Exploring Careers in Health

There are many opportunities in the health industry. Individuals, who enjoy learning about the body, enjoy studying and researching medicine and science, and those that enjoy helping others are great candidates for health related careers. In this article, you will learn a number of engaging facts regarding practitioners in health.

When exploring careers in health, you will discover that there are hundreds and hundreds of jobs for you to choose from. Some jobs focus on medicine, while others focus on direct care. There are some health care professionals that focus on the young, and some that focus on the old. Many positions work to assist people with mental issues, and some work to help those who need help with physical conditions. The career that you select in the health field will be based on your interests, and what type of work you are interested in pursuing.

The career in health that you select will be the determining factor is what type of college coursework that you will be required to take part in. However, listed below are some common courses that are required of individuals that work within the health industry:

1. Biological Sciences

2. Basic Medical Sciences

3. Various Math Courses

4. Various Science Courses

5. Health Professions

6. Medicine

7. Psychology

8. Sociology

9. Latin

10. Biomedical Engineering

11. Computer Science

12. Dentistry

13. Microbiology

14. Nuclear and Radiological Engineering

15. Entomology and Nematology 16. Occupational Therapy

It is important to understand that many of the above-mentioned courses are designed for specific studies within the health field. There is general coursework that involves English, Writing, Mathematics, and Science that are generally required with all studies of health related careers.

If you enjoy helping people, and you are interested in helping people with the common issues that they face in life, you may consider working in the health field of mental health. There are numerous positions within this particular branch of medicine. You may pursue a career in social work, general counseling, psychology, drug rehabilitation, clinical studies, psychiatry, and even become a counselor at a school or in a jail! Careers in the mental health field are very exciting and they pay relatively well. The average worker in mental health makes around $ 10.00. The highest level career in mental health can make as much as $ 200,000.00 a year or more.

If you enjoy working with people who have been born with physical deformities or those that have been injured, you may elect to work in the health field of physical therapy or sports medicine. These positions pay relatively well. The average therapist makes around $ 65,000.00 annually. You can help a person learn to live with their disability and be more independent, or you can help an injured person gain the strength that they need in order to regain their independence.

Many individuals enjoy medicine and health in general. For these individuals, a career in general medicine may be the right choice. You can select from administration, …

Vanderbilt University (Vandy) Commodores Football Players Taken in the 2010 NFL Draft – 2 Selected

The Vanderbilt University (commonly referred to as Vandy) Commodores had two football players taken in the 2010 NFL Draft. The two men that were selected are:

  • Myron Lewis (cornerback) taken with in the third round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 67th overall pick
  • Thomas Welch (offensive tackle) selected by the New England Patriots with the 208th overall pick in the seventh round.

Myron Lewis is a 6’2″ 203 pound lock down cornerback that made a name for himself as one of the best secondary players in the highly competitive Southeastern Conference (SEC) that Vanderbilt plays in. Born in 1987 in Pompano Beach, Florida the defensive specialist was one of the best athletes on a Commodores team that went a meager 2-10 during his final year with the program in 2009.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers felt that they were getting a good value in picking up the talented corner in the third round. Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris hopes that taking Myron Lewis will prove to be a valuable asset for his defensive unit and anticipated the former Commodore to bring an increased level of speed, youth, and tenacity to his defense.

In the final round of the 2010 NFL Draft the New England Patriots chose Thomas Welch to add some more protection for future hall of fame quarterback Tom Brady. Welch brings a great deal of height to a strong Patriots offensive line that includes multiple pro bowlers. At 6’6″ and 310 pounds Thomas will be one of the tallest players on the roster.

Long before Thomas Welch was selected by the New England Patriots he used his large frame to excel at Brentwood High School in his birth city of Brentwood, Tennessee. Brentwood, Tennessee is a well to do suburb of Nashville, Tennessee so when it came time to move to college Welch only had to travel a few miles down the road to reach the Vanderbilt campus.

Playing at a lighter weight as a first year college student caused Thomas to originally join the Commodores as a tight end and red shirted at that position in 2005. During his first year of seeing the field in 2006 Welch was moved to the offensive line to compensate for injuries suffered by teammates that otherwise would have played the tackle position. During his junior season in 2008 Thomas started every game at right tackle and as a senior he moved to the more prestigious left tackle position and started at that spot for eleven games.…

Early History of Oxford University

There has been a passing around Oxford since Roman times. However nothing permanent was established until about 700 AD when the hamlet of Oxnaforda became a strategic place between the kingdoms of Mercia and Wessex. After the Norman request the town was fortifies from about 1070. Some of these city walls remain and one of the mounds is still in existence (by the Old Prison)

Origins of the University.

The first evidence of learning in Oxford could be traced back to 720 AD when the local ruler King Didan founded a nunnery for his devout daughter Frideswide. This was built in the grounds of Christ Church Cathedral. This nunnery later dissected but it was taken over by a community of Anglican monks in about 1120. They rebuilt the chapel and dedicated the church to St Frideswide. This was the foundation for Christ Church Cathedral.

By 1167 there were 3 small monastic schools of learning in Oxford, of which the community in Christ Church was one. Around this time of 1167 many English schools were forced to flee the University of Paris. The current King, Henry II encouraged many of these to come to Oxford and continue their studies. The patronage of Henry II was important for the development of Oxford as a seat of learning.

The schools welcomed the traditional curriculam from Paris. All learning was under the Chuch of Rome and all scholars and Masters were in holy orders and used to wear a long black gown. These scholars were not of the nobility but often from humble origins but they played an important role in the administration of the state being the small% of the literate population.

In 1214 Oxford was recognized as a university by the Church and the first Chancellor was appointed. This attracted many scholars to come. These young boisterous schools often created friction and conflict with the local towns people and during this century there were frequently "town versus gown" riots which left a couple of people dead. Because of this many schools moved to other towns such as Cambridge leading to the formation of other universities.

In the 13th Century many masters created halls of residence to protect scholars from local hostility. Also in the 13th century there appeared the first of the University colleges. Colleges were different to the halls of residence because they were not tied to the monastic tradition. In fact many colleges preverted their members from taking monastic vows. This enabled more adventurous teaching than in the monastic halls. The colleges were like a secular response to the monastic halls of residence.

Oxford Colleges were usually founded by rich churchmen who had no offspring to leave their wealth. Thus it was seen as a commendable act to create a college and endow it with wealth. Because of their greater wealth and permanence the colleges flourished and gradually began to overtake and absorb the smaller, more impermanent halls.

The first 3 colleges to be set up were University college, Merton …

Teaching English in Mexico: Hermosillo, Sonora

About the city of Hermosillo: The Majestic “City of the Sun”

Hermosillo is the Capital City of the State of Sonora located 2037 km from Mexico City, via federal highways 57, 45, 110, 90 and 15 in Mexico. Hermosillo is also known as the City of the Oranges because of the abundance of oranges in its territory. Called the majestic “City of the Sun”, it is a sister city to Phoenix, Arizona. It has a population close to one million residents and is highly bi-lingual, with English being highly promoted and widely spoken – especially in tourism-related businesses.

Among the main attractions you can visit in Hermosillo are: The Government Palace, which has interesting murals, Zaragoza Square and its Moorish kiosk, The Cathedral of La Asuncion, The Del Carmen and Espiritu Santo Chapels, The modern building of the Autonomous University of Sonora, where the Museum of the State is situated. There are also: Madero Park, The Culture House, the Tres Pueblos Square and The Batuc Church. Nearby on La Campana Hill (the Bell Hill), there is a lookout from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city. Another attraction is the Abelardo L. Rodriguez Dam, an ideal place for fishing. Hermosillo has several hotels and restaurants where the tourist can taste the famous regional cuisine. The main festivity in Hermosillo is the Vendimia Feast, which is celebrated on June 21st-26th, with a parade of floats and an industrial exhibition.

How about teaching English in Sonora?

Instituto Soria High School

Hermosillo, Sonora

Contact: Selma Guerra, Language Program Coordinator

E-mail: [email protected]

The program is constantly improving, monitored by education investigators that work within our Soria Educational Group. Our Language Program includes English and French. Currently there are about 600 students. The campus is located downtown, close to the commercial and financial area of the city. Our teachers work 40 hours a week, 20 teaching hours, and 20 hours organizing and preparing material, lesson plans, attending to workshops, and other activities related to the field. Our groups vary from 10 to 25 students. Teaching at Instituto Soria is a great opportunity for teachers: the school was founded in 1918 and is located about three hours from the U.S.A. border. You will have access to the Pacific Ocean, which is about an hour from the city. The climate is very hot, so we ask our prospects to have been in hot weather before applying. The requirements for this full-time position are: Native English speaker, a Bachelors degree in related field (this is Mandatory), some teaching experience, 26 year old minimum age; you must be willing to work as part of a team, be sociable, dynamic and flexible with an excellent personal appearance. Some Spanish speaking ability is also desired.

Universidad del Noroeste

Hermosillo, Sonora

Contact: Carmen Garcia, Language Department Coordinator

E-mail: [email protected]

University seeking 3 full time EFL teachers with experience working with groups of up to 20 students. Requirements include a Masters Degree in related field (MANDATORY), ability to speak Spanish …

End the Madness: Down with the College Football BCS System

Lets' face it: the BCS is a piece of garbage. It encourages unsportsmanlike behavior – and there really seems to be too much of that these days – by forcing teams to run up scores to maintain high poll positions. It safeguards corruption by allowing poll voters to affect dramatic changes at the last minute, bowing to political pressure. It has responded in weaker overall bowl matchups. And worst of all, it denies us the ability to settle the matter of the championship on the field.

Auburn, who will face ninth-ranked and two loss Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl, are the first team to go undefeated in the SEC and be denied a shot at the title. They beat three top ten teams, and a good Tennessee team twice. Auburn would actually be better off under the pre-BCS system because there would at least be the possibility of sharing the title.

California led Texas in the BCS and was poised for a deserved shot in the Rose Bowl until, at the last minute, the last night of college football – on a night when Cal faced a tough competitor in Southern Miss after a long trip across the country – some voters raised Texas above Cal. This came after two weeks of politicking by Texas coach Matt Brown. There were even reports that some ballots in Texas were submitted before the games were even done.

California passed on the opportunity to score a very late, meaningless touch down, and it's likely that move had an impact on their drop in the polls. There is no longer any room for sportsmanship when a BCS bowl is on the line. A team competing for positioning in the BCS has no choice but to pummel its opponents.

The tie-ins the major bowls now have to conference championships has replied in an 8-3 Pittburgh team playing undefeated Utah in the Fiesta Bowl, and a two loss Virginia Tech taking on undefeated Auburn in the Orange. Meanwhile, one loss Cal takes on 7-4 Texas Tech in the Holiday Bowl. Are these the best possible matchups that could have been put together?

I do not think the creators of the BCS envisioned what we have now. I really believe it was an attempt to have something better. But it's time to admit that the system is a failure, and move on. The old system is better than what we have now. A playoff system is very feasible – given that it already exists in every sport except major college football – and would generate even more money than the current bowl system. The argument that it would take too much time away from the players' schoolwork is rubbish. Will we ever know the true details of the conspiracy among the university members, the bowls, and any number of parties, to deny us an honest play system? I doubt it. But it is shameful that the presidents of the NCAA-member universities allow such a system, that …

Getting the Best Online College Education

While there is always a lot of debate as to whether an online college education is as good as a traditional college education, the answer is really very simple; there are good institutions that offer an online college education and there are bad establishments that offer an online college education. The same holds true for traditional college degree programs.

So, just as when you are looking for an offline course, you need to do the same kind of your research when you are looking for the best place to pursue an online college education.

Of course, you normally won’t care where the college is located unless part of the online program involves off-line meetings. Usually the physical location just doesn’t matter. However, a lot of the other points that you would consider before attending a traditional offline college or university should also be considered before you enroll with any organization offering an online college education.

The growth in the numbers of people pursuing an online college education has led to increased competition among institutions to attract students. The best way to assess the credibility of a site advertising that they have the best online college education is to ask about the accreditation of its courses. Accreditation means that some governing body for a particular field has endorsed the course. This can be extremely important in helping you to decide who to trust with your online college education. If a course is not accredited then you need to find out why.

There may be a number of courses that have not yet received accreditation from an appropriate association or governing body but still offer a good online college education. For example, the establishment may have applied for accreditation but not yet been assessed. In that case you can actually check with the particular accrediting agency to be certain that they actually are in the process of assessing the application for accreditation. Another reason may be that there is no appropriate accrediting body for a course. This is less likely but, nevertheless, could be a valid reason and doesn’t necessarily indicate that the course offered is not going to be worth taking to advance your online college education.

If, however, you find that the online college education institution has been refused accreditation, then they are likely to try to tell you that accreditation is not important. And that simply isn’t true. An online college education from a non-accredited institution is not going to be viewed as positively as one from an accredited establishment. Choose where you go to get your online college education with care to ensure that you are not wasting your time and money by having a nearly worthless qualification.

Another factor related to accreditation has to do with professions requiring some form of governmental license or certification. You need to be certain that any college degree or other course certification will be acceptable to whatever licensing body has authority over the profession in the location you live and work …

Are You Thinking of Pursuing a Degree in Culinary Arts?

With popular television shows and a growing interest in fine cuisine the field of culinary arts has seen an amazing growth in popularity over the past few years. Whatever your interest lies more in the pastry and baking arts or in exotic cuisine, getting the right schooling is your first step in becoming a culinary professional. The Art Institutes have a long history of producing some of the most talented people in the world and their culinary programs are no different, with some of the world's most well-reheated chefs on their list of Alumni.

Art Institutes Culinary Programs
The Art Institutes offer two distinct culinary programs that are designed to help aspiring culinary professionals meet their goals. Each program is geared towards the specialties of Culinary Arts and Culinary Management which will guide student along their chosen career path.

o Culinary Arts – The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes offer much more to students than traditional cooking schools. Along with instruction on cooking, menu creation and food presentation, The Art Institute's world class instructors offer students the real world experience that is necessary to succeed in the fast-paced and competitive culinary field.
o Culinary Management – Many students have a love for food but are more interested in the business side of the culinary industry. For this reason The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes offers a comprehensive program in Culinary Management. During your course of study you will cover such aspects of the business as inventory control, budgeting, marketing and employee relations.

The Art Institutes Locations
If you are interested in a degree in the Culinary Arts, The Art Institutes will provide you with a solid foundation on which you can build your culinary career. And you can achieve your dream in one of more than 30 locations throughout the United States. This allows you to study the field of Culinary Arts as close to or far from home as you please. Some of The Art Institutes locations include:
o Chicago
o Atlanta
o Los Angeles
o Seattle
o Washington, DC
o Las Vegas

And The Art Institutes even offer an online program that is designed to meet the needs of students who current schedule would not allow time for a traditional university setting.

With state of the art facilities and world-class instructors, The Art Institute is your ticket into the field of Culinary Arts. And after graduation, The Art Institutes will continue to aid you on your path to success. With a network of schools through the country, you will have access to a career services program that will put you in touch with employers throughout the country, offering you the final step in achieving your dream of culinary success. …

Brad Pitt and His Accomplishments

William Bradley Pitt or Brad Pitt was born on December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to parents William Alvin Pitt, a truck company owner, and Jane Etta Pitt, a high school guidance counselor. He has two younger siblings, Doug and Julie Neal. Despite being born in Oklahoma, the Pitts grew up in Springfield, Missouri, and were raised as conservative Southern Baptists. He attended and excelled in high school at the Kickapoo High School, where he was very active in extra-curricular activities and sports such as swimming, tennis, golf, debates, and in high school musicals. He went on to study at the University of Missouri where he majored in journalism and advertising. During his last semester at the university, Brad realized that he had stronger aspirations in the world of acting, dropped out, and headed to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.

Pitt had a string of odd jobs in Los Angeles, from being a stripper’s chauffeur to delivering refrigerators. All these he did while enrolling himself in acting classes. After seven months of hard work, Brad Pitt was able to get his own agent as well as acting jobs. He first started in television in shows such as Dallas, Growing Pains, and Another World. During these years, he also met his then-girlfriend Juliette Lewis during the filming of a TV movie Too Young to Die. In 1989, Pitt had his big screen debut in Cutting Class, but it was his role in Ridley Scott’s Thelma and Louis that caught Hollywood’s attention. Unfortunately, his next few films The Favor, Johnny Suede, and Cool World were not enough to boost his credibility as an actor and just garnered him the title of a Hollywood pretty boy. Only when he starred in A River Runs through It later that same year did he deliver such a great performance that Hollywood took notice of Pitt as more than just a pretty face. His next major role which again garnered much critical attention was in the movie Interview with the Vampire with Tom Cruise. His following films Legends of the Fall and Seven only secured his place in Hollywood. During the filming of Seven, he met and fell in love at first sight with then quite unknown actress Gwyneth Paltrow and eventually got engaged after two and a half years together. Sadly, the couple split for unknown reasons seven months after their engagement.

Pitt went on to star in critically acclaimed films such as Devil’s Own, Seven Years in Tibet, Meet Joe Black, and Twelve Monkeys for which he won a Golden Globe as best supporting actor. He later reteamed with David Fincher, director of Seven, to shoot the film Fight Club which soon became a cult film. Soon after, Pitt worked on more critically acclaimed films such as Snatch, Troy, and the Ocean’s Eleven franchise. In 2005, he worked on the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith with Angelina Jolie, whom he would later end up with three adopted children and three biological children. …

Pros And Cons Of Online Education For The World Citizen

More and more young people are choosing non-traditional education to start and advance in their careers while completing and furthering their formal education. “Typical distance learners are those who don’t have access to programs, employees who work during scheduled class hours, homebound individuals, self-motivated individuals who want to take courses for self-knowledge or advancement, or those who are unable or unwilling to attend class” (Charp, 2000, p. 10). Three key elements surround the online learner: technology, curriculum, and instructor (Bedore, Bedore, & Bedore, 1997). These elements must be keenly integrated into one smoothly and operationally functional delivery tool.

While an online method of education can be a highly effective alternative medium of education for the mature, self-disciplined student, it is an inappropriate learning environment for more dependent learners. Online asynchronous education gives students control over their learning experience, and allows for flexibility of study schedules for non traditional students; however, this places a greater responsibility on the student. In order to successfully participate in an online program, student must be well organized, self-motivated, and possess a high degree of time management skills in order to keep up with the pace of the course. For these reasons, online education or e-learning is not appropriate for younger students (i.e. elementary or secondary school age), and other students who are dependent learners and have difficulty

assuming responsibilities required by the online paradigm.

Millions of students use e-learning solutions in over 140 countries: corporations such as Kodak and Toyota and education providers like ExecuTrain, New Horizons, the Enoch Olinga College (ENOCIS), Phoenix University amongst the hundreds of schools and colleges.

Studies have shown student retention to be up to 250% better with online learning than with classroom courses. Several recent ones have helped frame the debate. The Sloan Consortium published a widely distributed report titled “Growing by Degrees: Online Education in the United States in 2005” that examined the growing prevalence of online education across U.S. institutions.

In addition, a study conducted by the Boston-based consulting firm Eduventures found that, while about half of institutions and more than 60 percent of employers generally accept the high quality of online learning, students’ perceptions differ. Only about 33 percent of prospective online students said that they perceive the quality of online education to be “as good as or better than” face-to-face education. Ironically, 36 percent of prospective students surveyed cited concern about employers’ acceptance of online education as a reason for their reluctance to enroll in online courses.

But what actually drives quality? A March 2006 report released by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education identifies six quality indicators: mission, curriculum and instruction, faculty support, student and academic services, planning for sustainability and growth, and evaluation and assessment.

The debate rages on while the Pros and Cons of Online Adult Education for today’s international students are constantly analyzed to determine if this type of education platform can deliver predictable and measurable results.

The Enoch Olinga College (ENOCIS) is one institution which uses this …

University of Central Florida History

Commonly referred to as UCF, the University of Central Florida is located in Orlando, Florida and is currently one of the largest schools in the United States with an enrollment of 53,537 students. Interestingly the university is less than fifty years old and has far surpassed the enrollment of similar institutions that are three or four times older than the University of Central Florida.

The rapid rise in popularity and influence that UCF has experienced dates back to its founding on June 10, 1963 when the Florida state legislature passed Bill Number 125 that established the groundwork for what would eventually become one of America's largest universities by the turn of the century . Then Governor Farris Bryant signed the bill into law and from that moment onward the wheels have been set in motion for the great prosperity that UCF has enjoyed to this day.

Initially known by the name Florida Technological University (a name given by the school's first president, Charles Millican) the institution of higher learning was erected on what was at the time remote farm land. Legend has it that the future location of the school was so remote that the man tapped to be the school's first president (Millican) could not even locate the parcel the first time he went out to examine it.

The first class was held at then Florida Technology University on October 7, 1968. At the time of the inaugural session no one could have predicted that a university of just 1,948 students would grow to about twenty five times that size in a span of less than five decades. Florida Tech was the nickname for the school during its first ten years until in December of 1978 when Governor Rueben Askew inked a legislative order that would change the name to the recognizable University of Central Florida name that alumni all over the world hold dear to their hearts .

In more recent history UCF has expanded enrollment through student increases at rates rarely seen elsewhere. During the last ten years the student population has grown by approximately 40%. This increase in population is particularly noteworthy when considering the fact that during this same time period the acceptance rate has decreased by 20% (from 60% to 40%). When you do the math it is clear that a rapidly increasing number of people are interested in attending UCF.

The increase in size and selectivity has afforded the University of Central Florida the opportunity to expand beyond its meager beginnings as a technical and commuter school. The influx in resources has fostered an environment in which UCF now stands as a Mecca of research not just for the community it resides in but also to an increasingly greater extent the United States as a whole. …