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Did You Know?
Everest placed more than 40,200 of its graduates in jobs related to their fields of study in the 2010 calendar year. This was done with the help of Everest’s Career Services teams, which provide graduates with support such as:
- resume preparation,
- rehearsing effective interviewing techniques, and
- identifying and contacting local employers.
Over the past several years, Everest has developed relationships with employers and employment agencies throughout North America. Focusing on programs in some of the fastest growing fields, Everest is committed to helping its students prepare for and launch careers they will find satisfying and rewarding for years to come.
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)
Once you complete your Dental Assistant education and start looking for a job, what will interviewers expect from you? Here are some key points to remember:
- Punctuality. First of all, show up to your interview on time. Make your first impression one of dependability.
- Appearance. Your second impression should be one of professionalism. Your hair should be cut and styled. Wear clean, pressed clothes. If you’re a woman, keep makeup and jewelry to a minimum. Try to cover up tattoos, if you have them.
- Knowledge/Experience. This is where your Everest education can help you. Discuss not only what you’ve learned in class, but what you’ve actually done in the lab. Convince them you have the skills to do the job.
- Confidence. Again, this is where your Everest education helps. Your education and training can provide you with the self-confidence interviewers are looking for.
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.
“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.
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.
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Medical assistant training at any school is meant to provide hands-on training that challenges each student to get involved.
While medical assistant program coursework is designed to give students the skills and knowledge that enables them to compete for entry-level work on day one of graduation, few students imagine experiencing an event that grants them the opportunity to save a life.
For Patricia Lucarelli, an Everest College medical assistant student at the Portland campus, this became a reality when she was able to use her training to save the life of another.
Instincts and Training Saved the Day
Lucarelli was walking along a city boulevard with her fiancé and another friend when they suddenly noticed a group of people huddled around a man lying unconscious on the ground.
“They (crowd) were in shock, so no one was doing anything,” says Lucarelli.
Her instincts and training immediately kicked in. Checking for signs of life, she realized the man on the ground was still warm even though there was no pulse. The pupils of his eyes were mere pinpoints. Checking his air passage, the Everest medical assistant student began compressions and coached her friend on how and when to breathe into his lungs in the hopes he might regain consciousness.
Soon, there were a few gasps. Checking his pulse again, Lucarelli felt the signs of a faint heartbeat. She continued administering life-saving compressions until the paramedics arrived.
“Later, the paramedics told [him] that he was legally dead and through our quick action, we saved his life,” according to Lucarelli. “I wish I could see [him] standing, talking and walking, but most of all, just to see his bright blue eyes with life in them. What a feeling!”
Her Fast Response Saved a Life
Not every student will experience such a life-changing event. However, Lucarelli received industry-specific training at Everest College in Portland that prepared her to put her skills into rapid action. Her courses included the study of basic medical office practice, anatomy and physiology, medical transcription, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, and more.
Interested in learning more about medical assistant training at Everest College?
Contact us today. Programs and schedules vary by campus.
For All Everest Enthusiasts
If you’re an Everest student or alumni, we are proud of you for taking a big step toward following your educational dreams. If you’re an Everest employee/staffer, then we know you’re helping change students’ lives every day. Whether you’re connected to an Everest College, Everest Institute, Everest University or Everest University Online (a division of Everest University), we want to give you a chance to show off your school pride with a special Facebook Twibbon!
What’s the “Everest for life” Facebook Twibbon?
The “Everest for life” Facebook Twibbon is a small, transparent graphic that you can add to your Facebook Profile picture. It’s really easy to add and is a great way to show that you’re proud of your connection with Everest.
How Do I Get the Facebook Twibbon?
To add the “Everest for life” Twibbon to your Facebook Profile picture, first make sure you’re signed in to Facebook. Then, just click on the image above or click here to go the “Everest for life” Twibbon page:
- Click the big “Facebook Connect” button to add the Twibbon application to Facebook, then click on the Facebook “Allow” button to finalize.
- You should be back on the Twibbon.com page. On the left, you’ll see the preview section for the “Everest for life” Twibbon and how it’s positioned on top of your Facebook Profile picture.
- Resize the “Everest for life” Twibbon however you’d like by using the “Twibbon size” slider bar. Drag/drop the Twibbon into the desired position over your Facebook Profile picture.
- Edit the “Optional Message of support” if you feel like it, then click the blue “Show my support now!” button to finish.
An update will automatically be posted to your Facebook Profile Wall and you should also see a new Facebook Photo Album called “Twibbons.” This will help your fellow Everest enthusiasts learn how to get their own “Everest for life” Facebook Twibbon!
Did You Know Everest Is on Facebook?
Yes, Everest has Fan Pages on Facebook! Check out your different options for joining the Everest Facebook community:
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 – email@example.com – 310-279-5968 or Ron Neal – firstname.lastname@example.org – 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.
Campus Brings New Education Option to Prospective Students
MILWAUKEE – October 14, 2010 – Everest College in Milwaukee will open the doors of the new 44,000 square foot campus in Milwaukee’s Park East Corridor on Monday, October 18. Construction of the new campus, which can accommodate up to 1,000 students, began in April and was completed in September of this year.
Everest provides short-term diploma programs allowing students to receive concentrated training in a particular field, in a short time span. The average program lasts 8 to 10 months making higher education and job training accessible to more adult students.
“Everest College offers quality diploma programs that provide small class sizes and personalized attention to each and every student,” explained Mark Sullivan, president of the Milwaukee campus. “We are dedicated to making higher education and job training accessible to students, regardless of circumstance, in a supportive and empowering environment.”
This fall, Everest is offering a variety of diploma programs including dental and medical assistant, pharmacy technician, massage therapist, medical billing and coding and medical administrative assistant. Everest’s only campus in Wisconsin plans to expand its programs in coming semesters and focuses on helping students overcome barriers to education by providing flexible scheduling options, access to child care and transportation, and ongoing career placement assistance.
“Our mission is to provide an opportunity for career advancement for those who are most in need,” said Sullivan. “Everest is looking forward to the opportunity to help strengthen the educational profile of the City of Milwaukee, and help those pursuing higher education with better career options.”
The new campus has employed 40 new faculty and staff positions. As enrollment increases, Everest plans to add 20 additional positions within in the first year. The new campus will feature interactive classroom technology such as Wi-Fi, laptops and SMART boards, as well as, dental and medical labs, a massage therapy studio, a pharmacy, computer labs, a library and more.
About Everest College
The Everest College – Milwaukee campus is located at 1311 N. 6th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212. Everest Colleges provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal, and information technology. Programs vary by campus. 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, please contact Ale Owens at (414) 390-5500 or visit www.Everest.edu.