Building a Career, One Academic Step at a Time
John Hanc, The New York Times
The educational path that led Candice Retas from an interest in studying music and the arts to a career in nursing was never planned; it just unfolded.
Actually, it was one credential, one academic building block at a time.
This step-by-step accumulation of credentials—two-year degree, certification, bachelor’s degree—is part of what many in higher education view as an important trend, one that can lead to careers in STEM professions hungry for skilled workers and open doors for older and lower-income students.