Jobs… They are a great thing to have, don’t you think? Trust me, they are. I’ve been unemployed before. It’s not pleasant.
The reason I bring it up is because Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce has just released a report on one of its latest studies. The report is called Hard Times and it uses data from the 2009-10 Census Bureau to reexamine the question, “Is College Worth It?”
Among the highlights of the report is the link between occupation-specific majors and employment. According to the study, “Unemployment rates are relatively low (5.4 percent) for recent college students who majored in Healthcare and Education because these majors are attached to stable or growing industry sectors.”
Many Anthem Education schools and colleges offer healthcare training in career-specific fields. Our healthcare degree and diploma programs include Dental Assistant, Limited Scope X-Ray Technician, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technologist, and more. Students who complete these programs can compete for entry-level positions in their field after they graduate.
The report also mentions the value of career skills. It says that majors that focus on these types of skills “have better employment prospects than majors focused on general skills.” At Anthem Education schools and colleges, we make it a point to offer diploma and degrees in career-specific fields. Examples include the healthcare programs we mentioned before, as well as Paralegal, Veterinary Technology, Medical Billing and Coding, Computer Networking & Security, and Graphic Design & Animation to name a few.
Our programs are designed with input from local employers who tell us what kind of skills graduates need to compete in the job market. Anthem Education students also benefit from a combination of lecture and hands-on training. They get to practice their skills using tools and technologies that are standard in their field.
Are you interested in pursuing a healthcare career? If you’re looking for education and training to help you get started, check out Anthem Education by visiting our website or calling us at 1.866.381.6397. We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about our programs and services.