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Employees Value Job Perks More Than Salaries

You could be overestimating the value of that workplace happy hour. Read More

The Best Jobs in America—and Where to Find Them

Companies have increased hiring over the past year, but the job market in these cities is better than others. Read More

How to Advance as a Physician Assistant

Entry- and mid-level PAs have the opportunity to go back to school to specialize or do it the old-fashioned way, by networking within the... Read More

How to Advance as a Dental Assistant

One of the benefits of the being a dental assistant is the wide availability for advancement. Read More

How to Advance as a EMT/Paramedic

Entry-level EMTs (EMT-Basics) may train to become EMT-Intermediates, and later, paramedics. Paramedic is the highest EMT level. Where can... Read More

How to Advance as an Optometrist

Let's review some ValuePenguin research as well as the input of experienced professionals to see how else optometrists can push themselves... Read More

How to Become an Optometrist

The route to becoming an optometrist is straightforward. You’ll need to complete a four-year Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) program that... Read More

How to Advance as a Nurse Practitioner

As an NP, you may choose to move into administration, managing other nurses and staff members. You may decide to teach other nurses. And... Read More

Advice and Resources for Veterinarians

We asked veterinarians -- from interns to veterans -- to relay their advice to students and professionals who are considering chasing a... Read More