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Southern Methodist University public health certificate


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  Info about the Southern Methodist University public health certificate, registering in a technical degree program to develop job skills, and taking free practice tests online. Which college degrees will give you the best chances of finding employment after graduation? Some students select a major because it offers practical training that will be valuable in the workplace. Other students choose their major simply because they enjoy the subject material. Concentration in a technical field demands a lot of study, but the rewards are equally impressive. Job satisfaction, higher salary, and employment security are the main incentives. The most popular college major is business administration, split evenly between men and women. On the other hand, men make up the vast majority of computer science and engineering majors. For women, the fields of education, English and liberal arts dominate the list.

You don't have to be currently enrolled in a degree program in order to sign up for online courses. Distance education enables students who otherwise wouldn't be able to make the commute to campus to access accredited courses. If you so choose, online education gives you the opportunity to take difficult courses that won't show up on your transcript. Alternatively, you may be able to complete online credits for a grade. Advanced Placement exams (AP Exams) are offered in a variety of subjects, offering college credit for classes that you have taken. Test yourself with free practice exams, before visiting the College Board website to register to take your actual AP Tests. If you earn a score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam, you may be granted advanced placement in college.

Online Courses - MOOCs

Southern Methodist University public health certificateCollege degree majors with high starting-salaries after graduation include physical sciences, business administration, and engineering. If you remain true to your career interests, not just going after salary, your overall job earnings will increase as you gain experience. However, if your focus is more on salary alone, there's a higher risk that you'll suffer early signs of burnout, and be forced to change careers later on.

Technical training programs are a low-cost alternative to attending a regular four-year college, and still you may earn good money as a highly-skilled, technical specialist. By taking some of your required degree courses online, you may be able to graduate earlier, thus saving money on tuition. If you're currently employed, you can take online courses in your spare time to advance your career. Massive Open Online Courses are known as MOOCs, utilizing cloud-based software, interactive platforms such as Blackboard, and mobile apps.

An online degree may be just as marketable as a college degree that was earned on campus. Udemy online learning is a new startup with backing from the founders of Groupon. Similarly, Khan Academy now offers over 4,000 micro-lectures served through YouTube. Coursera, a competing software platform, has millions of enrolled students from around the world. Recently, MIT announced that it's open courseware platform will be available to students and instructors at no cost.

Online Tests - Free Practice!

This section offers practice tests in a variety of academic subject areas. Each of the following multiple-choice tests has 10 questions to work on. No sign-up required, just straight to the test.
Business Tests

Nursing Tests

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Other colleges near Dallas, Texas:

Take a few moments to browse other colleges and universities near Dallas. It's a good idea to compare all schools in the area, as well as consider taking some of your classes online, to save on tuition fees. By continuing your education, you can improve your salary prospects or train for a more interesting position. According to the Occupational Outlook Quarterly, from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, college graduates are twice as likely to find employment as those without a college degree in today's competitive job market. Further, it may be possible to receive degree credit via Advanced Placement exams, as well as through honors classes that you've taken.

Financial aid deadlines are typically scheduled well in advance of regular admission dates, so be sure to apply early. You may request free information from several different schools below, without making a commitment.

College GuidePhoneIn-state TuitionOut-of-state TuitionStudent Body SizeRequest Info
Wade College
    Dallas, TX
(214) 637-3530 $$$ $$$ very small Program Info
El Centro College
    Dallas, TX
(214) 860-2037 $ (low) $ (low) large Program Info
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service
    Dallas, TX
(214) 388-5466 $$$ $$$ very small Program Info
Dallas Christian College
    Dallas, TX
(972) 241-3371 $$$ $$$ very small Program Info
K D Studio
    Dallas, TX
(214) 638-0484 $$$ $$$ very small Program Info
PCI Health Training Center
    Dallas, TX
(214) 630-0568 $$$ $$$ small Program Info
Richland College
    Dallas, TX
(972) 238-6100 $ (low) $ (low)very large Program Info
Parker University
    Dallas, TX
(972) 438-6932 $$ $$ very small Program Info
Schreiner University
    Kerrville, TX
(830) 896-5411 $$$ $$$ small Program Info
Texarkana College
    Texarkana, TX
(903) 832-5565 $ (low) $ (low) medium Program Info
University of the Incarnate Word
    San Antonio, TX
(210) 829-6000$$$$$$$$ large Program Info
UT San Antonio
    San Antonio, TX
(210) 458-4011 $$ $$$ very large Program Info
Lee College
    Baytown, TX
(281) 427-5611 $ (low) $ (low) large Program Info
Texas A and M University Texarkana
    Texarkana, TX
(903) 223-3000 $ (low) $$$ small Program Info
Brazosport College
    Lake Jackson, TX
(979) 230-3000 $ (low) $ (low) medium Program Info
Northeast Texas Community College
    Mount Pleasant, TX
(903) 434-8100 $ (low) $ (low) medium Program Info
Hill College
    Hillsboro, TX
(254) 659-7500 $ (low) $ (low) medium Program Info
South Texas Vo Tech Institute
    Weslaco, TX
(956) 969-1564 $$$ $$$ small Program Info

College Admissions

Depending on the schools that you're applying to, the admissions process can vary from a simple formula that weighs grades and test scores, to a subjective review of your entire application. In some instances, colleges check admissions applications for accuracy, such as requiring proof of an extracurricular activity or a summer internship. About half of colleges use a waiting list, particularly those which are more selective, and it's important to remember that almost 30% of wait-listed students are eventually accepted. On average, over half of juniors retaking the SAT as a senior saw improvements in their scores, so test yourself with practice exams online.

Financial Aid

Peterson's scholarship search is good to check not only for college scholarships, but also for the extensive resources on the college application process. The terms for private loans vary from lender to lender. A common suggestion is to shop around on all loan terms, not just the student loan interest rate. Please note that financial aid application deadlines are strictly enforced by the financial aid office. The official FAFSA website is and is free. Student loans often carry an origination fee. Origination fees are a one-time charge based on the amount of the loan.

Federal Direct Student Loans are funded by Treasury bonds. Private student loans, however, are not guaranteed, and are offered directly to students by a commercial bank, employee credit union, or finance company. Student loans saddle graduating students with substantial debt, and can't be dismissed easily. Student credit cards may seem like a good short-term solution, but the interest rates are prohibitively high, and credit cards often carry an annual fee. If you do end up using credit cards to meet some expenses, pay off the outstanding balance in full every month, or else you may be subject to sudden interest rate changes.

Business & Medical Job Listings

Although most jobs which pay six-figure salaries require a college degree, technical fields offer high salaries based more on ability than which school you graduated from. Students will impress future bosses more with an impressive portfolio than with an advanced degree, so practice your skills as a consultant for local companies. Candidates with prior industry experience are preferred by interviewers, so you resume must show a clear pattern of success over time, based on numeric results and personal achievements.
Professional Careers
Each link lists current openings:
Starting Salary
(up to)
10 Year Salary
(up to)
Advertising & Sales$51,350$71,280
Casino Dealers$45,750$79,170
Computer Programmers$75,500$104,050
EMT, Paramedics$36,390$65,280
Graphic Designers$49,400$77,820
Financial Analysts$71,240$118,000
Flight Attendants$56,150$95,300
Private Investigators$38,290$64,380
Registered Nurses (RN)$49,730$83,440
Stock Brokers$60,190$80,280

In order to become an RN (Registered Nurse), a bachelors degree in nursing is recommended. RN's command a greater salary, and are responsible for an enlarged scope of practice over LPNs and CNAs. Students will receive classroom instruction and clinical training in a hospital setting. A 4-year BSN program allows students to further specialize in the areas of pediatrics, geriatrics and mental health. After completing your nursing education, you must be licensed by the state in which you'll be practicing, given that state boards of nursing each have specific certification requirements.

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6425 Boaz St
Dallas, TX 75275-0221

Phone: (214) 768-2000
Fax: (909) 889-0702

Southern Methodist University Degree Courses
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Southern Methodist University
6425 Boaz St
Dallas, TX 75275-0221

Phone: (214) 768-2000
Fax: (909) 889-0702
Fill out the form to request Southern Methodist University course info.
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Skilled Careers
Current openings:
Starting Salary
(up to)
Computer Programmers$75,500
EMT, Paramedics$36,390
Financial Analysts$71,240
Graphic Designers$49,400
Film & Video Editors$58,100
Public Relations$40,670
Registered Nurses (RN)$49,730
Stock Brokers$60,190
Website Designers$42,640

Southern Methodist University has a reputation for academics, allowing you to pursue the degree program that's right for you. Additionally, career placement services can help you to structure your job search after graduation. If you'd like to request course information, please use the inquiry form at the top of this page.

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