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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.

Washingtonians Still Concerned About Job Security, Despite Signs of Economic Recovery

SEATTLE — May 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As the economy continues to give mixed signals about recovery, one factor is certain – many Washingtonians are still worried about keeping their job.

Despite an uptick in national and statewide hiring trends during the first quarter of 2011, nearly one-third of Washingtonians are concerned about job security, according to data released today in the 3rd Annual Washington State Workplace Confidence Survey conducted by Harris/Decima on behalf of Everest College.

When asked about the high unemployment impacting the state and country, 30 percent of Washington workers said they were concerned about losing their job. Compared with last year, confidence in job security has not budged in 2011, with nearly the same number of Washington workers (29 percent) concerned about losing their job. One change from last year is that more workers are willing to put in extra hours to keep their job. Compared with 2010, significantly more people in 2011 have considered working longer hours to avoid being laid off (20 percent to 14 percent).

“While recent data indicate that hiring is headed in the right direction, the survey reveals that many people are still anxious about job security,” said Wendy Cullen, vice president of employer development for Everest College. “The last three years have been filled with economic hardships for many in Washington and throughout the country, so it’s natural for workers to be a bit cautious. At Everest, we have found that our career programs are popular because they focus on careers that are in-demand, offer flexibility and have the potential for long-term growth.”

Pay Is Top Stressor
The survey found that workplace anxiety levels in Washington continue to be high with nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of survey respondents claiming they suffer from some form of work-related stress. The top stress factor cited by respondents was pay (27 percent), followed by fear of losing their job (20 percent) and their boss (7 percent). Compared with 2010, significantly less people indicated their boss was causing the most stress at their job (14 percent to 7 percent).

Income is a differentiating factor when it comes to whether or not respondents are stressed at work. Those with household incomes of $80,000 or higher are more likely not to be stressed at work when compared with those whose household income is less than $50,000 (47 percent to 27 percent).

If they lost their job, one-third (35 percent) of respondents said they would consider leaving Washington to search for a new job, with men significantly more likely than women to look for a job outside of the state by a margin of 43 percent to 25 percent.

Meanwhile, half (54 percent) of the respondents said they have considered one of the following: returning to school to enhance their current career (27 percent); a new career in order to make more money (22 percent); or returning to school to train for a new career (22 percent).

“We all know what it feels like to be stressed at work, but that doesn’t mean you should settle for a career that doesn’t make you happy,” Cullen said. “This survey serves as an important reminder to regularly re-evaluate what you want out of your job, set goals and, if necessary, chart a new path.”

“For many workers, career training can open the door to that new path, offering a more rewarding work life. Everest College is really in tune with this concept and can be the solution for many people looking to turn their work life in a positive direction.”

Top Careers For Stability
The following occupations continue to see high demand based on U.S. Department of Labor industry trend information through 2018, according to the 2010-11 Occupational Outlook Handbook:

“Obviously, health care is and will continue to be one of the strongest industries because of the aging population,” said Cullen. “A majority of Everest’s programs are in the health care field, giving our students the opportunity for an in-demand career that can serve as a springboard for more advanced health care careers later.”

By the Numbers: 3rd Annual Washington State Workplace Confidence Survey Fast Facts

  • Fourteen percent of Washingtonians said that someone in their household has lost their job in the past 12 months. Those with a household income of less than $50,000 are significantly more likely than those with a household income of $80,000 or more to have had someone in their household experience a job loss (22 percent to 10 percent).
  • When envisioning their dream jobs, 85 percent of employed Americans living in Washington State said doing something they love was most important, followed by better pay (60 percent).
  • Compared with 2010, more Washingtonians would like to have a good relationship with their boss (52 percent to 43 percent) in their dream job.

About the Survey
The 3rd Annual Washington State Workplace Confidence Survey was conducted by Harris/Decima from March 16 to March 20, 2011. A total of 300 employed residents of Washington State were surveyed by telephone. Results are considered accurate to +/- 5.7 percent 19 times out of 20.

About Everest College
Everest College is part of Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in demand or for advancement in their chosen field. It offers diploma programs and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of high-demand occupational areas, including health care, transportation technology and maintenance, criminal justice, business, information technology and construction trades. Programs vary by campus. For more information, please visit http://www.Everest.edu.

About Harris/Decima
Harris/Decima is one of North America’s most established names in public opinion and market research, with a 25-year track record of innovation and client satisfaction. Today, they are among the largest full service marketing research organizations in North America. Harris/Decima offers a full slate of custom and syndicated research services, including telephone and on-site interviewing, self-administered mail-back and on-line surveys, as well as qualitative one-on-one executive interviewing and focus groups. Harris/Decima conducts research on public and social policy, program evaluation, employee satisfaction, issue management, marketing, advertising and communications testing and evaluation for a wide range of clients in the public, private, and third party sectors. For more information, please visit http://www.harrisdecima.ca

EDITOR’S NOTE: Wendy Cullen, vice president of employer development for Everest College, 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 3rd Annual Washington State Workplace Confidence Survey, please contact Ron Neal or Meg Wilson at PondelWilkinson Inc.: Tel: 310-279-5980; Email: rneal@pondel.com and/or mwilson@pondel.com

FORT WORTH, Texas (December 20, 2010) – Everest College today announced that the Fort Worth South campus has expanded its course offerings to include Accounting and Paralegal associate degree programs. The school has begun enrolling students in each program, both of which begin in January 2011 and take two years to complete.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, both the accounting and paralegal industries are expected to grow 10 to 28 percent between 2008 – 2018. “As opportunities in these fields are expected to increase in the coming years, our goal is to prepare students for success and give them the opportunity to contribute to their communities,” said Marilyn Long, campus president at Everest College – Fort Worth South. “We provide students with individualized attention from experienced faculty to ensure they are skilled and prepared for a successful career.”

The accounting program at Everest College – Fort Worth South is an associate degree program that consists of coursework in principles of accounting, introductory cost/managerial accounting, corporate accounting, payroll accounting, non-profit accounting, tax accounting, business enterprise and business law. Accounting program graduates can obtain careers as accounting assistants, accounting clerks, bookkeepers and more.

The paralegal program 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 are hired to assist lawyers, clients and courts.

The Everest – Fort Worth South campus opened in May 2010 and already has more than 350 fulltime students and 65 employees. The campus is located at 4200 South Freeway in La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth and also offers programs in: Business, Criminal Justice, Dental Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant and Medical Insurance Billing and Coding. To learn more about the programs available, please contact the Fort Worth South campus at 817-566-7700.

About Everest – Texas

Everest Colleges and Institutes provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, 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. News media should contact: Ashley Grubbs, of The Powell Group, for Everest College, 214/522-6005 ext.104, ag@powellgroup.net.

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.

PITTSBURGH, Penn. – (September 16, 2010) – Everest Institute – Pittsburgh announced that it has added massage therapy to its course offering. The school has begun enrolling students in the program, which takes approximately nine months to complete.

The program provides students with the tools, ethics and basic knowledge to be a massage therapist. Through instruction and hands-on training, students learn and develop a number of therapeutic techniques for relaxation and stress reduction as well as methods for treating neck, back and sciatic pain and muscle spasms. Students also gain an understanding of anatomy, physiology, the role and importance of exercise programs, and more.

“Career opportunities for massage therapists in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas are expected to steadily grow over the next few years,” said Scott Behmer, Everest Institute – Pittsburgh campus president. “As with our other programs, we maintain small class sizes and provide students with individualized attention from our faculty. We are pleased to offer this important, in-demand program to our students and the community we serve.”

Massage Therapy courses include:

  • Introduction to Massage Therapy
  • Business and Ethics
  • Swedish Massage, Pre-Natal, Post-Natal and Infant, and Elder/Geriatric Massage
  • Eastern Theory and Practice
  • Energy and Non-Traditional Therapies, Wellness and CPR
  • Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Pin and Stretch
  • Neuromuscular/Trigger Point and Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Clinical and Sports Massage
  • Health and Wellness

Massage therapy job and career opportunities for entry-level positions include:

  • Medical and Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Doctors’ Offices
  • Health Spas
  • Fitness Centers
  • Sports Organizations
  • Tourist Destinations
  • Cruise Ships

About Everest Institute – Pittsburgh

Everest Institute – Pittsburgh, located at 100 Forbes Ave., Suite 1200, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, serves the greater Pittsburgh region in Western Pennsylvania. In addition to the recently-added massage therapy program, the campus provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in Accounting, Administrative Secretary, Business Administration, Career Access, Criminal Justice, Legal Administrative Secretary, Medical Administrative Secretary, Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding, Paralegal, Patient Care Technician and Pharmacy Technician. Everest Institute is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America with more than 100 schools throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the Everest website at www.Everest.edu.

The 2010 New Year’s Resolution YouTube Contest has concluded. We asked contest entrants to create 60-second-or-less videos in which they tell us about their 2010 New Year’s Resolutions and we’re very pleased to announce the winner: Beau Chevassus from Enumclaw, WA!

The following entrants have won $50 gift cards. Click their names to view their video entries:

Best Video Wins two airline tickets to anywhere in the continental US

SANTA ANA, Calif., (January 6, 2010) – The best New Year’s Resolution video could yield two airline tickets to anywhere in the continental United States for to the grand prize winner of the “2010 Everest New Year’s Resolution Getaway” video contest. Contestants have until January 30 to create and upload a YouTube video no longer than one minute documenting their resolutions.

A panel of judges will select the winner based on each video’s originality and creativity, adherence to creative assignment, and overall appeal. The winner will be notified on February 9, and the video content will be featured on the Everest YouTube Channel. The top 10 finalists will win an Everest Prize Pack and will be featured on the channel. Everest will also create a YouTube video that highlights some of the best entries.

All contestants must be 18 or older to participate. Students and employees of Everest, WyoTech, Heald or Corinthian Colleges as well as their families are encouraged to participate, but are not eligible to win prizes.

For official rules, and more information about the contest, visit http://resolutions.everest.edu.

About Everest

Everest Colleges, Institutes and Universities provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in healthcare, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal and information technology. Everest is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America, and has more than 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada. Join the Everest conversation at FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube. For more information about Everest career training, visit http://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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