If college is too expensive, there are other alternatives
College is a wonderful opportunity for many people, but for others, college is just too expensive, even with low-cost loans and other aid. Other people find that they don’t want the academic burden of a four-year college, and are looking for other opportunities that are more career-focused.
Are you asking yourself, “Should I go to college?” If you are finding that college is not in the cards for you, what are your other options? How can you get training that prepares you for the workforce? As you decide what to do, the important thing to remember is to do what is right for you. No one else can know what you want better than you can!
This article looks at three career-focused training programs offered by the American College for Medical Careers, located in Orlando, Florida. If these career paths seem right to you, we hope you will consider our school.
At ACMC, each of our diploma programs:
- Prepares you with marketable skills in the field of healthcare
- Takes about one year to complete
- Requires only your high school diploma to enroll
Medical Assistants are the healthcare professionals you usually see at your doctor’s office. They check patients in, measure their vital signs, enter their health histories, and get them ready to see the doctor. They also assist the doctors with minor in-office procedures and help out with behind-the-scenes office work. For this career training program, students can elect to enroll in our diploma program (about 9 months) or our associate’s degree program (about 17 months). To understand more about this career path, try 5 Things to Know About Becoming a Medical Assistant.
If you prefer office work, then a Medical Billing and Coding program could be a good fit for you. Medical billing and coding specialists work in doctors’ offices, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations. They apply special codes to medical records and process medical claims through insurers. For more information, see 5 Reasons to Choose Medical Billing and Coding School.
Can you picture working in a dentist’s office? Dental assistants are trained to assist with dental procedures, handle lab work, and take on front office responsibilities. They are different from dental hygienists—dental hygienists require more training. Dental assistants contribute to keeping the office running smoothly and making the dentist’s job more efficient. To learn more about dental assisting, read 5 Reasons to Become a Dental Assistant.
Interested in finding out more about becoming a student at ACMC? Visit our website or reach out to us through our simple online form. A representative will be happy to answer your questions. We hope your new career path begins at ACMC!