Schools.com Launches New Career Exploration Tool

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Schools.com recently released an interactive graphing tool that allows users to see projected salary, required education and employment outlook information for 120 of today's most popular careers. Data from the tool allow students to carve out an educational path that is more career-focused while illustrating the correlation between educational attainment and earnings.

Schools.com today released an interactive tool to help students identify potential careers by average salary and required education. Users can compare and contrast more than 100 popular careers, as well as the time predicted to acquire a degree and the expected salary projections, guiding their professional choices. When users select their desired career, the tool matches them with schools that offer coursework in the chosen field of study.

The new tool follows a study released yesterday from the Georgetown University on Education and the Workforce, tying in salary data to undergraduate majors across a person’s lifetime. Simultaneously, a Pew Research Center survey recently reported that regardless of salary earnings, college graduates are more satisfied with their jobs, financial situation and education than those who did not attend college. Overall, the survey found that 86 percent of college graduates believe the investment is worthwhile.

The user-friendly tool makes it easy for students to find which career might suit them best based on interest, income and proposed time spent on education. With the ability to extensively explore careers, students will be able to visualize the advantages of a college degree with a career path tailored to their needs.

“This tool was created with students in mind,” said Seth Restaino, spokesperson for Schools.com. “We wanted them to be able to choose the best career path for what was important to them.”

College graduates as a group make 84 percent more over a lifetime than high school graduates, with the lowest median earnings among the 171 majors included in the Georgetown study being $29,000 for counseling and psychology. With this new tool, students are able to make education decisions based on their wants, needs and passions.

To use the tool and read more coverage about trends in higher education, visit Schools.com and follow @SchoolsEDU on Twitter.

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Schools.com is the definitive digital resource for education, connecting students and prospective students with the right information, people and schools to help them advance in life. Featuring in-depth sections with faculty interviews, campus tours and national education news, the site aims to be a hub for higher education topics and trends. Schools.com is owned and operated by QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: QNST), one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that best meet their needs. The company is a leader in protecting Internet visitor privacy and in ethical marketing practices. For more information, please visit QuinStreet.com.

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