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Criminal justice is a worthy field to work in, having an impact on our daily lives and society, though it can be challenging both mentally and physically. There are jobs to be found at every level, whether it be private, local, state, or federal. A degree in criminal justice can open a lot of doors to potential careers, but if you want to be successful, a well-rounded curriculum is essential to preparing you for what you face in the real world.
calculator and payroll paperwork.
Payroll clerks play a vital role in human resources and accounting departments, ensuring employees are paid on time and accurately. Becoming one involves education, on-the-job training, and optional certification. If you’re interested in taking the next steps toward starting a new career, here’s what you should know about the job.
Graduate of the Year Kevin Stankovich.
Kevin Stankovich recognizes that education and hard work pays off. A small business owner, Kevin has made a name for himself in the construction industry. Since earning the title of Graduate of the Year in 2018, Kevin has been in-demand and puts to work the skills he learned at Penn Foster every day. Catch up with Kevin and learn how education helped launch his business.
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No matter what’s happening in the world, one thing is certain: people need to file taxes on a quarterly or yearly basis. That’s why learning how to prepare taxes can offer the opportunity for a rewarding, full-time career, or even a lucrative side hustle. In order to become a tax preparer, you often need training, an understanding of how the tax system works, and a preparer tax identification number.
handing out donations.
The season of giving is here, leaving many of us wondering how we can give back to others. It may sometimes feel like an overwhelming task, leaving you unsure of where to start. But giving back doesn’t have to be hard. You’re already equipped with the skills to make a difference to anyone from your next-door neighbor, to the small business down the street.

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