We consider an education to be an economic decision and as well as a personal one.
(PRWEB) August 21, 2012
Collegeseekr.com, a college search engine with a strong focus on local search has released a new service called career insights. This service uses a proprietary algorithm which analyzes each program's identified related occupations to award a 1 to 5 star rating. With insights' ratings on over 3,000 of their listed degree and certificate programs this service can provide valuable information across a wide range of disciplines.
In keeping with their search centric approach, collegeseekr.com has integrated the star ratings directly into their search page, making them visible but not overwhelming. Their ratings can also be used as search filters, allowing students to discover highly rated degree or certificate programs that they may find interesting. For example, a broad search looking for an associates degree in new york, will find over 900 degree matches, but only 24 of those hold a 5 star rating.
Along with the program ratings, collegeseekr.com offers an information panel highlighting key statistics and analysis such as job growth and median annual wages. These stats are clearly visible alongside the search results with color coded tags to call appropriate attention to important details.
Why did they build this service? In the words of their CEO, Frederic Jambukeswaran, “We consider an education to be an economic decision and as well as a personal one. So we added some economic data to our search results.”.