Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Community Invited to Aug. 11 Health Career Session at PC Downtown Campus

Despite the shortage of good jobs found during these tough economic times, the health care field is one that has been able to offer decent paying jobs to those trained to work in the industry.

To help encourage people to pursue a medical transcription career, Phoenix College Downtown is hosting a community information session on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. The free session is open to the public will provide community members with information about PC Downtown’s new online medical transcription certificate program, offered in partnership with Career Step, a leading online healthcare education company.

This new program, which begins this Fall, will give participants an opportunity to earn a medical transcription certificate through online coursework working at a pace that fits their schedule and learning style.

“Healthcare is where the jobs are and we can help students prepare for successful careers in medical transcription in less than a year,” says Roberta Jeffers, director of Business and Industry Partnership at at Phoenix College Downtown, 640 N. 1st Avenue.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in the medical transcription field will grow by 11 percent through 2018.

For more information on the information session, visit www.careerstep.com/ap/pcdt or call PC’s Custom Training and Education Department at (602) 223-4000.

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