Health Care Career Paths Take Center Stage
(COLTON, Calif.) — Four-D College in Colton and Victorville became a hub of information, providing individuals interested in obtaining a career in the health care field gain insight into the highly specialized careers available through the college.
Offering potential students a variety of career options in the growing health care field, the goal of the Four-D College Career Nights was held recently was to raise awareness about the benefits of going to a post-secondary school rather than a traditional two-year or four-year school.
“We want you see that there are alternatives to going to a university. There is another way to accomplishing your goals,” said Tina Bridges, Four-D College vocational nurse instructor. “It takes time to get in to a program at a two-year university and students have to wait even longer to go out into the field, but here they don’t have to wait on a list.”
In today’s difficult economy, many careers once looked on as being secure are not as protected as they use to be. However, the medical field is one career path that continues to provide employment opportunities. For one attendee, Roxanna Lowe, this fact really hit home as she has been out of work for several months.
A resident of Yucaipa, Lowe was encouraged by her twin sister to attend the career night. After hearing what Four-D College had to offer, she was so impressed she decided to enroll in their medical billing/coding program.
“I’ve been very interested in the medical field for a long time,” said Lowe. “I really liked Four-D College’s personal approach of assisting each student with their individual need. I feel like they really listened to me, and were willing to work with me to make sure I’m given the best possible opportunity to succeed. That’s what really sold me.”
“Some of the benefits of coming to a school like Four-D College, opposed to going to a community college or four year school is that it costs less money, requires less hours, and takes up little of your time,” said Debra Daniel, Four-D College admission supervisor.
“By going to a post-secondary school you have the opportunity to obtain a career in a specialized field in a shorter amount of time. When you graduate, you will have the ability to earn a good income, which is a great return on your investment,” continued Daniel.
For Latoya Tatum, a resident of Rancho Cucamonga who heard about the career night through the internet, flexible class schedules and Four-D College’s supportive staff were the determining factors for her to enroll.
“I have a friend who came to Four-D College and enrolled in the vocational nursing program. She told her about how flexible the schedules were and how supportive the staff is,” said Tatum. “When I found out about the career night, I decided to come and check it out for myself. I’m glad I did. I think Four-D College is the right place for me to pursue my career.”
“The medical field is right and ready for everyone here, regardless of whatever obstacles you might have to overcome,” said Daniel. “We understand that things in life often take us off our path. If you are looking for a career and not just a job, we are here to give direction to students so that they can either return or stay on their educational path.”
Four-D College provides education in the growing health care field at locations in Colton and Victorville. It offers programs in medical assistant, medical billing and coding, dental assistant, massage therapy, pharmacy technician and vocational nursing. Both campuses have received full accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
New courses begin monthly at Four-D College and most courses are offered in the day and evening. Massage Therapy and Dental Assistant programs are offered in the daytime only.
For more information or a free tour call (909) 783-9331 or (760) 962-1325 go to www.4DCollege.edu.