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3 Ways That Going Back to School is Different From High School

Category(ies): Student Life

professional medical assistant, medical billing and coding training, massage therapist trainingSALTER STREAMLINES THE LEARNING PROCESS – AND HOPEFULLY OFFERS SOME FUN ALONG THE WAY.

If you’re considering a new career path, the thought of entering a professional training program may be daunting – especially if the word “school” makes you cringe.

But remember, professional medical assistant, health claims specialist, massage therapist, or pharmacy technician training can be very different from your high school experience. In fact, it can be downright fun.

Here are three ways professional training at Salter may surprise you.

Building bonds is a priority

The Salter staff is well aware that going back to school can be a challenge for a lot of people. That’s why they go out of their way to build in opportunities for fun and enrichment. (Check out the photos on our Facebook page to see for yourself!)

Allowing students to indulge in spirit days or occasional field trips actually serves more than one purpose. While these activities allow students to blow off steam, they also give them an opportunity to get to know their fellow classmates better, and to relate to staff members on a different level.

Building bonds with classmates can be a useful way to build a support system during the school experience. Plus, forging connections with other people in the same career field can be a valuable source of job leads after graduation.

You’re not going to glued to a desk

Hands-on learning is a huge component of any professional training at Salter. Since graduates will be expected to enter their career fields with practical experience, many of the skills that are covered in classroom training are supplemented with activities that allow students to master those theories in a real-world way.

In addition, every training program requires students to do an internship or externship. This allows students the opportunity to use their skills alongside people who are already in the profession, so they can more easily make the transition from the classroom to working world.

Even better, Salter students can list their internships or externships as professional experience on their resumes.

Filler classes don’t exist

Finally, Salter’s mission is to ensure that students are prepared to enter their new career fields. That means each course is specifically targeted to cover only those topics that are relevant to the field of study. 

Without the diversions of “filler” classes, some students are able to graduate in as little as nine months.

Interested in learning more about Salter’s  professional medical assistanthealth claims specialistmassage therapist, or pharmacy technician training programs? Request more information or schedule a tour.

The Salter School Malden campus is no longer accepting new enrollments.