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Smart Talk: Anti-cancer class; College majors and jobs

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Aug 23, 2016 9:00 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, August 23, 2016:

College students are returning to campuses and classes across the country this week.  Questions a student and their parents often asked themselves are whether the student can get a job in their field of study after graduating and if their major is preparing them for the jobs and careers of the future?

The job site Indeed has just released research on the best college majors for jobs of the future.  Indeed's Chief Economist Tara Sinclair appears on Tuesday's Smart Talk to discuss their findings.

One result is that the majors for jobs of the future aren't necessarily matching up with the fields of study students are currently majoring in.  For example, the number one major for jobs of the future is computer and information sciences.  In today's most popular fields of study, computer and information sciences comes in 11th.

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Kelly Brennan & Maura Carbaugh

Also, Capital Blue Cross is offering a unique class for cancer survivors starting August 31.  The 12-week anti-cancer program is designed for cancer survivors and provides lifestyle information that if applied could stop a reoccurrence. 

The program is one of only two being offered on the East Coast.  It focuses on diet, exercise, mindset and environment.

Joining us on Tuesday's show are Kelly Brennan, the Director of Health education and training for Capital Blue Cross and Maura Carbaugh, a cancer survivor who has gone through the course.

For more on cancer and healthy lifestyles, plus a deeper look at the changing tide of healthcare--check out WITF's Transforming Health. From policy to personal choices we're taking a  comprehensive look at today's health system. Transforming Health is partnership of WITF, Penn State Health and WellSpan Health.

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