Are you thinking about a career change? Ready to take your current job to the next level? Education can be just the catalyst to get you there.

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Going back to school as an adult is a big decision.

Before making the investment of your time, effort and resources, it’s important to do your research — and soul search.

Advance Course offers a useful mix of motivation and information for adults who want to continue their education toward a certificate, master’s or doctoral degree.

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Margarita V. Magana is working toward getting a doctorate in mathematics education at Washington State University. Complications with a pregnancy led to Magana taking a year off school to focus on her baby’s health. “The biggest everyday struggle was working full time, going to school and trying to be a good wife and mother to a child who had special needs,” she says. “We’ve finally developed a routine and learned how to manage school, work and our personal lives.” (Courtesy of Susana Vidrio Photography)

How to clear the hiatus hurdles, including reference letters, prerequisites and admissions tests.

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Digital and technical skills are becoming more necessary than ever for people looking to advance their career.

Ezekiel Moreno is a veteran who was stocking groceries for a living but got a job making aerospace parts at M&M Manufacturing in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after a retraining program. (Andrea Morales / The New York Times)

The labor market does a poor job of matching employers with employees — in hiring, and in educating and retraining them to meet employers’ needs.

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Lisa Lucas is a school counselor at Seattle’s Jane Addams Middle School. (Seattle Pacific University)

School counselors are vital members of a school’s education team, helping to facilitate academic, career and social-emotional development in children and youth.

Jaye Sablan is the assistant director of core programs in the Office of Student Affairs at University of Washington’s Graduate School, which offers an initiative to support first-generation graduate students. (Courtesy of Ziyan Bai)

Program offers support to those who may be wrestling with self-doubt or financial challenges — and connects them with others in the same boat.

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There's a growing need for technicians with the ability to install, maintain, operate and innovate these ever-evolving systems.

A computer science class at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, where some 80 percent of graduate students are from other countries. The Tandon School is an extreme example of how scarce Americans are in graduate programs in STEM. (Yana Paskova / The New York Times)

More than half of graduate students in STEM are from abroad.

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For those who are not “born leaders,” training programs can help improve skills tremendously.

(AP file photo by Mel Evans)

In 2016, 36 million people ages 25 and over had earned some college credit but no degree, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Ellen Carruth (City University of Seattle)

The Washington Department of Health approved a new educational pathway for mental health professionals.

(Lily Padula / The New York Times)

The current process is unmanageable, inconsistent and an unnecessary burden on my kind references.

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Advanced degrees remain the ticket up the ladder and into the C-suite in many industries.


Having college debt disappear is something many student loan holders can only dream of — but it’s possible.

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