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From Being a Simple Fisherman

Dr. Randall Cuthbert
Associate Professor of Emergency & Disaster Management at American Public University

Throughout my career, I would tell anyone who asked that the great opportunities in life began when I graduated with my bachelor’s degree, and I’ve never wavered from that assessment. Similarly, I attained my master’s degree to achieve advancement within the profession, but during that process, something unexpected happened; I began to see my participation in our society as something more than my own economic interests. I began to understand that I was making a contribution to our society as a whole and had some responsibility for making sure that happened.

Electric Tech Careers: 7 Industries Where Techies Thrive

By Anica Oaks
Online Career Tips Guest Contributor

Technology careers are probably the most plentiful and well-paying in the job market today. This is partially because our entire world is run on technology, but also because they usually require a lot of intelligence and preparation. However, for the technologically inclined among us, a techie career path is nothing but success. Here is a sampling of some of the hottest tech careers right now.

7 Ways Microwave Engineers May Have Changed Your Life

By Patrick Dever, P.E.
Faculty Member, Electrical Engineering at American Public University

RF and microwave engineering is a specialty area within the electrical engineering profession that deals with circuits and systems that operate in the RF and microwave portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. These signals, which fluctuate between 100 million and 300 billion times per second, are the backbone of many of the wireless devices that we take for granted.

Women in STEM: What are the Barriers to Entering Technical Fields?

Interview with Dr. Novadean Watson-Stone and Dr. Francesca Catalano

What is currently the biggest challenge to women entering the field of science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM? It's about providing direction in careers, as well as boosting confidence in these technical fields that may be holding women back. The time to harvest these highly sought after technical skills should be cultivated early on.