Make Money in Trade Career

 

Dental Assistant program at Mandl School

A Trade Career can be lucrative and rewarding. Teens need to know there are alternatives to 4 year colleges. In fact, studies are showing that there are more opportunities for skilled trade today than ever before.  Here is a great article written by Katie Bingham-Smith and published in Family Circle. Mandl School offers students an opportunity for a career focused education. The medical field is in need of employers and we offer specific training, certification prep, and degrees for some of the highest paying and most sought after careers in the US.

High paying jobs and opportunities.

High-paying jobs are available for students who choose trade school or vocational or technical education instead of bachelor’s degree programs.

My son is 15 and will be starting his junior year of high school in the fall. The talk of going to college is buzzing all around while no other options are even suggested half as much. There seems to be such a stigma around not going off to school to earn a bachelor’s ­degree, and I don’t think this is fair to our kids.

My son probably won’t go to college, at least not right away.

While I am still going to take him to visit schools to make sure it’s not what he wants to do straight after graduation, it might not change his mind about what he wants to do. For now, he feels like he wants to be a plumber like his father, and we both think that’s great.

When he was younger, he watched his dad go to work in a big truck that had different compartments and held fittings, long copper pipes, and cool PVC things that fit together like a puzzle. He loved helping him clean and organize it.

He’d take a screwdriver or wrench and sit with him under sinks when we’d drop off donuts at a job site.

As he’s gotten older, he’s gone to work with him over the years and learned how to install radiant heat, faucets, and toilets.

A Career Training education is hands on.

Career in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

My son likes to do manual labor and work hard. He’s always been happiest when he is moving his body and hates sitting in a classroom all day. The thought of going to another four years of school after graduating makes his stomach turn.

Knowing that, and seeing how his father has struggled to find good employees that know the plumbing trade, or want to work hard to learn it, has made me realize we really need to be presenting the trades as a promising career path to our kids, because they have so much to offer.

College is being shoved down their throats, and all the other options take a back seat or aren’t presented at all.

Our teens should at least know there is always a need for carpenters, plumbers, and electricians. In fact, a plumber once told me in good times, people buy and build new. And in bad times, they still need their homes to be standing and functioning properly so they hire trades-people to repair broken things—people will always need to use the bathroom and have running water.

My son’s dad has never been at a loss for work. He supported a family of five on one income by running a good plumbing business. In fact, he’s had to turn a lot of work away as he’s always had more work than he can handle.

He’s also mentioned when he does call people back to schedule a service call, they are so relieved because it’s impossible to get a plumber to come to their house.

Trades schools are a lot less expensive than four-year colleges, and lots of companies are willing to train the right person with the right work ethic. Many of our kids can get into a lucrative career, start earning money, and learn great skills right out of high school without taking on much (or any) debt.

This can allow them to earn great money to think longer and harder about what they want to do while gaining the knowledge that will help them later in life; learning to fix something yourself can save thousands a year.

Life Opportunities

Maybe they want to save for school and go later after they have gotten a feel for earning a living. Perhaps they want to work for a bit and earn enough money to travel. There is also the option to work during the day and take classes at night a bit at a time and pay as they go.

I also can’t count the times I’ve tried to find a good handyman, and when I do find one, he is usually straight out because he has so much work and has a hard time hiring someone to help him.

The trades are such a wonderful option for our kids. They are needed, they pay well, and the skills learned will be carried throughout a lifetime. The facts should be presented to them earlier in their life so it at least gets their brains wrapped around what a great way the trades can be to make a living.

Contact Mandl Today!

Contact us today to learn more about how a two year degree from Mandl can prepare you for a lucrative and lasting career that can open doors to many professional and life opportunities.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a highly respected career path for those interested in Health Care. Diagnostic medical sonographers are highly specialized members of the health care team who provide patient services using ultrasound under the direction of a physician. Many people associate sonography, which utilizes sound waves, with pregnancy. It’s how a fetus can be seen in the womb. But this technology has many other applications in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions in the abdomen, breast, heart and blood vessels and, more recently, in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal problems.

Career in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Provide Essential Care

Sonographers provide care essential to diagnostic ultrasound imaging by operating equipment and performing examinations for medical diagnosis. Sonographers have an in-depth knowledge of physics, disease processes, physiology, cross-sectional anatomy, positioning and sonographic techniques necessary to create ultrasound images.

A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer’s responsibilities may include:

  • Taking a patient history
  • Preparing and maintaining the diagnostic equipment
  • Generating images through the use of sonographic equipment
  • Determining if the ultrasound procedure has captured all the necessary
  • images and if the quality is adequate for diagnosis
  • Analyzing technical information
  • Communicating with and providing a report to the interpreting physician who makes a diagnosis based on the images

Mandl Diagnostic Medical Sonography Degree Tracks

Mandl’s DMS Degree consists of two parallel tracks: Track 1 will concentrate on specialties in Abdomen and Ob/Gyn and Track 2 will concentrate on specialties in adult echo-cardiography and cardio-vascular technology. Both tracks are designed to prepare entry-level sonographers for employment in Imaging departments, Radiology, Cardiology and Vascular offices and specialty practices.

Employment Outlook is Very Good

The outlook for employment as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is very good, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). It predicts that employment will grow 26% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Contact Mandl Right Away

For more information about this fantastic career path, call our admissions department right away at 212-247-3434. You can also fill out our simple form and we will contact you.

Rewarding and Lucrative: Health Care Administration

Graphic about new Health Care jobs

 

Earn your Health Care Administration Degree at Mandl School.

Earning a Health Care Administration degree can lead to a rewarding and potentially lucrative career as a health care administrator or manager in the fast-paced health industry. Demand for health care is rising, creating exciting job opportunities across the United States.

 

Employment.

Associates Degree in Healthcare Administration programs provide students with the skills that are necessary for them to acquire entry-level employment in the healthcare industry. For the most part, individuals who acquire an Associates Degree in Healthcare Administration are rewarded with quick access to an array of entry-level healthcare administration job opportunities.

 

Earn impressive starting salaries.

According to https://work.chron.com, those who earn associate degrees in health care administration become health care administrators, or medical and health services managers, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics classifies them. Health care administrators work in hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient care centers and clinics. They oversee all operations in these facilities, managing their budgets and developing growth strategies for increasing revenue. Health care administrators with associate degrees can earn starting salaries averaging nearly $70,000 annually.

 

Mandl Career Services can help.

Mandl Career Services department is focused on helping graduates find the best possible jobs and career paths.  Health care administrators can earn higher starting salaries working for different types of facilities, especially those in which medical and health services managers earn more such as specialty hospitals, cancer and cardiac care facilities and surgical hospitals. Health care administrators may also earn more in larger medical facilities, which typically have more financial resources to support their higher salaries.

 

Job Outlook looks great.

The BLS projects a 22-percent increase in jobs for medical and health care managers, faster than the 14-percent average for all occupations. Increases in demand for medical services should boost jobs for health care managers and administrators, especially as the comparatively large baby boom population ages. Applicants will likely find more available jobs in doctors’ offices and nursing homes as medical technologies improve.

 

Contact Mandl School.

Contact Mandl School about our Health Care Administration degree program, We will talk to you about getting started, Career Services and much more. Call 212-247-3434 to speak with a Mandl representative today or fill our form and we will get back to you right away.

A growing population that lives longer

Perfect for a career in Health Care:

Health Care is one of the fastest growing careers.

According to most studies of careers and “top careers of the future,” Health Care is one of the fastest growing fields in the United States. There are a few reasons for this conclusion, the first is that people are living longer.  In addition, the population is growing. This means more people, living longer lives, all needing health care. Lastly, many of the jobs necessary on Health Care cannot be automated. They need to be administered and assessed by a real person so human resources are needed and the prediction is that they will be needed for many years to come. This is creating a huge demand for professionals across the spectrum of the health care industry.

Serve a vital social need and start a career.

Because of this, your choosing a career in health care is not only smart from a matter of practicality, but also serves a vital social need. These days you do not necessarily need to pursue a clinical role, such as a doctor or nurse, to find a stable niche in health care. There are many ways to help serve patients and the wider community from the perspective of health and wellness. One way is to start your career in health care by pursuing an Associates Degree offered by Mandl School.

You can be working 2 years faster than those getting a 4 year degree.

If you are eager to get started in a health care career but don’t want to spend a lot of time in school, an associate’s degree program can get started in approximately two years.  At Mandl, we offer our students internships at numerous hospitals and medical facilities so you are gaining practical experience even before you graduate. An associate’s degree enables you to put a credential on your resume and start working in your field two years before your peers, who chose to pursue a four-year bachelor’s degree.

An associate’s degree in health science is not merely a stepping-stone. It launches a fulfilling career that will serve you for a lifetime. However, if you additional career ambitions, your education can help you continue towards a bachelors degree and your experience will certainly help you continue your career journey.

Health Care careers are some of the most well-paying jobs in the world.

Health care careers embody some of the most gratifying and well-paying jobs in the world, according to such reputable resources as Forbes and Business Insider. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts strong growth rates and pay-scales for all-cumulatively, healthcare careers have a 19% predicted growth rate (much faster than average) with an average annual salary of about $65,000/yr. Over the next 8-10 years, these statistics represent over 2.3 million jobs.

Contact Mandl School.

For more information about a career in Health Care and Mandl School, contact us at 2121-247-3434 or fill out our contact form and a Mandl Representative will reach out to you ASAP.

 

Cancer Patients and Fitness Trackers

Cancer Patient using Fitness tracker

Fitness trackers can be valuable tools for assessing the quality of life and daily functioning of cancer patients during treatment, a new study has found. The trackers, also known as wearable activity monitors, include commercial devices worn on the wrist that log a wearer’s step counts, stairs climbed, calories, heart rate and sleep.

As students of the Medical Field, keeping up to date with trends and discoveries in the medical industry make for a better career and better career advancement opportunities.  As we all know, Cancer is a growing concern in our population. Any insight into treatment can prove to be a life saver or lifestyle enhancer.

“One of the challenges in treating patients with advanced cancer is obtaining ongoing, timely, objective data about their physical status during therapy,” said Andrew Hendifar, MD, medical director for pancreatic cancer at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. “After all, patients typically spend most of their time at home or work, not in a clinic, and their health statuses change from day to day.”

Hendifar was the principal investigator and Gillian Gresham, PhD, postdoctoral scientist at the cancer institute, was the first author for the study, which was published online in the journal npj Digital Medicine.

Data Gathered Can Help Assess Cancer Patient Treatment

The study focused on 37 patients undergoing treatment for advanced cancer at Cedars-Sinai. They wore wrist-mounted fitness trackers throughout the study except when showering or swimming. Sets of activity data were collected for three consecutive visits during treatment. After the final clinical visit, patients were followed for six months to gather additional clinical and survival outcomes.

Investigators then compared data from the trackers with patients’ assessments of their own symptoms, including pain, fatigue and sleep quality, as collected from a National Institutes of Health questionnaire. These data sets also were compared with two common scales used to gauge physical status and overall health: the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status (ECOG) and Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) scales.

Results suggested that objective data collected from wearable activity monitors can supplement and enhance current assessments of health status and physical function, which are limited by their subjectivity and potential for bias, Gresham said. In the study, increased daily step and stair activity correlated with more positive ratings of a patient’s condition on the provider surveys and lower rates of adverse events and hospitalization.

“Data gathered through advancements in technology has the potential to help physicians measure the impact of a particular treatment on a patient’s daily functioning,” Gresham said. “Furthermore, continuous activity monitoring may help predict and monitor treatment complications and allow for more timely and appropriate interventions.”

As a next step, investigators plan to study long-term use of the monitors in a larger, more diverse group of advanced cancer patients and correlate that data with clinical and self-reported outcomes. “Our hope is that findings from future studies with wearable activity monitors could lead to development of individualized treatment and exercise plans that may result in increased treatment tolerability and improved survival outcomes for patients,” Hendifar said.

“We are at the beginning of a revolution in healthcare in which digital wearables, coupled with broadband telecommunication, will allow remote monitoring of cancer patients and anticipate the need for intervention before symptoms occur,” said Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, director of the cancer institute. “This type of work has the potential to tailor our standard follow-up regimens for cancer to each patient, offering truly ‘precision follow-up’ that is better for patients, providers and society.”

For more information about the information above, please visit ScienceDaily

Interested in a career in Health Care or building a better career in the medical field? Speak to one of our admissions reps today at Mandl School, The College of Allied Health. Call 212-247-3434 anytime.