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We Have Degrees for the 25 Best Jobs of 2015

jobsThe 25 best jobs of 2015, according to U.S. News & World Report, are primarily in two categories: computer technology and health care. Our colleges offer degrees or certificates for 19 of the 25 best jobs.

See our posts about the 2014, 2013 and 2012 best jobs to compare past years.

The 25 Best Jobs (and our college programs that go with them):

  1. Dentist (take the Core Curriculum at our colleges before you go to dental school)
  2. Nurse practitioner (Nursing)
  3. Software developer (Computer Information Technology – credit, Computer Information Technology — noncredit, Internet Development Technologies, Mobile App Developer)
  4. Physician (take the Core Curriculum at our colleges before you go to medical school)
  5. Dental hygienist (Dental Assisting)
  6. Physical therapist (Physical Therapy Aide)
  7. Computer systems analyst (Computer Information Technology – creditComputer Information Technology – noncredit, Digital Forensics)
  8. Information security analyst (Computer Information Technology – creditComputer Information Technology – noncredit, Digital Forensics)
  9. Registered nurse (Nursing)
  10. Physician assistant (Medical Assisting)
  11. Web developer (Computer Information Technology – creditComputer Information Technology — noncredit, Internet Development Technologies)
  12. Diagnostic medical sonographer (Diagnostic Medical Sonography)
  13. Occupational therapist
  14. Market research analyst (Marketing Careers, Business Administration)
  15. Marketing manager (Marketing Careers)
  16. Accountant (Accounting)
  17. School psychologist
  18. Mechanical engineer (Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Technology, Nanotechnology, Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology)
  19. Occupational therapy assistant
  20. Operations research analyst (Logistics Technology – credit, Logistics Technology — noncredit, Mathematics)
  21. IT manager (Computer Information Technology – credit, Computer Information Technology — noncredit)
  22. Civil engineer (Engineering Technology, Geographic Information Systems, Computer Aided Design and Drafting)
  23. Cost estimator (Construction Management, Project Management, Accounting, Business Administration)
  24. Esthetician
  25. Financial advisor (Accounting, Business Administration)

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We Have Degrees for the 25 Best Jobs of 2014

photo of a group of college studentsThe 25 best jobs of 2014, according to U.S. News & World Report, are focused primarily in three industries: computer technology, health care and engineering. Our colleges offer degrees or certificates for 19 of the 25 best jobs. (See our posts about the 2013 and 2012 lists to compare past years.)

The 25 Best Jobs (and our college programs that go with them):

  1. Software developer (Computer Information Technology – Programming, Internet Development Technologies)
  2. Computer systems analyst (Computer Information Technology – Programming, Digital Forensics)
  3. Dentist (Dental Assisting)
  4. Nurse practitioner (Nursing, Nursing Assistant and Patient Care Technician)
  5. Pharmacist (Pharmacy Technician)
  6. Registered nurse (Nursing)
  7. Physical therapist
  8. Physician (take the Core Curriculum at our colleges before you go to medical school)
  9. Web developer (Computer Information Technology – Web/Internet Services, Engineering Emphasis Degree in Computer Engineering, Engineering Emphasis Degree in Computer Science, Internet Development Technologies)
  10. Dental hygienist (Dental Assisting)
  11. Information security analyst (Computer Information Technology – Networking/Security, Digital Forensics)
  12. Database administrator (Computer Information Technology – Networking/Security, Computer Information Technology – Programming, Engineering Emphasis Degree in Computer Engineering, Engineering Emphasis Degree in Computer Science)
  13. Physician assistant
  14. Occupational therapist
  15. Market research analyst (Marketing Careers)
  16. Phlebotomist (Medical Laboratory Technician, Nursing, Phlebotomy)
  17. Physical therapy assistant (Physical Therapy Aide)
  18. Civil engineer (Engineering Technology – Computer-Aided Design, Computer Aided Design and Drafting)
  19. Mechanical engineer (Engineering Emphasis Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Technology, Nanotechnology, Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology)
  20. Veterinarian (Veterinary Technology)
  21. Occupational therapy assistant
  22. Clinical laboratory technician (Biotechnology, Medical Laboratory Technician)
  23. Operations research analyst (Engineering Emphasis Degree in Industrial Engineering, Logistics Technology)
  24. IT manager (Computer Information Technology – Programming, Engineering Emphasis Degree in Computer Engineering, Engineering Emphasis Degree in Computer Science)
  25. Dietician and nutritionist

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Logistics Industry Can Be Your Path to Success

How a company gets its products to its customers can be a marvel of complexity. The growing field of logistics technology helps companies manage this daunting task.

You can learn what you need to make a career in the logistics industry by enrolling in DCCCD’s Logistics Technology program. Logistics Technology offers specialized courses in warehouse, traffic, transportation management, storage and distribution, and inventory control to give you a competitive edge in this booming job market.

Classes are offered in online and on-campus formats; check your college’s class schedule for more information.

What is Logistics Technology?

Logistics technology involves managing the flow of materials and storage of materials and finished goods through the supply chain to the consumer — critical processes in today’s economy. The DFW area is one of the largest points of distribution and logistics in the United States.

In a Wall Street Journal article about United Parcel Services launching a global ad campaign to promote its logistics business (UPS Leaves ‘Brown’ for New Love, Sept. 13, 2010), logistics is defined as involving “the critical steps that allow a company to get its product to the customers — stocking and running a warehouse, filling orders, clearing goods through customs, choosing a shipping method and handling returns.” Transportation by plane, train, truck and rail; globalization; supply chain management; and new computer-based tracking technologies are all part of the world of the logistics professional.

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bureau of Labor Statistics, material handling and logistics is one of America’s largest and fastest growing industries, accounting for more than $156 billion in annual expenditures on equipment, information technology and goods and services, and employing more than 700,000 workers.

Logistics Technology Degree and Certificate Options

Two DCCCD colleges offer Logistics Technology courses: North Lake College and Cedar Valley College.

You can earn:

Learn about salaries and growth possibilities, as well as detailed information about the skills, abilities, work activities and recommended education for jobs in fields related to Logistics Technology.

Related Programs at DCCCD

Not sure what you’re looking for?

Other programs in Transportation, Distribution and Logistics include Aviation Technology, Diesel Maintenance Technology and Auto Body and Automotive Technology.

You might also be interested in other DCCCD programs in Business Management and Administration, such as International Business and Trade, Management and Marketing.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Logistics Technology program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.

Learn how you can be part of this growing, profitable industry!

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Student Success Story: Theresa Tennyson-Young

Theresa Tennyson-Young was working in an inventory and logistics career, but she wanted to gain more knowledge. DCCCD’s Logistics Technology program gave her the knowledge she needed to do her best on the job.

Tennyson-Young is a senior inventory analyst with Cummins Southern Plains, LLC.

“The Logistics program originally caught my eye while I was registering my sons for college at Cedar Valley,” she says. “I have a bachelor’s degree in finance from Dallas Baptist University but stumbled into an inventory and logistics career more than 13 years ago. Most of my experience has been learned on the job, with little formal training in the industry.

“My desire was for the program to help me fill in the gaps of my education, and it has! Many of the terms and processes I use daily have been explained in detail through my classes. It has helped me better understand how all the pieces fit together and how many of the processes developed.”

“My Logistics classes have given me new ideas on ways to handle things at work. And the convenience of the online courses lets me fit school around my work schedule, which isn’t always easy, but definitely worth the effort.”

Tennyson-Young is earning a certificate in Logistics Technology at Cedar Valley College through its home-host program with North Lake College.

Her advice? “Take some classes to see what a program area is all about; it really helps. There can be all kinds of terms and phrases thrown at you and when you understand what they’re talking about, then you’re not just repeating the terminology. When you understand what you’re doing and why, then you can look for ways to improve your school work and eventually your job.”

Could you be the next student success story?

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