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General Health Care Information for GED and ESL Students
Looking for a career that offers a universe of job opportunities—and a chance to touch people's lives in a way that few other careers can?
Do you enjoy learning about the human body—the world's most incredible machine—and the fascinating, ever-changing world of health care and medical advances?
Then explore a career in health care, the largest industry in the U.S. An aging population has created a huge demand for skilled health care workers—from nurses and home health aides to behind-the-scenes work such medical billing and coding specialists. In 2004, health care provided 13.5 million jobs in the U.S. By the year 2014, about 3.6 million more jobs will be created in this growing field, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The College of Lake County (CLC) is a great place to learn a career that combines science, technology and good old-fashioned caring.
With more than a dozen health-related career programs, there's one that matches your goals, budget and timeframe.
Did you know that most health care workers have jobs that require less than four years of college education? In fact, you can train for most healthcare positions in less than two years.
To learn more about careers in health care, visit www.explorehealthcareers.com.
CLC Courses from pre-professional programs transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
In two years or less, begin a health career immediately after graduating.
Designed for health professionals with formal education and clinical training or short-term training for individuals wishing to enter a health field.
“I rediscovered my love of chemistry at CLC. My professor was such a great teacher and passionate about chemistry that it was easy to go to class and learn.”
“CLC offers so much more than cost savings. I’ve received an excellent education that’s a good stepping stone to my goal of becoming a clinical psychologist.”
“CLC is such a welcoming environment for international students. Within my first year here, I was helping other international students as a student ambassador.”
“CLC has absolutely played a role in changing my educational and career goals. I had space to explore different fields and talk to many knowledgeable people about careers and opportunities.”
“I loved my education courses. The professors bring a lot of experiences into their classrooms, and everything we learn builds from class to class.”
“I have enjoyed all the instructors in the horticulture department, especially their expertise and practical work experiences. All the classes that I have taken are pertinent to my career choice.”
“Even if money hadn’t been an issue for me, I think CLC still would have been the right decision for me because of the wonderful things that I took with me from the college.”
“Really get to know your professors; they are the ones who will write you a letter of recommendation in a few years, so keep in touch with them.”
“As a CLC student preparing to transfer to a four-year school, I learned to seek help regularly from my counselor. I had someone who cared about me and I trusted. I’ll always be grateful to her.”
“College is the best decision I ever made. As a senior at Zion-Benton High School, I received a scholarship to CLC. I thought, “This is an opportunity.””
“I traveled to Peru for a two-week trip with five other CLC students as part of CLC’s first service-learning trip abroad. We were able to do good and experienced Peru’s breath-taking eco-systems.”
“The Truck Driver Training course built my confidence and really prepared me well for a successful career in this field.”
“I chose CLC’s Small Business Development Center for guidance and help meeting people who have already gone through the process of starting a business. They are a great team of experts to have on my side.”
“I became the first community college student accepted as an intern at a newsroom in Erie, Penn., thanks to my experiences on The CLC Chronicle and working with Professor Kupetz. That first internship opened many doors for me.”
“I am currently working part-time as a paralegal while enrolled as a full-time student in Roosevelt University’s Paralegal Studies program. If I had not received the education I had from CLC, I would not have the part-time job.”
“CLC was great preparation for transfer to a four-year school. I got comfortable with my abilities, and I was confident when I transferred to NIU. At CLC, I was also able to explore different courses and my interests.”
“There is something about CLC’s environment and the professors that makes your experience very enjoyable and helps you to do well academically.”
“The course prepared me for a veterinary assistant job and the externship was a great part of the reason I felt prepared.”
“CLC is a melting pot; a microcosm of America. The students come from so many different backgrounds and contexts, that you learn almost as much from your classmates as you do from your courses.”