Career & College Spotlight

Career & College Spotlight

Career of the Week 11/11:
Information Security Analyst

Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.  College major(s): Computer and Information Systems Security, Computer Programming.  Average wage in Ohio: $93,190

College of the Week 11/11:
Hiram College

Private, 4-year school located in Hiram--about 1 hour and 10 minutes from LaGrange.  NCAA Division 3 school, average GPA is 3.36.  Fun fact: next year, Hiram will implement a 30% lower tuition price and two free courses.  Popular majors: Business, Management, Marketing, Social Sciences.  Yearly tuition for Ohio residents: $46,648


Career of the Week:
Automotive Service Technician
Auto Techs diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.  They also repair components such as brakes, suspensions, and radiators.  A college degree is not required; a vocational or other postsecondary education program in automotive service technology IS required (usually 6 months to a year).  The average salary in Ohio is $40,000 a year.

College of the Week: 
The Ohio State University
OSU is a competitive, public university located in Columbus.  Average ACT is a 29, and there is a 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Overall enrollment is 66,444.  OSU evaluates each applicant in terms of criteria that measure the merit of academic achievement as well as personal interests, talents, accomplishments and challenges.  Fun fact: Over 20 percent of OSU students start out as undecided majors; OSU offers a University Exploration pathway for freshman who are still figuring out their path.  Average yearly tuition for Ohio residents is $10,862.