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  • OTA & PTA Jobs are expected to be among the fastest growing according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Selecting a major can be a difficult task for college students. Especially when you take future employment opportunities into account. Researching the short-and-long-term job outlook at a regional and national level can help you identify the majors you should avoid; and more importantly, the ones you should consider.   Yahoo! Finance recently published an article highlighting 10 occupations that the Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified as most likely to be the fastest growing over th...

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  • Waiting lists of up to a year can often limit students wishing to pursue a Physical Therapist Assistant or Occupational Therapy Assistant degree to just that, waiting. With so many programs enforcing wait lists that keeps students on the sidelines, their career pursuits are put on hold as they wait to hear when they can begin classes. That is not the case at Bryant & Stratton College as students in the OTA and PTA programs are able to enroll without having to sit on a waiting list.  T...

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  • Much of Tiffany Wilson’s life is spent on the run, hustling between school, work and events for her two children. Last minute is a way of life. It was a last minute jump, in fact, that led her to apply for, and win, a $500 scholarship from PurposeBound Women. Her friend learned about the scholarship from another mom and told Tiffany about the opportunity just days before the deadline. Tiffany jumped online, applied and won. The “I See ‘Ya Scholarship” is designed fo...

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  • Dr. Jeff Fruendt enjoyed being a student. That love of academia stuck with him throughout his 23-year career as a chiropractor.     After semi-retiring from the medical world Fruendt took the leap and changed careers, spurred on partly by conversations with his wife, a middle school teacher and her colleagues and friends.   “The classroom really sounded like an enjoyable environment and an opportunity to make a difference,” Fruendt said. “The idea of turning it ...

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  • AAMA 2019 Medical Assistants Recognition Week Logo

    Patient Gratitude My 91-year-old mother has been going to the same primary care doctor for 10 years. Over the years, the CMA (AAMA) at the office has become an important part of my mom’s care. Not only is she incredibly compassionate, friendly, and thorough, but she also has a knack for getting my mom to open up. Whenever the doctor asks my mom how she’s doing, she always says, “Fine.” But when the CMA (AAMA) talks with her, my mom often reveals how she’s really f...

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  • Debi Erick of Bryant & Stratton College Richmond was announced as a finalist of the Virginia Nurses Foundation’s (VNF) 2019 Leadership Excellence Award in the Nursing Deans and Directors category. Debi was recognized on September 21 at the VNF Gala, an annual event honoring the exceptional work of registered nurses across the Commonwealth.  During the past five years, Ms. Erick has lead the nursing programs at Bryant & Stratton College in reaching licensure pass rates above t...

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  • Kerry Barnard’s family has suffered the heartbreak of heart disease. He has lost many family members to the illness, including some who died suddenly at young ages. “Heart disease is the number one killer and I definitely wanted to do something about that,” Barnard said. During 22 years directing and supervising cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs, Barnard has worked hard to help forward the field towards savings more lives. Now, as an instructor at Bryant & Stratto...

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  • Kerry Barnard wants students to understand that as medical professionals, they will be bilingual. “The medical field has a language all its own,” he said. “For students to be successful, they’re going to have to be speaking to highly educated colleagues fluently in medical terminology.” That’s why in his class, AHLT100 Medical Terminology, he stresses that understanding a medical term on paper and being able to use it in conversation are two very different, ...

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  • In the fast-paced world of healthcare, the ability to handle multiple responsibilities is vital for just about every employee. Graduates of our Medical Assisting degree program gain the type of first-hand knowledge that make them indispensable to doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals and other areas within the field. Often job titles or responsibilities are broad because most professionals in this field provide a broad spectrum of services to their employer, including various administrativ...

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  • Jessica Bland sees her role at Bryant & Stratton College as much more than an instructor. Rather, her goal is to light the flame that motivates her students to succeed. In her welcome packet to students she quotes William Butler Yeats to summarize her teaching philosophy: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but he lighting of a fire.” She tells students that her goal is not simply for them to recite facts verbatim, but to develop a passion for learning and embrace their cal...

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