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Everest Institute recently surveyed 300 high school students age 14-18, asking which field was most likely to lead to their dream job. The top two choices were health care and information technology, with education coming in third.
“The survey indicates that young people are quite savvy and realistic about the paths to successful employment,” said Ken Sigmon, regional vice president of operations at Everest Institute.
A large majority of those surveyed also agreed that getting good grades and a degree are important for finding that dream job.
Everest offers a variety of career training and degree programs for young people interested in entering the health care and IT industries.
Anything worthwhile can be challenging, and an online education is no different. But with a little help and the right approach, you can make your online schooling a great experience. Here are a few tips to help you get the most from your online education:
- Keep in touch. Be sure to keep in touch with your instructor with questions. Everest instructors will give you their email address to make it easy.
- Print the syllabus. Even though it’s available online, having it printed and on the wall in front of you is a great way to keep track of where you are in class.
- Set a schedule. Completing assignments on time is very important, so set aside time each day to work on them.
- Make a list. Write down any upcoming assignments so you’re not caught by surprise.
- Participate in discussion boards. Remember class participation back in high school or middle school? This is just like that, only online. And it is often a big part of your grade.
- Read the material. Keep up with your assigned reading material, as you may be quizzed on it or need to write a paper.
- Use a mobile app. If you have a smartphone or tablet, you can study when you’re on the go using a mobile app. Everest University Online offers a great app for iPhone and Android phones. You can learn about it here.
Remember, getting an education online is a great way to fit school in with a busy schedule. And with a little work, you can set yourself up for success.
The Brookings Institute recently performed a study to find a link between education and unemployment. And they found one. According to their report, cities where more people have a higher education also have more job opportunities.* The reverse was also true; cities with less higher education turned out to have fewer job opportunities.
So what does that mean to you? Education can be the key to a better career and more opportunities. And at Everest, you can pursue a degree in popular fields such as accounting, business, computer information science, criminal justice and paralegal. These are career-focused programs designed to prepare you for jobs in the 21st century economy. Classes are small, instructors are industry professionals and learning is hands on, so you get experience practicing the skills you learn. After graduation, you can get job placement support from Everest’s Career Services professionals.
*Source: Brookings Institute, “Education, Job Openings, and Unemployment in Metropolitan America”
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Maturity. Because of life experience — with jobs, kids or even being part of the PTA — you know how to focus and ask better questions that can help you really get things done. Your maturity gives you the skills you need to be a better student.
Less school burnout. An 18 or 19 year old has likely been going to school nearly their entire life and college can feel like more of the same to these kids. But you’ve had a nice break to recharge and see college as a means to an end versus just another day in classes.
More confidence. You’ll find that teachers are less intimidating to you than an 18 year old. Tests are less stressful because you’ve had years to learn how to manage your time and know what’s worth stressing about.
Your life experience and the wisdom it brings with it set you up for great success, so don’t let your age (or anything) hold you back!
There are 29 million jobs in the U.S. that pay an average of $35,000 per year and higher, and don’t require a bachelor’s degree. Yet, we don’t have enough schools to train people to fill them. This is according to a report by a public policy group at Georgetown University.*
The report lists five ways high school graduates can get the technical skills employers want (without investing four to five years earning a bachelor’s degree):
- Employer-based training
- Postsecondary certificates
- Registered apprenticeships
- Industry-based certifications
- Associate degrees
The good news is you can find exactly the type of career training the report recommends from Everest, which offers diploma and associate degree programs in health care, criminal justice, business, accounting, computer information science and paralegal fields. Students can usually complete diploma programs in less than a year, and associate degree programs in about two years.
For more information on programs, schedules and locations of Everest campuses in your area, contact Everest today. Programs and schedules vary by campus.
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* Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, and Civic Enterprises http://cew.georgetown.edu/ctefiveways/
Washingtonians Still Concerned About Job Security, Despite Signs of Economic Recovery
SEATTLE — May 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As the economy continues to give mixed signals about recovery, one factor is certain – many Washingtonians are still worried about keeping their job.
Despite an uptick in national and statewide hiring trends during the first quarter of 2011, nearly one-third of Washingtonians are concerned about job security, according to data released today in the 3rd Annual Washington State Workplace Confidence Survey conducted by Harris/Decima on behalf of Everest College.
When asked about the high unemployment impacting the state and country, 30 percent of Washington workers said they were concerned about losing their job. Compared with last year, confidence in job security has not budged in 2011, with nearly the same number of Washington workers (29 percent) concerned about losing their job. One change from last year is that more workers are willing to put in extra hours to keep their job. Compared with 2010, significantly more people in 2011 have considered working longer hours to avoid being laid off (20 percent to 14 percent).
“While recent data indicate that hiring is headed in the right direction, the survey reveals that many people are still anxious about job security,” said Wendy Cullen, vice president of employer development for Everest College. “The last three years have been filled with economic hardships for many in Washington and throughout the country, so it’s natural for workers to be a bit cautious. At Everest, we have found that our career programs are popular because they focus on careers that are in-demand, offer flexibility and have the potential for long-term growth.”
Pay Is Top Stressor
The survey found that workplace anxiety levels in Washington continue to be high with nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of survey respondents claiming they suffer from some form of work-related stress. The top stress factor cited by respondents was pay (27 percent), followed by fear of losing their job (20 percent) and their boss (7 percent). Compared with 2010, significantly less people indicated their boss was causing the most stress at their job (14 percent to 7 percent).
Income is a differentiating factor when it comes to whether or not respondents are stressed at work. Those with household incomes of $80,000 or higher are more likely not to be stressed at work when compared with those whose household income is less than $50,000 (47 percent to 27 percent).
If they lost their job, one-third (35 percent) of respondents said they would consider leaving Washington to search for a new job, with men significantly more likely than women to look for a job outside of the state by a margin of 43 percent to 25 percent.
Meanwhile, half (54 percent) of the respondents said they have considered one of the following: returning to school to enhance their current career (27 percent); a new career in order to make more money (22 percent); or returning to school to train for a new career (22 percent).
“We all know what it feels like to be stressed at work, but that doesn’t mean you should settle for a career that doesn’t make you happy,” Cullen said. “This survey serves as an important reminder to regularly re-evaluate what you want out of your job, set goals and, if necessary, chart a new path.”
“For many workers, career training can open the door to that new path, offering a more rewarding work life. Everest College is really in tune with this concept and can be the solution for many people looking to turn their work life in a positive direction.”
Top Careers For Stability
The following occupations continue to see high demand based on U.S. Department of Labor industry trend information through 2018, according to the 2010-11 Occupational Outlook Handbook:
- Medical Assistant
- Pharmacy Technician
- Legal and Accounting Administrative Assistant
- Network Systems Administration
- Dental Assistant
“Obviously, health care is and will continue to be one of the strongest industries because of the aging population,” said Cullen. “A majority of Everest’s programs are in the health care field, giving our students the opportunity for an in-demand career that can serve as a springboard for more advanced health care careers later.”
By the Numbers: 3rd Annual Washington State Workplace Confidence Survey Fast Facts
- Fourteen percent of Washingtonians said that someone in their household has lost their job in the past 12 months. Those with a household income of less than $50,000 are significantly more likely than those with a household income of $80,000 or more to have had someone in their household experience a job loss (22 percent to 10 percent).
- When envisioning their dream jobs, 85 percent of employed Americans living in Washington State said doing something they love was most important, followed by better pay (60 percent).
- Compared with 2010, more Washingtonians would like to have a good relationship with their boss (52 percent to 43 percent) in their dream job.
About the Survey
The 3rd Annual Washington State Workplace Confidence Survey was conducted by Harris/Decima from March 16 to March 20, 2011. A total of 300 employed residents of Washington State were surveyed by telephone. Results are considered accurate to +/- 5.7 percent 19 times out of 20.
About Everest College
Everest College is part of Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in demand or for advancement in their chosen field. It offers diploma programs and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of high-demand occupational areas, including health care, transportation technology and maintenance, criminal justice, business, information technology and construction trades. Programs vary by campus. For more information, please visit http://www.Everest.edu.
Harris/Decima is one of North America’s most established names in public opinion and market research, with a 25-year track record of innovation and client satisfaction. Today, they are among the largest full service marketing research organizations in North America. Harris/Decima offers a full slate of custom and syndicated research services, including telephone and on-site interviewing, self-administered mail-back and on-line surveys, as well as qualitative one-on-one executive interviewing and focus groups. Harris/Decima conducts research on public and social policy, program evaluation, employee satisfaction, issue management, marketing, advertising and communications testing and evaluation for a wide range of clients in the public, private, and third party sectors. For more information, please visit http://www.harrisdecima.ca
EDITOR’S NOTE: Wendy Cullen, vice president of employer development for Everest College, is available for interviews to discuss the survey and provide tips on recession-proofing your career. To schedule an interview with Wendy or for more information on the 3rd Annual Washington State Workplace Confidence Survey, please contact Ron Neal or Meg Wilson at PondelWilkinson Inc.: Tel: 310-279-5980; Email: email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org
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FORT WORTH, Texas (December 20, 2010) – Everest College today announced that the Fort Worth South campus has expanded its course offerings to include Accounting and Paralegal associate degree programs. The school has begun enrolling students in each program, both of which begin in January 2011 and take two years to complete.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, both the accounting and paralegal industries are expected to grow 10 to 28 percent between 2008 – 2018. “As opportunities in these fields are expected to increase in the coming years, our goal is to prepare students for success and give them the opportunity to contribute to their communities,” said Marilyn Long, campus president at Everest College – Fort Worth South. “We provide students with individualized attention from experienced faculty to ensure they are skilled and prepared for a successful career.”
The accounting program at Everest College – Fort Worth South is an associate degree program that consists of coursework in principles of accounting, introductory cost/managerial accounting, corporate accounting, payroll accounting, non-profit accounting, tax accounting, business enterprise and business law. Accounting program graduates can obtain careers as accounting assistants, accounting clerks, bookkeepers and more.
The paralegal program is an associate degree program that consists of coursework in researching legal issues, drafting legal documents, preparing pleadings, summarizing documents, organizing trial notebooks and interviewing clients. Paralegal graduates are hired to assist lawyers, clients and courts.
The Everest – Fort Worth South campus opened in May 2010 and already has more than 350 fulltime students and 65 employees. The campus is located at 4200 South Freeway in La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth and also offers programs in: Business, Criminal Justice, Dental Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant and Medical Insurance Billing and Coding. To learn more about the programs available, please contact the Fort Worth South campus at 817-566-7700.
About Everest – Texas
Everest Colleges and Institutes provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, and paralegal. In Texas, Everest has 7,500 students at nine campuses located in Arlington, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. Everest has over 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada, and is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit www.Everest.edu. News media should contact: Ashley Grubbs, of The Powell Group, for Everest College, 214/522-6005 ext.104, email@example.com.
Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree Program Complements Campus’ Offerings; prepares graduates to take the NCLEX-RN® licensing exam
As the nation’s baby boomers age and the need for health care grows, the nursing shortage in the U.S. is expected to intensify. To help meet the demand for nurses, Everest College has begun enrollment for its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the college’s Salt Lake City campus.
The three-and-one-half-year baccalaureate degree program is approved by the Utah State Board of Nursing and includes coursework in supportive general education and science courses. The program also includes 912 hours of clinical experiences where students have supervised hands-on clinical training.
BSN graduates are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN® licensing exam. Upon passing the exam, a graduate obtains licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
“We are proud to offer the BSN program at our campus,” said Stephanie Byrd, Everest Salt Lake City campus president. “With our state-of-the-art skills and nursing science labs, and expert, hands-on instruction, our students will not only learn the biological, physical and social science aspects of nursing, but also learn the critical thinking skills that their future patients expect and their future employers demand.”
Upon graduation, BSN graduates can expect to work in entry-level positions in hospitals and medical centers, school settings, physicians’ offices, urgent care and surgery centers, nursing home facilities and rehabilitation clinics. Career placement assistance is available for all Everest graduates.
Everest College – Salt Lake City is located at 3280 West 3500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. The campus provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in accounting, business, computer information science, computer information systems, criminal justice, medical administrative assistant, medical assisting, medical insurance billing and coding, network and internet security specialist, nursing, paralegal, pharmacy technician and surgical technologist. Everest campuses are owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America with more than 100 schools throughout North America. For more information, visit us at www.Everest.edu.
Posted Thursday, Apr 1, 2010 by Jon Barilone
Enrollment at community colleges is up while state and local financial support is down says a survey recently conducted by the League for Innovation in the Community College and the Campus Computing Project1. These two trends are forcing local schools to turn students away in an effort to cap enrollment numbers.
Statistically speaking, having a post-secondary education certificate or degree means earning a higher salary in comparison to those with just a high school diploma or equivalent. That statement has been confirmed in numerous studies and surveys2 and is often one of the driving factors for those looking to continue their education. With community colleges unable to meet the needs of everyone who wants to improve their life through education, career colleges can fill the gap and provide better value.
A first-time analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education and other public agencies will be released Thursday, April 1 to display the value of private sector career education. The study was conducted by the Parthenon Group’s Education Center of Excellence3 in response to insinuations that career colleges do not deliver as much value as community colleges. Among the findings are the following conclusions:
- For-profit colleges serve a larger proportion of “high-risk” students—students who pose a greater risk of dropping out of school;
- For-profit colleges have a higher success rate of students attaining their sought after degree or certificate or transferring elsewhere within five years of enrollment;
- For-profit students yield a greater earnings gain (an average of 54 percent) through their studies than community college students;
- For-profit students are less likely to be surprised by the amount they owe at the end of their studies than community college students.
If you are looking to continue your education in hopes of bettering your situation in life, consider Everest. Everest Colleges, Institutes and Universities provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in healthcare, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal4, and information technology. To learn more about our campuses and programs, visit www.Everest.edu or call 1-888-741-4270.
For more information about the analysis or to request a copy of the data, please contact Michelle Lancaster of Stanton Communications at (800) 426-1887.
3The Parthenon Group study was commissioned by Corinthian Colleges, owner/operator of Everest Colleges, Institutes and Universities.
4Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law. The Phoenix and Mesa ground campuses of Everest College Phoenix are the only Everest campuses offering an ABA-approved Paralegal program. ABA-approved programs are not offered in an online format.
Criminal Justice Education Program Supports Community Law Enforcement Efforts
TACOMA, Wash. (December 23, 2009) – With 2,304,115 prisoners incarcerated in federal, state or local prisons and jails as of 2008*, the need for law enforcement professionals continues to increase. Everest College – Tacoma answers the call with its newest program, Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice.
The 24-month criminal justice degree program is designed to teach students the necessary skills for an entry-level position in the law enforcement career field. The program also includes a comprehensive study of the national criminal justice system, correctional organizations and law enforcement agencies.
“Graduates from this new program will ultimately serve and protect our community,” said Tim Allen, president of the Everest Tacoma campus. “Our students will gain invaluable insights into the criminal mind, as well as learn communicative, critical-thinking, research and organizational skills as a foundation for a successful criminal justice career.”
Courses focus on:
- Criminal Evidence
- Criminal Procedure
- Criminal Investigations
- Criminal Justice Communications
- Introduction to Terrorism
- Introduction to Corrections
Everest’s Career Services team is dedicated to assisting students in finding employment upon graduation. Career opportunities for a graduate with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice include entry-level positions in corrections, probation, immigration, security, social services and administration.
Everest College – Tacoma, located at 2156 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402, provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in criminal justice, business, pharmacy technician, medical insurance billing and coding, dental assisting and medical assisting. Everest College has five other locations in the state of Washington including Bremerton, Everett, Renton, Seattle and Fife, and has more than 100 schools throughout the U.S. and Canada. Everest, owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., is one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit the Everest website.
* Statistics for 2008, as reported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.