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Survey: 79% of Working Texans Are Happy With Their Jobs

DALLAS-FORT WORTH (June 14, 2010) – According to Dr. Cliff Arnall, a Cardiff University researcher, June 18, marks the happiest day of the year. Arnall determined that the “happiest day” was the result of summer’s longer days and warmer weather, the anticipation of one’s vacation, and happy memories of childhood summers. Everest College recently set out to determine Texans’ actual levels of work happiness as summer approaches. The Everest College Texas Workplace Satisfaction Survey revealed that approximately 79 percent of working Texans are happy with their jobs, despite increased responsibility and hours due to downsizing.

“What these ‘happy’ people have in common is that the vast majority of them (82 percent) have some level of post-secondary education, which leads to increased job opportunities,” said Wendy Cullen, vice president of employer development for Everest College. “Education allows people to be more selective when choosing their employment options which ultimately makes them more happy at work!”

Everest’s survey also revealed that while many Texans (70 percent) are optimistic about keeping their jobs, economic conditions and employers’ limited resources are taking a toll on the workforce. More than half (53 percent) cited either pay or level of stress as the factors making them most unhappy with their job. Despite the challenging job environment, many Texans have sought solutions to cope with their dissatisfaction with pay and stress level. According to the survey, 31 percent have considered returning to school to enhance their careers and 20 percent have considered training for new careers. Additionally, more than half (64 percent) of employed Texans say they’d contemplate a career change if nothing stood in their way.

It is also not surprising that 51 percent of those surveyed indicated better pay would make them happier. “Doing something you love” ranked second.

Get a career, get happy

A key to career happiness is getting a career in a field that is in demand, offers flexibility and has the potential for long-term growth. The career experts at Everest have identified health care as one of the strongest industries with opportunity due to increasing population, the aging of the Baby Boomer generation and the strain being placed on existing health care services. In fact, the Texas Workforce Commission estimates that the Texas health care industry will add 418,700 new jobs from 2006 to 2016.

“Health care is booming right now,” says Cullen. “The need is there; the work is very gratifying; and often times you can make your own schedule. Everest focuses on training for occupational areas with skills shortages and we have accelerated programs so you can get into a new career quickly. Some examples include medical assisting, dental assisting, pharmacy technicians and billing support.”

About the Survey

The statewide survey was conducted by Promark Research Corporation, a public opinion research firm, from April 5 to 10, on behalf of Everest College. A total of 806 employed residents of Texas were surveyed online. Results are considered accurate to +/- 3.44% 19 times out of 20.

About Everest College

Everest Colleges and Institutes provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal, and information technology. 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. Everest Colleges and Institutes are owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit http://www.everest.edu.

Editor’s Note: Wendy Cullen, vice president of employer development for Everest Colleges’, 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 Everest College Texas Workplace Satisfaction Survey, please contact Jef Tingley at The Powell Group at 469-235-6396 or jt@powellgroup.net.

*All references to Texans refer to employed Texans

As Fall 2007 classes are starting to begin, the Everest Institute campuses in Houston Bissonnet, Greenspoint, and Hobby are opening enrollment for Winter 2007 classes. 

The Winter sessions are perfect for those individuals looking to start school right before the new year begins. 

You may not know this, but the Houston Everest Institute campuses offer career training in the following areas:

  • Dental Assisting
  • Electronics
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Plumbing Technology
  • Residential Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

And that’s just some of the programs that are opening for the Winter session.  And what’s great is that most of these programs can be completed in just 9-months.  Yeah, just nine months. 

So if  you’re interested in going back to school, or want to know more about the short-term career classes offered at Everest Institute, simply complete this online form.

We’ll provide you with a school catalog, and tell you about our training programs and our career placement services. 

Oh, and if you think you’ll be too busy to join our Winter session, you should seriously consider attending classes in early 2008.  The January classes get filled up the fastest because many people make New Years resolutions to attend school.

So if you’re somewhat interested in going back to school, request our catalog now so you can make an informed decision before the rush starts in late December and early January.

Our Everest College and Everest Institute campuses are currently enrolling students for our Fall semester 2007.

If you’re interested in working in health care, business, or the legal field, you should definitely contact the Everest campus near you to find out what programs are currently open for enrollment. Some popular programs at Everest include:

  • Medical Insurance Billing/Coding
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Medical Assisting

And if you’d like to schedule a tour of the facilities or just get some more information about Everest College programs, simply complete our quick form.

The Everest College Dallas campus is conveniently located on the East Frontage Road of North Central Expressway. The campus offers classes in:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Paralegal

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

Click here to get info about an Everest College campus near you.

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
  • Spreadsheets
  • Communications
  • Advertising

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.

Click here to learn more about an Everest College Business program near you.


Everest College Information

Everest provides students with short-term career training in a variety of popular programs*. Our schools offer diplomas and/or degrees in:
Students can also earn online degrees through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.everest.edu/disclosures or www.everestonline.edu/disclosures.

*Programs vary by campus.

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