Career-focused education is nothing like high school
Were you the head cheerleader in high school? Captain of the football team? President of the debate club?
Most people weren’t. The fact is, there are probably a lot of people walking around feeling pretty happy the high school experience is over.
If you’re one of them, the thought of entering a training program to prepare for a career may be less than appealing.
However, keep in mind that training to become a professional medical assistant, health claims specialist, massage therapist or pharmacy technician 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.
- Being social is encouraged
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. (Check out the photos on our Facebook page to see for yourself! The pinning ceremonies are often a highlight!)
Allowing students to be social and celebrate from time to time 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.
- Students aren’t just filling chairs
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 as part of their training program. 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.
- Streamlining classes means no time for “filler”
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.
Sound like a plan? If you’re interested in seeing if Salter is right for you, request more information or schedule a tour.