ATLANTA, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Students in the Atlanta area interested in pursuing careers in some of the fastest growing job sectors in the U.S. will have a new education provider option, beginning this August.
Anthem College - Atlanta, part of the Anthem Education Group, opens its doors to students in August of 2010. The college will be located at 2450 Piedmont Road NE in the Buckhead section of Atlanta, close to the nearby Lindbergh City Center MARTA transportation station.
Programs to be offered at Anthem College - Atlanta include Associate in Science programs in Medical Assisting, Surgical Technology, Business Management and Paralegal.
"We are excited to be able to offer Atlanta area students the opportunity to explore careers in these fast growing employment fields, with documented job growth," said campus president Steven Temple.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook, job growth in the following fields is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations:
- A Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled health professional who plays an important role as a member of the health care team in a variety of medical settings. This program introduces students to anatomy and physiology of the body systems, medical terminology, and required clinical and administrative skills. The program also features hand-on laboratory training for students. Employment is projected to grow 34 percent, much faster than average, ranking medical assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the 2008–18 decade.
- The Associate in Science degree program in Paralegal is designed to develop qualified paralegals to have a fundamental understanding of the legal system to meet the growing needs of the legal field and gain competence in assisting legal professionals in delivering quality legal services. Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 28 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook.
- The Surgical Technology program equips the graduate with skills and knowledge necessary to meet the requirements of an entry-level Surgical Technologist. This program provides the background that enables a student to assume a responsible entry level position as a member of the Health Care team in a hospital or surgical center. The Associate in Science Degree Program provides graduates with necessary critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills along with hand-on laboratory training. These skills, combined with the knowledge gained in this program and work experience, provide future opportunities in related supervisory roles and/or advanced surgical specialties in addition to the specific position as a Surgical Technologist. According to the 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment is expected to grow much faster than average with the best opportunities available to those willing to relocate.
- The Associate of Science in Business Management degree is designed to equip students with the knowledge and entry-level skills for employment in the business environment. The program is balanced on a theoretical and practical framework derived from the social, behavioral, managerial, and informational sciences. The program enables students to evaluate general business issues and focuses on problem solving in the workplace in relation to other aspects of the organization, such as employees, customers, suppliers, and society at large.
For more information on Anthem College - Atlanta and the programs offered, call 678.279.7000 or visit online at www.anthemcollege.edu.
About Anthem College
Anthem College is part of the Anthem Education Group of schools and colleges. Anthem Education Group (AEG) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based family of schools and colleges that provides career focused training and education programs at 23 accredited institutions in 15 states and through online programs, offering masters, bachelors and associates degrees as well as diplomas. The Anthem Education Group family of schools, which has been providing quality post-secondary education for more than a century, includes Anthem College, Anthem College Online, Anthem Institute, The Bryman School of Arizona, Morrison University, Allied College and High-Tech Institute.
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