Is a College Degree Still Worth the Expense?

Is a College Degree Still Worth the Expense? | ECPI UniversityYou have a decision to make. Take on student debt and go to college or enter the workforce now in hopes of getting an entry level position in a company with the possibility of promotion. This is probably the most important decision you will ever make. And you can’t make it by estimating what you think you “might” make in the coming years. For this, you need hard data. So before proceeding, arm yourself with the facts. [Read more...]

ECPI University, Northern VA Student Carries on a Family Legacy

ECPI University, Northern VA Student Carries on a Family LegacyBy the time he was a senior in high school, ECPI University student Kristian Foster had already refurbished nine dilapidated computers and created his own network. His love of technology had been nurtured by his grandfather, Arthur, a lifelong IT professional who took his first computer course at ECPI in 1969. When Kristian announced that he too wanted to attend ECPI University, it was welcome news.

Of course, much has changed since Arthur was a student. Back then, ECPI was known as Electronic Computer Programming Institute and it was one of the few schools offering courses in computer programming at the time. “I had already completed two years of school at Virginia State College, but I was still working at a shoe factory,” says Arthur. “Then one day, I saw an IBM display at a shopping center and asked the man from IBM how I could learn how to work with computers and he suggested ECPI.” [Read more...]

What Manufacturing Careers Really Look Like Today – Infographic

What Manufacturing Careers Today Look Like | ECPI UniversityAsk most any student what careers they might be considering and it’s unlikely they will list manufacturing. For the most part, other careers are promoted much more vigorously toward those who are well-versed in the science, technology, math and engineering.

Manufacturing is the engine that drives over 17 million jobs in the United States alone – and that number is growing.

However, there isn’t a single field that completely encompasses these related subjects better than manufacturing, which is the sole industry that feeds all other product and service-oriented industries across the United States and the world. [Read more...]

How Much Does a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Make?

How Much Does a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Make? | Medical Careers Institute of ECPI UniversityA Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is a highly-skilled technician who operates special imaging equipment for medical diagnosis such as ultra-sound for cardiac and vascular conditions, pregnancies, and other internal conditions.

The sonogram, used for breast exams, the cardiac and vascular systems, nervous and muscular systems and to locate tumors, uses echo location to show sections of various organs. It can be used to check heart valves or show expectant parents the first pictures of the unborn child. [Read more...]

ECPI University Charlotte-Concord Graduate Joins USAA as Software Developer

ECPI University Charlotte-Concord Graduate Joins USAA as Software Developer | ECPI GraduateAsk Tenell Berry about ECPI University’s Career Services Department, and you’ll likely see a big smile. She’s living proof that working closely with an ECPI career adviser can really pay off. In Tenell’s case, it nearly doubled her salary. [Read more...]