5 Hot STEM Careers That College Bound Students Should Know About

5 HOT STEM Careers | ECPI UniversityFor those of you not familiar with the term STEM, it is an acronym for “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.” According to the Office of the President of the United States, jobs in STEM-related fields are projected to grow exponentially over the next decade with demand outpacing the number of qualified applicants by one million.  Although there can be a substantial commitment to education and training in order to qualify for a STEM position, the pay off can be seen in the expected job growth and earning potential (see below).

So whether you are a high school student getting ready to graduate or you have already graduated and are in the work force but looking to change careers to a more stable or lucrative career field, those who choose a career path in the STEM seem to have a bright future indeed.  Check out these 5 Hot STEM Careers That College Bound Students Should Know About! [Read more...]

ECPI University Salutes A Soldier That Makes the Most of His Online Education

I would highly recommend ECPI University to fellow service members - Staff Sergeant Thomas Windley | ECPI UniversityWhen Thomas Windley began attending ECPI University in 2004, he had just completed his service in the U.S. Navy. Several months later, he decided he wanted back in, this time in the Army. While attending ECPI University, he was appointed System Administrator for his unit and soon earned his associate’s degree in Network Security in just 18 months.

In 2007, he earned another associate’s degree in electronics engineering technology which led to being promoted over his peers. A year later, he deployed to Afghanistan but kept up his online studies.

Now Staff Sergeant Thomas Windley has earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Science with a concentration in Network Security, as well as CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security + certifications. [Read more...]

Advancing Your Nursing Career With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree

Advancing Your Nursing Career With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree | ECPI UniversityIn today’s ever-changing healthcare environment, one constant remains: the need for skilled nurses. With the nation’s aging population, the expansion of healthcare insurance, and the rapid evolution of medical technology, that need will likely grow.

 The nursing field is multifaceted and offers a variety of career paths, each requiring different levels of education. There are Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and   Registered Nurses (RN), both of which require an associate’s degree. There are also opportunities for nurses in supervisory and specialty roles which usually require a Bachelor or Master of Science Degree in Nursing. [Read more...]

ECPI University Graduates and Students Meet with Texas Instruments

Student Ryan Rosenstock offers test taking tips to classmates.

Student Ryan Rosenstock offers test taking tips to classmates.

Texas Instruments' Darrell Krummee reviews a student's resume.

Texas Instruments’ Darrell Krummee reviews a student’s resume.

Tech Giant Returns to Campus Searching for New Employees

Texas Instruments (TI) is back on campus with ECPI in Virginia Beach. This marks the third time in the past year that the Fortune 200 Company has come to meet ECPI University’s soon-to-be graduates. TI has become a victim of its own success. Even with more than 35,000 employees in 35 countries and 100,000 customers, the tech giant continues to grow. Also, the average tenure for the company’s technicians is 20 years, so it’s clear that they are very happy but many are beginning to retire. [Read more...]

How to Become a Web Developer – Fast!

How to become a web developer - FAST ! | ECPI UniversityWebsite’s have become the primary method for companies to conduct business on the internet. Gone are the days when websites were no more than electronic brochures. Today’s websites are dynamic and interactive and they require web developers who can maximize their potential as a communication tool and revenue generator.  In addition, websites have become the primary way to communicate and educate potential customers, clients and employees and a place to build online communities that can provide support, help and guidance for a company’s products or services. [Read more...]