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#2Remember when you dreamed of being a movie star or professional dancer? Today’s teens have dreams that are rooted in the real world — in health care and IT.

Everest Institute recently surveyed 300 high school students age 14-18, asking which field was most likely to lead to their dream job. The top two choices were health care and information technology, with education coming in third.

“The survey indicates that young people are quite savvy and realistic about the paths to successful employment,” said Ken Sigmon, regional vice president of operations at Everest Institute.

A large majority of those surveyed also agreed that getting good grades and a degree are important for finding that dream job.

Everest offers a variety of career training and degree programs for young people interested in entering the health care and IT industries.


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A recent study at Georgetown University has concluded that the survival of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) means that demand for healthcare workers will spike through 2020. In fact, they predict that the U.S. will require 5.6 million healthcare workers in the next 8 years.

About 80% of those jobs, they say, will require some sort of specialized training or education, like that offered at Everest. Now could be the perfect time to start training for your next career. Everest offers quick, hands-on programs for:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • And more

With the right training, you could be well-prepared for a great career now, and in the future. Contact Everest today and learn more about the programs offered, campus locations and class start dates.

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If you’re thinking about becoming a medical assistant, the outlook is promising for positions that may become available in this decade. Many employers prefer to hire trained medical assistants. Hands-on training in the classroom includes clinical procedures, pharmacology, lab procedures and more.

•    Job growth looks promising between 2008 and 2018*
•    62 percent of medical assistants work in a physician’s office
•    Some medical assistants train on the job, while others enroll in a one- or two-year program

Other health care facilities that hire medical assistants include outpatient care centers, colleges, professional schools and surgical hospitals. Medical assistant training could be just what you need to get your career moving.

Your local market data likely differs from these statistics. Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

* http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos164.htm

  • In: Health Care
  • Comments Off on What Does a Surgical Technologist Do?

If you’re looking for a job with good growth potential and the chance to work with surgeons, nurses and other health care team members, you can train today for a stable career in surgical technology.* Surgical technologists play an important role for people who must undergo surgery.

Your duties may include:

  • During surgical procedures, surgical technicians work with surgeons and surgeon’s assistants to make  sure that they have everything they need to perform the operation.
  • Technicians pass instruments/ equipment to either the surgeons.
  •  Surgical technicians may also be responsible for cutting sutures or holding retractors.

Classroom studies help prepare you for success on the job and include surgical technology, clinical rotation, diseases of the human body and more. Your skills can help make the difference in the well-being of patients. It can also be a great health care career niche where you work with other professional team members each day.


* The Surgical Technologist program may vary by campus location. Check with your campus representative for more information.

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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