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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!
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.
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.
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D – CA) and Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido recently stressed the importance of training for in-demand careers in the local job market at the official opening of Everest College’s Santa Ana Campus.
With U.S. job creation nearly coming to a halt in January, the mayor said getting the right education is the only way job seekers will have a better chance of finding employment in a highly competitive market.
“This is a beautiful solution,” said Pulido, describing the opportunities offered by the new campus. “There is such a demand for what you (Everest College) do. We need people that are well trained so they can go into the medical field and to many other areas that Everest is a part of.”
The congresswoman said receiving an education is as important as knowing what is available in the job market.
“There are going to be jobs for you available when you get yourselves out of here (Everest College),” she said. “And we want to make sure you come in and get trained, and have the resources available to allow you to do that.”
The new campus offers training for careers in massage therapy, medical administrative assistant, medical assistant, medical insurance billing and coding, and pharmacy technician.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21– Everest College – San Francisco will host a debate Tuesday, Oct. 26 on Proposition 19, the California ballot measure that would legalize and tax marijuana for recreational use for adults.
The Everest debate on this controversial proposition will be unique, featuring proponent Dr. Ari Khan, who represents one of California’s largest state approved vendors of medicinal marijuana products. Arguing against the proposition will be Everest College pharmacy technician students and a pharmacist from the school’s program advisory committee. Although Everest students will be arguing against the proposition, the college is not supporting one position over the other. As an institution of higher learning, Everest College – San Francisco believes that Proposition 19 is an ideal issue to debate since it may have an impact on current and future pharmacy technicians.
Members of the media are welcome to cover this debate at the campus.
WHAT: PROPOSITION 19 DEBATE
WHEN: Tuesday, October 26, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: The campus of Everest College – San Francisco, located at 814 Mission St.
INTERVIEW: For more information on the debate, or to schedule an interview, please contact George Medici – firstname.lastname@example.org – 310-279-5968 or Ron Neal – email@example.com – 310-279-5972.
About Everest College
Everest College provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal, and information technology. Everest College has 15 campuses in California – Alhambra, Anaheim, City of Industry, Gardena, Hayward, Los Angeles, Ontario, Ontario Metro, Reseda, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Ana, Torrance, and West Los Angeles. Everest has 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 http://www.everest.edu.
Medical Administrative Assistant, Dental Assistant Programs New At Everest’s Fort Worth South Campus
Posted June 16, 2010on:
Health Care Career Training Programs Address Community Needs
FORT WORTH, Texas (June 16, 2010) – With the demand for medical administrative assistants expected to increase 16 percent and dental assistants expected to increase 36 percent over the next 10 years, both of these health care specialties are projected to have large numbers of job openings, according to the Bureau and Labor Statistics*. To meet that demand, Everest College’s new Fort Worth South campus has added two health care programs — Medical Administrative Assistant and Dental Assistant.
The medical administrative assistant program is eight months long and includes study on medical office administrative procedures, accounting functions essential to a medical environment, patient record set up and maintenance, filing and record keeping, basic coding with CPT and ICD-9 codes, preparation and processing insurance claims, dictation and transcription, correspondence and mail processing, and computerized practice management.
The Medical Administrative Assistant program includes coursework on the following:
- Office Finance
- Patient Processing and Assisting
- Medical Insurance
- Insurance Plans and Collections
- Office Procedures
- Patient Care and Computerized Practice Management
- Dental Administrative Procedures
The dental assistant training is eight months long and includes laboratory experience, which entails hands-on simulations to help students learn actual working conditions. The program includes instruction on dental radiography, dental sciences, operatory dentistry, laboratory procedures, dental anatomy, orthodontics, and dental health, as well as a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties. After students complete all coursework and lab work, they must complete 160 hours of unpaid in-service in a dental office.
The dental assistant courses prepare students through:
- Dental office emergencies and compliance
- Dental radiography
- Dental specialties
- Operatory dentistry
- Laboratory procedures
- Dental anatomy and orthodontics
- Dental health
‘The medical and dental fields continue to experience steady growth and provide solid career opportunities,” said Marilyn Drew-Long, Everest Fort Worth South campus president. “Our graduates will fill needed roles, and more importantly, strengthen our community as a whole.”
Everest, owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc. is one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America and provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, legal and information technology. In addition to Dental Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant programs, Everest College, Fort Worth South campus, located at La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth, 4200 South Freeway, Suite 1940, Ft. Worth, TX 76115, also offers Medical Assistant and Medical Insurance Billing and Coding. Everest has nine Texas locations in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio and more than 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada. Programs vary by campus. For more information, visit www.Everest.edu. Media may contact Karen Kalil, AVP, Public Relations for Everest: (714) 825-7789 for interviews.
* Adapted from the Professional and Related Occupations – Dental Assistants and Medical and Health Services Managers sections of the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.
Our Everest College Vancouver campus is actively involved with many fundraising efforts each year. This last weekend, the Vancouver campus helped raise over $2000 for the Race for the Cure: an event designed to bring awareness and funding for a breast cancer cure.
The campus raised money by hosting a bake sale, raffling off a donated quilt, and through student and faculty donations. More than 25 students and staff members participated in the event, and showed their support for breast cancer research.
We’re extremely proud of their efforts.