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Adulting like a pro: 3 steps to help you prepare for the real world

3 steps to help you prepare for the real world

How to improve your confidence and succeed in your career path Adulting is hard. Navigating life after school can feel like a huge, confusing responsibility, but by preparing now for life in the real world, your transition to adulting can be an enjoyable one. First, let’s talk about your confidence. Confidence is key when pursuing a goal or dream in life. However, fewer students are feeling prepared for the workplace after graduation. A recent study by the Gallup & Strada Education Network indicated that just 34 percent of surveyed students believe they will graduate with the skills and knowledge needed in order to be successful in the job market. Looking to improve your … [Read more...]

Financial Aid: Funding Your Future Career

Financial Aid: Funding Your Future Career

Embarking on a new journey is exciting and filled with many opportunities. For some, investing in your future starts with education and finding a program that best fits your skillset. When starting school, one of the obvious things that you have to determine is how you are going to pay for your education. While many set out to save money before enrolling, requirements like rent, utility bills, and groceries can make it difficult. Fortunately, the Educational Funding department at Porter Chester Institute is ready, willing and able to help you navigate the financial aid process. Where do I begin? The first step in applying for financial aid is to create an FSA ID and complete the Free … [Read more...]

Why are Dental Assisting Careers Growing?

Dental Assisting Program at POrter and Chester Institute

Each year, over 150 million patients visit their dentist for procedures, consultations, and check-ups. Because of this, dental assisting roles are becoming increasingly important and needed as more people understand the importance of oral health care. Dental assisting careers are projected to grow by 19 percent from 2016 to 2026 according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. Find out what dental assistants do, and why dental assisting careers are in such a high demand. What’s the Role of a Dental Assistant? Dental assistants are a vital part of a well-functioning dental office. Because dentists themselves often do not have the capacity to handle the influx of patients without … [Read more...]

These Four Skills Can Give You a Bright Future in the Electrical Field

Electronics Systems Technology

Life as we know it wouldn’t be possible without electricity. Take a moment to think about how many things you use or encounter on a daily basis that require some level of electrical power.  Unfortunately, it’s not until the power goes down that we are reminded how much we rely on electricity. It’s easy to see why there are so many different careers centered around the design, installation, and maintenance of electrical parts and devices. Even though there’s a wide variety of careers to pursue if you are interested in working in the electrical field, there are some universal strengths and qualities recommended for students to have before they enter the field. You Enjoy Rolling Up Your … [Read more...]

Steps You Need to Accomplish Your Career Goals

Career Services

With the start of a new year, people tend to set resolutions for things like finding a new job or heading back to school. Yet, career goals can fall by the wayside quickly when life gets in the way. How can you stick to the plan in order to reach your career goals? Take a second to think about what you would like to accomplish this year, and turn them into successes with a few suggestions. Keep your eyes on the prize The first step in achieving your dreams is the easiest: identify your goal. Do you want to try a new career path? Are you interested in learning more about a topic that interests you? Whatever it is, write it down clearly and specifically. Once you set your goal, assign … [Read more...]

Where Can a Job as an HVACR Technician Take You?

HVACR Program at Porter and Chester Institute

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians are the people who work hard to keep you and your home cool in the summer, and toasty warm in the winter. Their skills can also transcend to larger structures like office buildings and factories where they work as commercial technicians. HVACR technician jobs are growing in demand across many industries. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the HVACR industry to grow 15% by 2026. Find out where a career as an HVACR technician can take you. Taking the Residential Path Without residential HVACR technicians, our homes would be far less comfortable places to live. These technicians ensure our … [Read more...]

Turn Your Passion into a Career

Automotive Technology program at Porter and Chester Institute

Is a Career as an Automotive Technician the Right Fit for You?  In the United States, there are millions of vehicles on the road at any given moment. With all of them requiring servicing, inspecting, and at times, repairs, it’s no wonder that the projected job outlook for automotive technicians is expected to grow through 2026, according to the United States Bureau of Labor  Statistics.   You may be interested in pursuing a career as an automotive technician if you find that the following interests apply to you.      I Enjoy Working with Cool, New Equipment  Modern vehicles are run by sophisticated computers, so you’ll need sophisticated training. Enrolling in our Automotive Technology … [Read more...]

Four Career Paths You Can Choose in the Computer Aided Drafting and Design field

CADD Technology program at Porter and Chester Institute

Would you believe it if someone told you that a television and a spaceship were both conceptualized and initially designed in the same ways? Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) is responsible for the beginning stages of some modern technologies we enjoy today proving that CADD’s concepts and skills are far-reaching.   Find out which careers you could pursue when you receive CADD certification.   Architectural  Architectural drafters use sophisticated computer programs to assist engineers or architects in creating homes and other structures by using technical specifications to create a design for structures, and then transform them into 3-D visual models.  At Porter and Chester … [Read more...]

Baby Boomers Will Make Healthcare and Skilled Trade Jobs in Demand

Baby Boomers

Why the skilled trades and healthcare fields will need younger workers in the near future The United States is quickly approaching a dilemma that could drastically affect the economy in the coming years. A recent report states that 31 million jobs will go unfilled by 2020 as Baby Boomers retire from the workforce. Additionally, studies from the Pew Research Center estimate that 10,000 Baby Boomers are heading into retirement each day. So, what fields are expected to be hit the hardest over the next decade? Skilled Trades From the HVACR technician who comes to your house to fix a broken air conditioning unit on a steamy summer night to an electrician who wires your new house, the … [Read more...]

Everything You Wanted to Know About Medical Billing and Coding

The healthcare industry is already one of the largest industries in the United States and it’s expected to keep growing over the next decade. For example, jobs in medical billing and coding will see a rise of 13% by 2026, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. If a career in healthcare has caught your eye, but you prefer an office environment against the more hands-on aspects of medical careers, then medical billing and coding could be the best of both worlds for you. On the Job Duties Medical billing and coding specialists are responsible for managing health information data. Whenever any health care is provided to a patient by a health professional it must be documented … [Read more...]