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Train for a Career in Allied Health Today!

Medical sample tubes being held by gloveOne of the biggest frustrations college graduates have as they enter the workforce is that the education they received (and paid for) doesn't translate into a viable career right from the start.

That's because not every industry has the desire - or capacity - to hire fresh talent, and those who do only offer entry level positions that don't really reflect the skills the graduate received during his or her schooling. Additionally, because of the cost of a traditional 4-year degree (coupling tuition with the years spent not making a viable income), many college graduates simply can't afford to take these entry-level positions. At the same time, most of these “entry level” jobs require years of prior work experience, something most new college graduates do not have.

It's no wonder, then, that more and more college-ready young adults - and people looking to make a career change - are turning to vocational training courses.

Some of these training programs prepare students for a career in allied health. The job outlook within the allied health industry is bright, because the need for healthcare never wanes.

Here at Compass Career College, we offer three programs for students interested in a career in allied health:

  • Nurse Aide
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding

Unlike other healthcare programs, pursing an education with a concentration in allied health does not require extensive education or tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt.

Yet, an allied health education will offer you the opportunity to pursue a rather exciting career in healthcare.

Did you know: Employment for medical and dental assistants is expected to increase 31% by 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics?

Take, for example, our Nurse Aide program. Our program is designed to prepare our students for certification as a Nurse Aide in Louisiana. As a Nurse Aide, you'll have the ability to work in such settings as nursing homes, rehabilitation or nursing units, and hospitals. Our Nurse Aide program is also our shortest – a mere eight weeks of both class and clinical experience. You will be able to work hands-on in the medical field very shortly after starting your education, and without the burden of massive debt.

Graduates of our Medical Assistant program (a twelve-month training course) are qualified to pursue careers in a wide variety of areas, including as a nurse aide, patient care technician, physician's office medical assistant, phlebotomist, and more. Students also get experience in a hospital or doctor’s office during a 150 hour externship at the end of the course, which often leads them to more job opportunities.

Perhaps the most overlooked area of allied health is Medical Billing and Coding. There's an incredible amount of importance - and regulations - placed upon proper medical billing and coding. Medical institutions, doctors, and hospitals understand how important it is to have proper systems in place, and to have these systems managed by a skilled individual.

That's precisely what our Medical Billing & Coding program does - help our graduates properly identify codeable services, perform outpatient/inpatient coding, complete the billing and claims processes for physicians and hospitals, and much, much more.

Did you know: Employment for medical records and information technicians is expected to increase 21% by 2020, according to the BLS? The growth in the use of electronic health records, as well as the increase in the number of medical tests, treatments, and procedures, is fueling demand.

In other words, that program - and all of Compass Career College's allied health programs - are designed to give our graduates the hands-on training they need to build a career from the moment they earn their diploma.

Pursuing a career in allied health provides you with the opportunity to become an integral part of a field that is both personally and financially rewarding. Learn more about how to get started in allied health by contacting our team today.

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