Careers

We recommend carefully researching different career paths before committing to one, as this can impact your life for years to come. Check out ValuePenguin's industry analyses and expert interviews to learn more about potential careers.

Employees Value Job Perks More Than Salaries

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

What Does a Veterinarian Do?

It’s a common misconception that veterinarians treat only dogs, cats, and a few exotic companion animals like ferrets and rabbits. In fact... Read More

Are Americans Ready for a $15 Minimum Wage?

A quick study on the public opinion of a $15 minimum wage in infographic form. Click here for the stats. Read More

How to Advance as a Pharmacist

Pharmacists can get ahead by narrowing their focus, continually educating themselves and seeking out relationships with their colleagues... Read More

Getting a Job as a Physical Therapist

From the application and the interview to where and how you should be looking in the first place, here is our guide for getting that first... Read More

What It's Like Being a Nurse Practitioner

As a nurse practitioner, or as a doctorally-prepared nurse practitioner, a lot of times when I meet other nurses they are happy to meet me... Read More

What's It Like Being an Accountant?

"You must be good with numbers." Phillip Cheung, a Maryland-based CPA, has heard the common refrain, but the work of accountants and... Read More

How to Gauge -- and Leverage -- Your Financial Worth at Work

It can be an uncomfortable conversation for employees of all kinds, but it's a necessary one. Before asking for a certain salary or... Read More

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