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.

Clinton Howard was born into drug addiction, dropped out of school by eighth grade, and went to prison twice. Now, he’s president of Lower Columbia College’s student government. (Bill Wagner / The Longview Daily News via AP)

Washington man reinvents himself with support of loved ones — and community college

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Women now represent 42 percent of Seattle University students pursuing STEM degrees.

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What if every time you ordered a spicy tuna roll, you could set aside an extra dollar or so to put toward your student loan debt?

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Lisa Branham, who started a second career in health care after being laid off from her interior design job in late 2011, was named UWMC Employee of the Year in 2015. (Courtesy of Lisa Branham)

Health care jobs are in demand. Is it time for you to switch industries?

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Advancements in augmented reality/virtual reality have yet to be fully felt, but business are seeing the early waves of disruption.

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A look at law schools, master’s degree alternatives and certificate programs in the Seattle area.

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John Madison, shown with daughters Alexa Madison DuKate (from left) and Sabrina Madison and his wife, Rachel Madison, is looking into using the surplus in his daughters’ 529 plans for his own professional education. (Courtesy of John Madison)

Tuition strategies for when your family has leftover funds in 529 college savings plans — or when you are planning ahead for your own professional development.

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To help meet hiring demands, many colleges and universities are doubling down on their computer science offerings.

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Five questions to ask before you apply to be a virtual student

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Stephen Schwarzman, founder and CEO of the Blackstone Group, opened the Schwarzman Scholars program at Tsinghua University in Beijing in 2016. (Associated Press file photo by Mark Schiefelbein)

A study program at an elite Chinese university that was inspired by the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship is now taking applications for its third cohort.

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Evidence shows that the methods we use to multitask are significant drains on productivity, and may be stressing our brains more than we realize.

Dr. Katie Merriam, an OB-GYN resident in Charlotte, North Carolina, says she loves her mostly female work environment, but also appreciates having male colleagues. (Alex Olgin / WFAE VIA TNS)

The gender that once dominated the field is now considered at some schools a diversity hire.

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Alex Franke, a Washington State University medical student from Seattle, tries “gowning and gloving“ for the first time.

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The meetings also allow seniors to ask medical questions in a less formal environment than a doctor’s visit.

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Hope Collins is a Grays Harbor Historical Seaport sailor. (Courtesy of Meg Patterson)

Sea School Northwest in Aberdeen to train maritime workers during an eight-week program.

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Community colleges offer many ways that students can use their summer to advance their education and career.

Oregon Health & Science University fourth-year medical student Sophia Hayes (left) speaks with Dr. Susan Tolle, director of the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care, about her exam in compassionate communication. (Courtesy of Jordan Sleeth  via TNS)

By graduation, these Oregon students must be able to show how to admit a medical mistake, deliver a death notice and talk effectively about other fraught issues.

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