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Get educated for a more fulfilling job

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As our country celebrates Labor Day -- the day we recognize the contributions of American workers -- many workers will reflect on their own jobs. Do their jobs provide a sense of personal accomplishment and financial rewards? Do their jobs offer opportunities for advancement? Work/life balance?

If not, perhaps the long weekend is a good time to consider how to achieve a more rewarding career. One way is through additional education. Many options exist for those who work. One is career-focused schools that offer short-term programs focused on high-demand professions, like medical assisting and massage therapy. They even offer convenient evening and weekend classes.

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Although changing careers may seem daunting, countless people have done so successfully and say it was the best decision they ever made. Labor Day should be a reflection and celebration of your job.

Larry Brueck

President, Everest College

Melrose Park

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