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Dental Assistant Career Training Classes to Meet High Community Demands

ST. LOUIS (November 8, 2010) – Everest College recently added a new Dental Assistant program at its St. Louis campus to meet workforce demands. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this industry is projected to grow by 36 percent between 2008 and 2018. Students can now receive hands-on dental assistant training, which includes basic dental sciences, proficiency in laboratory and clinical skills, and practical experience.

“There is a high demand in our community for dental assistants,” said Chad Freeman, president of the Everest’s St. Louis campus. “This program can prepare students by teaching them the necessary skills to become successful dental assistants and can bring knowledgeable experts into the field.”

Dental Assistant Program

Everest College’s Dental Assistant program includes hands-on instruction in dental office procedures, emergencies, dental radiography, chairside dentistry, dental anatomy in every dental specialty, including orthodontics, as well as a variety of patient care, front office and laboratory duties. During the eight-month program, students gain basic knowledge of major equipment such as X-ray units, dental equipment, such as digital ultrasonic units, oxygen tanks, oral evacuation equipment and more. After students complete all coursework and labwork, they are assigned to a dental assisting externship at a dental office to better prepare for careers with dental offices, dental supply manufacturers, dental departments in hospital settings, insurance companies and more.

About Everest College in St. Louis

Everest College’s St. Louis campus is located at 3420 Rider Trail South, Earth City, Missouri, 63045. Everest College provides career training diploma programs in health care, skilled trades and business. 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.

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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