensing test.

University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

The Eshelman School of Pharmacy at University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill was founded in 1897 and is one of the top-ranked pharmacy schools in the US. Graduates of this premier research university’s pharmacy program go on to exhibit exceptional leadership, a high level of skill and the ability to elevate and innovate in the pharmacology field. In 2008, U.S. News & World Report magazine ranked it among the best Doctor of Pharmacy programs in the nation. In 2009, it was awarded a total of $25 million in research funding, $23 million of which came from the National Health Institutes.

University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota’s PharmD program was ranked number three in the nation by U.S. News & World Report magazine in 2012. The school requires PCAT scores and an interview for admission. Their College of Pharmacy holds classes at both the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses for added convenience for students.

University of Texas, Austin

Professional program built on a problem-based approach to
disease management

Austin, TX

University of Kentucky

Outstanding achievements in applied research

Lexington, KY

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Extensive coursework encompassing the social, therapeutic,
diagnostic and psychological facets of pharmacology

Madison, WI

Ohio State University

Consistently ranked among the top 10 pharmacy schools in the
country

Columbus, OH

Purdue University

Professional degree program accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Pharmacy Education

West Lafayette, IN

University
of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Provides extensive clinical training for more hands-on
experience

Ann Arbor, MI

University of Arizona

Hands-on instruction from health care professionals and
experienced pharmacists

Tucson, AZ

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Top Marine Mechanic Schools in US https://www.careersandeducation.com/top-marine-mechanic-schools Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:46:58 +0000 https://careersandeducation.com/?p=1381 Choosing which school is the best fit for you can be a challenge to say the least, but this list makes it a little easier if you have decided you […]

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Choosing which school is the best fit for you can be a challenge to say the least, but this list makes it a little easier if you have decided you want to pursue a career in marine mechanics. Marine mechanics are responsible for the repair and maintenance of both personal and commercial watercraft. The following list outlines the best marine mechanic schools in the nation. The top 2 have been recognized on a national level, but the remaining 8 are equally respectable. Each school offers a unique class experience and varied degrees, so be sure to research which one is specifically the best fit for your needs.

Top marine mechanic / boat mechanic schools in the US

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1. Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, WA

Skagit Valley College is one of the best community colleges in the nation, rated number 19 of 50 by Washington Monthly. It is rated number 1 on this list because it offers many different certification programs in marine mechanics, including a marine propulsion and diesel technician certificate, a marine composites technician certificate, and a marine systems electrical technician certificate. Even more impressively, all of these certificates can be completed with only 3 quarters of enrollment, when you are a full-time student. This means you are fast-tracked on the career you want. You will never be bored in these classes, as they cover a variety of topics, ranging from construction, repair, materials, computer aides, business and quality.

2. Alexandria Technical and Community College in Minnesota

Alexandria Technical and Community College was rated 8 of 50 in Washington Monthly’s list of best community colleges in the nation, scoring even higher than the first school on this list. However, they rated second because they only offer one degree, albeit a higher level than Skagit Valley College. Their associate degree in marine and small engine mechanics requires 72 credits, but also has the benefit of covering topics from snowmobiles to motorcycles. Students learn about a variety of topics, including drive systems, engine systems, fuel systems, electrical systems, power equipment and even technical math.

3. CUNY Kingsborough

What makes it great: Large campus size, with a choice of degrees to match.

Address: 2001 Oriental Blvd., Brooklyn, New York 11235

Phone: (718) 265-5343

 

4. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

What makes it great: Great community with hands-on experience.

Address: 1 Main St., Perkinston, Mississippi 39573

Phone: (601) 928-5211

 

5. Cape Fear Community College

What makes it great: One of the best community colleges available, set in a great city.

Address: 411 North Front St., Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

Phone: (910) 362-7000

 

6. Moraine Park Technical College

What makes it great: School-sponsored networking opportunities.

Address: 235 N National Ave., Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54936

Phone: (920) 924-3207

 

7. Olympic College

What makes it great: Comprehensive curriculum and outstanding teaching.

Address: 1600 Chester Ave., Bremerton, Washington 98337

Phone: (360) 792-6050

 

8. Central Georgia Technical College

What makes it great: Many different ways to pay for your education.

Address: 3300 Macon Tech Dr., Macon, Georgia 31206

Phone: (478) 757-3400

 

9. Minnesota State Community and Technical College

What makes it great: Range of campuses, including the option for online courses.

Address: 1414 College Way Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Phone: 218-736-1500

 

10. Hennepin Technical College

What makes it great: Career advancement and placement.

Address: 9000 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445

Phone: (952) 995-1300

 

 

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Top Music Production Schools https://www.careersandeducation.com/top-music-production-schools Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:17:02 +0000 https://careersandeducation.com/?p=1334   [maxbutton id=”1″]   Music production schools vary a lot in terms of the focus of their training and the academic level. Some schools offer short term certification programs in […]

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Music production schools vary a lot in terms of the focus of their training and the academic level. Some schools offer short term certification programs in specific skill training. Some offer junior college level degrees. Others are parts of major universities and offer full academic degrees including both Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters Degrees. The focus of the short term training tends to be on skills training in music engineering, technology or music business. The university based programs tend to have grander aspirations aimed more at general music and media arts.

Costs and Opportunities:

Costs of training in full fledged music production programs is high. Current annual tuitions range between $21,448 and $43,580. Many students receive student aid including loans or Pell Grants. In one program 44% of the students received Pell grants. But these grants represent only a fraction of the tuition cost. Only about half of students in music production programs actually graduate. Of these about 75% are employed shortly after graduation.

Some outstanding music production programs:

1 – The Institute of Production and Recording in Minneapolis, Minnesota (IPR).

This program offers Associate of Arts degrees in audio production and engineering intending to train technically trained audio engineers for studio or theatrical production. Courses in studio engineering, live music reinforcement, music production, audio for visual media, production equipment (including a wide variety of professional amplification and recording tools), acoustics, and other technically oriented courses as well as “tour support,” marketing and talent development and administration.

2 – Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida

This school is known for on-line Bachelor of Arts and Masters degrees in entertainment business including music business management, artist management, professional presentation skills, entertainment law and finance. The on-campus program was founded as a training ground for composing and producing electronic music. It has grown into an excellent program for soundtrack production, video games music, and TV or film music production. Admission may be less competitive than other major music production programs.

3 – The Berklee College of Music

This school originated as a training ground for jazz musicians. They have now broadened and include one of the very best music production and engineering programs in the country. Of course admission into this prestigious program is very competitive.

4 – NYU Steinhardt School of Music in New York City

Produces many top music producers in the industry. Bachelor and Masters degree programs are offered in music composition, music technology, and music business courses. Admission into this program is very competitive

5 – The Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Offers Bachelor of Arts and Associate of Science degrees in music production. These courses are intended to train for careers in music recording and audio post production as well as technical support and audio.

6 – The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences (CRAS) in Gilbert, Arizona

offers full programs in audio engineering, music production, sound production, and audio engineering. It trains for opportunities in everything from motion picture soundtracks to video game and ringtone creation. The school trains on top notch equipment.

7 – The McNally-Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota

offers a wide range of music production programs at the undergraduate and Masters degree level.

8  – The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) in Cleveland, Ohio

Is well known for training musicians.

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Top IT Certifications In Demand In 2014 https://www.careersandeducation.com/top-it-certifications-demand-2014 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:10:07 +0000 https://careersandeducation.com/?p=1197 It’s always in your best interest to assess your particular skill sets, certifications, and salary in order to advance in your career. To that end, here is a list of […]

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It’s always in your best interest to assess your particular skill sets, certifications, and salary in order to advance in your career. To that end, here is a list of the 2014 top-paying and most in-demand certifications. The information itself was derived from a nationwide survey (Global Knowledge and Penton) based on company type, years of experience, and location.

• Project Management Professional (PMP)

PMP certification is the most widely recognized certification available today relative to project management. There are literally more than 500,000 active PMPs worldwide in 193 countries.The exam for PMP certification tests five key areas in relation to a project’s lifecycle and each phase: initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close. PMP certification is geared towards running virtually any type of project, and is not categorized into sub types such as IT, construction, and manufacturing.
*Average Salary: $108,525

• Six Sigma Green Belt

Six Sigma is a method of evaluating defects (something beyond a client’s specifications) within a manufacturing (production) process, along with an objective of less than 3.4 defects per million ‘chances’ or opportunities for the defect to happen. The basic premise is to gauge defects, evaluate why they happened, and then proceed to fix the problem and repeat. There is a method for improving current methods and a somewhat modified version for innovative processes or substantial changes. Motorola stepped up and lead the way in the 80s, and several companies since then continue to follow their example in order to improve overall quality.Six Sigma certification in not owned by an actual organization. Therefore, the particular skills and mastery levels vary based on which certifying company or organization is used. However, the entry level is generally Green Belt and the road leads to Black Belt along with Master Black Belt. Champions are wholly responsible for the projects of Six Sigma throughout the total organization and answer to senior management.
*Average Salary: $109,165

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Another well-paying certification is for IS auditors. CISA dates back as far as 1978 with greater than 106,000 certified people since its launch. CISA certification will require a minimum of five years of IS auditing experience, control, or security as well as passing the exam that’s only offered to participants three times throughout the year.CISA certification is typically achieved by those individuals whose primary job responsibilities include monitoring, auditing, controlling, and/or evaluating IT business systems. It essentially tests the participant’s capability to guarantee compliance with certain standards, manage vulnerabilities, and propose updates, processes, and controls to a corporation’s policies to ensure sound compliance with conventional business and IT standards.

*Average Salary: $112,040

Certified Information Security Manager

ISACA, a non-profit organization, developed CISM certification. It targets management rather than an IT professional and concentrates on security techniques and evaluating policies and systems in place more so than it actually focuses on the individual who literally incorporates those said policies using a specific vendor’s platform.

Over 23,000 individuals have achieved certification since it first launched in 2002, which makes it a highly preferred area with a fairly small supply of certified people. Also, individuals can only take the exam three times per year in one of nearly 240 different locations, which can make completing the exam somewhat more difficult than several other certification exams. It additionally requires a minimum of five years experience in IS, with three of those as an active security manager. The fundamental requirements for CISM certification require effort and a number of years planning.
*Average Salary: $114,844

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

ISACA offers individuals CRISC certification in much the same way that CompTIA effectively manages Network+ and A+ certifications.

CRISC certification is created for project managers, IT professionals, and others whose responsibility it is to recognize and manage key risks via the proper IS (Information Systems) controls, covering the complete lifecycle, from the initial design to incorporation to continued maintenance. It assesses two main areas: IS controls and risk. Much like the IS control lifecycle, the area of risk spans across everything from identification and evaluation of the scope and probability of a certain risk to monitoring for it as well as responding to it if and when it ever occurs.

In order to obtain CRISC certification, an individual must have a minimum of three years experience in at least three of five specific areas that the CRISC certification entails and pass the exam that’s only available twice per year. It’s not a typical case where someone can simply take a class and then get certified. Obtaining CRISC certification requires years of planning and a determined effort.
*Average Salary: $118,253

If you want to enhance your level of expertise in addition to your salary, consider implementing at least one of these certifications. Evaluate your current level of skills to determine if a related management skill or comparable skill can assist you in progressing you to the next level in your career.

 

Source: http://www.globalknowledge.com/training/generic.asp?pageid=3632

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10 Outstanding Medical School Professors Under 40 https://www.careersandeducation.com/10-outstanding-medical-school-professors-40 Mon, 26 May 2014 10:13:52 +0000 https://careersandeducation.com/?p=1085 The academic attainments of the professors listed below are nothing short of impressive, given that the average age of fully-fledged professors in the United States is around 55 years of […]

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The academic attainments of the professors listed below are nothing short of impressive, given that the average age of fully-fledged professors in the United States is around 55 years of age. Granted, nearly all of the professors featured below are assistant professors, but they are surely on the fast track to greater professional achievements. Excelling in academic medicine, they undertake extensive research while also fulfilling their respective teaching obligations. They have all earned doctoral-level degrees that are grounded in strong medical science knowledge, and with particular application to the health care industry.

These 10 medical school professors have attained their positions before reaching the age of 40. Indeed, most of them have done so before reaching the age of 30, and most of them have been recognized by Forbes magazine. They have distinguished themselves by undertaking a variety of in-depth research studies and projects that have looked at new approaches in the medical field. Some have obtained grant funding to finance their research topics, and they have either authored or co-authored academic articles that have been published in reputable publications.

1) Aaron S. Kesselheim; M.D., J.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Doctor Kesselheim practices at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

He has distinguished himself via in-depth research on regulatory policies and the impact of intellectual property laws as they pertain to:

– Pharmaceutical development
– Drug approval processes
– The availability, costs and use of prescription medicines in a number of settings

In addition, Dr. Kesselheim has investigated what kind of impact the intersection of public health and law has on the health care system. The impact can be seen in areas of health care fraud, insurance reimbursement practices and expert testimony in cases of medical malpractice.

Notable Accomplishments:
• Patent Attorney and member of the New York State Bar.

• In 2010, Academy Health — the major professional organization devoted to health services and health policy research — presented the Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award to Dr. Kesselheim. This prestigious award is presented each year to highly promising health services researchers who are under 40 years of age.

• He was named a Greenwall Faculty Scholar in the field of bioethics in 2013.

• Dr. Kesselheim has testified before Congress on issues related to pharmaceutical policy.

• He has acted as a consultant for the Institute of Medicine, the FDA, the NIH and a number of agencies within state government.


2) Adam de la Zerda; Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Structural Biology at Stanford University School of Medicine

Adam de la Zerda studied for an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering and Physics at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.

He has conducted extensive research in Molecular Imaging. In the laboratory setting, he has focused on the development of instruments and tools to assist in the study of the highly complex spatio-temporal behavior patterns of bio-molecules in live animals. This research is beneficial for the treatment of cancer as well as ophthalmic diseases like age-related macular degeneration.

Professor de la Zerda has published more than 13 papers in esteemed journals such as Nature Medicine, PNAS and Nature Nanotechnology. He has been featured in leading magazines and national newspapers.

He has received numerous awards and honors.

Notable Accomplishments:
• In 2008, he received the Young Investigator Award from the World Molecular Imaging Congress.

• In 2012, he earned the Dale F. Frey Award from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

• In 2012, he was featured in Forbes magazine’s special: Forbes 30 under 30 in Science and Healthcare.

• He holds numerous patents.

• Professor de la Zerda is a co-founder of OcuBell Inc., a company that specializes in medical imaging devices.

3) Michael Pesko; Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Healthcare Policy and Research at New York City’s Weill Cornell Medical College

Professor Pesko’s research encompasses the fields of healthcare delivery, behavioral health, health economics and econometrics. He uses a causal research methodology along with secondary data to investigate substance use, and the effect that technology and changes in regulatory policies exert on the delivery of health care.

Professor Pesko has published/co-published peer-reviewed articles and numerous research papers on cigarette- and smoking-related topics. His in-depth studies seek greater information into the behavior of smokers, and what motivates their smoking habits.

Notable Accomplishments:
• Grant-funded research that monitored and assessed the impact that tax and price policies have on tobacco use within the United States.

• He has obtained a research grant in the amount of $22,678 from the National Institute of Health and the National Cancer Institute.

4) Genevera Allen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics-Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine

Genevera Allen studied for her undergraduate degree at Rice University, earning a B.Sc. in statistics. She received her Ph.D. degree in statistics at Stanford University in 2010.

Dr. Allen is an esteemed neurologist and statistician. She has revolutionized the means by which to assemble and interpret the wealth of information concerning key areas of the brain. This has led to increased understanding about human thought processes. Dr. Allen is applying the same techniques to further the understanding of human genetics and studies of gut bacteria. The mathematical tools that she has used include high-performance computing, optimization theory and techniques from artificial intelligence. Her main research areas are neuro-imaging, imaging, metabolomics and high throughput genomics.

Notable Accomplishments:
• In-depth research in neuro-imaging.
• Extensive published research articles.
• Membership of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute within Texas Children’s Hospital.

5) Cigall Kadoch, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute — an affiliate of Harvard Medical School

Cigall Kadoch earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Berkeley in 2007. She was an honors student. Kadoch obtained her Doctor of Philosophy degree from Stanford University in 2012.

Her research has focused on mutations in genes and the ways in which those mutations can lead to the development of cancer. She has also studied the rare, soft-tissue malignancy known as synovial sarcoma. He work has huge implications and applications for the development of new treatments to combat many types of cancer.

Dr. Kadoch has received countless honors and awards.

Notable Accomplishments:
• In 2007, 2008 and 2009, she received the American Society of Hematology Trainee Research Award from the American Society of Hematology.

• In 2009, she received the BD Biosciences Innovative Research Award from the BD Biosciences.

• In 2010, the American Association for Cancer Research gave her the AACR Women in Cancer Research Scholar Award.

• In 2012, she received the Department of Pathology Research Retreat Presentation Award. It was presented by the Department of Pathology within Stanford University School of Medicine.

• In 2013, Dr. Kadoch received the Frontiers of science/NCI Award at the Keystone Symposia.

• She has published eight journal articles to date.

6) Mitchell Guttman; Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Division of Biology and Biological Engineering; California Institute of Technology

Mitchell Guttman earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. He received his Ph.D. in 2012 at MIT. An exceptionally early achiever, Dr. Guttman has been making medical discoveries since he was a graduate student.

Dr. Guttman has carried out extensive research on genes, especially on RNA. With the assistance of co-researcher/s, he has discovered a new type of gene that plays an important role in organizing the way in which genes themselves work.

Notable Accomplishments:
• In 2012, he received the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award.
• Carried out ground-breaking research on genomes.
• Published a number of key papers on updated computational and statistical methodology.

7) Daniela Witten, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Biostatistics at the University of Washington
Adjunct Assistant-Professor of Statistics at the University of Washington
Affiliate Investigator within the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Witten earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors and Distinction in Mathematics & Biology at Stanford University in 2005. She then earned a Master of Science degree in Statistics from the same university in 2006. In 2010, she received a Ph.D. in Statistics at Stanford University.

Dr. Witten has published over 30 articles on novel techniques for analyzing different types of data. She has also written a critique about the ways in which bad statistics can lead to erroneous conclusions. In addition, she has co-authored a textbook on machine learning.

She has researched research funding from numerous organizations. The organizations include the NSF, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the NIH Common Fund.

Notable Accomplishments:
• In 2001, Witten was a National Advanced Placement Scholar.
• In 2008, the American Statistical Association awarded her the Gertrude Cox Scholarship.
• She has received the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award.
• In 2013, Witten was a Pop Tech Science Fellow.
• She has co-authored a textbook: An Introduction to Statistical Learning.
• Dr. Witten has earned an NSF CAREER Award.

8) Zheyu Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Bio-statistics & Bio-informatics within the Department of Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

In 2008, Dr. Zheyu Wang earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Peking University in Beijing, China. This was followed by a master’s in bio-statistics from the University of Washington in 2010. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2013.

Dr. Zheyu Wang has published extensively, and she has served on a number of advisory committees and panels. Dr. Wang has provided consultancy services to the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center and to the Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development.

She has carried out award-winning and in-depth research into the development of diagnostic tests for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, which is set to take on epidemic proportions in the not-too-distant future if a cure or effective treatments are not found. She has published articles and papers on her research findings.

Notable Accomplishments:
• In 2008, Dr. Wang received the University of Washington Graduate School Top Scholar Award.

• In 2010, the University of Washington presented the Donovan J. Thompson Award to Dr. Wang.

• She has received an award from the American Statistical Association.

9) Christine Fleming, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University

In 2004, Christine Fleming earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2007, she gained Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western University. She also obtained a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western University in 2010.

Her research has focused on optical imaging as well as spectroscopy instruments for use in interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology.

Dr. Fleming has been successful in creating optical imaging catheters that deliver highly detailed images of the walls of the heart in live animals. This is highly beneficial to medical doctors. It means that they are better able to diagnose diseases and can carry out less invasive treatments for heart disease.

Dr. Fleming has received research funding and grants from a number of sources. These include:
– The Provost’s Small Grants Program for Junior Faculty that contribute to the university’s diversity goals.
– The National Institute of Health/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.
– The NSF Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants for Engineering.

She has garnered a plethora of awards.

Notable Accomplishments:
• She has been featured in MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators under 35.

• She has earned the National Research Service Award, Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Health/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

• Dr. Fleming has undertaken a Medtronic Foundation Fellowship.

• In 2002, she received the MIT Community Service Award.

• In 2002/3, Dr. Fleming earned the Multicultural Award from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

10) Brian Dixon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Health Informatics within the School of Informatics & Computing at Indiana University

Brian Dixon received his bachelor’s at DePauw University in 2001. He earned his master’s at Indiana University in 2005. In 2011, he received his Ph.D. degree from Indiana University.

Dr. Dixon has focused his research on informatics. Informatics allows information to flow in a more straightforward manner through within the health care system. This helps to improve the health care outcomes for individuals.

Notable Accomplishments:
• Dr. Dixon has published research articles.
• Worked with at the Regenstrief Institute, the health services research organization that is based at IUPUI.

Source and Methodology

Undertaken in-depth research: Many of these professors have become involved in research or projects that have looked at new approaches for the medical field. Brought in grant funding: Many of these professors have received grant funding for their research. Been published: Many of these professors have co-authored academic articles in established publications. Sought advanced education: All of the professors on this list have received doctoral-level degrees, and have strongly-grounded medical science knowledge.

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Choosing a school can be an overwhelming experience, but this list makes it less so. The criteria used for rating the schools in this list was extensive and included such things as student SAT scores, faculty pay rates, graduation and job placement rates, spending per student rates, as well as the views of competitors and neutral professionals. The following is a list of the top ten schools, in order, for biomechanical engineering:

1. John Hopkins University (Whiting): This University rated #1 for several reasons. To begin, it has an amazing student ration–4.8 students: 1 teacher. In addition, there are vast opportunities for research. Students have access to the labs and other research resources of any of the universities that partner with John Hopkins, which expands student opportunity for experience and growth exponentially.

2. Georgia Institute of Technology: The engineering program in this school is extensive and provides an immense amount of choices for specialization. There are over 20 engineering programs to be explored and combined in majors and minors. Combining such things as biomechanical engineering with other mechanical engineering increases student post-graduation prospects incredibly.

3. University of California–San Diego (Jacobs): This University provides many opportunities for graduate and combined graduate programs. It offers a Master of Science Degree, Master of Engineering Degree, and Ph.D. programs. In addition, it offers joint M.D./M.S and M.D./Ph.D. programs. This is a rare opportunity for ambitious students.

4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology:What makes it outstanding: Number of specialties in which to earn degrees.
Address: 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Room 1-206
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617)253-1000

5. Stanford University:
What makes it outstanding: Research and internship opportunities.
Address: Huang Engineering Center
Suite 226
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650)723-2300

6. Duke University (Pratt):
What makes it outstanding: Research specialization opportunities.
Address: 305 Teer Building
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919)660-5386

7. Rice Unversity (Brown):
What makes it outstanding Number of on campus research centers.
Address: P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251
Phone: (713)348-4955
8. University of California (Berkeley):
What makes it outstanding: Accelerated Master’s Program.
Address: 320 McLaughlin Hall #117
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: (510)642-6000

9. University of Washington:
What makes it outstanding: Research opportunities.
Address: 371 Loew Hall
Box 352180
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: (206)543-2100

10. University of Pennsylvania:
What makes it outstanding: Research and Master’s Degree opportunities.
Address: 107 Towne Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215)898-5000

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