Teens See Futures in Health Care, IT Industries

Posted Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 by Allen B. Ury

Everest GraduatesWhile some teenagers may still dream of becoming entertainers, sports heroes, best-selling authors or fashion models, most of today’s youth have more attainable goals in mind. In a recent survey by Everest Institute of 300 high school students age 14 to 18 years old, most said the best path to a “dream job” lay in pursuing a career in either health care or information technology (IT).

In the survey conducted last November, 19 percent of the respondents ranked health care as the field in which they’d most like to work. IT was cited first by 16 percent and education placed third, given the first position by 10 percent. No other “dream job” ranked above the single digits.*

“The survey indicates, perhaps as a surprise to some, that young people are quite savvy and realistic about the paths to successful employment recognizing that health care and IT are among some of the popular careers of today,” said Ken Sigmon, regional vice president of operations at Everest Institute.
In a nod to traditional gender roles, most females chose health care as their field of choice, while males gravitated to IT.

A large majority of both sexes (84 percent) agreed that getting good grades and a college degree is important if they are to make their career dreams a reality.

Everest Offers Health Care and IT Career Training and Degree Programs

The Everest family of colleges, universities and institutes offers a variety of career training and degree programs for young people interested in entering the health care and IT industries.

Health care programs offered at many Everest campuses include:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Health Care Administration
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Nursing
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Practical Nursing
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Surgical Technologist

IT programs offered at one or more Everest campuses include:

  • Administrative Office Technology
  • Computer Information Science
  • Electronics, Computer and Communications Technology
  • Information Technology Support Specialist

Most of these are diploma programs that take a year or less to complete. Several are two-year associate degree and four-year bachelor’s degree programs.
In addition to being available at many of Everest’s more than 100 ground campuses, the Computer Information Science program is also offered through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

Programs and schedules vary by campus. Campuses vary by state.

Get More Information

For more information on the programs and schedules near you, contact Everest today.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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