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Find the answers to our Newsletter Trivia below!

 
 

 
  
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Happy New Year from Careers.org, the leading career
resource directory on the internet.
 

Career Quote:

"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." 
    --Thomas Edison

So You Say It's Your Birthday:

Julie Lewis-Dreyfus (Actress) is 49
Patrick Dempsey (Actor) is 44
Orlando Bloom (Actor) is 33

 
Educational Spotlight

Did You Know?
‘Leave it to Bill’…As of 2008, Harvard University held the second largest financial endowment of any non-profit organization in the nation, second only to … the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Gates and Harvard actually go way back… Gates enrolled at Harvard in the fall of 1973 and took a “leave of absence” in November 1975 (during his junior year) to begin a ‘little’ computer company - the rest is history. 

Education Trivia:
What is the largest private institution of higher education in the nation?
The answer is... The University of Phoenix

Occupational Profiles

Did You Know?
‘Eat your hearts out’…According to the 2008 Bureau of Labor statistics, chefs and head cooks ($42,410) make significantly more money on annual average than their fast food cook counterparts ($17,620).

Who Makes More?
Which group is more highly compensated the legislators who make the laws or probation officers who rehabilitate the law-breakers, whether in custody or on probation or parole?
The answer is... probation officers are more highly compensated at $49,520 as compared with the legislators at $37,980. This can be somewhat ‘unrepresentative’ though, as many political positions are part-time with legislators earning significant sums during their ‘off hours’ as for example, lawyers and investment bankers.

Dogs are man’s best friends…and veterinarians couldn’t be happier! Does an annual income average of $50,000 or $100,000 more closely approximate a veterinarian’s annual income?
The answer is... the $100,000 figure represents a closer approximation of veterinarian's average salaries, with the exact figure being $89,450.

 

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Sources:  In addition to specific citations noted in this Career Newsletter, supplementary source materials include:  the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008 Reports and Wikipedia.com.