Friday, January 6, 2012

PC Downtown Hosts Community Info Session on Health Careers

(PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 6, 2012) – Phoenix College Downtown is hosting a free community information session for persons interested in pursuing a career in the health care industry, including in the growing medical transcription field.

Phoenix College Downtown offers an online medical transcription program that allows students to learn at a pace compatible with their lifestyle and learning style. Students could complete the program in less than a year.

According to the U.S. Deparment of Labor, medical transciptionists make an average salary of about $32,000 a year.

“This information session is designed to help people in our community discover a growing career field that they can train for quickly,” said Roberta Jeffers, director of Business and Industry Partnerships at Phoenix College. “Healthcare is where the jobs are, and we can help students prepare for successful careers in medical transcription in less than a year.”

PC has partnered with Career Step, a leading online healthcare education company, to provide the online transcription program.

The information session will be held on Wednesday, January 25 at the Phoenix College Downtown campus, 640 N. 1st Avenue in central Phoenix. It begins at 6 p.m.

To register for the event, visit To get more information about the session, call PC’s Custom Training and Education Department at 602.223.4000 or send an email to

For more information about graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, click here.

About Phoenix College Downtown
Phoenix College offers a variety of courses at a convenient downtown location in a beautifully restored historic building, with leading edge computer labs, new Electronic Courtroom, free adjacent parking and friendly faculty and staff. At PC Downtown you can find a class to fit your career needs or enrich your life! At our convenient downtown location, we also offer courses including Community Education courses and online courses. In addition, our Custom Training and Education division offers customizable training solutions for employers.

About Career Step
Career Step, a leading online school, focuses on helping students quickly gain the career skills they need to succeed in rapidly growing industries. With nearly 20 years of experience, the school has trained over 65,000 students in the United States and internationally and offers programs in the allied health and administrative services industries. Career Step's training programs are offered entirely online, and the school is committed to helping each enrolling student graduate and successfully transition to a rewarding career.

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