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Information Session: Healthcare Jobs

Apr 19 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In response to the current economy and high unemployment rates, HCC is hosting several information sessions on Mon., April 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m., to provide the community with information on training the school offers in conjunction with Career Step, a leading online healthcare education company, for careers in the growing healthcare industry.

The current economy has reduced the number of jobs in many industries, resulting in some of the highest unemployment rates in decades. However, healthcare is one of the few bright spots as it is experiencing job growth despite the economy. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the healthcare industry will create 3.2 million new jobs before 2018 and the majority of those jobs will require less than 4 years of college education.

Within the healthcare industry, the fields of medical transcription and medical coding and billing are also individually growing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the medical transcription field will experience 11 percent employment growth between 2008 and 2018 and that the medical coding and billing field will experience 20 percent employment growth during the same time period. The programs offered at HCC provide those within the community the opportunity to quickly gain the education they need to qualify for these jobs.

“This information session is designed to help people in our community discover growing career fields that they can train for quickly,” said Theresa Shank, Dean of Continuing Education at HCC. “Healthcare is where the jobs are, and we can help students prepare for successful careers in medical transcription or medical coding and billing in less than a year.”

To educate the community on the growing fields of medical transcription and medical coding and billing, HCC is holding several information sessions on Monday, April 19 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. in room 214 of the Career Programs Building on the HCC campus at 11400 Robinwood Dr., Hagerstown. This session will provide more information on the healthcare industry, medical transcription and medical coding careers, and the training programs. Attendees will also learn more about the school’s introductory free laptop offer for those who enroll in the new programs. For more details on the information session, please visit or call Linda Altizer at 301-790-2800, ext. 614.

About Hagerstown Community College
The goal of HCC is to provide the best quality of education to the residents in and around this area.  The Career Step program is a high quality educational program, user friendly, and student supportive. Since this area of employment opportunity is on the rise, HCC chose Career Step Billing and Coding programs to prepare our students with proper education to step into the billing and coding field.

About Career Step
Career Step, a leading online healthcare education company, enjoys a tremendous market advantage in the industry by virtue of its reputation as an innovative, competency-based training company. Career Step is committed to helping each enrolling student graduate and successfully transition to a rewarding career.