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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.
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.
Posted December 10, 2009on:
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Students at Everest University – one of Florida’s leading career colleges with 14 campuses across the state – are taking the stress out of the holidays with free massage clinics for shoppers, “Knotty to Nice.”
The students, in training to be licensed massage therapists (LMTs), will be available on a first come, first serve basis to provide free chair massages from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 and from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 in front of the Lucky Brand Jeans store near the center of Sawgrass Mills mall, located at W. Sunrise Blvd. and Flamingo Road, in Sunrise.
In the spirit of the season, donations for the mall’s charity, The Simon Youth Foundation, are appreciated.
What: Free Holiday Massage Clinic “Knotty to Nice”
Donations to the Simon Youth Foundation (www.syf.org) are welcome
When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 and 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18
Where: Sawgrass Mills, 12801 West Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33323, located at the corner of W. Sunrise Blvd. and Flamingo Road
Who: Everest University – Pompano Beach campus instructors and students will be giving free chair massages to shoppers
Come in knotty…make a donation to charity…leave nice!
Everest University – Pompano Beach campus instructors and students will be giving free chair massages to shoppers, massage tips and demonstrations of stress-busting techniques. Must be 18 years old to participate, or 17 years old or younger, must be accompanied by an adult.
Sore-shouldered photographers/videographers welcome!
Everest Universities and Institutes
In addition to massage therapy, Everest provides career-oriented associates, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business, healthcare, criminal justice, paralegal, and information technology. Everest has more than 15,000 students at 14 campuses in Florida and participates in the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System. Everest is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. Learn more about other Everest programs. Media may contact Jamie Floer, APR, Wragg & Casas Public Relations, phone: 407-244-3685, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a previous article, we discussed how you could receive pharmacy technician training in 8 months.
This article will give you some information about possible duties and jobs that pharmacy technicians may perform.
Pharmacy Technician Jobs
Pharmacy Technician jobs can include working in hospitals, nursing homes, and retirement homes. Pharmacy technicians work under the guidance of a Pharmacist, and verify prescriptions with the physician and pharmacist prior to preparing medicines. Obviously, pharmacy technician jobs vary by facility and state regulations, but that’s a typical process before filling a prescription.
The U.S. Department of Labor gives some encouraging statistics about pharmacy technician jobs:
Employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2014 because as the population grows and ages, demand for pharmaceuticals will increase dramatically. The increased number of middle-aged and elderly people—who use more prescription drugs than younger people—will spur demand for technicians in all practice settings. With advances in science, more medications are becoming available to treat a greater number of conditions.
Pharmacy Technician Job Statistics
The U.S. Department of Labor also gives some interesting stats about the number people in the pharmacy technician career field:
Pharmacy technicians held about 258,000 jobs in 2004. About 7 out of 10 jobs were in retail pharmacies, either independently owned or part of a drugstore chain, grocery store, department store, or mass retailer. About 2 out of 10 jobs were in hospitals and a small proportion was in mail-order and Internet pharmacies, clinics, pharmaceutical wholesalers, and the Federal Government.
Pharmacy Technician Salary
A Pharmacy Technician salary will vary depending on your location, and your type of training and experience. The U.S. Department of Labor gives the following Pharmacy Technician salary averages in 2004:
Median hourly earnings of wage and salary pharmacy technicians in May 2004 were $11.37. The middle 50 percent earned between $9.40 and $13.85. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $7.96, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $16.61.
Pharmacy Technician Career Opportunities
Pharmacy Technicians can gain positions in both healthcare facilities and retail establishments including: hospitals, medical centers, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, and pharmacies.
Pharmacy Technician Classes
Everest College’s Pharmacy Technician program provides students with a strong academic and clinical background to work as a pharmacy technician. Pharmacy technician training includes classes in:
- Pharmacy administration
- Pharmaceutical calculations
- Anatomy and physiology
- Digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems
- Medical terminology
- Health care systems
The Everest College Dallas campus is now opening enrollment for Spring 2007. The Dallas campus is located on the East Frontage Road of North Central Expressway.
Our Dallas campus currently offers programs in:
The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business will provide you with the tools you need to begin an exciting and challenging career in the business field. Students learn to apply classroom solutions to real-life business situations with our well-rounded curriculum.
Criminal Justice Class Training
The Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare you for a career in corrections, probation, criminology, forensic sciences, law enforcement, immigration, and security administration.
Medical Assisting Class Training
The objective of the Medical Assisting program is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to qualify for entry-level positions as Medical Assistants. You will be prepared to maintain the highest quality of patient care; take vital signs, run laboratory and diagnostic tests, all while utilizing your organization, communication and management skills.
Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Class Training
You will learn the basic concepts and procedures to perform the tasks involved in health insurance as well as insurance claim forms. You will also gain knowledge of basic coding definitions and how to apply those codes to medical documentation.
Paralegal Class Training
The Paralegal program will give you the training you need, providing a complete overview of practical litigation skills and tasks. You will gain the necessary tools to provide vital assistance to lawyers, clients and courts. Legal Assistants (paralegals) may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
The campus has over 43,000 square feet, and contains 28 classrooms. The campus has a student lounge and library with computers and plenty of appropriate reference books.
Everest College Dallas Campus Address:
6080 North Central Expressway
Dallas, Texas 75048
To receive some information about Everest College Dallas, simply complete this quick online form.
The Everest College Dallas campus is conveniently located on the East Frontage Road of North Central Expressway. The campus offers classes in:
- Criminal Justice
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
The campus includes computer and medical assisting laboratories, lecture rooms, libraries, administrative areas, and a student lounge.
Everest College Dallas
6080 North Central Expressway
Dallas, Texas 75048
Everest College Dallas is a Branch of Everest College, Portland Oregon. Everest College also has campuses in Arlington, Texas and Fort Worth, Teas
Everest College offers several Business programs at campuses across the country.
The classes were designed for professionals interested in working in sales, office administration, small business management, marketing, and/or human resources.
The Business classes are focused on training graduates with the skills they’ll need on a regular basis. Some of the training students may receive includes:
- Business Accounting Principles
- Corporate Accounting
- Computer Applications
- Concepts of Finance
- Principles of Management
- Introduction to Human Resources
The business programs focus on the structure, function, and procedures of standard business operations. You’ll receive practical instruction from experienced instructors, who will share their insights with you. You’ll also work within small work teams so that you can gain the insights of other students within your business program.
Everest offers Business programs in:
- Arlington, Virginia
- Aurora, Colorado
- Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Dallas, Texas
- Fort Worth, Texas
- Mesa, Arizona
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Ontario, California
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Springfield, Missouri
- St. Louis, Missouri
- Thornton, Colorado
- Tysons Corner, Colorado
Business classes vary at each Everest College campus.
I don’t know if you’ve ever thought about joining the legal profession, but right now is the perfect opportunity to start training for it.
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that employment for paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through 2014. That means we should expect to see an employment growth of 27% or more for paralegals and legal assistants.
And what’s exciting about this news is that you can start training right now to become a Paralegal or Legal Assistant with Everest College.
Our Paralegal program offers students hands-on training in:
- Researching legal issues
- Drafting legal documents
- Preparing pleadings
- Summarizing documents
- Organizing trial notebooks
- Interviewing clients
The Everest College Paralegal program can provide you with the legal knowledge you’ll need on a regular basis. We’ll give you training in the formation of contracts, breach of contracts, and remedies for the breach of contracts.
We also train students with the terminology, policies and procedures applied to: estate planning, wills, trusts, estate taxes, estate sales, and joint tenancy.
To find out the details about our Paralegal program, simply complete our easy online form.
Posted January 22, 2007on:
The Medical Insurance Billing and Coding career field is among the fastest growing in the health care industry.
Training for this growing career field usually includes classes in:
- Medical insurance
- Claims processing/collection strategies
- Current procedural coding
- Diagnostic coding
Everest College’s Medical Insurance Billing and Coding program offers simulated practice where you manually and electronically prepare insurance claims.
Students will learn to prepare and process insurance claims, set up and maintain patient records, and practice coding various medical scenarios.
Medical billing students will also learn the vital medical terminology necessary for adapting quickly to the medical environment. Click to learn more about Everest College.