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Education in USA


Studying Engineering in the States equips you with a variety of career options, skills to cope in a challenging work environment, intellectual development, financial security, prestige, working in a professional environment, working in a technological & scientific environment, creative thinking etc. Currently more than 300 colleges and universities offering engineering programs at a graduate or undergraduate level in the States are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The US is anticipating a shortage of engineers into the foreseeable future. The federal stimulus program is hastening the rebuilding of America's highways, bridges and tunnels, and the refitting of buildings to be more sustainable, which is making the demand for engineers soar. Also, the demand for new sustainable energy sources such as wind farms is increasing too. Meanwhile, the profession's most experienced workers are retiring thus creating a dearth of Project Managers, Intermediate Bridge builders, Engineers, Industrial Electricians etc.

Business/ Commerce:

The American Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AmChams) are a voluntary associations of American companies and individuals doing business in a particular country, as well as firms and individuals of that country who operate in the United States, with the interest of advancing American business overseas. Currently, 115 AmChams in 102 countries are affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Having pursued these courses one can find promising job titles like that of a Commercial Lawyer, Stock Market Analyst, Mortgage Broker, Policy Analyst, Tax auditor, Financial analyst, Mortgage Broker, Accountant, Banker etc. As fancy as these titles sound, their pay checks are fancier! A typical Mortgage Broker earns $6,000-10,000/month; while as per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a Policy Analyst on an average makes $77,160 to $77,410 per annum. You should also know that an average Stock Broker Analyst makes anywhere around $21.44 to $40.98 per hour. It’s true that money can’t buy you happiness, but it can make you feel very comfortable even in your misery!

Information Technology:

Most US universities provide undergraduate and graduates, an opportunity to attain hands on training and research as they house specialized centers of Research and Development of Information Communication Technologies completely owned or funded by Industries. IT programs in USA have a strong integration of IT skills combined with management and strategy perspectives. While pursuing Information Technology in USA, the common specializations offered by U.S. Universities are Artificial Intelligence, Computer Information Systems, Computer Networks, Database Systems, Neural Networks, Microelectronics, Robotics and Software Engineering.

Having completed one’s education in IT, they can work for the posts of Programmer/ Database Administrator, Project Manager, IT/ ERP Consultant, IT Manager/Team Leader, Electronics Engineer etc. IT graduates in USA go on to develop new technologies for major IT companies or work in critical capacities in small and large companies.

Art and Design:

Students across lands aspiring to have a career in Design and Fashion, fly to United States - land of Opportunities. With the popularity of Hollywood results one can find several schools of acting and theatrics; script writing; cinematography etc being established all across the vast land, for those who aspire to document life in a moving picture! For the accreditation throughout the United States of freestanding institutions and units offering art/design and art/design-related programs (both degree- and non-degree-granting), including those offered via distance education; the governing body is the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation.

Design courses offered by the US are Fashion Design, Marketing Fashion Designs, Fashion Marketing and Branding, Design Communications, Interior Design, Broadcasting Media and Animation. Of the several job opportunities available here, some are that of an Animator, Interior designer, Actor, Director, Artist and an Audio Producer. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (US) state that Half of all interior designers in the States, had annual incomes between $35,320 and $65,960 (2011); while a freshly graduated Animator can earn $700 - $800 per week on an average.

Health Programs:

Many undergraduate students from around the world aspire to study in North American universities. The International Undergraduate, graduate and Post graduate Medical Programs helps students prepare them for work related to medical science. The US program’s combination of academic and skills-based training is ideal for students who would like to ready themselves for the academic and cultural demands of studying in an international setting. Under OPTS (Optional Practical Training) option, students are allowed to work up to 29 months. Moreover, there are end number opportunities after completion of education.

Radiologic Sciences; Health Systems Administration; Mental Health Counseling; Clinical Mental Health Counseling with Forensic Psychology; Recreation; Occupational Therapy; Health Administration; Health Informatics; Health and Kinesiology. Having completed these courses, students can pursue a career as a Radiologist; Physical education Teachers; Health care management and administration; Professional counselor etc. Graduates can also work with corporations, wellness centers, hospitals; Sports medicine centers professional athletics health clubs, resorts, spas, community and associations.