First Business

April 10, 2011

HR: Is an associate's degree the way to go in tough economic times?

In today’s economic climate, more job seekers are pursuing technical college education. Attracted by projected salary stats, Amy Goebel found herself going back to Moraine Park Technical College two years ago. With her new associate degree in marketing, she now finds herself in high demand.

"I wanted more for myself and wanted a challenge. I know that if I wanted to expand in my professional life, I would also need to increase my education and earn the degree I had started earlier,†says Goebel, a 28-year-old sales and customer service representative at Wright Brothers Paper Box Co. in Fond du Lac. "It was worth the many late nights and working long, full-time hours while attending school full-time.â€

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