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A typical school day for medical assistant students means practicing for a real job.

Office Work

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.

Telephone Calls

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.

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

Photo Opportunity:
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: jfloer@wraggcasas.com.

pharmacy technician studentIn 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
  • Nutrition
  • Medical terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • Health care systems

To learn how you can receive pharmacy technician training, simply complete this quick and easy online form.

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:

Business
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:

  • 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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