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Florida Career College Celebrates Constitution Day

Constitution Day (September 17) marks the anniversary of the Constitution’s formal approval by the Constitutional Congress in 1787. The Congress was made up of representatives from the 13 states that were the entire U.S. at the time. The event created a central federal government to replace a looser confederation of states. The week of September 13-19 is formally observed by colleges and universities throughout the nation with educational events about the Constitution. 2

Students and staff at Florida Career College kicked off the festivities by participating in a Constitution Day Trivia Challenge hosted by the Library Department. The students, who answered correctly, received “Smarties” for being so Constitution- Smart!

The Student Ambassadors and the Library department decorated the student break area with red, white and blue banners and with an over-sized replica of the U.S. Constitution. Students also received a scrolled replica of the original U.S. Constitution and quill pens as souvenirs to commemorate the occasion. 3

 

Congratulations to all the trivia winners and a big thank you to the Florida Career College-Pembroke Pines staff and students at the for participating in our Constitution Day activities. 4

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5 Tips For Setting Goals To Advance Your Career

Successful people set goals in order to reach where they are, irrespective of their field. Goals that are defined clearly and are precise help you measure the progress you are making and to motivate yourself to constantly going forward and do big things in your career. Without goals, your entire hard work may seem a pointless charade to you. Subsequently, to achieve satisfaction in your work life, you need to set concrete goals and must take action to achieve them.

There are a few do’s and don’ts Anthem College Online would like you to consider before sitting down an outlining your monthly budget – See more at: http://www.anthemcollege.edu/articles/the-dos-and-donts-of-creating-a-budget/#sthash.1qMqlOc0.dpuf
There are a few do’s and don’ts Anthem College Online would like you to consider before sitting down an outlining your monthly budget – See more at: http://www.anthemcollege.edu/articles/the-dos-and-donts-of-creating-a-budget/#sthash.1qMqlOc0.dpuf
There are a few do’s and don’ts Anthem College Online would like you to consider before sitting down an outlining your monthly budget – See more at: http://www.anthemcollege.edu/articles/the-dos-and-donts-of-creating-a-budget/#sthash.1qMqlOc0.dpuf

Here are 5 tips from Florida Career College for setting goals to advance your career to the next level:

1. Set Reasonable Goals

Primarily, the reason why people are unable to achieve their goals is because they set unrealistic goals. For your goals to be a success, you should keep them manageable. For example, don’t promise yourself to land your dream job with the perfect salary on your first try. Instead aim to get several job interviews related to the kind of job that you would enjoy doing. This way you are being practical about your job opportunities, while still working towards getting your dream job.

2. Be specific

Your career goal should be specific. Clearly define what you want to achieve in measurable and quantifiable terms. This is important so that you may be able to track your performance and motivate yourself to work in the right direction. So next time, do not resolve to be a better networker. Rather work on building a single contact that is worth your while, or try a new technique of networking.

3. Set deadlines and milestones

Precisely set dates and timelines for your goals to keep track of your success or falling behind. Deadlines help you move in the correct direction, keep working to achieve the goals and keep motivating yourself in case you fall behind.

4. Communicate Well

Good performance is important to get noticed and receive appreciation. But, what is more important is communication to your superiors what your goals are and where do you want yourself reach with all your efforts. Try to create win-win situations for yourself and your organization, so that when the organization progresses you progress. Remember, managers cannot read your minds. You have to tell them exactly in what concrete manner you would like to be appreciated and also keep asking them for pointers to continuously improve your performance.

5. Go easy on yourself

Obviously, there will be times when you will get off the track or fall behind. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you are failing. This just means you need to reevaluate to see what you are not doing right, reset your plans and then pick up your pace again. Remember, those who never quit, never fail!
With that said, career progress is not a job that just happens by chance. Rather, it is made possible by a well thought out, planned and worked constantly in the desired direction effort. So, set your goals wisely to reach where you want to be. And, meanwhile don’t forget to enjoy yourself through the journey!

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Florida Career College Pembroke Pines Campus Student Ambassadors Host Fundraiser

It’s been a great month for Florida Career College Pembroke Pines Campus Student Ambassadors.

Florida Career College (FCC) Student Ambassadors of the Pembroke Pines Campus held a month-long school supply fundraiser to benefit local Broward County School, West Hollywood Elementary. The FCC Student Ambassadors delivered a huge crate of school supplies consisting of backpacks, notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, and glue; essentially everything an elementary student would need during the academic year.

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(From Left to Right) Rosie Barrett, Juana Valdes, Ebony Patterson, Sharon Callendar, Shalonda Richardson, Tierra Cummings, Sylvia Klee, Chelsea Clarke

 

 

 

More than half the student body and faculty donated school supplies for the “Back 2 School” fundraiser. The FCC Pembroke Pines Student Ambassador President Juana Valdes along with fellow ambassadors:

Rosie Barrett, Juana Valdes, Ebony Patterson, Sharon Callendar, Shalonda Richardson, Tierra Cummings, Sylvia Klee, Chelsea Clarke, Donald Dubuisson, Gisella Scarpati and Tania Bernet organized the drive along with Margaret McCraw, Pembroke Pines Campus Library Assistant and mentor to the Student Ambassadors.

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“The Principal Aimee Zekofsky and staff at West Hollywood Elementary were very excited and appreciative of the fundraising efforts done by our ambassadors,” said FCC-Pembroke Pines Executive Director James Branham. “At the Pines Campus we believe in encouraging our students to find opportunities to get involved.”

“We are thinking of setting up an outreach program with West Hollywood Elementary where the FCC Ambassadors volunteer their time reading books to the children,” said Margaret McCraw, Pembroke Pines Campus Library Assistant.

 

During the month-long supply drive, the Ambassadors posted flyers and unwaveringly communicated to students, faculty and staff about their commitment to aiding the students in need of back to school supplies at West Hollywood Elementary. “They are an awesome group of students and they did a great job of organizing and marketing the drive,” said Jim Branham. “Overall, a very successful effort…..very proud of the Student Ambassadors at the Pines Campus.”

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For more information about Florida Career College, call 1-888-852-7272 or visit anthem.edu/floridacareercollege. Follow Florida Career College on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

 

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How Technology Can Land You a Career

Did you know that twenty years ago if you wanted a new job you had to rely on the  help want ads in newspapers?  If you wanted a job in a different city or state, you would have to go to your local library in order to conduct your search. Nowadays, thanks to technology you don’t have to leave your house in order to search for a new job. All you need to land a new career is a digital device that has access to the internet. Keep reading to find out how technology can help you land a new  career.

How Technology Can Land You a Career

If you’d like to learn more tips on how to write an effective resume or if you have questions regarding job search, or interviewing tips reach out to your campus Career Center, and of the advisors will gladly steer you in the right direction. – See more at: http://www.anthem.edu/articles/how-to-emphasize-your-skills-and-qualification-on-your-resume/#sthash.XOpfFlhC.dpuf
If you’d like to learn more tips on how to write an effective resume or if you have questions regarding job search, or interviewing tips reach out to your campus Career Center, and of the advisors will gladly steer you in the right direction. – See more at: http://www.anthem.edu/articles/how-to-emphasize-your-skills-and-qualification-on-your-resume/#sthash.XOpfFlhC.dpuf
If you’d like to learn more tips on how to write an effective resume or if you have questions regarding job search, or interviewing tips reach out to your campus Career Center, and of the advisors will gladly steer you in the right direction. – See more at: http://www.anthem.edu/articles/how-to-emphasize-your-skills-and-qualification-on-your-resume/#sthash.XOpfFlhC.dpuf

Using Social Media

With the advent of digital technology, remaining in contact with people far across the world has become quite easy. Now you can make ultimate use of social media to find jobs, and apply for them. LinkedIn is one of the best social networking sites, which offers you the chance to build a professionals profile and network of friends. You can even apply for any job you like. Make your profile impressive and in no time, at all you will be receiving job offers.

Broadening the Network Circle

Technology also helps you in broadening your network circle by meeting new people every day. Many websites and social media platforms allow for professional interaction between people all over the world. You can create specific lists, which only consist of professional contacts. This helps you in organizing your contacts into those who can be of help to you. Remember, the bigger your professional network, the greater chances you will get.

Improve Your Resume

Another great feature of technology is that it allows you to create a strong resume, by helping you improve it. There are many templates and applications available online, which provide information regarding the best method for improving your resume. What more could you ask for?

Customized Search for Jobs

There are different websites, technological software, and applications, which are specifically designed for searching for jobs. You can even list down the particular area where you would like a  job, and customize your search, according to the kind of job you want. In either case, you can find jobs, which meet your search criteria.

Get Referrals

Getting referrals for future jobs is not a problem any longer. All you need to do is simply ask your friends on LinkedIn, and they would refer you to jobs, when they come along. You can also use technology to remain in touch with your boss, who might refer you to a better job.

Find New Opportunities

Technology is being used widely these days, making it quite useful, particularly when you are in search for a job. Learn the best way to use the software and applications, start applying for jobs, and wait for an interview call. It is a speedy process, which can help you land the job of your dreams. There are numerous opportunities waiting for you to knock on the door, so start applying and see what the future holds for you!

If you still have questions regarding your resume or need additional assistance in your jobs search reach out to your campus Career Center, and one of our great  advisors will gladly steer you in the right direction. If you would like to know if you are on the right career track take our free career assessment today.

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Discover 5 Ways to Network While Still in School

If you are still in school and think that you have all the time for networking, then you are putting your career at stake. They say, “It’s never too late to start,” but in case of career networking, it’s never too early! In fact, school years are probably the best time when you can network with your friends, teachers and career center advisers and lay the foundation of your new career. This blog post may help you discover some effective ways to network while you are still in school:

Widen Your Network

Don’t limit your social network to your dorm and classroom. You have to step out of your bubble and interact with your seniors. They have gone through all the phases you are currently going through- they can guide you in a better way to deal with your problems. Plus, it is easier to share your thoughts with seniors than with teachers. No matter how friendly your teachers are, you can’t have the same bonding with them as you have with your friends. Discuss with your seniors about internships, school projects and other ways to improve your profile.

Be Active on Social Forums

Social sites like LinkedIn provide a feasible platform to students to interact with employers. Make an impressive resume: highlight your certifications, academic achievements, skills and professional objectives. Secondly, get connected with organizations that you find impressive. Professional connections can help you land a job once you graduate. Be selective when connecting with business organizations, and make sure only to connect with renowned organizations to safeguard your personal identity.

Use Your Acquaintances as Resources

Use your friends, family and acquaintances as resources. Make the most of social gatherings, where you can meet a number of people with different professional backgrounds. Share your professional goals and interest with them and discuss with them about your future career plans. They have the right amount of hands-on experience to guide you about viable job opportunities. Though you have to be outstanding at your studies to get excellent job opportunities, you also need to develop professional skills to stand out in the crowd- and your family, friends and acquaintances can help you with it.

Attend Events

Don’t be a book worm- participate in extracurricular activities and personality-building events like debate competitions, seminars, etc. This will not only develop your communication skills, but also boost your confidence. Events like alumni dinners, where you can meet former schoolmates can be a good opportunity to widen your network beyond your classroom.

Interact with Teachers

Teachers usually have professional connections and can help you get strong referrals. No matter how good your grades are, you need career references to strengthen your profile. Having a friendly bond with your teachers can help you get good referrals that can support your resume.

Now that you know about career networking make the most of your college years to get a good job as soon as you finish your studies.

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Five Study Habits to Help You Focus

If you maintain your focus on a task, you can easily accomplish it in the most effective manner. From doing assignments to studying for a test, you will be done with it before you know it. Staying focused also enhances and improves you personal and professional life. It helps you to come up with an effective solution for any problem. If you have problems maintaining your focus or want to enhance your focusing ability, here are five effective study habits to help you focus more:

 1.    Organize Your Study Space

  • This holds true for students as well as working professionals.
  • If you have a neat and organized space, you will be able to focus more.
  • Make sure there is nothing on the table that can distract you like your favorite novel or video game or your crafting supplies and especially your cell phone!
  • Clean your desk and only keep the necessary items you need to study.

2.    Breaking Big Tasks Into Small Ones

  • People tend to procrastinate when they have several long-term tasks to accomplish.
  • The best way to resolve this problem is to break your tasks into smaller tasks that are easily manageable.
  • When you break a big task into shorter goals, you will find it easier to keep on accomplishing those small tasks and gradually moving towards finishing the entire task.
  • This helps you to concentrate more and stay motivated.

 

3.    Reward Yourself

  • When you accomplish a certain task, reward yourself. This will also help you stay motivated.
  • Take a 10 to 20 minute break after each task or eat your favorite snack.
  • Plan your rewards initially. When you know that there is a treat waiting for you at the end of the task, you will be more focused on finishing it.
  • Promise yourself that you will play your favorite video game or read your favorite book after you have accomplished the task at hand.

 

4.    Schedule a Study Time

  • Making a proper study schedule is the best method to stay focused.
  • When you have a daily study plan it gradually becomes a habit.
  • Make sure you select a time when you are fresh and energized. This way your mind is focus and ready to retain information.

 

5.    Eliminate Distractions

People get easily distracted without even realizing it. When doing research online for your assignment, don’t waste time going on websites that don’t pertain to the topic that you are researching. It is easy to sway your attention to other tasks when you are not into the task that you have to do.

Determine what distracts you and stay away from it during your study time. For example, if you do find interesting topics similar to the one you are researching bookmark them and read them after you have completed the assignment. If your cell phone distracts you, turn it off. If people or noise distract you, go study at a library or at a quiet place.

 

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How To Become A Better Student

Whether it is a school or a college, the competition is steadily growing. Education is a highly important part of an individual’s life. The lessons and attitudes a person learns and develops from an educational institution shapes up a person’s life. The job and career you will develop depends on how well you do in your studies. In order to get good grades and develop useful skills, you have to be a good student. Here are a few tips to help you become a better student and to lead a successful life.

Setting up Goals

  • Set long-term and short-term goals and measure your progress through them.
  • Goals will help you keep motivated to strive and achieve success. For example, your long-term goal is to achieve a high GPA in the current semester. So, set up small goals like getting an A in the assignments and tests.
  • These short-term goals will work as a ladder, which will lead you towards your long-term goal.
  • Although it is good to challenge yourself to do better, ensure that the goals you are setting are realistic.

Time Management

  • Time management is crucial for all the aspects of our lives.
  • When you are aiming to become a better student, the most important thing to keep you on track is manage your time properly.
  • Make study schedules and stick to them.
  • This will create a balanced study time which will help you in concentrating properly on all your activities.

Proper Rest

  • Getting proper rest is important when attending. Your brain needs sleep in order to synthesize newly learned information.
  • If a student is well rested, he or she will stay alert and active during class activities.
  • You will be able to concentrate more on your studies and other activities if you are well rested.
  • Attendance is extremely important to help enrich the educational experience.
  • You must attend classes in order to pass the course successfully.
  • The students learn more when they attend the classes and listen to the lectures. It helps them in remembering and understanding more clearly.

Attend All Classes

  • Attendance is extremely important to help enrich the educational experience.
  • You must attend classes in order to pass the course successfully.
  • The students learn more when they attend the classes and listen to the lectures. It helps them in remembering and understanding more clearly.

Take Notes

  • Concentrating on the lecture and jotting down important details ensures that you understand the course material.
  • Taking notes also helps you to remember the lesson more clearly.
  • Make sure you rewrite them after the class to keep them fresh in your mind and to ensure that you will understand them properly when you look at them after a few days or weeks.
  • Taking good notes will help you in reviewing and revising for your exams.

Utilizing Educational Resources

  • Apart from taking classes, you must utilize the educational resources available in your school.
  • These resources, like a library, review sessions, multimedia, tutoring session, are designed to facilitate the students in their studies.
  • The additional help will support you to strive and achieve more from your training.

Participating in Extracurricular Activities

  • Apart from studying properly, taking part in extracurricular activities also helps in becoming a better student.
  • Extracurricular activities enhance and refresh the student’s mind and help him focus more.
  • Taking part in sports, dramatics, dancing or more contributes greatly in polishing students’ skills.

 

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Top 6 Brain-Boosting Foods for Studying

Eating right is good for both your brain health and overall well-being. There are certain foods that boost your brain power and help you ace exams. Everybody retains information differently, but by having a healthy diet you can be sure that your brain has the fuel to retain and synthesize what you are learning.  Here are top 6 brain boosting foods that you should eat to improve your academic prowess:

Top 6 Brain-Boosting Foods for Studying

1. Oily Fish (Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids)

Omega 3 are healthy fats, crucial for the development of your brain and stabilize your mood. Your body does not make the essential fatty acids by itself, and you need to obtain them through diet. Good sources include oily fish like salmon, trout, herring, sardines, mackerel, scallops, shrimp, and some nuts and seeds. Oily fish has the most effective fatty acids naturally present in it, namely EPA and DHA. Walnut and flaxseeds are also rich in EPA and DHA.

2. Whole grains (Complex Carbohydrates)

Whole grains, which are rich in fiber, and starches are the main source of energy called complex carbohydrates. Your brain cannot function without energy. Complex carbohydrates are fiber rich that slows down the supply of glucose to your blood. You don’t need sugar-rich foods that give you a surge of energy by fast absorption of glucose and then your energy levels fall quickly too. Whole grains give you slow and steady supply of energy, all day long. This helps you stay alert the whole day and concentrate better. Good sources of complex carbohydrates are whole-grain breads, brown rice, pastas, cereals, crackers, pancakes, and waffles.

3. Blueberries (Antioxidants)

Antioxidants protect you from brain damage, such as memory loss, etc. Blueberries are extremely rich in antioxidants. Other good berries that contain antioxidants are strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. They help you fight and delay memory loss. Antioxidants are present in various other fruits and vegetables — the brighter their color, the richer they are in nutrients.

4. Eggs (Choline)

Egg contains choline, a nutrient that greatly helps your brain develop and perform properly by staying connected with all of your body parts. Having an egg or two for breakfast ensures you feel full all day. Choline especially is the ultimate food that helps your brains cells grow. Aside from eggs, good sources of proteins include tofu, lean beef, yogurt, buckwheat, brussels sprouts, beans, cauliflower, and broccoli.

5. Nuts and Seeds (Vitamin E)

Nuts and seeds are rich in vitamin E. Regular intake of vitamin E in small amounts helps to prevent age- related memory loss. Almonds, walnuts, flaxseeds, olives, seeds, whole grains, leafy green vegetables, brown rice, eggs and asparagus are good sources of Vitamin E.

6. Mango (Vitamin B6 & C)

Mango is a great source of iron; vitamin B6 and vitamin C. Iron is crucial for normal brain function. Vitamin B6 helps the cognitive development of your brain. Vitamin C is also necessary for healthy brain function. One serving of mango daily during exams is likely to boost your grades to a great extent.

If you’re looking to boost your grades, eating healthy is crucial for your success as a student at Anthem Education.

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Why The Healthcare Field Is A Great Career Choice?

The healthcare field is one of the biggest and rapidly growing fields today. The aging population has been the primary reason for the growth spurt of this field in the past couple of years. As the baby boomers grow old, there will be an increasing number of people who will need special age-related care. Furthermore, in the past couple of years, more and more people are becoming health conscious. They want to remain fit and take care of themselves. They make regular checkup appointments with their doctors to ensure they are fit and leading a healthy life. Due to these reasons, the health care industry is flourishing, and it needs more professionals.

Here are ten reasons why the health care field is an excellent career choice:

1.    A Career in Demand

Since the health care industry is growing, all the careers related to health care are in demand. There are numerous job opportunities in this field.

2.   Good Pay

The pay in the health care industry is good, and it comes with multiple benefits and facilities. It is enough to live a comfortable life even after paying all the bills. The higher degree you earn, the higher will be your pay.

3.   Countless Opportunities

When you decide to enter the health care field, you can choose from a variety of different opportunities. There is something for everyone’s interest. You can work in clinics, homes, hospitals, labs, or even directly with the patients.

4.   Free Education and Training

There are many government funded and employer funded scholarships that can easily cover your education costs. Employers encourage employees to get more education in order for them to be trained in the latest technologies and new medical procedures. The majority of the organizations provide training to their employees to help them grow and enhance their skills.

5.  Contentment

When you work in the health care field, you get a feeling of contentment. This is because you help people get better. You feel important and satisfied as you help in making a difference in people’s lives.

6.  Meeting New People

When you choose a career in the health care field, you will get to meet various new people, including scientists, tech experts, researchers, nurses, medical staff, doctors and patients. You will learn new things from them each day and even attain knowledge about different cultures.

7.  Exciting Career

Each day is never the same when you are in the healthcare field; your patients make each day exciting and innovative. You may be faced with a different task every day and get to resolve problems and give solutions. You will have to make important decisions and go through a different experience almost every day.

8.  Promotions and Growths

There are a lot of opportunities of growth and promotion in this field. You can move towards other related fields in health care or get promoted.

9.  Vast Field

You have the option of changing your specialty. If you are interested in prosthetic or pediatrics, you can easily switch in these areas when you get the opportunity.

10. Traveling

Yes! You get the opportunity to travel. You can even move to a different country or city as health care is in demand all over the world.

If you are not, sure, if the healthcare field is right for you take our Online Career Assessment to discover what career path will suit your interests and talents.

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Common Traits Of Highly Successful Students

Envious of the student who always gets good grades yet still go to parties? Wondering how they do it? Are such students born with this talent? Yes, some students’ easily breeze through their studies without much effort. However, there are some students who require making a few changes in their life and with some effort become successful students. The good news is that you too can be a successful student by learning to exhibit the common traits of highly successful students. If you are a little fuzzy on what exactly are those traits, read below to refresh your memory.

Follow a Study Plan

  • The best trait of effective students is that they schedule their studies and stick to them.
  • They manage their time properly and set studying time for each day.  They follow a successful studying guide.
  • They keep the same study time. This results in the study time being a regular activity for them.
  • Studying becomes easier for them once they study at the same time every day and follow a proper plan.
  • The students who don’t have a specific time for studying are unable to concentrate as much as the students with a proper schedule.

Set Goals

  • Setting goals keeps one motivated and interested in the task at hand.
  • Goal setting defines a proper direction for the students to follow and accomplish their tasks.
  • Start setting short term and long-term goals. This will help you to achieve your goals, as you will already have a defined path.

Move from Difficult Subject to Easy

  • The highly successful students make sure that the most difficult task is handled first.
  • The subject or assignment which will take more time and effort will need most of your attention.
  • Once you accomplish that difficult task, you won’t have any problem handling the other tasks.
  • When you accomplish the difficult task first, you will feel more motivated and accomplished.
  • This improves the effectiveness of your sessions and will help you to concentrate more.

Review, Review & Review!

  • This is one of the most significant traits of highly successful students.
  • Review what you have studied to make sure that everything stays fresh in your mind.
  • Make sure to take proper notes in your class and study them afterwards. Before starting a study session, review these notes first so that you understand the concepts more.
  • When you have to complete an assignment, review the lecture notes first then start working on the assignment. This will ensure that you keep the assignment on the right track.
  • Review what you have studied all week on weekends.

These are the four most common traits of highly effective students. These students have the will to study more by making some extra effort. They make a proper plan and stick to it. They do not deviate from their schedule and make it a regular task. They take on the challenge of balancing fun and studies. They reward themselves with fun when they accomplish a task. This way they maintain their concentration and motivation. This not only makes them successful in their student life, but they maintain these habits throughout their lives.

Successful students keep a balanced diet and get plenty of rest. Don’t forget to eat a balance diet of fruits, veggies and protein, and no skittles and potato chips are not part of the fruit and veggies group.  Your college success depends on you, the more you apply yourself the better you will do.

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How To Emphasize Your Skills And Qualification On Your Resume

A resume plays a very significant role in getting you noticed by the right people. A resume is effective when applying for a job, scholarship or internship. A good resume highlights your main qualifications and skills of the candidate. Here are a few tips to emphasize your skills and qualifications on your resume:

Proper Format

• A resume must highlight all your qualities but should be brief. Stick to the facts and provide relevant information. Read the job description you are about to apply for and highlight those skills that are relevant to the job.
• Keep your resume neat. Use bullet points so that the recruiter finds it easy to read. Ensure there is enough space between each section and everything it is not jumbled up.
• Keep it organized. Use headings and mention the necessary qualifications and skills under those headings using bullets. Examples of heading categories: Education, Work experience, Achievements, etc.
• Make sure everything you write is effective, positive and honest. Don’t use negative words or sentences. You don’t have to write full sentences, make points and be specific.

Placement

• Make sure everything is formatted properly.
• Except for your name and contact details, everything should be left aligned. Name and contact details must be placed on top.

Personal Details

• Include your full name, complete address including zip code, phone number(s) and email address on the top. You can also include your LinkedIn and Skype id.
• These details should be written neatly and prominently.

Core Skills

• Mention each skill with a separate bullet.
• Highlight the ones that will be suitable for the job you are applying for.
• Don’t exaggerate. They may ask you about your skills in the interview.

Qualifications

• You must include all your education details in bullet points.
• Mention the last degree you received on the top.
• Include what subject you majored in, year of completion, location and name of the institute.
• If you have achieved good grades, make sure to highlight them.
You can also include the list of courses you have studied in the course.
• Make the entire list of qualification similar to the pattern above. Make sure the details are brief and accurate.

Work Experience

• Write all the work experience you have had up till now.
• Include relevant summer jobs, part time jobs, internships, class projects and field experiences.
• Make sure to include a summary stating your assigned task to show the employers what kind of work you are familiar with.
• Start with your recent experience and move back till your first experience.

Extracurricular Activities

• Extracurricular activities are considered as really significant for success.
• Include all the activities you were involved in like drama club, cheer leading, honorary societies, math club, student council, athlete society, etc.
• Also include the name of the society and its location.

Achievements

• Highlight your biggest achievements in this section, if applicable.
• Your publications, performances, exhibits or awards you achieved.
• This will complement the skills you mentioned above and will demonstrate your success.

Community Service

• Include any social work you have done or are doing. Any community service work or voluntary work which can show you in a positive light can be summarized in this section.
Update Linkedin Information
When you’re updating your resume remember to update your LinkedIn account as well. An updated LinkedIn account will ensure that it continues to serve the purpose that it was made for. With an obsolete email address or number, you’re missing out on opportunities just because you forgot to update your LinkedIn account.
If you’d like to learn more tips on how to write an effective resume or if you have questions regarding job search, or interviewing tips reach out to your campus Career Center, and of the advisors will gladly steer you in the right direction.

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How To Prepare For A Career In Business

Making a career decision is a choice that has a significant impact on the life of an individual. Therefore, it is essential to utilize all the available resources in order to make a wise and well informed career decision after carefully evaluating all the available opportunities within the surroundings.

How To Prepare For A Career In Business

Thinking about what career decision to make involves a careful study of one’s interests and passions along with an estimate of the requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to pursue a successful career within the field of your choice.

Many individuals are motivated to pursue careers in the field of business, and pursue various opportunities and fulfill different requirements easily to advance their job careers within the business sector.

Organizing and running a business is no easy feat, as there are a myriad of issues and problems to handle which involve the careful management of business operations. A sound knowledge of the operations and adequate management of business practices is a prerequisite to pursuing a career in the field of business. Whether it involves working for a company in the position of a manager, or running your own business as an executive, sound theoretical and technical knowledge is vital for running a business and performing the various business related duties efficiently.

Educational Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in business administration is considered to be an essential requirement if you want to pursue a lucrative career in the business field, with great opportunities for advancement and career growth. The important technical information and business know-how imparted to students by experienced professionals goes a long way in educating an individual regarding the important information they would require to make their mark within the industry.

Professionals who want to further their learning and successfully apply for higher executive and managerial positions within the business industry. The bachelor’s and master’s degree provide an essential background and knowledge of accounting, human resources, finance and other related disciplines linked with business, in order to provide an individual with a strong foundation on which they can easily build a lucrative and prosperous career. These degrees also serve to establish and improve the problem solving, interpersonal, analytical and risk analysis skills of an individual, preparing them successfully to pursue their chosen career path within the sector.

Experience is an integral component and important teacher of the different dynamics involved in the process of trying efficiently to run a business in the market. This experience is initially acquired through internships and training, which tend to prepare an individual for the work and effort required to pursue a job in the area.

A sound educational experience is considered to be very necessary for an individual who wishes to follow their dream, and seek various advancement opportunities to further their careers within the business industry. By acquiring new and brushing up on existing knowledge and skills, one can be sure of being able to realize their career dream successfully.

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How To Prepare For A Career In Healthcare

Are you one of the many individuals who aspire to pursue a successful career in the healthcare field?

The healthcare industry is not only a field in which one can fulfill their passion for serving society, but it is also a very beneficial industry to pursue a career in, as it offers promising opportunities for growth and personal development.

Preparation Is Key

If you want to adopt a prosperous career in the healthcare sector, then there are a few essential requirements that you need to fulfill before walking down the path of success.

The first most important thing to determine is the field of your particular interest within the sector and the job that interests you and answers your passion. There is a huge variety of different career options within the healthcare industry, which includes doctors, medical professionals, nurses, specialists, technicians and healthcare administrators, just to name a few.

Educational Requirements                

The educational requirements of all the different career paths are different in which some require an associate’s degree within a specific discipline, while others require only a certification or diploma to permit an individual to work within the healthcare industry in the capacity of a medical technician.

Necessary Skills

Sound technical skills and professional experience is essential for pursuing a career in the healthcare sector, whether the career of your choice requires an associate’s degree or professional medical master’s degree. As the healthcare field involves providing expert medical assistance for the help of patients, sound skills training and medical knowledge is a prerequisite to work professionally within the industry.

While sound medical knowledge is essential, some other skills and capabilities are also required in individuals who wish to pursue a career within the healthcare sector. Problem solving skills and analytical skills along with effective communication skills are necessary to pursue a successful career within the sector in any job position one desires.

In some jobs, which involve administrative work in healthcare facilities, good management skills and know-how of planning and organizing requirements, is considered as an essential requisite, which enable an individual to perform competently their various job responsibilities.

Moreover, if you wish to excel in the field of your choice within the sector, then it is vital to brush up on your skills, and keep your knowledge updated with the latest developments and technological advancements within the industry. Pursuing a degree in a specialization will surely open up new venues of opportunities within the sector, preparing you perfectly for a career in the healthcare industry.

Preparing for a lucrative, passionate and satisfying career in the healthcare industry requires effort, enthusiasm and motivation, not to forget required educational qualification and mandatory technical skills. To Find out more information on the healthcare careers that we offer check out our Program’s Page.

 

 

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Earning A Degree As A Patient Care Technician

Do you want to pursue a career in the healthcare industry which is both rewarding and offers great advancement opportunities?

Earning a degree as a patient care technician might just be the career best suited to your ambitions and aspirations. A patient care technician is also called a patient care assistant, and they are responsible for providing qualified and technical assistance to doctors, nurses and the different support staff engaged in providing healthcare assistance to patients.

Patient care technicians have direct contact with the patient, making them an important and integral part of the healthcare team in any hospital, clinic or medical care establishment.

Responsibilities Of A Patient Care Technician

An individual who wishes to pursue a career as a patient care technician should be well aware of the responsibilities and duties entrusted to this position. They are responsible for collecting and recording vital medical information of the patients, collecting samples for testing and providing assistance to patients during the entire treatment and consultation process.

The responsibilities and duties of a patient care technician are vital for ensuring the proper healthcare treatment of a patient. The monitoring of patient symptoms and conditions along with collecting the necessary testing samples correctly and most importantly ensuring the suitable required physical assistance needed by patients, are essential for the patients undergoing treatment, and on their way to recovery.

The patient care technician’s serve as the bridge between the patient and medical professionals, and ensure the proper monitoring of vital signs and recording of important health information like weight, blood pressure, pulse rate and temperature, of the patient. They serve to provide much needed support to patients and offer them a comforting assistance to help them during their treatment.

Acquiring A Patient Care Technician Degree

If you feel that you have what it takes to pursue a career as a patient care technician and recognize your passion for providing healthcare support to patients in medical establishments, then you should seek a degree from a reputable college.  Post-secondary  certification is essential for a person who wishes to work in the industry as a patient care technician.

You can apply for an extensive training program in order to establish your career as a patient care technician, which has great demand and significant use in the healthcare sector. The career also offers great opportunities for advancement and growth, as many individuals get higher certifications and pursue advanced and more rewarding careers in the healthcare industry after gaining access to the sector as a patient care technician.

The patient care technicians provide their healthcare assistance services in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, care facilities and outpatient clinics. Their role of ensuring accurate and prompt monitoring and observing, providing basic essential care giving and qualified collaboration assistance and treatment support, mark their position as highly important and significant in the healthcare industry.

If you have a passion for practicing a career in the healthcare industry, and are compassionate, with the ability to act promptly and efficiently, then earning a degree and becoming a patient care technician is probably the ideal career choice for you.

 

 

 

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The Importance of Limited Scope X-Ray Technicians

Are you seeking a suitable career choice in the healthcare industry?

Do you wish to make a career choice which can open up new venues of opportunities and advancement for you in the industry?

The career of a limited scope x-ray technician has much to offer in terms of greater industry exposure and better chances of pursuing a good and rewarding career in the healthcare industry.

What Does A Limited Scope X-Ray Technician Do?

The scope of responsibility of a limited scope x-ray technician includes taking the x-rays of patients in a hospital or clinical setting, and providing assistance to the radiological assistants in the various testing procedures of patients prescribed by doctors.

The limited scope x-ray technicians assist the radiological technologists, who perform more complex and sophisticated procedures. The limited scope technicians are usually employed in diagnostic imaging centers, clinics and hospitals, where they are responsible for taking the x-rays of the knees, hands, chest and ankles etc. of a patient. Due to their limited skill and qualification they are restricted from taking x-ray images of the more sensitive parts of the patients, like the skull and the abdomen. The more complicated and sensitive x-ray imaging procedures are handled by the more qualified technicians in a healthcare clinic and center.

Educational Requirements Of A Limited Scope Technician

In order to become a limited scope x-ray technician, you will have to pursue a certification and training from a reputed and reliable college. An associate degree, diploma or certificate with the required training and skill set is essential for practicing in the healthcare industry.

Acquiring an associate’s degree in the applied sciences is not considered to be mandatory in order to practice in the industry as a limited scope x-ray technician, but the time and effort leads to better work and career opportunities in the future.

Importance Of The Career In The Industry

The career of a limited scope x-ray technician is one which promises great chances for advancement and a rising demand in the industry. The constant advancement in the scientific methods for improving the x-ray imaging procedure, and the use of the method in an ever increasing number of clinics and healthcare establishments has prompted a rise in demand for limited scope x-ray technicians in the industry.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for skilled and qualified limited scope x-ray technicians are predicted to grow at a rate of 21% between the period 2012 and 2022. The rate is higher than the average industry growth rate for other occupations, signifying the apparent demand for experienced individuals who can respond to the increasing need for expert healthcare assistance in the x-ray and radiological arena.

Attractive And Rewarding Career Option

Pursuing a career as a limited scope x-ray technician is both satisfying in terms of career goals and ambitions, as well as intrinsically rewarding due to the highly attractive salary packages enjoyed by the professionals in the industry. The job requires mostly laboratory work, with usually flexible work times.

With the years of experience in the industry you can be sure of enjoying a highly successful, satisfying and lucrative career in the healthcare industry.

 

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How to Succeed in the I.T. field

The I.T industry has been expanding exponentially since its inception. Compared to other industries, the IT industry is fairly new, but it has shown immense growth and change over the last two decades.

With the large number of candidates eager to get into the IT field, it can be a competitive field to get into if you don’t have the proper qualifications and training. However, with the proper training, and the right attitude just about anyone can get their foot in the IT industry. Now, if you are looking to be successful in the IT field you are going to need to develop other competencies besides being technical. You are going to need to focus on developing your soft skills if you want to keep moving forward in your IT career. Do you have what it takes to be successful IT professional?

Be Persistently Flexible

The IT industry is always evolving to accommodate the growing demand for new computers and information networks. While this is good news for the rest of the world, the people who are in the IT field have a tougher time since they always have to be on top of the latest technological trends that appear overnight.

Many IT professionals have to anticipate for situations when something stops working or becomes obsolete. To become a successful IT professional, you will need to have the flexibility and persistence to deal with the many issues that arise with end user mishaps, security vulnerabilities, and technical failures

Problem-Solving

It is common knowledge that IT software and hardware can be delicate, complicated and a little unpredictable. The ability to predict and identify changes or problems in a client’s or employer’s network, hardware or software before it becomes a problem is a skill that an IT professional needs to develop.

There are times when systems just fail to work for no apparent reason. In such scenarios, the IT professional must be able to work under pressure and immediately come up with a solution without disrupting a client’s or employer’s work environment for too long. Being able to stay calm, anticipate problems and to come up with innovative solutions are important skills for this career.

Knowledge of Hardware and Software

IT professionals are responsible for the computers and the hardware and software that keep local-area and wide-area networks running smoothly. To succeed in this field, you must be able to work with all of the physical components of a network, be able to prevent network attacks and vulnerabilities as well as computer maintenance and repair. You must be able to understand how this hardware and software can be implemented in a business setting without disrupting the day-to day operations.

 Passion and the Desire to Learn

Since, the IT industry is constantly evolving this means that newer IT practices and solutions are being introduced every day. Therefore, anyone interested in succeeding in the IT field must have a real passion and motivation for learning new things. Being passionate about IT will ensure that you are willing and committed enough to take up the challenges that the industry will throw at you on a daily basis. If you don’t like the idea of learning, then IT is not the field for you. Without the passion for learning the latest technology, an IT professional will rapidly fall behind the competition, and the IT field will feel tedious and bleak. On the other hand, if you have the passion, curiosity and a desire to learn, you will find the IT industry to be a real wonderland with something new to discover or learn every day.

At Anthem Education, we offer an associate degree or bachelor degree program in Information Technology.

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How to Create a Portfolio

Portfolios are increasingly being used by people, students and professionals alike, nowadays, because of their effectiveness in forming impressive first impressions. Most of the college students are being asked to prepare portfolios so that they could sum up their achievements in an effective format. It also helps them assess how well they have performed in the various projects which were assigned to them, and helps them hone and perfect their skills, while at it.

Portfolios offer a better and improved way, by which students can demonstrate everything they have learned and acquired during their college years. But the question that arises is how to make a strong and impressive portfolio. Besides a great resume, nothing will impress a potential employer than a brilliantly displayed portfolio. Here are some tips to help you get started.

Keep It Crisp

Making a portfolio, which is too lengthy, can cause the interviewer/ employer to get irritated; therefore, it is always recommended that your portfolio should not be too long. Try to showcase 10-15 samples of your work. This helps the potential employer understand the depth of your abilities, while calculating the skills you possess. Make sure to mention your core area of specialty, along with any other talent you possess.

Current Samples

Make sure that the samples you add in your portfolio are the latest. Keep updating your portfolio so that every time you apply for a job, your employer gets insight into your true potential. The general criteria for mentioning the samples, is that they should not be older than 3 years. Try to keep them as current as possible.

Organizing the Portfolio

Whenever you are making a portfolio make sure that it has been organized strategically. Look at the type of employer/ client you are trying to target and then organize your portfolio in such a way, which would grab his/ her attention, and seal the deal. Some clients prefer to look at how you can benefit their organization with your services and expertise. If you are entering the professional world, then it is best that you organize your portfolio by placing your most current projects at the beginning, and place older ones at the back.

Highlight Key Information

Make sure that you highlight the key information which you want your client/ employer to know. Either make it slightly larger or bold it so that it catches the eyes of the viewer. These highlights can make or break the interview and your chances of landing a job. You can even create a small label for each piece of information you wish to highlight, so that your prospective employer/ client get’s a general idea of your capabilities.

Make It Attractive

The major point which makes a good portfolio is its level of attractiveness. Remember that well organized samples, containing impressive yet small amounts of data, can make a portfolio impressive and eye catching. Make sure that your important pieces of documents/ pictures/ samples are protected. Cover them with plastic in order to ensure that they remain safe. Be specific with the information you provide.

Making a portfolio is not a difficult task, just make sure to follow the aforementioned tips, and you’ll end up with a striking portfolio.

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Top Careers You Can Prepare for in Two Years or Less

Yahoo! Education recently featured an article about the top careers you can prepare for in two years or less. Upon reading the article, we realized that the top 6 careers featured in the article are offered by Anthem Education. Many of these careers are offered at over 30 locations nationwide  and online. Read below for a summary of the article and how you can start one of these careers soon!

Career 1 – Medical Billing & Coding

Students are introduced to medical billing & coding procedures, as well as professional coding practices. Coursework includes medical record-keeping and documentation, medical office procedures, and healthcare reimbursement and legal issues. Students who graduate from the program are candidates for entry-level positions in the medical billing and coding field.

Career 2 – Pharmacy Technician

Students who complete the Pharmacy Technician program can compete for several types of entry-level technician positions in hospital, long-term care, and retail pharmacy settings. The program attracts adult students of all ages, including many who are looking to establish themselves in a new career. Read about one of our students whose Anthem experience took her out of her empty nest and into a new career and job with a compounding pharmacy. “I went from having no direction to having guidance, direction and enthusiasm. With my kids growing up and being independent, this is something for me,” this student told us.

Career 3 – Paralegal

Students in the Paralegal program learn about the legal process and are introduced to different types of law, including civil, criminal, business, and family law. They are taught the fundamentals of legal research and discovery and get hands-on experience with Lexis-Nexis, one of the leaders in online legal research. Program graduates are candidates for entry-level positions in law firms, corporate legal departments, and government offices as paralegals and legal assistants, court, municipal, and license clerks, title examiners, and legal secretaries.

Career 4 – Dental Assistant

Students are introduced to dental science and learn basic dental office laboratory and administrative procedures. They receive hands-on training that includes chair-side skills, instrument and tray set up and sterilization, dental radiography, dental procedural coding, and dental office skills. Dental assistants work closely with patients as well as the dental care team. They instruct patients on proper brushing and flossing, explain procedures, and answer questions.

Career 5 – Medical Assistant

Students learn about anatomy and physiology, as well as the fundamentals of medical diagnostic and laboratory techniques. They get hands-on training for procedures such as preparing patients for exams, taking their vital signs, and administering injections. Students who graduate from the program are candidates for entry-level Medical Assistant positions in physician and specialist offices and other healthcare facilities including clinics and outpatient care centers. About half work in physician or specialist offices.

Career 6 – Tech Support

Today’s fast paced business world depends on efficiency. The Information Technology program is designed to provide students with the skills required to design, install, configure, and maintain enterprise-wide networks and diagnose, prevent network attacks and vulnerabilities as well as computer maintenance and repair.

To find out more information on these careers visit the Anthem Education Program’s Page or reference the original Yahoo! Article here

The Best Test-Taking Techniques

Taking tests is the nightmare of almost every student!

How many times have you woken up in the middle of the night because of a nightmare you had where you took a test and failed miserably?

The idea of having to take tests leads to many students to wake-up in the middle of the night in a state of panic. Students  become so stressed out that they mess up their exams even though they prepared so hard for it. The key to passing  any exam is to plan ahead and to adopt test-taking techniques that will work best for you.   So, are you ready to ace your exams? To help you get started, here are several tips for you.

Adopt A Can Do Attitude!

It is vital for students to have a positive attitude before taking any big exam. With a can do attitude, you will more likely to ace your exams. If you think that you will fail, you will fail. If you think that you will pass, you will pass.

Work Out A Study Schedule

By following a daily study schedule, you will be tackling your course material and exam topics easily and methodically. Learning takes time, and by planning, you will feel less stress and anxiety.

It is not fun having to cram a ton of information the night before a big exam, and feeling nervous and scared about failing the exam. Therefore, give yourself enough time to study if you want the guarantee of passing your exams.

Enjoy A Good Night’s Sleep

A good night’s sleep is essential for battling any big exam. In order to emerge victoriously from your exam it is vital that you’re well-rested and relaxed.  Trying to cram the night before the test is not a good idea, and will only increase your stress levels. Learning takes time and cramming large chunks of information will only confuse you during your exam.

If you didn’t study at all, than cramming the night before your exam is not going to help you learn weeks of information. Learn to face defeat and accept the fact that without proper studying and planning you’ll will not pass any exam.

Be Attentive And Alert

When you finally sit down to take the test, make sure to read the instructions carefully so you don’t miss anything important on your exam. Don’t rush, read every question and multiple choice answers carefully. Pay attention to these following words used on your test questions: all, always, none, never, except and only. Before looking at the answers, try to answer the question in your mind. Don’t confuse yourself by over-analyzing the question.

Manage Your Time

After reading the instructions, calculate how much time you should spend on each question and act accordingly. If you don’t know an answer, skip it. Continue answering all the questions you do know, and tackle the tricky and difficult questions later. Don’t break your flow at the beginning of the test.

Stay relaxed, if you start feeling nervous take a few deep breaths. Don’t worry about how fast other people are finishing the test, only focus on your own test. Good Luck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Becoming a Surgical Technologist

Can you imagine a surgical room without a surgical technologist? Me neither. The first surgical technologists were born and bred out of the military. Since nurses were not allowed anywhere near the battlefield, the military trained “medics” to work alongside surgeons. However, it was not after the two world wars of the twentieth century that sparked the need for trained operating room personnel. The role of the “operating room nurse” and “medic” evolved into a separate allied health career, now known as Surgical Technology.

Surgical Technologists- Duties and Responsibilities

Did you know surgical technologists are also called surgical technicians or operating room technicians? These highly skilled allied health professionals fulfill many important duties and responsibilities required for a successful surgery.

Before a surgical procedure, the surgical technologist (ST) is responsible for ensuring the proper arrangement and availability of all necessary equipment needed for the patient’s surgical procedure. They ensure that each surgical equipment and monitoring device is connected and working properly. The surgical technologist is also responsible for prepping the patient for surgery.

During the surgery, one of the (ST) duties is to pass instruments and other sterile supplies to the surgeon and surgical assistant. After the surgical procedure, the (ST) gathers and secures all contaminated instruments, cleans and disinfects the surgical instruments and preps the operating room for the next procedure. sat

Essential Traits

In order for a surgical technologist to be a valued team member, he or she must be able to maintain focused and calm during extremely stressful, emergency situations. Other highly regarded traits are the ability to listen, to follow directions; one wrong move can put a patient in critical condition. The aspirant surgical technologist must also have a strong desire to contribute to society and to help others feel better. Do you think you have what it takes to be a successful surgical technologist?

Educational Requirements

To become a skilled surgical technician, a person must obtain post-secondary education. Training for surgical technology can take ten months to two years to complete. Depending on the school the individual decides to attend, they will either receive a diploma of completion or an associate degree. Students in the surgical technology program at our Anthem Education schools learn hands-on training in areas such as: sterilization techniques and instrumentation set-up, and learn about surgical instruments and supplies. Students are also trained in basic surgical skills and laboratory procedures that support operating room functions. If you have any questions about the healthcare field or the surgical technology program, contact one of our campuses, we would love to get you on the right career track.

Career Outlook

A surgical technologist, besides enjoying a place of significance in the healthcare industry, also promises an increased number of job opportunities in the healthcare sector for the future.

Industry statistics and experts (BLS) have predicted a growth in the job outlook of the surgical technologist job position, and have estimated at around 30% growth in the sector for this career. This estimation of 30% growths has been predicted from 2012 to 2022, with the percentage increase in job opportunities greater than in other sectors of the industry.

If you are passionate about pursuing a career in the healthcare industry, and wish for a career with significant opportunities, then a career as a surgical technologist might just be what you seek.

 

 

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The Value of Medical Assistant Technicians

Did you know medical assisting was an informal career until the mid-20th century? In the first half of the twentieth century, doctors would hire assistants and would train them on the job. Everything changed during the 1960s and 1970s, the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) focused on further professionalizing the medical assistant career. They established medical assistant training and certification programs and worked with the American Medical Association to develop curriculum standards. Most physicians consider medical assistants critical partners that can increase the overall productivity of their offices.

Medical Assistants Responsibilities

The responsibilities of a medical assistant technician vary and are subject to change depending upon the needs and requirements of the employer.

Duties of a Medical Assistant:

  • Takes the patient’s health history and measures their vital signs.
  • Helps the physician or nurse with routine patient examinations.
  • Gives patient injections as directed by a doctor.
  • Prepares patient’s blood for laboratory results.

Medical assistant technicians have significant value in the industry due to their ability to provide a variety of competent services to assist in the efficient workflow and patient management for their employers. This job role has significant value for someone looking to get into the healthcare field.

Promising Job Opportunities

According to the BLS, the need for medical assistants in the healthcare sector is projected to experience a rapid increase, with the projected percentage being around 29%. This is higher than the industry average for other professions and careers, and thus depicts the high value of this career in the healthcare sector.

For an individual looking for a new career, choosing to become a medical assistant can prove to be a stepping ladder into the healthcare industry. The rising demand for this position projects promising job opportunities for anyone looking to become a trained medical assistant. In order to become a medical assistant you will need post secondary education or a certificate. This career is best suited for those who love helping people and working in high-energy environments such as a clinic, hospital, or doctor’s office.

If you’re looking to explore your true potential and satisfy your passion for caring for others then a career as a medical assistant technician might be the perfect fit for you.The author Ralph Waldo Emerson was correct when he said that, “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that you cannot sincerely try to help another without helping yourself.”


 

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How to Save Money While Going to School?

Saving money may be a challenging task, if you are a college student. Between working fewer hours at work, and spending extra money on food and transportation, college costs seem to add up quickly. Even in college, you can save money; surprisingly, there are ways you can streamline your spending. Anthem Education wants to offer you tips on how to keep your spending in check, and in the process save a little money.

Curb Impulse Buying

With a credit card in your hand, you may have developed the habit of buying impulsively. If you have more than two credit cards leave them at home, only carry your bankcard. The problem with impulse buying is that you end up blowing money on stuff that you just like but don’t need. Next time you see a nice pair of shoes or a cool outfit, simply walk away. If you don’t need it then you shouldn’t buy it. Curbing your impulse buying behavior is the first step you must take if you’re serious about saving money.

Give up on Bad Habits

You’ll be surprised to see how much you can save by giving up on bad habits like drinking and smoking. You may be spending a fortune on such vices and damaging your health. By cutting out bad habits you’ll be able to save good money and enjoy a healthy life.  Just say no, and start saving money!

Rent an Apartment with a Friend

 Rent is a big expense, and saving money may seem difficult if you live alone. You can cut your rent in half, by moving in with a friend or roommate. By doing this, the rent and utility bills can be split between the two of you.

Shop at Places Where you Get Student Discounts

There are plenty of restaurants and businesses that offer student discounts; take advantage of them.  Every time you go out to a new place, ask if they offer student discounts. For a list of places that offer student discounts, click here  

Transportation

If you own a car, have you considered carpooling with other students that live near you? Gas is very expensive nowadays, and sharing this expense with a few classmates will help you save a little money.

Open a Savings Account

Open a saving accounts that earns you interest. You can keep some money in the account and grow it into a bigger amount by earning interest on it gradually.

Remember the first step is always the hardest when you decide you want to save a little extra cash. Create a budget, track down your spending, and eliminate what you don’t need.

“Never spend your money before you have it.~ Thomas Jefferson”

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The Do’s and Don’ts for Successful Studying

Effective learning requires time and practice. If you are only memorizing, then you are not skillfully synthesizing and applying the information correctly. While some students may appear to possesses a super-brain with a great capacity for storing and generating information. However, the majority of students need more time to study for fully storing and processing the newly learned information.

It’s very easy to tell yourself “I’ll study later; I still have two weeks till my next test.” Studying can be a rather grueling exercise for many students, but it doesn’t have to be if you follow these tips by the staff of Anthem College.

Do Plan for Studying

Studying is an easy task to postpone if you don’t include it in your daily activities. If you want to ace your exams, then schedule several hours a week for studying and school work. Organize your schedule around your schoolwork and study time. Stick with this routine every week. Don’t just spontaneously say, “I think I’ll study today.” Studying in a haphazard manner is going to produce meager results for you. Remember, school is an investment for your future, and you want to get the most out of your investment.

Learn to reward yourself for sticking to your study schedule. This could be anything from going out with friends to watching an hour of television. Using a reward system will reinforce the importance of your grades and schoolwork. Your biggest motivator should be finishing college and getting the career you have always wanted. Just think every time you procrastinate the only person you’re cheating is yourself.

 

Don’t Procrastinate

Procrastination seems to be a default setting for most people. Have you noticed you tend to procrastinate more when you have a big test or project coming up? Some people tend to put off doing particular tasks when they can’t control the outcome. The reason you tend to procrastinate more during finals is that you are afraid of failing. However, if you don’t give yourself plenty of time to study unfortunately, you will fail. Don’t fall victim to your irrational fears, take control of your mind and motivate yourself to study.

Remember only you can break the vicious procrastination cycle. If you’re studying at home, don’t turn on the television or your computer unless you need it for studying. Hide your phone or tablet until you are done studying. You don’t need the temptation of logging into Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and wasting precious hours you could have used for studying. Don’t talk yourself into doing unnecessary tasks. For example, deleting your email from the account you never use, or doing laundry when you have plenty of clean clothes. Don’t let your fears or excuses be more important than your dreams. Your dreams won’t come true unless you work hard to achieve them.

Don’t Compare Yourself

Don’t compare your studying routine to the studying routine of your friends. Everyone is different and what works for them, may not work for you; everyone has different styles of learning. Perhaps, you learn best by hearing things aloud; you like participating in class discussion, and you rather study in a group then alone. However, your friend is a visual learner; dislikes class participation, and prefers creating diagrams and flashcards. Many people combine different learning styles; the key is to discover what works best for you. If you are now wondering what is your learning styleclick here.

Don’t forget to keep a balanced diet and to get plenty of rest. If you are having a problem with your study material don’t be shy ask your instructor or classmates for help. Your college success depends on you. Always ask questions and seek out your campus resources if you are having trouble with your schoolwork.

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Tips for Eating Healthy While Going to School

When you’re in school regardless of your age, you’re sure to skimp on your diet. Whether it’s because of lack of time to prepare better meals or you’re just too busy that you skip meals. The fact is that regardless of why you’re not eating healthy, your body needs adequate nutrition in order to maintain a healthy immune system and to keep stress at bay. If you’re only surviving on caffeine and junk food eventually your immune system will weaken, and you’ll damage your health. Healthy eating is not about dieting or food restrictions, but it’s about eating the right amount of nutrients for sustaining energy and focus throughout your day. If you’re looking to eat healthy while going to school, Anthem Education has outline several tips you can follow:

Tips for Eating Healthy While Going to School

Pre-Plan Your Meals

If you have school or work in the morning, prep your lunch the night before. This cuts down on your stress of having to make your lunch in the morning when you’re already in a rush to hurry off to your class or job. For a quick breakfast meal, make a Greek-yogurt and fruit smoothie and drink it while you’re driving or waiting for the bus. If you’re looking for healthy, and inexpensive meal options check out these lunch ideas from WebMd.

 

Use Healthy Ingredients

When it comes to making lunches, a lot of people tend to go for junk food or food options that are not the healthiest for them. A peanut butter sandwich is not exactly the healthiest option, but you can easily swap the peanut butter filling for a turkey slice or an egg salad. You can also slice up some lettuce, and tomatoes to balance out your sandwich with some veggies. Your new and improved sandwich will not only be healthier but also more filling. If you want to feel energized and focus in class or at work eat lunches that are high in protein.

Pick Healthy Meal Options

If you absolutely have no time to make your lunch, make sure your buying healthy food options instead of just pizza and hamburgers. Remember to look for options that provide an adequate balance of protein, veggies and whole grains. If you’re going to eat a couple of slices of  pizza, order it with veggies, or get a small side-salad. If you’re going to eat burgers and fries, substitute the fries for a salad. Instead of eating cookies or candy, buy a piece of fruit. It’s not hard to eat healthy, but it requires your commitment and openness to try new food options.

Stay Hydrated

Remember to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated throughout your classes. Don’t drink soft drinks or sodas since they’re not very hydrating. They might quench your thirst but 10- 15 minutes later; you might find yourself thirsty again. When you’re feeling thirsty, you might not realize it but your body slows down and you may feel groggy or tired. Luckily, the solution is simple: Drink more water, or milk, or natural juices.

Healthy eating is all about dedication and planning, and you should think about this process as something that requires your daily commitment, if you approach the changes gradually, you’ll be eating healthy before you know it.

 

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Florida Career College Faculty Spotlight: Cynthia Alceus

This week our very own Professor of Nursing Cynthia Alceus from Florida Career College-Pembroke Pines Campus tells us a little bit about herself. Cynthia started her nursing career when she was in the military and is now working toward her Doctorate at the University of Miami. She is a passionate person who loves helping others no matter whether those people are her patients or her students. If you are not yet a nursing student at one of our campuses and would like to learn more about, our career-focused nursing program please visit our website.

Check out our Faculty Spotlight with Cynthia by clicking the image below.

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Heart Month Video Quiz

Since February is National Heart Month, we are dedicating our social media coverage, campus focus, and dedicating a video every week in February to the heart.  This week our video will test your knowledge of the heart – listen closely because we will also be giving you fun facts about your heart. Like this, did you know that by the end of the day your blood will have traveled over 12,000 miles, which is the equivalent from driving from the East Coast to the West Cost of the United States FOUR times!? Check out our video now and test your knowledge!

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Trends in Dental Assistant Profession

Do you wish to become a dental assistant? Do you wish to enroll in a dental assistant program where you are trained competently for the future? With the dental assistant profession ripe with opportunities, now is the right time to make your mark in the healthcare sector.

Employment Trends

According to a report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), demand for  dental services will keep growing, due to the large population of baby boomers. Health care providers have successfully breathed life into their visions of increasing the average lifespan of people. This growing trend will demand the healthcare sector to increase jobs to meet the demands of the public.  For one the dental industry will be looking  to employ  professionals with a dental assistant diploma or degree.  Dental Assistant jobs

Dental Assistant Responsibilities

If you are unfamiliar with a dental assistant’s professional responsibilities, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) offers a great overview of dental assisting, such as the job outlook for dental assistants (excellent), and what kind of tasks dental assistants perform (clinical and/or administrative).

Overall, dental assistants play an important role in dental offices by providing clinical and administrative services to help support the dentist. According to the BLS, potential dental assistant tasks include:

Clinical Tasks

  • Sterilize and prepare patient trays
  • Hand instruments to the dentist
  • Take and process dental x-rays
  • Instruct patients on oral care and hygiene
  • Prepare materials for impressions and restorations

Administrative Tasks

  • Order supplies and monitor inventory
  • Record treatment information
  • Collect and record patient medical and dental histories
  • Schedule appointments
  • Bill patients and collect and record payments

High Employment Odds

According to a report released by Simply Hired, in the last six years, employment opportunities for dental assistants have radically increased by a whopping 16 percent. This impressive figure is only going to improve in the near future. According to an estimate, 4,410 new jobs will be created in the field in the next decade. The Bureau of Labor Statistics further points out that a dental assistant acts as a dentist’s “second pair of hands.” As a result, “Dentists look for people who are reliable, work well with others, and have good manual dexterity.”

Are you looking for dental assisting training? Many Anthem Education schools and colleges offer diploma and/or associate degree programs for dental assistants. Visit our website to learn more about the Dental Assistant Program or call us at 1.888.852.7272

Beginning a Career as a Surgical Technologist

The healthcare field is constantly growing and evolving and in need of trained professionals that are serious about the service they provide to their community. If you are looking to get into the healthcare field, and would love to be where the action is—in the operation room, then keep reading to find out what it takes to be a great surgical technologist.

Responsibilities of a Surgical Technician

A surgical technologist or surgical technician is responsible for supervising the preparation of operating rooms prior to surgery. They practice extreme care to ensure that all the surgical instruments are properly sterilized for the operating room. They supervise the working of the junior operating room staff and assist the surgeon during the surgical procedure.  A surgical technician is a valuable asset to surgeons in the operating room and they must be able to maintain a sharp eye to detail and composure during long operations.

Get the Proper Training

In order to become a successful surgical technologist, an individual must acquire the proper training from an accredited school.  The surgical technologist programs, also called surgical technology at select Anthem Education campuses provide students the knowledge and skill needed to be a valuable member in an operating room. Students in the Surgical Tech program learn the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology, receive hands-on training in basic surgical skills and laboratory procedures. Having the proper training and externship experience provides the necessary knowledge and technical skills needed in order to succeed as a surgical technologist.

Important Skills to Learn

An individual, who intends to pursue a successful career as a surgical technologist, needs to adopt certain skills and traits, making it an ideal career choice for someone who is great under pressure. Excellent manual dexterity and arm/hand steadiness are perhaps the most critical skills needed in an operating room, along with communication skills, particularly the ability to comprehend speech and effectively communicate with other team members. Critical thinking, social perceptiveness and information ordering—the ability to order items in a defined format or according to specified rules—are also essential when working in the operating room. The main thing to remember when starting out as a surgical technologist is to work hard and learn as much as possible from the senior doctors and specialists. To make your mark in your job, it is essential to be willing to learn and put into practice all that you were taught in your training.

Employment Outlook for Surgical Technologists

The employment outlook for surgical technologists is strong, with projected growth of about 30% during the next decade. This is considered “much faster than average” growth for a job sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Surgical technologists may advance their careers by specializing in progressively more demanding and more difficult medical specialties. Some of the most challenging would include neurosurgery and cardiac surgery.  If you are truly interested in helping people feel better and are up for a challenge, then entering the surgical technology field might very well be the correct choice for you.

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Why a Career in HVAC is still Cool?

Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) careers haven’t shown their full potential quite yet. If you live in areas that are traditionally in warm climates then you have a much higher earning potential. For this reason Florida and Texas are huge hubs for HVAC professionals. HVAC professionals are often overlooked until someone’s air conditioning doesn’t work. The “cool”  thing about a job as an HVAC professional is that every city and county in the nation employs some sort of HVAC professional out of necessity for temperate indoor temperatures.

Why a Career in HVAC is still Cool?

 

Employment Prospects

New constructions are continually being built, more and more homes are installing central air systems, and the rise of use of energy friendly systems has urged some people to upgrade as to comply with energy standards. As technology and smart energy methods are implemented, HVAC professionals will be in even higher demand. The HVAC Industry expects consistent job growth from 2012 through 2022.

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People want a career because they find enjoyment, fulfillment, and get compensation for services. Being able to enjoy your job ignites a passion for what you do. Passionate people tend to work harder and are more meticulous with their work then say a person who is not passionate about their job. In the HVAC industry, a worker is able to find fulfillment in his or her job as they are in a position to directly help people and provide people a necessity of comfort. If you have cultivated a passion and find fulfillment as an HVAC professional then it takes experience to really propel your career forward. Once you have related experiences there are often options to pivot your career into sales or become a manager and or inspector. Your advancement in large depends on your career goals and aspirations and how hard you work to achieve those goals!

Earning Potential

Most people are saying, “Ok, great if I can find fulfillment in my job, but I still need fair compensation.” As an HVAC professional (depending on where you live) you can make around $40k starting out. The further you progress your career and the more experience you gain, the more money you will undoubtedly earn. By making fair compensation in a stable job market and gaining enjoyment in your work, the HVAC industry could be a perfect fit for you!

If you are ready to start training for a career that will give you fulfillment and great compensation call one of our Anthem Education campuses at  888-852-7272.

Citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm (visited January 22, 2014).

 

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Job Market Outlook for Information Technology

The Information Technology field is undoubtedly one of the most successful and is a constantly growing job sector. For individuals who are uncertain whether or not to pursue a career in Information Technology field or not, industry experts have highlighted it as one of the most rapidly growing sectors in the industry. With the introduction of new system software, database management systems, smart phone applications, etc., more and more companies are hiring qualified candidates who understand how to implement and run new software solutions.

IT Job Market Outlook

The Information Technology sector is predicted to experience a 2.19% annual employment growth, which is an estimated 26% increase in the total number of jobs in the sector from 2010 – 2020. There are certainly successful careers available in IT for those who qualify.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, software developers are predicted to enjoy a 30% increase in jobs, while Network and Computer Systems Administrators are expected to see a 28% growth in jobs. There is also a predicted 22% growth in jobs for Computer System Analysts, Computer Network Architects, and Web Developers. With the rise in demand for the latest database management software, ecommerce software, smart phone applications, and other networking tools, the demand for jobs in these areas is growing exponentially! Information Technology

The IT field has experienced growth for the past few decades, but the current trend of utilizing professionals for creating customized database systems and useful software to improve business performance has surged the job market. The increase in jobs has also opened up new areas of expertise and new areas for imaginative creations. The ability of technology to be customized and pivoted very quickly makes it one of the most reliable jobs one can land.

IT Job Prospects

With the highly advanced and sophisticated programs, databases, softwares, etc., it is essential for job prospects to stay well versed in current trends as well as master standard programming and encrypting languages. This technical expertise is what ultimately let’s an IT professional succeed in their field. The hottest technology skills abounding in the market today are cloud computing, virtualization, JavaScript, and CSS. Individuals who have mastered these skills in addition to other skills are set up for a successful career in IT.

If you are interested in a career in IT, reach out to the nearest Anthem College Campus to you. Our certified programs and outstanding faculty will help you succeed in the field of your choice!

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Bring Out the Beauty in People through Cosmetology

A Thing of Beauty Is a Joy Forever – John Keats

Who doesn’t want to look beautiful? It is the desire of every individual to remain bathed in beauty throughout their life. Generations of different civilizations have nurtured beauty with the result, that people, with the passage of time, have become more conscious about their beauty. This emerging phenomenon has given rise to the concept of cosmetology.

Bring Out the Beauty in People through Cosmetology

What is Cosmetology?

Cosmetology is the application of different types of beauty treatments, which helps maintain a person’s youthful beauty. The process includes hairstyling, manicure, pedicure, skincare, application of cosmetics, and electrology.

As people started focusing on their outer appearance, the cosmetology industry became more popular and became one of the most flourishing industries of all times. Even in the face of recession, this industry has not only survived, but also emerged as profitable. The industry has a lot of potential, which is the reason more and more people aspire to become a professional within this industry.

How to Become a Cosmetology Professional

No matter where you turn, you meet people who are either, makeup artists, skin care experts, hair stylists, etc. The employment opportunities available to such individuals are paramount in nature. To pursue a career in cosmetology, you must first get yourself enrolled in a good college, and then start receiving training, which will help you survive in this competitive business. Cosmetologists offer a wide range of beauty services, such as shampooing, haircutting, coloring, chemical reconstruction, styling of hair, adding hair extensions, as well as the cleaning and styling of wigs.

Spa at the CollegeIn order to become a true beautician, you must obtain knowledge regarding all the relevant aspects of beauty, which can be gained through professional cosmetology training. We invite you to take a look at the School of Cosmetology at Florida Career College, our campuses offer  students the opportunity to practice their newly learned skills in our open-to-the-public Spa at the College.  Under the supervision of experienced and licensed instructors, students are allowed to perform an array of popular beauty services, including shampoo, haircut, color treatments, chemical reconstruction and hair extensions, cleaning and styling of wigs, as well as manicures and pedicures at affordable prices to the community.

Perks of Being a Cosmetology Professional

If you are interested in just a single field, then you can take courses related to your particular field of interest. However, if you are more ambitious and want to be an all rounder, then Professional Cosmetology training will help you achieve your dream. This training is slightly different from the training a person receives when studying general cosmetology.

Another opportunity you can work toward in this lucrative industry is becoming a cosmetology instructor. Once you have acquired the necessary experience in the field, then you can choose to become an instructor and help other aspiring cosmetologists make their dream a reality. You can provide them with proper guidance and help them get in touch with practicing professionals, so that they can gain maximum exposure.

If you are truly interested in making people feel more confident and good about themselves, then entering the cosmetology industry might very well be the correct choice for you.

 

Happy New Years

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s is just around the corner! Have you planned out your goals for next year yet? Have you made all those resolutions yet? If you are still unsure of which resolutions you want to make and keep, then here are the top 5 New Year’s resolutions for 2014.

Spend More Time with Family and Friends

Family and friends are arguably the most important parts of your life, which is why most people voted this resolution as their number one priority. Many people feel incomplete without these important people. Often times we get so bogged down with work and other life occurrences that we unintentionally neglect the ones we care about most. So next year, plan different outings, get-togethers, parties, hang out sessions, and enjoy the precious time with family and friends. The best times of our lives are spent with those we love the most, so for 2014 make sure you make them a priority!

Stay Fit and Healthy

The consumption of fatty food products has continued to increase which stands in direct correlation with the rise in obesity. In this reality, many people feel that they need to go back to natural and healthy living. For these reasons, people want to focus on healthy eating habits and follow a dietary and workout plan. Incorporating a healthy, well-balanced diet along with a regular work out regiment will put you in the best chance to live a long and healthy life.

Quit Smoking

Coming in as the third most popular New Year’s resolution, quitting smoking, spurs people toward a healthier lifestyle. Your lungs are vital organs to the operation of the human body, so it only makes sense that you should take good care of them! There are many methods to quitting smoking: cold turkey, nicotine gum/patches, support group, etc. One of the best ways to fight the urge is to not buy cigarettes – it’s hard to smoke when you don’t have anything to smoke with. Whichever method you choose can be successful it just takes determination and will to accomplish your goal!

Acquire Higher Education

Every person is looking for a way to make the most out of his or her career. What matters most is getting the relevant knowledge to help you get there and have a budding passion for what you do. Many people go through their lives miserable in their career, but why should you be miserable? Going to college these days does not have to be a full four year plus commitment – today there are online colleges and career colleges that offer career-focused education that fits in with your busy schedule. It does not matter what field you have previously chosen for your career. With the right education and a passion for what you do, you can be in a career you and your family can be proud of!

 Live Life to the Fullest

Rounding out the top 5 resolutions for 2014, living life to the fullest is a top resolution for many people. Enjoying life has become one of the most popular resolutions in recent time. The world is full of opportunities so grab them and be happy with what comes your way. It’s important to stay happy and not sweat the small stuff. A positive attitude and outlook on life could be the change you need to be happy. Now is not the time to be stuck in a miserable career or caught up in the rat race for you never know what’s around the corner. So with this resolution, enjoy where your life leads you, take advantage of your opportunities, and keep a smile on your face.

On behalf of all employees at Anthem Education, we wish you a Happy New Year and wish you the best of luck in 2014. Please be responsible and never drink and drive!

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How to Make an Online Resume

Many people think making an online resume is a long and tiring process. In reality, however, it is relatively quick and easy. There are a variety of resources available to help you build a good resume, as an Anthem Education student you can use our online resume portal to guide you through the process of building an effective and impressionable resume.

How to Make an Online Resume

A resume is about putting your personality, skills, expertise, and achievements onto a sheet of paper in such a way that it makes someone want to hire you. It is one of the most important tools for landing a job. A resume is typically the first step in an interview screening. Impressive resumes help you get selected for interviews and help form a favorable impression in the eyes of the interviewer, while a bad one will most likely not get you selected for interviews and makes a bad first impression. Most recruiting practices nowadays involve submitting your resume online. Many companies have created their own job portals, from which the resumes are submitted, screened, and where qualified candidates are thus selected for interviews.

Highlight Your Skills and Abilities

Some resume creation websites allow you to upload your current resume but others require you to start from scratch. No matter which way you choose to complete your online resume remember that the key to making an impressive resume is through highlighting your skills and abilities! Your resume should not be longer than a page so make sure you are very precise – there is no need to tell a paragraph story when the bottom line of your story only takes one sentence. Use bullet points and different readable fonts to separate out how you are a great fit for the prospective job. Many times an interviewer only glances at your resume for about 30 seconds, so make sure you take advantage of those 30 seconds in yourwriting. Resume

Use Bullet Points to Focus Your Skill Set

Before you begin writing your resume, go through some steps that will make the process more effective. Start by writing down your skill sets. For every skill that you write down write a supporting sentence or bullet point that outlines how you have used that skill set in a past job. Make sure you are very specific with these bullet points explaining what you did, how many people you managed/worked with, how much money you dealt with, etc. Once that is complete make a list of your previous jobs with corresponding dates of employment. From there, assign your skill set bullet points to the job of which they are related to (you may not use all your bullet points in efforts to make your resume one page long, so make sure you choose the skills that most aptly fit the job you are applying for). Remember you are competing with other people for getting a particular job, so make sure your resume sets you apart from everyone else applying for the same position!

Proofread your Resume

Once this is complete and you have organized your information on your resume make sure you proofread the document! Make sure your personal information is correct and at the top of the page. Next make sure all your skills and jobs are represented in reverse chronological order. Then make sure your specific skills are outlined at the bottom of the page (i.e. education, certifications, etc.). Finally, proofread your resume for any spelling and grammar mistakes. This is a big deal as many employers will discount resumes if they see something misspelled or incorrect. To prevent this have a career center advisor from your home campus read over your resume!

Hit Submit

Once you have finished proofing your resume, it is then time to submit it! If you need to send it via email to an employer make sure you save it in a pdf format (to ensure no changes can be made along the hiring process). If you upload it through a company portal, try attaching the file as a pdf for the same reasons as state above. In some instances you will have to copy and paste your resume into a box or break up your resume into different sections. Since your resume is organized as above stated you should have no problem uploading your resume!

After your resume has been submitted, it is time to wait for that interview call. If you do not hear a response within a week it is acceptable to reach out to the company via email and respectfully ask if they have received your resume. In some cases the hiring process is lengthy and depending on the number of candidates they may not have gone through your resume; however, by calling or writing a polite email it will show the company that you are still interested in the position!

Good luck!

 

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Do’s and Don’ts of Beginning a Career in Healthcare

The healthcare industry is now offering more opportunities for career growth than any other industry. Because the number of people requiring medical attention has increased; there is an increased demand for professionals in the healthcare industry. When you start out in your career as a healthcare professional, there are certain things which you are expected to do, and others which you must avoid. What are they? Let’s find out.

 The Do’s and Don’ts of Beginning a Career in Healthcare

Ask Questions

In the healthcare industry, people’s lives are at stake and even the smallest of mistakes can have dire consequences; therefore, if you are having trouble understanding something then ask. Keep asking until all your doubts have vanished, and you understand the concept/ procedure clearly and thoroughly. Express yourself, and show your passion while performing your job responsibilities, this will ensure you are always on top of your game and committed to your patients.

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Remember that in the health industry you will be working with a team of experts. Do not try to do everything on your own, and do not try to be so ambitious that you come off, looking as selfish. Instead, work together with the team in harmony, so that every procedure you are part of is completed without any glitches or problems.

Live Up to Your Words

Another thing that will get you noticed is how well you perform during various tasks. If you say something, stick to it and do it, so that your colleagues know that you stay true to your words. The best part about entry level jobs is that they give you lots of opportunities to make a lasting impression on your employers/ supervisors. Grab those opportunities and make the most of them, so that you can advance in that organization and in your life.

Don’t be Hasty

Once you enter your career, remember what is expected of you and how you must perform. Don’t be so hasty that you end up forgetting or missing the essential factors of your job role. Remember that within the healthcare industry, you have people’s lives in your hands, so tread carefully and don’t be rash about it.

Proofread!

One thing which must be focused on is proofreading. It doesn’t matter whether it is a medical document or a patient’s chart, you must proofread carefully so that mistakes are avoided. Everything must be checked and rechecked, confirmed and reconfirmed, to ensure that essential data is not missing from the documents.

Professionals in the healthcare industry have a higher level of responsibility on their shoulders than professionals, in any other field. They are liable for every action they take, so make sure to report to your supervisor, so that you can learn from experts.

Get noticed, but don’t brag about your achievements or experience. Remember that they are looking for hard working and dedicated individuals, so become the best candidate, who excels in this industry and get selected.

If you’re interested in being part of the healthcare industry, and would like more information call us today at 888.351.5083 to speak with an admissions representative.

 

 

Patient Care Technician

Is a Career as a Patient Care Technician Right for You?

Patient Care Technicians have evolved into one of the most highly demanded professionals in the health industry. They are the people who interact, on a regular basis, with the patients and try to gather information essential for their treatment. Patient care technicians provide valuable support to both the patients as well as the medical staff of the hospital. The following are some of the essential duties that PCT’s perform:

Providing Care

The main duty of a patient care technician is to care for the patients and ensure that their stay at the hospital is comfortable. For people who require nursing services at their homes a patient care giver becomes the sole authority who supports, and cares for them. A professional in this field may be required to perform various functions for the betterment of patients like bathe them, change their dressings, help them with daily errands, go out on a stroll with them, or even help them out of bed. Such professionals become the caretakers for the patients and look after their everyday needs.Florida Career College Programs

 

Monitoring the Progress

Patient care technicians remain with the patients and interact with them more than any of the other staff members. Their main duty requires that they monitor a patient’s progress and report it to the doctor when any serious changes occur. They must keep an eye on the patients’ physical activities, like pulse, vital signs, blood pressure, temperature, inhalation, etc. He or she makes a note of all the changes in the patient’s bodily functions, so that they could be reviewed by the patient later on. Along with this, a patient care technician assists the physician and nurses from taking blood samples, to setting up the required equipment for treatment in the operating rooms.

Educational Requirements

To become a recognized patient care technician, a person must acquire postsecondary education. Once his or her education is complete, he or she must receive a certificate of completion, which serves as proof of his or her qualification. A patient care technician studies courses which give him or her, the knowledge necessary to perform all the procedures as defined by the job requirements.

A person who has passed this course is also eligible to receive a Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate, whereby, he or she may also work as a nursing assistant.

Students in the Patient Care Technician program at our Anthem Education schools learn hands-on training in areas such as: respiratory therapy aide and equipment training, use of radiology and basic lab equipments, recording vital signs, and overall patient care.

Important Traits

Patients require care and love; therefore, it is essential for a patient care technician to be humble and kind. He or she must have patience and at the same time must possess the strength required to deal with the tantrums of any patient. For those who are considering becoming professionals in this field, they must remember that communicating clearly and listening to the patient are both crucial roles in making a treatment effective.

If you have any questions about the health field or the Patient Care Technician program, contact Anthem Education. We provide those eager to change their lives with a wide variety of programs, including cosmetology, information technology, allied health, and HVAC.

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How to Start a Career in Nursing?

Are you a person who likes helping others? Do you want to work in a profession that gives you a chance to do what you love? Don’t be apprehensive, there are  many individuals, like you, who do not know how to start their career as a fully qualified nurse. Don’t worry,  continue reading to find out how can become a certified nurse.

Why Choose to Become a Nurse?

Nursing is one of the fastest growing professions in the health industry. Many people are opting to pursue a career in this field, because it offers many opportunities and stability. This cannot be said about every career path! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted that growth opportunities available for nurses are much higher than those found in any other field.

Grades and Experience

Every Nursing School has their own set standards of grades and the level of experience they require their students to gain before finally entering the professional world. The minimum academic requirements differ from school to school, and every institution’s criteria are also different. So choose wisely, when selecting a school. Anthem Education’s  Associate of Science Degree in Nursing program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to become entry level nurses. Our caring faculty and staff are dedicated to the professional development of each student.

 Field of Expertise

You can either become a general nurse, or you can choose to specialize in a particular field in which you would like to operate. You can choose to hold expertise in any of the following specializations, oncology, pediatrics, recovery, emergency care etc. Your course structure will also depend on the level of specialization you wish to acquire. By choosing a specific specialization category, you can choose to become either one of the following types of nurses.Florida Career College Nursing

  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Certified Nurse Midwife/ Specialist/ Anesthetic
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse/ Vocational Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

Whichever specialization you choose, you can be sure to have a meaningful career. You will  constantly be striving to obtain the relevant knowledge and experience in your chosen field of expertise.

Nursing – Expediency at its Height

People, who pursue their careers in this field, earn rewards in terms of the smiles they receive from grateful patients.To become a recognized nurse, you must first obtain the qualification of nursing, and then work under the supervision of a registered nurse, in order to obtain the relevant experience.

The hospital, along with the nurse under whose supervision you are assigned, guides you through the process of clinical placements. Once your supervisor thinks that you have gained enough experience to become a fully qualified nurse, then you will be allowed to register yourself. After the registration process is complete you will receive a PIN, whereby, you will be awarded the status of a registered nurse.

The whole process is quite convenient for anyone who is thinking of starting their career in this field. However, to keep up to date with the latest happenings taking place in the field of nursing, you must continue to study and gather information regarding the latest developments in the health sector.

 

5 tips for starting a new career

5 Tips for Starting a New Career

It is said that you are never too old to start a new career. If  you want to venture forth in uncharted territory, then you must find your career passion. A career change can take place during any point of your life. Sometimes, things do not go as planned and you are faced with circumstances where you realize that the career you chose for yourself might not have been the correct choice after all.

When this understanding hits you, you can chose to do one of two things. Either you continue pursuing your career in the same profession while remaining dissatisfied, or you can take a risk and completely change your career. There are many instances when a young individual is confused about how to start his or her career.

If you are faced with either of the above situations, Anthem Education has outlined 5 tips for starting a new career.

Know Your Passion

Every person is passionate about something. Find out what that is, and make a list of all the things you love to do. Don’t think about jobs just yet; think about the thing you would like to do for the rest of your life. Once you’ve answered this question then determine what are the required skills and talents for that position. New Career Path

Job Possibilities

Once you have determined what you are passionate about then reflect on your training and experience. If you have the required skills, expertise and talent, then imagine the different jobs where that talent will be useful. Decide the jobs which can be aligned with your passion, list them out, and then choose one which you think would be the best occupation for you.

Gaining Experience

If you have the passion but not the experience, then think about possible ways of gaining relevant exposure. For example, you have a passion for helping people, so you can become a professional nurse. And if you have never had the required experience, then you can volunteer at a hospital and gain it. It is that simple. All you have to do is take the first step.

Search for Information

If, even after following the aforementioned tips, you are confused, then you should search the internet. Gather information from any other source as well, whether it is newspapers, magazines, gazettes, or even libraries. Find out all you can about the occupations which match your passion, and then decide which one you would like to opt for.

Acquire Training

Sometimes, you may have the passion but not the talent to do the job. If this is the case, don’t get discouraged, instead take charge and enroll yourself in a training program that will help you gain the relevant skills. Becoming an apprentice is another effective way you can train and hone your skills. Get training until you are completely satisfied with your skill level.

These are the five tips that can greatly help you start a new career or make a career change. You’re already halfway there, now all you have to do is take a leap of faith.

If you’d like to learn more about the programs Anthem Education offers, visit our program page or come by one of our campuses today. You’ll find that we provide a friendly, learning environment for anyone looking for a new career or for a career change.

 

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Bright Future with a Career as a Dental Assistant

Are you looking for a career choice which ensures a bright future and success?

The career of a Dental Assistant ensures a bright future along with success in the healthcare industry. It is an ideal choice for individuals seeking to make their mark in the healthcare sector.

Nowadays, people have become more aware of the importance of oral health and hygiene and its impact on the overall health of an individual. This awareness has led to an increase in the number of individuals opting for expert dental care from dentists.

Industry Outlook

The rise in demand of dental health care has resulted in an increase in the number of jobs available in for dental assistants. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a 31% increase in the number of jobs is expected in this sector, resulting in a high growth potential for this career.

Responsibilities of a Dental AssistantDental Assistant jobs

A dental assistant works under the supervision of a dentist and assists them in their clinical and dental procedures. Dental Assistants are responsible for handling and sterilizing different surgical equipment and keeps a record of all the instruments used in various dental procedures. They keep and maintain  the records of various dental procedures for different patients, and are responsible for preparing  radiographs among other duties.

It is the duty of a dental assistant to deal with the questions of different patients and educate them about the various ways to effectively maintain their oral health and hygiene.  In short, Dental Assistants perform and handle the different laboratory procedures required for the effective dental treatment of a patient.

Qualifications Required to Become a Dental Assistant

In order to become a dental assistant, one can enroll in a Dental Assisting program at one of our Dental Assistant schools across the country. This program ensures the required technical and healthcare understanding, in order to provide satisfactory knowledge to the student, so that he or she can operate successfully within the industry.

A completed diploma program in Dental Assisting ensures the right to practice and work under the supervision of dentists in different clinics and hospitals in the area.

Dental Assistant Careers Dental Assisting Training Provided at Anthem

The Anthem Education family of schools and colleges offers a diploma program in Dental Assisting. The program consists of training procedures, to equip the student with all the required knowledge and skills needed while working as a dental assistant.

The course work includes extensive training of different laboratory procedures, knowledge of radiography along with other prosthetic and periodontal procedures. Students are taught chairside skills, and learn diverse preventive and restorative techniques, for better oral healthcare.

Students are liable to complete two externships, before they qualify as Dental Assistants. These externships serve to provide students with much needed real life experience, which lets them utilize their knowledge and acquired skills, for assisting in the dental health care world. This hands on training guides students to deal with and resolve different problems and patient cases, when they step into the real world.

To pursue a career in the healthcare sector, strive toward a diploma as a Dental Assistant and make your mark in the industry. Call us at 888-852-7272 to learn all about our Dental Assisting diploma program. We provide those eager to change their lives with a wide variety of programs  in Allied Health, Information Technology, Cosmetology and much, much more.

Florida Career College Hosts Event for Locks of Love

Florida Career College and Local Girl Scout Troop Host event for Locks of Love

LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. (November 12, 2013) – Florida Career College (FCC) cosmetology students and instructors and members of local Girl Scout troop 1743 recently gathered at the FCC-Lauderdale Lakes campus’ Spa At The College to host an event benefiting Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss.

More than 40 people attended the “Hope for Hair” event, which was open to the public, and eighteen attendees volunteered to have six or more inches of their hair cut off to be donated to Locks of Love.

“At Florida Career College, we believe in the power of community engagement and constantly encourage our students to find opportunities to get involved,” said FCC-Lauderdale Lakes Spa At The College Manager Donna Gilmer. “Locks of Love is a worthy organization, and we’re glad that we had such a great turnout.”

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(LtoR) Amanda Klein; Robin Davenport; Jenny Wisehart; Linda Herrera; Claire Smith; Angelina Herrera, Senior Patrol Leader of Girl Scout troop 1743; and Donna Gilmer, FCC-Lauderdale Lakes Spa at the College Manager 

During the event, attendees enjoyed music, food and refreshments, and donors received a variety of beauty services following their haircuts, including hair styling and color treatments conducted by advanced FCC cosmetology students and supervised by licensed instructors.

FCC organized Hope for Hair with Girl Scout troop Senior Patrol leader Angelina Herrera, 18, who earned the “Gold Award” during the event for her outstanding leadership skills and community service efforts. In order to be eligible to receive the award, Girl Scouts are required to design, organize and implement a community service project of their own.

“It was such a pleasure working with the Florida Career College team to support Locks of Love’s mission to help restore the self-esteem and confidence of children who are suffering from hair loss and are afraid to face the world,” said Herrera. “There’s no better way to benefit such a great cause than to bring the whole community together for an event that’s celebratory and fun.”

In addition to this project, Herrera and her troop organize and participate in a number of service projects throughout the community, such as Special Olympics for special needs students, camp-outs and community-wide clean-up days.

FCC is a career-focused school offering curricula that teach practical and applicable skills for specific industries. Its Spa At The College, which is open to the public, offers services at modest prices including haircuts, coloring, extensions and styling, manicures and pedicures, and facial treatments.

For more information about FCC-Lauderdale Lakes, call the campus locally at 954-915-7681. Visit Anthem.edu, Facebook and follow us on Twitter .

 

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How to Start a Career as a Medical Assistant?

Consider yourself a person of numerous talents who can execute multiple tasks at the same time? Are you able to stay organized, communicate well, and create personal connections with people? If yes, then a rewarding career as a medical assistant sounds like the right fit for you! If you don’t know much about the responsibilities of medical assistants, don’t worry we’ve outlined it all for you.

What is a Medical Assistant?

Medical assistants are multi-talented professionals who perform a number of responsibilities not only in a doctor’s office, but also in other healthcare institutions. Most physicians consider medical assistants critical partners that can increase the overall productivity of their offices.

Responsibilities of Medical Assistants

Medical assistants are responsible for executing standard clinical and administrative duties to ensure the management of a health practitioner’s office. The tasks performed by medical assistants usually depend on the size and location of the healthcare facility  as well as the physician’s area of expertise.

In most small practices, these professionals deal with both clinical and administrative tasks and report directly to either a supervisor or health practitioner. In a large practice, on the other hand, they typically specialize in a specific field and are normally supervised by a department administrator.

Below  are a few common responsibilities of a medical assistant:

Clinical Duties

These responsibilities are likely to vary from state to state;however, they usually include the following tasks:

  • Get medical records and note vital signs.
  • Give the details of treatment practices to patients.
  • Get patients ready for check up.
  • Assist the health practitioner during check-ups.
  • Obtain and arrange laboratory samples.
  • Explain medication and essential diets to patients.
  • Change dressings and remove stitches.
  • Set up examination room equipment and instruments.
  • Keep check-up and waiting rooms clean and organized.

Managerial Duties

While working as a medical assistant, you may have to perform the following managerial tasks:

  • Welcome patients.
  • Respond to telephones and queries.
  • Organize and update medical records of patients.
  • Fill out medical and insurance forms.
  • Manage correspondence.
  • Arrange appointments.
  • Schedule laboratory facilities and hospital admission.
  • Deal with book-keeping and billing.

Working Atmosphere

As a medical assistant, you can expect to work in a clean and organized environment. You  will also have to maintain constant interaction with patients, physicians, and other healthcare staff. You can expect to serve as an office manager in the future as well. It is also possible to choose different managerial support careers, as furthering your education can allow you to make a career in other healthcare fields, including medical technology and nursing.

What About Career Outlook?

As a medical assistant, you may come across various employment opportunities.  Since 2010, there has been a great surge in the number of clinics, healthcare providers, and group practices. This has directly increased the demand of support staff, especially flexible, talented, and efficient medical assistants. Do you feel ready to start a career in the exciting field of medical assisting where you will be performing multiple clinical and managerial duties all at once?

If you’ve been thinking about getting started in a new career field and want to learn more about our programs and the services we offer, please visit our locations page to find a campus near you. With over 30 campuses across the United States and Anthem College Online, we are not hard to find!

 

U.S. Constitution

Anthem Education Celebrates Constitution Day.

The purpose of the observance of Constitution Day is to promote study and education about our country’s constitution, which was originally adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on September 17, 1787 and is now celebrated every year on September 17. On Constitution Day, it is important to remember how fortunate we are to live in a country where we have inalienable rights and freedom. Let’s celebrate the Constitution’s 226th birthday by learning key facts.

  • The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution is a brief statement explaining the Constitution’s fundamental purposes and guiding principles.
  • The Articles in the U.S. Constitution describe the functions of each branch of government and instructions on how to change the Constitution.
      • There are 7 articles in the U.S. Constitution.
        Article 1: Legislative Powers
        Article:2 Executive Branch
        Article 3: Judicial Branch
        Article 4: Relations with States
        Article 5: Amending the Constitution
        Article 6: Supreme law of the Country
        Article 7: Ratification by the States
  • There are 27 Amendments to U.S. Constitution. The first ten amendments are called The Bill of Rights. You can click  on our Constitution Infographic to learn more about the Bill of Rights.
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Florida Career College Nursing

Career Options for Registered Nurses

When some people think of nurses, they imagine people who do little more than take orders from doctors. In fact, nursing is itself a unique and important medical profession. Nurses tend to be more hands on than other medical professionals and are often directly involved in saving lives. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the possible work environments and careers for registered nurses.

Clinics
Clinics treat patients much in the same way that hospitals do, except clinics don’t usually keep patients overnight. If you become a registered nurse, you could provide nearby citizens with inoculations and minor treatments as well as help with a wide range of other non-life threatening issues.

Rehabilitation Facilities
In today’s world, there are a lot of reasons why someone might need rehabilitation. Sufferers of drug and alcohol additions, child abuse, and domestic abuse often need medical assistance to get past their traumatic experiences. The work may be tough, but watching people get back on their feet is an extraordinary reward.

Public Health
Though most nurses work to treat health problems as they arise, other nurses try to prevent health problems from occurring in the first place. If you become a registered nurse, you can inform the public of unhealthy habits and help them to adopt healthier diets and activities.

Insurance
Nursing is a broader field than most people realize. For example, you could use the skills you learn in your nursing program to enter the insurance industry. Health insurance companies are always in need of medical professionals to help with medical coding and claims.

If you’re interested in any of the above fields or work environments, contact Florida Career College. We offer excellent programs in allied health, cosmetology, information technology, and several other lucrative fields.

Check out our Nursing Infographic to learn more about the Important Qualities of a Successful Nurse.

 

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Career Spotlight: HVAC Technician

 What you can expect when training to become an HVAC Technician at Florida Career College:

Hands-On Training

Our HVAC training program consists of much more than bookwork.  Whether you’re learning about compressors and switches or refrigeration mechanics, you’ll be in an environment where you can actively take part in your education.  FCC curriculum trains you to provide skilled service for a variety of HVAC systems, as well as common diagnostic, repair, and maintenance tasks.

Experienced Faculty

At FCC, our faculty is well-versed in the different components of HVAC systems.  During your training, you will learn methodology, principles, and tools and techniques you will need in order to be successful.  HVAC instructors direct and supervise you as you are trained in subjects such as electrical controls, motors, refrigeration systems, heating systems, air conditioning systems, and servicing procedures.

Important Characteristics

Check out our HVAC Infographic to learn more about the Important Qualities of a Successful HVAC Technician.

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Is a Career in Residential and Commercial HVAC Repair Right for You?

 HVAC systems play a major role in your quality of life. By regulating the temperature inside your home, HVAC systems allow you to live comfortably regardless of weather outside. However, regular maintenance is an important part of keeping your HVAC system working properly, which is why HVAC repair specialists are in such high demand. Here are some factors to consider if you are interested in pursuing a career in residential and commercial HVAC repair:

You Seek Job Security
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the demand for professionals with HVAC repair training will continue to increase. HVAC systems are an integral part of any property, whether it is resident or commercial, and they require regular maintenance in order to operate effectively. Individuals who have the proper training and certification are sure to have a steady supply of work.

You Are Environmentally Aware
HVAC repair is an exciting field that has seen a constant stream of new technology. As energy prices continue to increase and people become more aware of environmental issues, HVAC technicians with training in green energy will be in high demand. HVAC repair technicians with an interest in environmental issues could be particularly useful in a market where consumers are increasingly interested in energy-efficient appliances.  

You Enjoy Hands-on Work
HVAC repair, whether residential or commercial, requires manual dexterity and an aptitude for hands-on work. For example, HVAC systems require regular maintenance like air duct cleaning and checks. Furthermore, individuals who have the requisite training can also install alternative heating mechanisms like geothermal heating systems.

Students in the HVAC program learn hands-on training in areas such as: installation, maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, and basic design of refrigeration heating and air conditioning systems along with a focus on service operations.  For more information about pursuing a career in residential and commercial HVAC repair, call Florida Career College at 888-852-7272.

Florida Career College Prom Tips

Florida Career College Shares Five Beauty Tips for Prom

Cosmetology Director Theresa Jacobs offers expert advice to help young women have an unforgettable night.

Prom is a milestone event for many high school students. Between finding the perfect dress, corsage and date, there’s an endless array of details for young women to consider when planning their perfect night. Florida Career College’s Cosmetology Director Theresa Jacobs offers these five useful beauty tips for prom that will help prom-goers look and feel their best.

1. Use powder to maintain a glowing complexion. Choose translucent powder instead of heavy foundation to create a radiating look and prevent the “shine” factor in photos.

2. Brighten your lips. Giving your lips a pop of color is a major trend this prom season. For olive complexions, pair your makeup with a rose lip color and for pale complexions, use a peachy or wine shade. Darker complexions look best in golden or plum hues.

3. Stick to classic hairstyles for a timeless look. Avoid elaborate up-dos, complicated styles and trends that will look dated over time. Simple chignons will accentuate your cheekbones and eyes, while loose curls will give you a softer, natural look.

4. Preserve your makeup all night long. Prep your skin by exfoliating and following with a toner before applying primer. Use a sheer, natural-colored shadow as a base before applying eye-makeup, and layer your lip color to achieve an enduring, “stain-like” application. Also, double up on products like mascara and eyeliner and set eyebrows in place with clear brow gel.

5. Choose a nail color that compliments your dress. Gray or nude colors go well with a trendy and funky look, while classic colors, like red or pink, coordinate with more simple styles.

“Prom is a celebration of being on the brink of your future, and every young woman wants to feel beautiful while enjoying this momentous high school experience,” Jacobs said. “While the most important part of the prom experience is having fun and creating long-lasting memories, this special night also calls for dressing up and radiating beauty from head to toe.”

The Florida Career College Cosmetology program is offered in Lauderdale Lakes, Hialeah, Kendall, Boynton Beach and Jacksonville. Campuses feature “The Spa at the College,” which is staffed with cosmetology students and offers services to the public including haircuts, coloring, extensions, and styling; manicures and pedicures; and facial treatments.

For more information about Florida Career College, call 1-888-852-7272 or visit anthem.edu/floridacareercollege. Follow Florida Career College on Twitter at twitter.com/FLcareercollege and like it on Facebook at facebook.com/floridacareercollege

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(954) 776-1999 242

First place winner: DevinSmith “hcouggy,” student at FCC Kendall campus

From Crazy Curls to Colorful Dreadlocks, Students Express Their Style with Instagram Contest

 May 15, 2013

Florida Career College Cosmetology program garners more than 50 photo submissions

Florida Career College (FCC) recently hosted an Instagram contest in celebration of National Hairstylist Appreciation Day. The contest invited participants to express themselves by posting photos of their best hairstyles or glam-looks and make shoutouts to their favorite hairstylists, tagging photos with the keyword #FCCHair. Show us your crazy curls or colorful dreadlocks today!

First, second and third place winners received platinum, gold and silver gift packages, which included certificates for facial treatments, manicures, pedicures, haircuts and more, compliments of FCC’s Cosmetology experts offered at the “Spa at the College.”

“Between Mother’s Day and prom, May seems to be an expensive month for everyone,” said Florida Career College Cosmetology Director Theresa Jacobs. “The social media contest was a fun and easy way to engage our students and the community, and we’re excited to have them to join us for a great experience at no cost.”

Winners were announced over FCC’s social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. The Instagram contest, which lasted two weeks, garnered 53 photo submissions.

Florida Career College’s Cosmetology program is offered in Lauderdale Lakes, Hialeah, Kendall, Boynton Beach, Pembroke Pines, West Palm Beach and Jacksonville. Campuses feature The Spa at the College, which is staffed with cosmetology students and offers services to the public including haircuts, coloring, extensions, and styling; manicures and pedicures; and facial treatments.

For more information about Florida Career College, call 1-888-852-7272 or visit anthem.edu/floridacareercollege. Follow Florida Career College on Twitter at twitter.com/FLcareercollege and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/floridacareercollege.

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(954) 776-1999 242
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Anthem Institute Kenneth Teore

Anthem Institute Student Succeeds Despite Complex Learning Disabilities.

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, the photographs of Monroe Township resident Kenneth Teore, a 22-year-old student at Anthem Institute with Autism Spectrum Disorder, were on exhibit at the Monroe Township Public Library during the month of April.

 Despite his complex learning disabilities and high-functioning autism, Teore is excelling in the Graphic Design and Animation program at Anthem Institute’s North Brunswick campus. Teore is a gifted nature photographer and his education is helping him gain the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue his goals, which include working for National Geographic in film and photography.

“Kenny sleeps, eats and drinks his program of studies,” said his mother Joananne Teore. “We are so grateful for Kenny’s incredible opportunity to attend Anthem, where not only does he have an excellent curriculum-based education, but also wonderful instructors who have enlightened him about reading social cues and enabled him to be successful by meeting his needs using assistive technology.”

Through his exhibit, featuring a display of more than 20 photographs, Teore’s goal was to educate others about his experiences with autism, dyslexia and dysgraphia.

“Kenny’s story is just one example of how we strive to work with each and every one of our students to help them succeed,” said Maria Veglia, Executive Director at Anthem Institute in North Brunswick. “We have full confidence that Kenny will successfully complete his program and look forward to helping him establish a fulfilling career.”

Anthem Institute’s Graphic Design and Animation diploma program gives students hands-on experience with Graphic Design Industry Standard applications. Students take courses in basic design, digital imaging and print, 3D modeling and 3D animation. They learn to use the same packages and tools as graphic design professionals, including 3D Studio Max and Adobe Master Collection Creative Suite and are introduced to standard markup/scripting languages such as HTML, PHP, CSS ActionScript and MySQL.

Taught by graphic design and web professionals, students can receive academic advising from professional education staff, which also arrange for tutoring services when needed and help organize study groups. Program graduates can compete for different kinds of entry-level positions in the graphic design field, including web designer or developer, flash animator, Photoshop specialist or multimedia designer or specialist.

Anthem Institute in North Brunswick is located at 651 US Route 1 South on the 1st floor. For more information about Anthem Education, contact the campus locally at 855-331-7764.

L to R: Urban League Vice President Joe Toliver; Florida Career College President and CEO David Knobel; Urban League of Broward County President and CEO Germaine Smith-Baugh.

Florida Career College Donates to Urban League of Broward County

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Fort Lauderdale-based Florida Career College (FCC), a career-focused school offering curricula that teach practical and applicable skills for specific industries, marked a new corporate partnership with the Urban League of Broward County with a $25,000 donation to purchase computer equipment, as well as two scholarships. The Urban League is dedicated to assisting African Americans in the achievement of economic equality.

Prior to the ceremonial check presentation, FCC management took a tour of the Urban League’s new 28,000 square foot state-of-the-art Community Empowerment Center, designed to serve as a place where parents, youth and residents can come to access programming, enjoy social events and mobilize others in the community on a variety of issues affecting their lives. The facility includes rooms for meetings, events and programs, including, a computer lab, class-rooms for financial literacy, workforce development and other educational training, as well as private counseling rooms.

“Florida Career College is committed to making a difference in the lives of others through offering students practical career training,” said David Knobel, president and Chief Executive Officer of Florida Career College. “One of the biggest barriers to education is the financial aspect. We hope that this donation and partnership will make a significant impact on the services that the Urban League needs every day to get members of the local community on track for a successful career and overall brighter future.”

Among those from FCC who joined Knobel at the Urban League’s Community Empowerment Center were Senior Vice President of Operations Martin Najarro; Vice President of Student Development Lawrence Avers and; Vice President of Marketing Erik Brodie, along with Urban League President and Chief Executive Officer Germaine Smith-Baugh and Vice President Joe Toliver.

“We are grateful to Florida Career College for making this generous investment in our community’s parents, youth and residents and for helping us in our ongoing mission to serve as a catalyst for change in Broward County,” said Smith-Baugh.

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Florida Career College is hosting an Instagram contest!!

Shoot & Win!

Florida Career College is hosting an Instagram contest in celebration of Hairstylist Appreciation Day. Winners will be rewarded with a free makeover, compliments of FCC’s Cosmetology program. Simply submit photos of your favorite hairstyle or glam-look to Instagram and tag them with the word #FCCHair.

First, second and third place winners will receive gift packages with prizes including manicures, pedicures, facials, haircuts and more. Winners will be announced via FCC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

It’s as easy as this:
1. Shoot and upload your photos using Instagram anytime between April 30-May 12
2. Tag all photos with the word #FCCHair
3. Check back on May 13, 2013 to see if you won!

 

 

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Five Benefits of Pursuing a Career in Nursing

Choosing the right career path can be a daunting experience for students. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employment projections, Registered Nursing (RN) is projected to grow 26 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Florida Career College (FCC) features nursing programs at several of its campuses throughout Florida to meet the demands of this growing industry where students are provided a career-focused education to sufficiently prepare them for immediately entering the workforce.

“At Florida Career College, we strive to continually develop programs according to industry needs in order to prepare our graduates for a successful career,” said Lawrence Avers, Vice President of Student Development at Florida Career College. “Considering that health care is the third largest industry in Florida, we know the future is bright for our nursing students.”

For prospective students interested in pursuing a career in nursing, Florida Career College offers five reasons why this field is an appealing option:

1. Even in economic downturns, nurses enjoy many job prospects and strong job security.

2. A broad spectrum of specialties provides nurses with a variety of career choices that align with their specific areas of interest.

3. Constant scientific and technological advancements enable nurses to continue learning and helping patients in new ways.

4. Nursing requires constant interaction with patients, families and co-workers in a people-oriented environment.

5. Nursing is an opportunity to help others and save lives.

The Nursing program at Florida Career College, offers a two year degree program for RN and a one year degree program for licensed practical nurses transitioning to RN. During the program, students study curriculum developed by experienced nursing faculty and have access to current technology and realistic, high-tech simulation manikins.

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Florida Career College Nursing Program

What to Expect from Nursing School

Though thousands of people are still having a hard time finding work, most registered nurses are not. Since everyone gets sick, there will always be an enormous demand for skilled nurses. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects nursing jobs to increase by 26% between 2010 and 2020. Before you can become a nurse, though, you’ll need to attend a sophisticated nursing school. Here’s a brief look at what you can expect:

 

Hard Work
Like other career college programs, nursing school involves a lot of hard work. How much hard work generally depends on which nursing option you select. For example, many licensed practical nurse (LPN) programs take a year to complete, while registered nurse (RN) programs take two years or more. No matter which nursing program you choose, you’ll find that it’s very difficult to hold a full-time job while attending class.

Varied Studies
Once you get into your nursing program, you’ll be pleased to learn that your studies are quite varied. This is mainly because nurses need to be acquainted with nearly all aspects of human physiology and psychology. During your program, you will study anatomy, nutrition, microbiology, math, pharmacology, and much more. Since medicine is more sophisticated than ever, you’ll find that you’ll leave nursing school a well-rounded individual.

Time Outside the Classroom
Unlike most other career college programs, a nursing program will give you a chance to go out and explore the world beyond the classroom. Much of the average nursing program is spent in an externship, through which aspiring nurses can get hands-on experience. As you spend time at a hospital, public heath office, or other medical facility, you’ll get an excellent idea of what it is to be a nurse.

If you have any questions about nursing or nursing school, contact Florida Career College. We provide those eager to change their lives with a wide variety of programs, including cosmetology, information technology, allied health, massage therapy and HVAC.

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9 Do-It-Yourself Tips for Cleaning Your HVAC System

By: Jenna Malone

According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), your HVAC system could be costing you an additional $1,000 per season to run, due to dirty coils and clogged filters, it if it is not clean and properly maintained.

“Even though we experience mild seasonal changes in Florida and avoid many of the problems associated with harsh winter conditions, our HVAC systems require maintenance,” said Ivan Smith, Corporate Director of Technical Trades at Florida Career College (FCC). “It is important that we prepare our equipment for the warmer weather in order to keep our cool both financially and physically throughout the warmer spring and soon-to-be summer season.”

Here are nine do-it-yourself, cost-cutting and energy-saving HVAC tips that add up to better long-term efficiency:
1. Change your air conditioning filters once a month. Clean filters enable your unit to run more efficiently, causing less wear and tear on the equipment.
2. Perform a visual inspection of air conditioning ducts to ensure they are not leaking.
3. Replace or install weather stripping around doors, windows and baseboards. Cracked or worn weather stripping allows cool air to escape. Replacing weather stripping annually could result in a 15 percent savings.
4. Make sure that your home is well insulated. Fiberglass insulation is the easiest to install and the most effective. Insulation with an R factor between 30 and 49 is effective and can save consumers up to 10 percent.
5. Regulate the temperature. Keep the temperature cool at night and warmer during the day when no one is home. Programmable thermostats are an affordable way to regulate indoor temperatures for optimal comfort and efficiency.
6. Block out direct sun with drapes and window shades.
7. Keep windows and doors closed when the air conditioning is on.
8. Use ceiling fans to help circulate cool air throughout the house.
9. Plan hot work for cooler morning and evening hours. Basic household functions such as washing, drying and ironing clothes, baking and cooking all make it harder for the cooling system to do its job.

Students in the HVAC program in the School of Technical Trades at Florida Career College learn service skills in electrical controls and motors, refrigeration systems and mechanics, heating systems and controls, air conditioning systems, energy efficiency and green awareness. If you would like to pursue a career in residential and commercial HVAC repair, call Florida Career College 888-852-7272

New FCC-Anthem College Campus Opens in Orlando, FL

ORLANDO, Fla. (February 13, 2013 ) – Anthem Education Group (AEG) recently opened its first-ever FCC-Anthem College campus, combining the Florida Career College brand name with that of  Anthem Education Group’s (AEG), which FCC acquired last year. The new campus is located at 989 North Semoran Blvd. in Orlando. It is the 13th campus in Florida and 34th campus nationwide in the AEG family of schools.

“This is a great location for our first combined FCC and Anthem College campus,” said Michael Schwam, Anthem Education Group Florida North Regional Vice President and interim Executive Director of FCC-Anthem College Orlando East. “We already have almost 100 students enrolled and anticipate enrolling 600 by the end of the year.”

The Orlando East campus offers beginner to advanced diploma programs in Computer Security and Network Technician, Cosmetology, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Medical Assistant Technician and Medical Front Office and Billing. Students also can receive Associate’s Degrees in Computer Security and Network Engineer, as well as Health Services Administration.

Spanning 44,000 square feet, the new campus features environmentally-friendly elements including motion-activated lights and restroom appliances, power-saving air conditioning and controlled water consumption. In addition, the campus was completed in a record 13 weeks from start to finish, making it the fastest campus built by AEG.

FCC-Anthem College provides quality educational programs based on practical-application courses that meet employer-driven requirements, with the goal of enabling graduates to seek viable career options. Diploma programs can be completed in one year or less, which helps students move quickly into the job market.

With well-equipped classrooms, computer and medical labs, clinics and office space and modern technology, FCC-Anthem College allows for convenient year-round study.

The programs and small classes are designed to create a positive learning environment where student individuality is recognized, enabling students to meet their unique educational goals. All programs are offered during the day and evening hours, with a limited schedule on Saturdays. As “The College That Cares,” FCC-Anthem College assists students with an array of student support services including tutoring, academic advisement and career services to best help them meet their educational goals.

 

For more information about the FCC-Anthem College East Orlando campus, please call 407-581-4000 or visit www.anthem.edu.

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About Anthem Education Group

Founded in 1965 in Phoenix, Ariz., the Anthem Education Group (AEG) family of schools and colleges provides career-focused training and education programs for the allied healthcare, nursing, veterinary, technology, criminal justice, technical trades, business, paralegal, cosmetology and massage therapy industries.  AEG is comprised of 34 institutions in 15 states, as well as an online college. The AEG family of schools and colleges includes Anthem College, Anthem College Online, Anthem Career College, Anthem Institute, Florida Career College, FCC-Anthem College, Morrison University and Anthem College – Bryman School.  Specific campuses offer diplomas, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science or Master of Business Administration degrees.  Campus accreditations include Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).  AEG is headquartered at 1000 Corporate Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  For more information, call 888-852-7272 or visit www.anthem.edu.

 

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Anthem Education Group Shares Flossing Tips

The sweetness of Valentine’s Day often overshadows the importance of February being National Children’s Dental Health Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay is the leading chronic infectious disease among children in the U.S. and it can lead to developmental issues affecting eating, speaking, socializing, learning and more. The good news is tooth decay can easily be prevented with proper dental care.

“It is never too early to teach children proper flossing technique,” said Kathie Marsh, Dental Assistant program curriculum coordinator for Anthem Education Group. “In fact, parents can start gently flossing their baby’s teeth as soon as two teeth appear.”

When educating your children about flossing, keep these five flossing tips from the Anthem Education Group Dental Assistant program in mind:

1. Use a threader to assist in flossing. Threaders are especially helpful if you have braces or other dental appliances.

2. Floss before you brush so fluoride in toothpaste can reach between your teeth.

3. Guide floss between teeth using a back-and-forth motion.

4. Slide floss against the tooth surface and underneath the gum line. Pay attention to teeth next to toothless gaps.

5. Practice good flossing techniques at least once a day.

The Anthem Education Group Dental Assistant program is offered at Anthem College campuses in Atlanta; Beaverton, Ore.; Fenton, Mo.; Irving, Texas; Kansas City, Mo.; Maryland Heights, Mo.; Orlando, Fla.; and Sacramento, Calif., as well as the Bryman School of Arizona in Phoenix; Anthem Career College in Nashville, Tenn.; and Anthem Institute in Las Vegas. Students learn chair-side skills, instrument and tray set-up and sterilization, dental radiography, dental procedural coding and dental office skills, as well as proper brushing and flossing techniques and more.

Florida Career College Teams with Companies to Create Industry-Current Curriculum

School shares tips on turning business relationships into career opportunities.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (January 17, 2013) – College graduates whose courses of study correlate with a specific field and job skill experience lower unemployment rates than those who graduate with a general degree, according to a study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.  Fort Lauderdale-based Florida Career College (FCC) specializes in offering curricula that teach practical and applicable skills for specific industries.  Through partnerships with national corporations, FCC instructors and executives are forging corporate relationships to give their students a competitive edge in the workforce.

“We regularly meet with business executives to uncover the knowledge and skills they seek in new hires and discuss how Florida Career College can prepare students to enter the real world,” said Lawrence Avers, Vice President of Student Development for Florida Career College.  “We are leveraging our business connections and developing new ones to fulfill our mission of successfully preparing graduates for new career opportunities.”

Based on its current corporate relationships, Florida Career College has the following three recommendations for how schools and corporations can work together to create an industry-current curriculum:

1. Invite company executives to join your school’s advisory board and help shape the curriculum to fit their needs and ultimately better  prepare students for employment.

2. Encourage instructors to visit business operations.  The more knowledgeable an instructor is about a company, the more he or she can get students excited about the possibility of employment opportunities.

3. Develop well-rounded students with hard and soft skills.  An employee must be adept at applying knowledge in a working environment but also must have people skills to further his or her success.

Margate-based Saveology is one of several noteworthy companies currently working on curriculum development with FCC.

“We have a symbiotic relationship with Florida Career College,” said Meredith Jimenez, Head of Corporate Development for Saveology.com.  “We have a continuous need for highly trained computer technicians and salespeople for our MyTechHelp division.  Florida Career College has helped meet this demand by referring graduating students who are eager to work in a fast-paced environment, as well as modifying their curriculum to meet our specific needs.”

About Anthem Education Group

Founded in 1965 in Phoenix, Ariz., the Anthem Education Group (AEG) family of schools and colleges provides career-focused training and education programs for the allied healthcare, nursing, veterinary, technology, criminal justice, technical trades, business, paralegal, cosmetology and massage therapy industries.  AEG is comprised of 34 institutions in 15 states, as well as an online college. The AEG family of schools and colleges includes Anthem College, Anthem College Online, Anthem Career College, Anthem Institute, Florida Career College, FCC-Anthem College, Morrison University and Anthem College – Bryman School.  Specific campuses offer diplomas, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science or Master of Business Administration degrees.  Campus accreditations include Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).  AEG is headquartered at 1000 Corporate Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  For more information, call 888-852-7272 or visit www.anthem.edu

About Saveology

Saveology is a leading Internet-based, direct-to-consumer marketing platform, driving revenue through two primary channels. Through our performance-based Home Services division, Saveology markets and operates over 100 licensed websites providing video, Internet, phone and home security services to consumers for Fortune 200 companies. In addition, our owned and operated channel features two of the fastest growing brands in the tech support and e-commerce space, MyTechHelp and Saveology.com.

 

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Cats and Dogs Available for Adoption at Local Career College

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Cats and Dogs Available for Adoption at Local Career College

Veterinary Technology program at Anthem College in Kansas City, Mo.

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Anthem College News Brief

Anthem College in Kansas City has cats and dogs available for adoption.  All pets are vaccinated, microchipped and have undergone extensive preventative treatment for disease. Pets available for adoption can be viewed online at Petfinder.com.  The pet adoption fee is $25, which is then donated back to local shelters.  Pets are available for adoption Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment, please call 816-926-4761 or email samartin@anthem.edu.   Anthem College in Kansas City is located at 9001 State Line Road.  For more information on the school, please call 1-855-464-2684 or visit http://www.anthem.edu.

Kansas City, Mo. (July 30, 2012) – Students in the Veterinary Technology program at Anthem College in Kansas City are learning the skills needed to be veterinary technicians, a growing field in which employment opportunities are predicted to continue increasing through 2020.  While learning to assist veterinarians with a variety of procedures, students help prepare animals for adoption.  Currently there are cats and dogs available for adoption.  All are current on vaccinations and have been microchipped.  In addition, they receive monthly flea protection and dental work, if necessary.  Other preventative measures taken include heartworm testing with monthly heartworm preventative for dogs, and FIV/Felv testing for cats. Animals are spayed/neutered prior to adoption.

“The purpose of our program is to educate and train students in the field of veterinary technology.  The animals taken in by the program come from local area shelters and typically require veterinary care prior to adoption, thus benefiting the students and the animals,” said Sarah Martin, Veterinary Technology Instructor at Anthem College in Kansas City. “Our goal is to find good, loving, forever homes for our program animals.  When one animal is adopted, we acquire another one from the shelter in its place.  Therefore, the Veterinary Technology program here at Anthem College Kansas City, will continuously have animals available for adoption.”

The animals available for adoption can be viewed online at Petfinder.com.  The adoption fee is $25, which is then donated back to the shelters.  Animals are available for adoption Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call 819-926-4761 or email samartin@anthem.edu.

Students in the Veterinary Technology program at Anthem College earn an Associate of Applied Science degree.  Clinical courses primarily focus on small animal medicine; however, large animals, lab, avian and exotic animals also are included.  Some of the courses include anatomy and physiology, nutrition, disease management, nursing, laboratory skills, anesthetic monitoring and parasitology.

Anthem College in Kansas City is located at 9001 State Line Road.  For more information, please call 1-855-464-2684 or visit http://www.anthem.edu.

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About Anthem Education Group

Founded in 1965 in Phoenix, Ariz., the Anthem Education Group (AEG) family of schools and colleges provides career-focused training and education programs for the healthcare, veterinary, technology, criminal justice, business and paralegal industries.  AEG is comprised of 22 institutions in 15 states accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), as well as an online college. The AEG family of schools includes Anthem College, Anthem College Online, Anthem Career College, Anthem Institute, Morrison University, and Anthem College – Bryman School.  Specific campuses offer diplomas, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science or Master of Business Administration degrees.  For more information, call 866-381-6397 or visit http://www.anthem.edu.

 

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Benefits of Becoming a Medical Assistant

At our Anthem schools we offer a diploma program and an associate’s degree program in medical assisting. These programs equip students with the knowledge and experience required to excel in the healthcare industry. Here are a few of the benefits that you could experience by becoming a medical assistant.

Working in a Comfortable Environment
Most medical assistants are employed in physicians’ offices, hospitals, and the offices of health practitioners. Medical facilities are generally clean and well-lit environments to work in. In addition, medical assistants get the chance to constantly interact with others and can form close bonds with their patients and co-workers.

Excellent Job Prospects
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the current and future job opportunities for medical assistants are excellent. The amount of jobs available to medical assistants is projected to grow by 34% between 2008 and 2018. Becoming a medical assistant will provide you with superb career opportunities and great job security.

Involvement in Medical Care
A job in the healthcare industry can bring the satisfaction that comes with helping others. Medical assistants make patients more comfortable and can even help save lives. As a medical assistant, you will interact directly with patients and perform medical procedures such as laboratory tests, blood drawing, and the removal of sutures.

If you are interested in the medical industry, becoming a medical assistant will expose you to a wide range of healthcare topics and techniques. You can also be trained to assist physician’s in particular medical fields, such as podiatry or endocrinology. For those interested in other healthcare jobs, becoming a medical assistant will provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable experience and help you form relationships with medical professionals.

Want to learn more about Anthem Education Group  visit our website / or come by one of our campuses today. You’ll find that we provide a friendly, sophisticated learning environment for anyone looking for healthcare training or other programs to start a new career. Call us today at 866.381.6397 to speak with an admissions representative.

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The Digital World Continuous to Evolve and Expand

Computers, information networks, and new media are three components of our digital world that continue to evolve and expand. As the market for new technology grows, the number of jobs available grows too.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published its redesigned Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2012-2013. One of the updates they made was adding more profiles for computer-related occupations, including: computer network architect, web developer, network and computer systems administrators, and database administrators. The BLS also reports that employment for computer and math- related occupations is projected to grow by 22 percent from 2010-2020.

If you are looking for a long-term career path, studying computers or new media may be perfect for you. Here are a few of the qualities that are necessary for a career as a Computer Network Engineer, New Media Programmer, Computer Animator, or Web Designer.

Interest in Technology

Do you like learning new skills and concepts? Are you a technological trendsetter? An individual interested in computer-related occupations, must be a creative problem solver. If you are hoping to pursue a career in Network Engineering, Programming, Design or Animation, you should have an interest in gathering data, learning new skills, and working in a team environment.

Knowledge of Hardware and Software

It is essential to know that behind every program, design, network, or animation there’s a set of software and hardware that must be mastered first. To succeed in computer-related fields, you must be able to understand the physical components of a network, knowledge of programming languages, as well as be able to program or use software to design and built products. For example, Computer network engineers are responsible for the network security and data storage of local-area and wide-area networks.

Ability to Solve Problems

Being able to work in a team environment with fellow designers, engineers, programmers, and project managers to solve problems or to implement a new product is one of the most important skills for a computer-related career. For example, a computer network engineer will have to determine the best methods for setting up clients’ networks that are efficient and effective. A web designer will have to determine the best user-centered design and technique for developing websites or mobile apps.

It’s important to remember that behind every network, application, website or mobile app there is an end-user relying on your product to communicate their business goal and objective. The ability to solve problems and analyze potential flaws before the product gets to the hands of the end-user is the key to a successful career in any computer-related field. 

Are you interested in pursuing a career working with computers, but don’t know where to start? Consider getting your career-focused training at Anthem Education!

Our computer-related programs include:

Computer Science and Information Systems degree programs at Morrison University in Reno, Nevada

Computer Networking and Security degree and diploma programs at different campuses across the United States.

Graphic Design & Animation and Web & New Media Design programs at Anthem Institute campuses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Want to combine your interests in technology and healthcare? Consider training in Medical Billing and Coding or Health Information Management instead!

Visit the Anthem Education website today or call us at 1.866.381.6397 for more information about our programs and services!

 

 

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Student Success Guide

What is Student Success?

I’m sure you all have your own ideas and opinions on this subject. Many may believe it’s the student that never misses class, studies every day, and graduates with a high GPA. But it can be as simple as grasping difficult concepts, being involved in student organizations or applying what you have learned in the real world. A successful student is one that realizes their journey is not over, they are continually impacting those around them. Here are some tips to help you achieve student success.

1.      Master Your Schedule.

There are 168 hours in a week. Make sure you know how you are spending your time. Prepare a weekly schedule, and keep up with it daily. If you find planners or agendas useless, use you smartphone. There are many time management apps you can download.

Great Time Management Apps:

  • Astrid Task/Todo list for Android Phones. With the Astrid Task App you will never miss a deadline, plus you will be able to automatic sync your tasks across your phone or Astrid.com.  Download for free: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.timsu.astrid
  • My Class Schedule is another Android App Phone. Great App for keeping you up to date with your school work. The app is free with ads or you can purchase it for $1.31.
  • Inclass is an Iphone/Ipad App. With this app you are able to organize your schedule, share your notes, plus much more. To download click here http://www.inclassapp.com/

 2.      Go to Class

Showing up to class is the easiest task you can do. By attending class diligently you show your instructors you care. If you make the effort to show up and pay attention to the key topics being discussed, you definitely improve your chances for getting a good grade.  School is a pretty expensive commitment to not commit all the way.  If you are allowed to use your smartphone in class, use a note taking app or a note recording app.

Note Apps:

  • Evernote It’s a free app available to Android or Iphone smartphone users in conjunction with a desktop program. If you take a note using your phone (text, voice recording or snapshot) it will sync to both your online Evernote account and your PC.
  • Easy Voice Recorder is an Android App that lets you record your class lecture.

 3.      Improve your Study Strategy

Come up with a strategy that complements your schedule and learning style. There are many techniques you can employ to make studying less demanding and more effective. For example, you can use Mnemonics to help you memorize difficult material or flash cards to actively retain what you have memorized.

  • Mnemonics-” target=”_blank” We all remember from elementary school or junior high the order of planets by repeating these mnemonics, “My Very Eager Mother Just Served us Nine Pickles”, or “My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets.”
  • Example of an Anatomy Mnemonic- “A Peaceful Thoughtful Man” for Aortic, Pulmonary, Tricuspid, and Mitral.
  • Flash Cards-Are great for kinetic learners, the energy required to make them, plus the active engagement of reading them out load will help you retain the information at a faster pace. However, in order for flash cards to work they must be read out loud daily, at least seven days before your exam.
  • Flashcard Apps for Android-StudyDroid  is an easy to use flashcard application. You can make your own flashcards on your computer or you can browse the public flashcards at Studydroid. 

 4.      Join or Form a Study Group. 

Studying with other students will motivate you to keep up with your studying, plus,  it’s a great way to meet new people.  If you are going to form a study group make sure to limit the group to four to five students. Also select students that share your same dedication to studying and getting good grades.  Remember, “Two heads are better than one”.

5.      Join Campus Clubs/Organizations. 

The skills you learn from a club or organization can help you succeed in your classes too, plus it looks great on your resume. Being part of a club or organization is a great way to network, promote awareness and to force you to stay focus on your schoolwork.

Anthem Education is dedicated to helping our students achieve success. We are here to help you find yourself, by learning a new skill. Dr. Seuss said it best, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” If you are ready to read more, know more, and  learn more, visit http://www.anthem.edu.

We would love to help you find the program that’s right for you!

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Press Release: Feline Behavior Expert to Speak at Anthem College-Phoenix

Contact: Heather Evenson

For Anthem College

602-627-1385

 

FELINE BEHAVIOR EXPERT JANE EHRLICH TO SPEAK AT ANTHEM COLLEGE-PHOENIX

Phoenix, Ariz., April 10, 2012―Jane Ehrlich, an expert in feline behavior, will speak to Veterinary Technology students at Anthem College in Phoenix for two dates: Friday, April 13 at 5 pm, and Thursday, April 19th at 1 pm. She will discuss cat behaviors observed in England and the United States.

Ehrlich brings more than 25 years’ professional experience training cats and helping cat owners work out common and unusual behavioral problems, including spraying, biting, fearfulness, aggression, and refusing to use a litter box. She has additional expertise working with cats that come from shelters environments.

After 22 years with England’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Ehrlich now provides consulting and occasional short-term cat residential care services in Phoenix. She volunteers her services with the Arizona Animal Welfare League and has been featured on several local radio and television programs.

Anthem College-Phoenix offers an Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology that prepares students to enter careers as veterinary technicians. The school features a stand-alone veterinary technology training facility that includes labs, operating rooms, isolation rooms, and kennels for feline and canine patients. The program has Provisional Accreditation in Veterinary Technology from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Please contact Heather Evenson at Anthem College at 602-627-1385 to RSVP for either session. For more information on Anthem College’s Veterinary Technology program and other program offerings, visit the College’s website or call the school at 855.331.7767.

 

About Anthem College-Phoenix

Originally established in 1982, Anthem College-Phoenix is part of Anthem Education, a Phoenix, Arizona-based family of schools and colleges that provides career-focused training and education programs at 22 accredited institutions in 14 states as well as online. The Anthem Education family of schools includes Anthem College, Anthem College Online, Anthem Career College, Anthem Institute, Morrison University, and Anthem College – Bryman School. For more information, visit anthem.edu.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at anthem.edu/disclosures.

 

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New College Grads See Better Employment Prospects for Second Year in a Row

Last April, we wrote a blog about hiring predictions for new college graduates. At that time, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reported that hiring of 2011 graduates was expected to increase by a whopping 19.3 percent. It was a big step in the right direction after graduate employment prospects took a noticeable hit during the recession.

But what about this year?

Well, I am very happy to report that this positive trend is expected to continue!

Larry Gordon of the Los Angeles Times also cites findings from a recent report by the Collegiate Employment Research Institute, which says, “Employers are now more optimistic about the college labor market than at any time since 2007.” Being a 2009 graduate, I remember what it felt like during my last year of college. It wasn’t easy trying to figure out what I was going to do after I graduated. Plus, all the negative talk about unemployment, college graduates struggling to find work and having to compete with older, more experienced job candidates certainly didn’t help.

So believe me when I say this is good news. Granted, overall unemployment rates for college graduates under the age of 24 is still too high (6.2 percent) according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, their prospects continue to slowly improve, and are significantly better than people in the same age group with only a high school diploma (22.5 percent).

At Anthem Education schools and colleges, our work doesn’t stop with your education. If you are already enrolled in one of our career-focused programs, you know that we employ Career Services Advisors at each of our campuses who are dedicated to supporting you in your job search. And best of all, their services are available even after you graduate!

If you’ve been thinking about getting started in a new career field and want to learn more about our programs and the services, please visit the Anthem Education website or give us a call at 1.866.381.6397. We would love to help you find the program that’s right for you!

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Anthem College Student, Instructor Win Top Honors

The Missouri Association of Private Career Colleges and Schools (MAPCCS) has given both Student of the Year and Instructor of the Year honors to members of the Anthem College-Maryland Heights campus.

Mia Malcolm, a graduate from the College’s Pharmacy Technician program, was named Student of the Year, and Dawn Roethemeyer, Lead Instructor for the  same program, was named Instructor of the Year. Both were nominated by Campus President Heidi Wind.

Mia Malcolm: “Phenomenal” journey and character

“As a student, Mia inspired me with her actions, her mentorship to her fellow students, and her determination to succeed,” Wind wrote to MAPCCS. “Her journey and character are phenomenal, but she is so humble that she does not realize what makes her stand out in a crowd. She is the blood, sweat, and tears of a true student.”

Malcolm’s life was transformed the day her son was born at just one pound, eight ounces, and twelve inches. He was not expected to live beyond two weeks, and if he did, the outlook was grim: his brain bled in three places, his lungs were “almost nonexistent,” and he wasn’t expected to walk, talk, or have much brain function.

Malcolm stayed with her son for 14 straight days, meeting daily with a team of physicians and one pharmacist who promised her that he would save her boy. “As soon as they left the room,” Malcolm says, “I started researching pharmacy schools. I wanted the ability to offer that kind of peace to someone someday.”

Throughout her son’s considerable medical issues and endless medical appointments, Malcolm stayed “strong and positive,” Wind wrote. She  entered Anthem College in May 2010, ten years after her last school experience. But the gap didn’t affect her achievements: she received Academic Excellence Awards in every class, served as a student ambassador to for new students, and co-chaired the group. She graduated from Anthem College in September 2011 with a 98.1% GPA.

While studying at Anthem, Malcolm was also enrolled in Washington University in St. Louis, where she will receive a Bachelor of Science in Math and Physics in May 2012 before going on to the University of Southern Illinois’ School of Pharmacy.

And her son? He is now two, doing much better, and has grown stronger all around. “Mia is an amazing mother,” Wind writes, and her son “is a  happy and playful little boy.”

Dawn Roethemeyer: Dedication to students “makes them want to be great.”

“What sets Dawn Roethemeyer apart from other nominees,” Wind wrote in nominating Roethemeyer, “is the personal impact she has on her students. Yes, she teaches them the information they need to know. Yes, she encourages them…[but] most importantly, Dawn has the ability to genuinely affect each of her students’ lives on a deeper level.”

“When interviewing graduates who are now working in the pharmacy technology field, they all discuss specific moments when they were going through a hardship, and Dawn was there to listen and offer advice when needed. Dawn’s students look at her as a role model, both personally and professionally. Her dedication to her students makes them want to be great.”

Here are a few comments from Anthem College graduates who studied under Roethemeyer:

  • “When I needed extra help studying for the PTCB (Pharmacy Certification Technician Board certification exam), Dawn came in on her day off to help me. When we were both stumped on a particular problem, she found other resources to find the solution. Dawn is the first one to celebrate her students’ success. She pours her heart and soul into teaching. She is caring and compassionate. I want to teach because of her amazing characteristics.”
  • “It is rare to find someone who goes above and beyond their duties as a teacher. Dawn’s determination and dedication, as well as love and compassion, contributes to making sure that each student she teaches leaves the school with the knowledge of the Pharmacy Technician field. She is not just a teacher to teach, she is a teacher who cares.”
  • “When I was ready to give up on me, Dawn wasn’t. When I started at Anthem College, I had just received my GED after waiting over 25 years. I never thought I could get through college, but I did, with a 3.7 GPA. I owe it to Dawn and her support and never giving up on me.”

Says Mia Malcolm: “Ms. Dawn was always very supportive of me inside the classroom and in my personal life. Right after my son had surgery I had to miss a week of school. I came to school that Friday and took a test and I was very anxious. She told me just to relax and remember that I was amazing…that I was excelling in school to provide him with an amazing life. She always gave us 200%, even when she felt less than 100%. She held us together through the loss of our classmate and friend. She made us all better versions of ourselves.”

Roethemeyer holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southern Illinois University and has worked as a PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician since 2001. She is a member of the National Pharmacy Technician Association, sits on the Pharmacy Technician Educator’s Council, and is working on Sterile Products Certification through NPTA. Her specialty is community pharmacy.

Roethemeyer began her Anthem College career as a Pharmacy Technician Instructor. After just a year, she was promoted to Lead Instructor, responsible for delivering classroom material, coordinating externships—a period in which students who have completed all coursework are placed in local pharmacies for supervised work experience—and assisting with job placements.

Last summer, Wind gave Roethemeyer the College’s Graduate Commitment Award in recognition of  her efforts to match Pharmacy Technician graduates with jobs in their fields and exceeding the 70% standard set by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. In September 2011, Roethemeyer’s peers voted to give her the Going the Extra Mile Award, based on her work with them and her students.

 

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Education, Job Skills, Employment and Musical Chairs

Have you ever played musical chairs?

You make a circle or square or some other shape out of chairs and everyone starts walking around them when the music starts playing. When the music stops, everyone rushes to sit in a chair. People who can’t find a chair to sit in are out of the game. It’s all good fun…until you can’t find a chair.

Seems simple enough, right?

Well in an interesting twist, I just read a special report from the Lumina Foundation that associated the job skills, education and employment puzzle with a game of musical chairs. Well, two games to be exact. Here’s what it said:

“Occupations that require higher-level skills — healthcare, for example — are growing. Low-skill jobs aren’t exactly disappearing, but their numbers are shrinking, leaving more workers competing for them…”

Now here it comes!

“…It’s like two games of musical chairs, where chairs are taken away from one game — the one for low-skill workers — and added to the game for workers with the skills and knowledge that today’s workplace demands.”

You know, a lot of times I read these 100+ page reports and I just get lost in a sea of data, graphs and conclusions that make little sense to me. But this…this I can picture in my head. I can see it. And it makes sense:

If you want a job, you have greater odds of finding one if you have a skill set that meets the needs of today’s job market.

Let’s roll with the healthcare example.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects to see some of the most job growth in the healthcare sector (5.6 million jobs) through the year 2020. Obviously, they need people who can fill those positions. However, if you only have a high school diploma, you can’t expect to be hired for one of those positions, right?  You need the skills that qualify you to work in the healthcare industry and in a specific field in that industry, such as a Medical or Dental Assistant, Surgical Technologist, Pharmacy Technician, etc.

So how do you get those skills? Education and/or training. Earning a post-secondary diploma, degree or some type of credential from an accredited post-secondary institution can help you learn the skills and knowledge you need for today’s job market.

Anthem Education offers a variety of career-focused degree and diploma programs that help train students to prepare for careers in the healthcare, business, technology, legal and veterinary technology fields. And with 22 campuses across the United States and Anthem College Online, we are not hard to find!

Visit the Anthem Education website to learn more about our programs and services or call us today at 1.866.381.6397. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Interested in Computers? There’s More Than IT Out There!

What do you picture when you think of a person who works with computers?

It’s no secret that the ideas of a “computer geek” or “computer nerd” have worked their way into our stereotypes. Think characters such as Steve Urkel and the guys on the Big Bang Theory.  Or maybe Matthew Broderick in WarGames. I’m told he was the essence of “computer geek” back in the 80s.

But times are slowly changing according to a recent article in The New York Times.

Working with computers no longer means you have to be male, love video games and speak ‘Programming’ as a second language. And in today’s society, working in the technology field can be a great opportunity for people who are looking for a career that is expected to be around for a while.

Keeping that in mind, there are a lot of different options for people who are interested in working with computers.

In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published its redesigned Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2012-2013. One of the updates they made was adding more profiles for computer-related occupations, including: computer network architect, web developer, network and computer systems administrators, and database administrators.

The BLS also reports that employment for computer and math- related occupations is projected to grow by 22 percent from 2010-2020.

Are you interested in pursuing a career working with computers, but don’t know where to start? Consider getting your career-focused training at Anthem Education!

Our computer-related programs include:

Want to combine your interests in technology and healthcare? Consider training in Medical Billing and Coding or Health Information Management instead!

Visit the Anthem Education website today or call us at 1.866.381.6397 for more information about our programs and services!

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7 Characteristics of a Great Teacher

What makes a great teacher? I’m sure you all have your own ideas and opinions on this subject, but have you ever wondered if there was evidence of specific characteristics of a great teacher?

In 2010, The Atlantic magazine set out to answer this very question with some help from Teach for America. The subsequent article, titled “What Makes a Great Teacher?” sheds some light on the traits that are often shared by the best and most effective teachers. According to their findings, great teachers:

  • Set big goals for students
  • Constantly reevaluate what they are doing
  • Enthusiastically engage students and their families into the process
  • Keep the focus on student learning at all times
  • Plan exhaustively and with a clear purpose
  • Work relentlessly no matter what kind of obstacles they or their students face inside and outside the classroom

Teach for America also notes the fact that great teachers check frequently with students to make sure they understand what’s being taught. However, it is more than asking students if they have questions. I’m sure many of you can remember a time when you were confused about something, but when the teacher asked if anyone had any questions, you were too nervous or embarrassed to ask about it.

Well, great teachers have to get creative and find ways to get the feedback they need to make sure students understand.

Take Allen Wiseman, for example. Wiseman is a general education instructor at Anthem College – Maryland Heights who recently spent 15 weeks observing another instructor’s class. His goal was to identify and evaluate teaching methods that increased student engagement in the learning process and would help make him a better teacher.

One thing he noticed in his colleague’s class was that the teacher asked lots of questions and refused to answer them himself. Students could only squirm in silence for so long before someone spoke up. Asking multiple questions helped point students in the direction of the correct answer while increasing their understanding of the concept being taught.

You can read more about Wiseman’s experience in his paper: Classroom Observations.

Anthem Education is dedicated to employing great instructors who are passionate about the subjects they teach and have professional experience in their fields. Learning from experienced instructors is an important part of our students’ education because our programs help train them for specific careers.

If you would like to learn more about our programs and services or find a campus near you, please visit our website.

Tell us: Have you experienced what it’s like to have a great teacher at Anthem? Who was it and what makes him or her “great” in your opinion?

Anthem CEO James Hutton, PhD,, presents award to LouAnn Reed of Massage Envy. Heidi Wind is on the right.

Press Release: Anthem College Honors Local Employer of the Year

Contact:

Heidi Wind, for Anthem College-Maryland Heights, 314-595-3403

Suzanne Marshall-Caby, for Anthem College-Fenton, 636-326-7343


ANTHEM COLLEGE HONORS LOCAL EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

 

St. Louis, MO, March 27, 2012―George and LouAnn Reed, owners of three Massage Envy locations in the St. Louis area, have been named the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) Honorable Mention Employer of the Year.

In business since 2005, the Reeds have employed 158 career college graduates, including nearly 50 who graduated from Anthem College campuses in Maryland Heights and Fenton. The Reeds have actively engaged with Anthem College, a member of APSCU, and work with College massage therapy instructors on curriculum enhancements, serve as guest lecturers, and help students prepare for employment interviews.

“We are delighted that George and LouAnn Reed have received this important recognition,” says Anthem Education Chancellor and CEO James Hutton, PhD. “Although employers generally do not receive enough recognition for their support of career education, they are a vital element in the career education equation.”

“Our students pursue postsecondary education with a purpose: employment and upward mobility,” Hutton says. “Employers such as Massage Envy not only provide both, they often go above and beyond to ensure that the education students receive is on target and builds up the talent base needed in critical career fields. We at Anthem thank George and LouAnn Reed for their outstanding efforts.”

Mrs. Reed represented Massage Envy at a recent APSCU-sponsored ceremony in Washington, D.C. and accepted the award on behalf of her business. She later participated in visits to Capitol Hill lawmakers to discuss how career colleges graduates provide employers an educated and skilled workforce.

In addition to offering the Associate of Applied Science degree and Diploma in Massage Therapy, Anthem College also offers diploma and degree programs that prepare students to enter fields as Dental Assistants, Medical Assistants, and Pharmacy Technicians. The Fenton campus also offers a Medical Billing and Coding program, and the Maryland Heights campus has a Surgical Technologist program that offers the Associate degree only.

The Maryland Heights campus is north of St. Louis, located at 13723 Riverport Drive, just off the Maryland

Heights Expressway. The Fenton campus, south of the city, is located at 645 Gravois Bluffs Boulevard, just east of State Highway 141.

To learn more about Anthem College degree and diploma programs, call the Maryland Heights campus at 855.526.8426 or visit the campus website. The Fenton campus can be reached at 855.326.8436.

Both campuses are hosting Open Houses March 28th from 9 am to 8 pm.

 

About Anthem College

Originally established in 1992, Anthem College-Fenton and Anthem College-Maryland Heights (established 1981) are part of Anthem Education, a Phoenix, Arizona-based family of schools and colleges that provides career-focused training and education programs at 22 accredited institutions in 14 states as well as online. The Anthem Education family of schools includes Anthem College, Anthem College Online, Anthem Career College, Anthem Institute, Morrison University, and Anthem College – Bryman School. For more information, visit http://www.anthem.edu.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.anthem.edu/disclosures.

 

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