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Become An Essential Worker

Compass Career College Allied Health students in class talkingThe COVID-19 Pandemic has shed light on the continuous need for essential workers throughout the nation. There is no definition of an “essential worker”, but it is understood that those working in the healthcare industry are essential to the safety of human lives. Occupations in this industry include doctors, nurses, caregivers, medical assistants, nurse aides, medical coders etc. who are on the front line in the fight against COVID-19.

At Compass Career College, we offer educational programs that can land you a career in the healthcare industry as an essential worker.

Allied Health Department- Medical Assistant Program

Medical Assistants are on the frontline alongside doctors and nurses. From measuring vital signs to greeting patients and performing diagnostic tests, Medical Assistants perform essential duties during a crisis.

Not only is the career of a Medical Assistant rewarding now, but is also rewarding on an ordinary day. A student who completes the Medical Assistant program will qualify for various positions in the medical field, such as Receptionist, Physician’s Office Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist, Nurse Aide, and Home Health Aide.

This program prepares students for a number of entry-level positions in the healthcare field and provides them with the necessary knowledge and training to confidently enter the job market.

In just 10 months you could join the healthcare community as a Medical Assistant. Our next program begins August 10, 2020. If you are interested, please contact our office at (985) 419-2050 or visit

Allied Health Department- Nurse Aide Training Program

Nurse Aides are those who support healthcare workers in long-term care facilities, such as Nursing Homes, home health, rehabilitation units, skilled nursing units and hospitals. They work the front lines bathing and dressing patients, serving meals, taking vital signs and collecting information about treatment plans.

Compass Career College’s Nurse Aide training prepares students for certification as a Nurse Aide in the State of Louisiana. Students in this program learn theory and develop clinical skills necessary to perform essential duties in entry-level positions.

If you are interested in learning more about Nurse Aide Training, visit

Allied Health Department- Medical Billing & Coding Program

Medical Coding and Billing are essential to modern medicine. Individuals following this career path play a crucial role in the medical claim process as they collect data and prevent patients from paying unnecessary dollars out-of-pocket. Every day these workers are in communication with patients, reviewing insurance compliance, and ensuring payment flow. At any medical practice, Medical Billing & Coding are two of the most critical components.

Compass Career College offers a Medical Billing & Coding program that serves students who are interested in gaining employment in the healthcare field by providing a special focus on reimbursement procedures. These include Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), Internal Classification of Diseases (ICD), and Health Care Finance Administration Procedural Coding System (HCPCS). Students are taught the billing and coding process from the working prospective.

In just 11 months, you could become ready to perform billing and coding processes in the medical field. If you are interested in enrolling in the Medical Billing & Coding Program, our next program begins August 10, 2020. Visit for more information. Please contact our office at (985) 419-2050 to get started.

Practical Nurse Program

Licensed Practical Nurses are essential to hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices and a variety of healthcare facilities. From understanding medication history to taking vital signs and following up with necessary tests, LPNs play a notable role in the healthcare industry.

The Practical Nurse Program at Compass Career College prepares its graduates to meet licensure requirements for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), as established by the LSBPNE, and the ability to provide nursing care by meeting physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of clients throughout the life span in all nursing settings in which the LPN practices.

If you are interested in learning more about our 18-month Practical Nurse Program, visit

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