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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.
It’s an official title to an unpaid job that he’s been doing for years. His words can be seen etched in stone in front of the Hillsborough County Courthouse and at Chillura Park in downtown Tampa. And he’s written inaugural poems for three Tampa mayors, as well as for former governor Charlie Crist.
Tokley compares being a poet to being a sanitation worker, saying, “We rummage through the garbage of yesterday and look through the wastebaskets of history and we pull out things and write poems about it.”
When he’s not writing poems, Tokley teaches English at Everest University in Brandon.
How NOT to Brush Your Teeth – Via: Everest Dental Assistant Program
If you watch AMC’s hit cult series “The Walking Dead,” you know life following the Zombie Apocalypse won’t be pretty. The infrastructure will collapse. Government will disappear. The military will be reduced to ruins. Hospitals, grocery stores, cell phone service? Gone, gone and gone. With millions of flesh-eating zombies roaming the earth in search of fresh brains, all we’ll have is our guns, the clothes on our backs and the skills we acquired before the zombies took over.
So what careers will be most in demand when the dead walk the earth?
In his best-selling novel (and soon to be major motion picture) “World War Z,” author Max Brooks imagines hundreds of thousands of Zombie War survivors hunkering down along America’s West Coast. What remains of the U.S. military will try one last counter attack against the flesh-eating hoards. And civilians will be drafted to perform basic services and keep what’s left of civilization operating.
Ironically, people who were once “professionals” and highly paid are now the least valuable. These “moochers” include actors, agents, managers, CEOs and lawyers. They will get to dig ditches and perform basic manual labor.
Who are the most valued? People who can make things work. People like:
Electricians – Because modern civilization runs on electric current, and people who can keep the juice flowing are worth their weight in gold.
Plumbers – Because nothing is more critical to hygiene than running water and a functioning sewer system.
HVAC Specialists – Because they make it possible to live in inhospitable climates. Think about 100 degree heat, 90 percent humidity and no A/C. Zombies may love it – but not the humans.
If you’re concerned about your place following the Zombie apocalypse – and who isn’t? – you can get the technical training you need to restore civilization at Everest. From electrical to HVAC, we have the programs that can help you help the world fight zombies and rebuild civilization. Learn more today.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. View additional disclosures here.
Being a dental assistant is a great career choice for many people. Often, the hours are flexible, working conditions excellent, and market demand strong.*
If you are considering a career as a dental assistant, you may be wondering: Exactly what do dental assistants do? In general, dental assistants either work directly with dentists who treat patients, work in dental laboratories, or support office operations.
Some dental assistants may work in multiple areas. Below is a list of some common dental assistant duties.
Working with Patients
- Sterilize and lay out dental instruments
- Take and process X-rays
- Remove sutures
- Apply anesthetics and anti-cavity agents to teeth
Managing the Office
- Answer phones and set appointments
- Greet patients and process client info
- Manage patient files
- Process payments and issue invoices
- Make plaster casts
- Clean and polish mouth guards, dentures and other removable appliances
- Performing orthodontic measurements
Training for a dental assistant career at Everest can often be completed in under a year. Contact us to learn more about our Dental Assistant career training programs.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos163.htm)
Getting an education is an important first step in achieving your goals. Finding a job upon graduation is equally important–a job quite often lays the groundwork for success. Everest gives you the know-how and tools to develop skills that can help make you a better job candidate.
At Everest, we offer a variety of student support services such as:
- Personal coaching on how to manage workplace situations
- Helping you prepare a resume that’s capable of getting positive results
- Rehearsing effective interview techniques
- Teaching you how to dress appropriately for the work environment
But Everest’s support doesn’t just stop after you graduate. We’ll always be there to help update your resume, answer questions, and give advice on job market trends and how to stay competitive throughout your career. Everest offers ongoing career services. Contact us today to find out what the Everest experience is all about.
A typical school day for medical assistant students means practicing for a real job.
Patients need to fill out necessary forms when they arrive and before leaving a medical office. You’ll get to practice office procedures with others in your classroom.
When the telephone rings in the office, there may be a need to schedule an appointment or gather patient information. Classroom instructors can help you get comfortable with receiving and making telephone calls.
Caring for Patients
Medical assistants often assist patients by taking temperatures and blood pressures, or talking to patients about their symptoms. Learning to care for patients is part of the training students receive each school day.
As you can imagine, there are many things medical assistants can do during a real working day. Contact us today and learn more about training and what a typical school day is like for medical assistant students.
“The hands-on learning experience” is the top reason many Everest students enjoy going to class every day, according to a recent poll conducted on Everest College’s Facebook Page.
The poll, which ran from August 2-3, asked visitors to choose from three possible reasons they enjoy going to class each day. The results were as follows:
Everest colleges, universities and institutes have long emphasized hands-on learning to support their traditional classroom teachings. We know that students learn best by doing. Even in the classroom, students are encouraged to work in groups and help each other through the educational experience.
*Programs, program lengths and program schedules vary by campus. Campuses vary by state. Everest College, Everest Institute and Everest University are part of the Everest family of schools.
If you’ve responded to one of Everest’s advertisements, you will likely receive a phone call from an Everest representative. This first call is basically a “get acquainted” conversation. We want to find out a bit more about you. We want to give you a chance to find out a bit more about us, too.
Be prepared to talk about your educational background and your field(s) of interest. Let us know if you expect to go to school full-time or part-time while you hold down a full- or part-time job. You’ll likely be invited to tour a campus where you can see an Everest school for yourself, meet the teachers, talk to students and see for yourself if Everest is right for you.
The call is the first step in a process designed to get you into a position where you can make the best possible decision about your education and your future.
Four things to remember when applying for a job online
A large number of resumes are automatically disqualified for failing to send it to the correct e-mail address. Double-check the email address and the title of the person you’re writing to. Make sure your job application includes the details the ad or listing requested: experience, salary requirements, etc.
Send a Cover Letter
A cover letter attached to your job application can immediately place strong emphasis on the qualities that make you valuable to the company.
If your resume or cover letter has a spelling or grammatical error, it won’t make it past the inbox and may likely end up immediately in the trash. Employers will worry that you won’t be detail-oriented in your job.
Use a Professional Email Address
Use an email address that includes your name or part of your name vs. something like firstname.lastname@example.org — you want to be taken seriously.
This approach, coupled with solid experience and career-related education, can make all the difference in your job search.
Contact Everest today to learn more about the programs and courses offered, and how we help graduates with the skills they need to apply for the entry-level positions they’ve trained for.