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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.

News & World Report just put out its “50 Best Jobs for 2012,” and guess what made #4 on that list? That’s right, medical assistant.

Smart people to support doctors and nurses are in demand, with experts saying that the field will add more than 160,000 jobs by 2020. In fact, expected growth and future job prospects combined for the biggest factor in making the top-50 list. What moved medical assistant near the top are good pay and higher job satisfaction based on surveys of actual medical assistants.

If you’re thinking of a career as a medical assistant, Everest can help with hands-on training by people who work in the industry. Learn more about medical assistant training from Everest.

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.

Corinthian Colleges Presents Scholarship to Houston-Area Resident Maricela Barrientes for Persisting Through Hurricane Crisis and Family Medical Issue

HOUSTON (October 11, 2010) – Corinthian Colleges, parent company of Everest Institute, today awarded Maricela Barrientes the company’s 2010 Dream Award. The award recognizes graduates who have overcome personal obstacles to complete their studies and find success in their chosen fields. Barrientes was selected from over 100 campus winners and awarded a full Everest scholarship to continue her education.

Barrientes, wife and mother of five, literally lost it all when Hurricane Ike hit Houston in September 2008. Barrientes’ home and all of her family’s belongings were severely damaged and at the same time, she lost her job. Basic necessities – food, clothing and shelter – instantly became luxuries. No water, no power, and waiting in long FEMA lines (with four children and a newborn in tow) made daily life an unbearable struggle.

Less than a year after the hurricane hit and still working on the massive cleanup effort, Barrientes enrolled in Everest’s Medical Administrative Assistant program. Motivated by her children and hopes for a better future, she began training for her career – driving more than 80 miles roundtrip every day to attend classes in Houston.

“Although I knew it would be a struggle, I knew I had to make it work and I never gave up,” said Barrientes. “My decision to attend Everest shaped my future and the future of my children for the better. I don’t know where I’d be without Everest.”

Barrientes maintained perfect attendance while in school with the exception of one day – the day of her 7-year-old daughter’s emergency heart surgery. Barrientes resumed her studies the very next day, while caring for her daughter and still living in difficult conditions.

“Maricela Barrientes is truly an inspiration to the Everest community of students, faculty and staff,” said Ken Ratliff, campus president, Everest Institute – Houston Hobby. “Given what she has already accomplished despite the obstacles she has faced, we are confident that she will make a better future for her family and those around her.”

Barrientes earned her Medical Administrative Assistant diploma from Everest Institute in Houston Hobby in May 2010 and is now working as a Medical Administrative Assistant at Immediate Medical Care in Nassau Bay, Texas.

To view Barrientes’ story, please visit http://www.youtube.com/user/Everest.

About Everest – Texas
Everest Colleges and Institutes provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal, and information technology. Everest – Texas has 7,500 students at nine campuses located in Arlington, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. 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, visit www.Everest.edu.

DALLAS (September 16, 2010) – Everest College has added Medical Administrative Assistant and Paralegal career training programs at the Arlington (Mid Cities) campus to meet workforce demand and address community needs. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, both the health care and paralegal industries expect to grow significantly from 2006-2016.

“The Medical Administrative Assistant and Paralegal programs provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter into high-demand careers in both industries,” said Kendra Williams, campus president. “The programs prepare students for success and give them the opportunity to contribute to their communities.”

Medical Administrative Assistant Program

The Medical Administrative Assistant program at Everest College – Arlington is an eight-month program that trains students for the skills necessary to manage day-to-day operations of a medical facility, qualifying them for employment opportunities in medical and dental offices, clinics, long-term health care facilities, insurance companies, and home health agencies. Class training for this program includes basic principles of accounting, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, medical transcription and more.

Paralegal Program

The Paralegal program at Everest College – Arlington is an associate degree program that consists of coursework in: researching legal issues, drafting legal documents, preparing pleadings, summarizing documents, organizing trial notebooks and interviewing clients. Paralegal graduates can gain the skills necessary to assist lawyers, clients and courts.

The Everest – Arlington (Mid Cities) Campus is located at 300 Six Flags Dr., Suite 100 Arlington, TX 76011 and also offers programs in:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Electrical Technician
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Medical Assisting Diploma Program
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Pharmacy Technician

About Everest – Texas

Everest Colleges and Institutes provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in healthcare, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, and paralegal. In Texas, Everest has 7,500 students at nine campuses located in Arlington, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. 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, visit www.Everest.edu.


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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