An Online Teaching Career?

Now if you were compiling a short list of careers that would lead you to riches, then it’s very probable that teaching wouldn’t rank highly on them.  teachers across the world are generally not driven by money and more by the other rewards that come with a career in education.  However the world is changing and the internet is opening up many opportunities for all sorts of career diversification including teachers.

Take for example, a young Portuguese web developer who started posting videos abut programming languages on YouTube.  He posted them up as a sort of online virtual notebook, to refresh his memory and keep up to speed with the language he didn’t use much.  Yet soon they gathered a bit of a following, an increase in subscribers and soon he was receiving requests to extend the courses and even develop more content.

The young man did his best to add more courses but it wasn’t until he was contacted by the Udemy organisation that he began to consider the possibilities.  Udemy broadcast courses in an online environment, one which allows limited interaction, notes and feedback centred around a core video course.   In all an ideal environment for broadcasting a web developer course online. Udemy allowed you to charge a fee for the course of which the presenter takes 70% and the company 30% for providing the facilities and customers.

The developer who’s name was Victor quickly expanded his offerings and completed a full course, taking anyone from beginner to a web developer with skills in a variety of languages. The course was initially offered at about 50 bucks but when completed the price was raised to $189 for the 220 individual lessons.  Which meant that it was within reach of anyone with an internet connection and a PC/laptop or even a VPN enabled iPad – like this.

In about a year and a half the freelance web developer who was earning about $20000 a year had earned well over four hundred thousand dollars from his online courses.  His story is not alone, Udemy is bringing education to the masses and making some teachers with an aptitude for online delivery rather a lot of money at the same time.

It’s a story with very little negatives, education is expanded to anyone with an internet connection across the world.  It also drastically reduces the costs for learning new skills – check this out.  For educators it also opens up a whole new market at which they can make money from.

Community College Pathway to Ultrasound Tech Work

One of the best and most efficient ways to pursue a job in one of the hottest niches in healthcare, the ultrasound technician or medical diagnostic sonographer career, is to get a qualification through community college. This job’s popularity is down to the fact that it is one of the best paying and most secure jobs around that places relatively low educational demands on aspiring workers. The program required for qualification as an ultrasound tech is only two years, but the ultrasound technician salary is around $70,000 and working conditions are reportedly excellent.

Community college is an excellent choice when going after your ultrasound tech qualification. Generally the cost is manageable on a part-time wage, and there should be a location convenient to your home. Additionally, the payoff for this training is relatively great; many students spend four years working on a bachelor’s degree at university and never come close to the salary and work environment you can achieve with just two years’ training as an ultrasound technician.

This is not a hugely demanding course, particularly when compared to medicine or pharmacy, but it is important that the educator you choose to invest your future with has proper accreditation and will adequately prepare you for the national licensing exam by the Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. You can verify the schools in your area at the CAAHEP website. In addition to this exam, you should also register with the American Radiological and Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Association, otherwise known as ARDMS. Without this licensing and  registration process,  your education is worthless because you will not be able to work legally as an ultrasound technician in the United States.

Once graduated, licensed and registered you are free to begin applying for work as an ultrasound technician. Most workers in this field find employment in general and surgical hospitals, where your employment prospects are excellent. With time and experience, you may start working your way towards more lucrative positions. As a growing field, there has never been a better time to visit your local community college to train as an ultrasound tech.