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The Brookings Institute recently performed a study to find a link between education and unemployment. And they found one. According to their report, cities where more people have a higher education also have more job opportunities.* The reverse was also true; cities with less higher education turned out to have fewer job opportunities.

So what does that mean to you? Education can be the key to a better career and more opportunities. And at Everest, you can pursue a degree in popular fields such as accounting, business, computer information science, criminal justice and paralegal. These are career-focused programs designed to prepare you for jobs in the 21st century economy. Classes are small, instructors are industry professionals and learning is hands on, so you get experience practicing the skills you learn. After graduation, you can get job placement support from Everest’s Career Services professionals.

For more information on associate and bachelor’s degree programs, as well as one-year diploma programs, contact Everest today. Programs and schedules vary by campus.

*Source: Brookings Institute, “Education, Job Openings, and Unemployment in Metropolitan America”

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You may know that an education through Everest is the perfect starting point for moving your life forward and landing your first job. But with today’s changing job market, many people are considering continuing education and online training as a means of getting an edge in their current job or even moving ahead.

Continuing education courses provide a way to stay on top of changes and emerging trends in many career fields. For some careers, continuing education credits are a requirement for maintaining certifications or licenses.

Continuing education can be the next step in your journey that opens the window to a whole new world of exciting career opportunities. And now, Everest is excited to offer online continuing education courses in a variety of fields!

Online IT Certification

With Everest’s online IT certification courses, you get the knowledge and skills needed to get your IT career moving in the right direction. Employers will know you have the ability to support their business with the proper industry-required certifications.

Online Business and Legal Certificate Training

If your goal is in the business world, get the professional edge to set yourself apart from the crowd and advance your career with skills that many employers value.

Online Health Care Certification

With the right training, experience and skills, you can advance your career in the health care industry and perform the vital support functions that medical facilities and doctors’ offices depend on.

Online Industrial Certification Training

If your goal is working in a hands-on industry where quality and safety, then an online industrial certification can help you stand out when it comes time to make a career change.

Online Insurance Pre-Licensing

Online insurance training can be a good career fit if you enjoy serving the community. Pass your insurance license exam with confidence and move to the next level of success.

Online Real Estate Training

For many, buying a home is an important investment. You can set your sights on success and help others in the home-buying process with training that prepares you for real estate licensing.

Everest Continuing Education can be your key to continued success. Want more information? Call us at 855-806-9716.

Being able to communicate can be a valuable key to a successful future career — and to making the most of your education. Communicating your needs to peers, teachers and other support staff can be the difference between wondering and knowing, or between frustration and actually getting the support and answers you need.

When you are able to communicate with those around you, you can help yourself:

  •  Articulate and understand a problem
  • Figure out a course of action
  • Build the supportive relationships you need to succeed

 At Everest, we know that it’s difficult sometime for students to communicate what’s on their mind, especially when it comes to revealing a challenge you might be having in the classroom or in your life. But don’t feel alone! We just want you to know we’re here to help in every way we can and learning how to communicate effectively can be a first step in creating the successful career you dream about.

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Medical insurance billing is a valued profession in the health care field, but isn’t always understood. Here’s a quick look at what the job entails.

A medical insurance biller and coder’s job includes:

  • Recording patient data — birth date, insurance information, medical reason for appointment(s)
  • “Coding” a patient’s diagnosis — there’s a code for nearly every illness or ailment that all insurance companies use
  • Verifying insurance — making sure the patient’s insurance is current and covers their appointment
  • Keeping track of patient accounts — has the insurance company paid? Does the patient need to pay part of it?

This job is a good fit for people who are detail-oriented and like working with a clear process. To learn more about our Medical Insurance Billing and Coding program and the benefits of an Everest education, visit Everest.

We know you’re looking for answers. In your first meeting with us, we’ll listen! Tell us about any past challenges or concerns you’ve had in school. We can talk about what qualities you have. Are you detail oriented or good with your hands? These skills can often translate into a career.

We also want to know about your hopes for the future. An admissions representative can help you choose a program that’s a match for your qualities and the field you’d like to find a career in.

While you’re there, the representative can introduce you to a student finance planner that can answer questions you have about financial aid (available for those who qualify). We’ll also share some success stories of students just like you who chose to attend Everest.

Dental AssistantBeing a dental assistant is a great career choice for many people. Often, the hours are flexible, working conditions excellent, and market demand strong.*

If you are considering a career as a dental assistant, you may be wondering: Exactly what do dental assistants do? In general, dental assistants either work directly with dentists who treat patients, work in dental laboratories, or support office operations.

Some dental assistants may work in multiple areas. Below is a list of some common dental assistant duties.

Working with Patients

  • Sterilize and lay out dental instruments
  • Take and process X-rays
  • Remove sutures
  • Apply anesthetics and anti-cavity agents to teeth

Managing the Office

  • Answer phones and set appointments
  • Greet patients and process client info
  • Manage patient files
  • Process payments and issue invoices

Lab Work

  • Make plaster casts
  • Clean and polish mouth guards, dentures and other removable appliances
  • Performing orthodontic measurements

Training for a dental assistant career at Everest can often be completed in under a year. Contact us to learn more about our Dental Assistant career training programs.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos163.htm)

Once you complete your Dental Assistant education and start looking for a job, what will interviewers expect from you? Here are some key points to remember:

  • Punctuality.  First of all, show up to your interview on time. Make your first impression one of dependability.
  • Appearance. Your second impression should be one of professionalism. Your hair should be cut and styled. Wear clean, pressed clothes. If you’re a woman, keep makeup and jewelry to a minimum. Try to cover up tattoos, if you have them.
  • Knowledge/Experience. This is where your Everest education can help you. Discuss not only what you’ve learned in class, but what you’ve actually done in the lab. Convince them you have the skills to do the job.
  • Confidence. Again, this is where your Everest education helps. Your education and training can provide you with the self-confidence interviewers are looking for.

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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