Make Money in Trade Career

 

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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

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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.

May is a great time for Health Care Education

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May is a great time to start your health care education.  Few months during the year celebrate the hard work, dedication and importance of health care than May. There are 11+ days honoring awareness of health related issues and each deserves attention, especially from those who are in the health care industry or are studying to make health care a career. Here are a few to be aware of:

  • National Arthritis Month
  • Asthma and Food Allergy Awareness Month
  • Brain Cancer /Tumor Action Month
  • Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month
  • Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Stroke Awareness Month
  • Bladder Cancer Awareness Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Month

National Nurses Week.

Another time to honor is National Nurses Day which actually becomes a full week of awareness.   Celebrations and receptions are held across the United States to honor the work of nurses from May 6th to May 12th.

Florence Nightingale

May 12, the final day of National Nurses Week, is the birthday of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910). The English nurse became known as the founder of professional nursing, especially due to her pioneering work during the Crimean War (1853-1856). Due to her habit of making rounds at night, Nightingale became known as “The Lady with the Lamp”.

National Nurses Week was first observed in October 1954, the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s mission to Crimea. May 6 was introduced as the date for the observance in 1982.

Spring Classes are starting at Mandl School

Spring classes are starting shortly at Mandl School. While classes are filling fast, there is still time to register. The Health care industry is poised for growth faster than almost every other career. Contact Mandl today about how to get started. Call 212-247-3434 or email rsenser@mandl.edu for more information!

 

February is Heart Health Month

Hand making heart

This February is heart health month.  A time to think about a vital organ that has multiple meanings.  General health, spiritual health, love of friends and family and a time to think of others.  As one of NYC’s oldest medical training schools, we’ll focus on the health (and encourage the spirit and love!)

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.  In the United States, the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to heart attack because of decreased blood flow.  Fortunately, you can greatly reduce your risk for CAD through lifestyle changes and, in some cases, medication.

The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.

Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives.

Heart Health

How can February American Heart Month make a difference?

We can use this month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it — both at home and in the community.

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Encourage families to make small changes, like using spices to season their food instead of salt.
  • Motivate teachers and administrators to make physical activity a part of the school day. This can help students start good habits early.
  • Ask doctors and nurses to be leaders in their communities by speaking out about ways to prevent heart disease.

How can I help spread the word about Heart Health?

We’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example: