The demand for skilled healthcare workers is booming and there are many career paths student can choose to follow.
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 05, 2012
StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) announced today the release of a free new e-Guide, "Start Training Today for a Career in Healthcare". The e-Guide provides useful information to the rapidly growing number of people interested in pursuing first or second careers in medical support professions ranging from nursing aides and dental assistants to laboratory and radiology technicians.
“The demand for skilled healthcare workers is booming and there are many career paths student can choose to follow,” says Josef Katz, VP Marketing of StraighterLine. “This guide is a jumping off point for students who want to explore this fast growing sector of our economy. There are many programs offering healthcare career opportunities. Students should understand how they can start their career with online college courses to greatly reduce their cost of education and minimize the need to load up on student debt. Also, many people who are out of work and in need of retraining are seeking the fastest way to start a new career. Healthcare support, which does not require an advanced degree, is looking more attractive to them, and with StraighterLine self-paced courses, they can get there faster and at a lower cost.”
This release follows their previous e-Guides, "How To Go Back To College" and "Getting into College Made Easy," which were designed to help adult learners and traditional students understand the process of going back to or starting college. Students of all backgrounds can download any of these guides for free and explore all the informational resources available to help them start or complete college with greater convenience, at a lower cost, and with less financial risk and student debt.
New reports on education-related topics are added weekly to the site. For regular updates about new reports, interested students can sign up for the StraighterLine newsletter, which contains links to new articles as they are released.
StraighterLine’s extremely flexible and affordable online college courses allow students to save up to 90% on their first year or two of college, helping ease the burden of balancing a busy lifestyle while earning a college degree. Additionally, five StraighterLine courses are approved by the College Board as Advanced Placement courses, and others are excellent alternatives to taking CLEP exams.
With greater course variety, students have the opportunity to save even more on their college education. Currently, the StraighterLine curriculum offers thirty-eight entry-level college courses online including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology with lab, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry I with lab, English Comp I, English Comp II, Accounting I, Accounting II, Managerial Accounting, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Statistics, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, each with a lab option, Medical Terminology, Psychology, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Nutrition, Introduction to Sociology, Western Civilization I, Personal Finance, United States History I, Student Success, Pharmacology I, Pharmacology II, General Physics I, General Physics I with lab and two developmental courses, with another 9 new courses slated for launch during the first half of this year.
Course credits transfer to StraighterLine’s partner colleges and universities or through the ACE Credit service. StraighterLine partner colleges and universities include the following institutions:
- Albany State University
- American College of Dubai
- American InterContinental University
- Ashford University
- Assumption College
- Capella University
- Charter Oak State College
- Colorado State University-Global Campus
- Concordia University Chicago
- DeVry University
- Excelsior College
- Granite State College
- Jefferson Community and Technical College
- Kaplan University
- LaSalle University
- Nazarene Bible College
- New England College of Business
- Potomac College
- Thomas Edison State College
- Thompson Rivers University
- University of the Incarnate Word
- University of Phoenix
- Western Governors University
- WGU Indiana
- WGU Texas
- WGU Washington
StraighterLine has been recognized as a revolutionizing force in education by major news organizations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for offering students online courses that earn real college credit for just $99 a month. Fast Company named StraighterLine one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.”
In order to facilitate the award of credit, StraighterLine has forged partnerships with leading accredited online colleges and universities. A student ultimately earns a degree from those institutions but realizes tremendous savings and convenience by starting with StraighterLine.
StraighterLine’s courses are evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). In addition to the institutions with which StraighterLine has a direct relationship, more than 250 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit.
Currently, StraighterLine offers 38 entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business.
For information, visit StraighterLine.com or call 202-507-7020 or 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).