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Survey: 79% of Working Texans Are Happy With Their Jobs

DALLAS-FORT WORTH (June 14, 2010) – According to Dr. Cliff Arnall, a Cardiff University researcher, June 18, marks the happiest day of the year. Arnall determined that the “happiest day” was the result of summer’s longer days and warmer weather, the anticipation of one’s vacation, and happy memories of childhood summers. Everest College recently set out to determine Texans’ actual levels of work happiness as summer approaches. The Everest College Texas Workplace Satisfaction Survey revealed that approximately 79 percent of working Texans are happy with their jobs, despite increased responsibility and hours due to downsizing.

“What these ‘happy’ people have in common is that the vast majority of them (82 percent) have some level of post-secondary education, which leads to increased job opportunities,” said Wendy Cullen, vice president of employer development for Everest College. “Education allows people to be more selective when choosing their employment options which ultimately makes them more happy at work!”

Everest’s survey also revealed that while many Texans (70 percent) are optimistic about keeping their jobs, economic conditions and employers’ limited resources are taking a toll on the workforce. More than half (53 percent) cited either pay or level of stress as the factors making them most unhappy with their job. Despite the challenging job environment, many Texans have sought solutions to cope with their dissatisfaction with pay and stress level. According to the survey, 31 percent have considered returning to school to enhance their careers and 20 percent have considered training for new careers. Additionally, more than half (64 percent) of employed Texans say they’d contemplate a career change if nothing stood in their way.

It is also not surprising that 51 percent of those surveyed indicated better pay would make them happier. “Doing something you love” ranked second.

Get a career, get happy

A key to career happiness is getting a career in a field that is in demand, offers flexibility and has the potential for long-term growth. The career experts at Everest have identified health care as one of the strongest industries with opportunity due to increasing population, the aging of the Baby Boomer generation and the strain being placed on existing health care services. In fact, the Texas Workforce Commission estimates that the Texas health care industry will add 418,700 new jobs from 2006 to 2016.

“Health care is booming right now,” says Cullen. “The need is there; the work is very gratifying; and often times you can make your own schedule. Everest focuses on training for occupational areas with skills shortages and we have accelerated programs so you can get into a new career quickly. Some examples include medical assisting, dental assisting, pharmacy technicians and billing support.”

About the Survey

The statewide survey was conducted by Promark Research Corporation, a public opinion research firm, from April 5 to 10, on behalf of Everest College. A total of 806 employed residents of Texas were surveyed online. Results are considered accurate to +/- 3.44% 19 times out of 20.

About Everest College

Everest Colleges and Institutes provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal, and information technology. Everest has nine Texas locations in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio and more than 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada. Everest Colleges and Institutes are owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit http://www.everest.edu.

Editor’s Note: Wendy Cullen, vice president of employer development for Everest Colleges’, 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 Everest College Texas Workplace Satisfaction Survey, please contact Jef Tingley at The Powell Group at 469-235-6396 or jt@powellgroup.net.

*All references to Texans refer to employed Texans

Assistant Nursing instructor Jocelyn Seitz-Keough runs us through a classroom lesson on how to insert an IV needle.

“I enjoy working with the students here because I’m able to interact with them and see when they’re really putting all the pieces together when they’re caring for their patients. It’s just exciting to see the light bulbs go off.”

To search for an Everest Nursing program in your area, visit Everest.edu.

HOUSTON (April 23, 2010) – Everest Institute‘s Houston Hobby campus now offers career training for dental assistants. Projections indicate that the need for dental assistants will grow 36 percent over the next 10 years making it among the fastest growing occupations.* The campus is now enrolling students for this new program.

“There is ample need for dental assistants in our local communities,” said Everest‘s Houston Hobby campus president, Adebola Hamed. “Our dental assisting graduates will fill a vital need for employers, including dental offices, dental supply houses/manufacturers, dental hospitals, dental laboratories, insurance companies and the dental department of military bases.”

Dental assistant training is eight months long and includes the study of general dentistry, dental office emergencies, dental radiography, dental specialties, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, laboratory procedures, dental anatomy, front office procedures and an off-site dental externship.

Graduates of the program are qualified to handle a diverse array of responsibilities in the delivery of dental care, which include chairside assisting methods, patient procedures and related office and laboratory duties.

About Everest Institute’s Houston Hobby Campus

Everest Institute – Houston Hobby campus serves the Houston, Texas area and is located at 7151 Office City Drive, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77087. In addition to dental assistant training, the campus offers health care programs in medical assisting, medical administrative assistant and medical insurance billing and coding.

About Everest

Everest Colleges and Institutes provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, legal, and information technology. Everest has eight campuses throughout Texas – 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 http://www.Everest.edu.

* Adapted from the Professional and Related Occupations – Dental Assistants section of the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market data and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

** Programs may vary by campus.

Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree Program Complements Campus’ Offerings; prepares graduates to take the NCLEX-RN® licensing exam

As the nation’s baby boomers age and the need for health care grows, the nursing shortage in the U.S. is expected to intensify. To help meet the demand for nurses, Everest College has begun enrollment for its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the college’s Salt Lake City campus.

The three-and-one-half-year baccalaureate degree program is approved by the Utah State Board of Nursing and includes coursework in supportive general education and science courses. The program also includes 912 hours of clinical experiences where students have supervised hands-on clinical training.

BSN graduates are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN® licensing exam. Upon passing the exam, a graduate obtains licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).

“We are proud to offer the BSN program at our campus,” said Stephanie Byrd, Everest Salt Lake City campus president. “With our state-of-the-art skills and nursing science labs, and expert, hands-on instruction, our students will not only learn the biological, physical and social science aspects of nursing, but also learn the critical thinking skills that their future patients expect and their future employers demand.”

Upon graduation, BSN graduates can expect to work in entry-level positions in hospitals and medical centers, school settings, physicians’ offices, urgent care and surgery centers, nursing home facilities and rehabilitation clinics. Career placement assistance is available for all Everest graduates.

About Everest
Everest College – Salt Lake City is located at 3280 West 3500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. The campus provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in accounting, business, computer information science, computer information systems, criminal justice, medical administrative assistant, medical assisting, medical insurance billing and coding, network and internet security specialist, nursing, paralegal, pharmacy technician and surgical technologist. Everest campuses are owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America with more than 100 schools throughout North America. For more information, visit us at www.Everest.edu.

Residents In and Near Columbus Can Now Train to Become Dental Assistants

GAHANNA, Ohio (January 19, 2009) – Everest Institute – Gahanna is now training students to compete for careers as dental assistants and are projected to be among the fastest growing occupations from 2008 to 2018, a growth of 36 percent.* To keep pace with steady demand in the industry, Everest Institute at Gahanna has added a new dental assisting program to its curriculum and is now enrolling students. The new program complements three health care programs presently offered at the Gahanna campus.

Population growth and a greater retention rate of natural teeth by middle-aged and older people will be among the factors fueling demand for dental services.

“With the increased demand for trained health care professionals, our new Dental Assisting Program is an important addition and can provide trained dental assistants to the health care community,” said Gahanna campus president Martin Ehrenberg.

Everest Institute – Gahanna’s new Dental Assisting Program can be completed in less than a year, and provides an interactive hands-on learning environment, which includes real-world work place simulations. Dental assistant training includes a study of dental office emergencies, dental radiography, dental specialties, operatory dentistry, laboratory procedures, dental anatomy and orthodontics, and an externship.

Students enrolled in Everest’s new Dental Assisting Program can develop the skills to handle a diverse array of responsibilities in the delivery of dental care, which can include chair side assisting methods, patient procedures and related office and laboratory duties. Everest training can also help students develop life skills that can be leveraged over a lifetime.

Program graduates of Everest’s Dental Assisting program are qualified to seek entry-level employment with dental offices, dental manufacturers, dental laboratories and insurance companies.

Additional programs offered at the Gahanna campus include medical assisting, medical insurance billing and coding and pharmacy technician.

About Everest

Everest Institute – Gahanna, serving the Columbus, Ohio area, is located at 825 Tech Center Drive, Gahanna, OH 43230 and is one of 100 schools owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc. throughout North America. Everest Institute provides popular in-demand career-oriented diploma and degree programs** in the fields of criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal, information technology and health care. Learn more about vocational training programs at Everest.

* The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects that from 2008 to 2018, employment opportunities for dental assistants is expected to grow 36 percent. Your local market data likely differs from these statistics. Individual efforts, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors may impact employment opportunities and pay.
** Programs may vary by campus.

Steady Market Demand Creates Openings for Pharmacy Technicians

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that from 2008-2018, employment opportunities for pharmacy technicians and aids is expected to increase by 25 percent to keep up with national demand. To help meet growing market needs, Everest College at St. Louis is now offering pharmacy technician training for students looking to break into the health care field. This new course complements five health care programs presently offered at the St. Louis campus.

The increased numbers of middle-aged and elderly people will be a main factor in the spur of demand for pharmacy workers throughout the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s 10-year projection period.

“The goal of Everest College is to help our students prepare for today’s in-demand career fields, and our new Pharmacy Technician program gets the job done,” said Chad Freeman, president of the St. Louis campus. “Projected market demand gives us a great deal of confidence that well-trained pharmacy technician graduates will be in solid demand for years to come.”

The new Pharmacy Technician training program takes eight months to complete and entails extensive laboratory experience as well as instruction in pharmacy administration, pharmaceutical calculations, anatomy and physiology, digestive and respiratory reproductive systems, nutrition, medical terminology, pharmacology and health care systems.

Students enrolled in the pharmacy technician program are encouraged to develop strong customer service and communication and interpersonal skills. Strong mathematical and organizational skills are expected to be developed and will greatly aid graduates in managing inventories and counting and measuring client medications on the job. Program training also helps students develop interpersonal life skills that can be leveraged throughout a lifetime.

Program graduates of Everest’s Pharmacy Technician program are positioned to seek and gain entry-level employment in such venues as health care facilities, retail establishments, hospitals, medical centers, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers and pharmacies. Additional employment opportunities may include pharmaceutical assistant or sales representative.

About Everest

Everest College – St. Louis, located at 3420 Rider Trail South, Earth City, MO 63045, provides popular in-demand career-oriented diploma and degree programs for pharmacy technician, business, accounting, massage therapy, medial administrative assistant, medical assisting and medical insurance billing and coding. In addition to St. Louis campus, Everest College has another location in Springfield, Missouri. Learn more information on career and vocational training at Everest College.


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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