Researching Education and Training Options
Now that you’ve narrowed down your health care career possibilities, it’s time to contact those schools that offer the education/training needed for those career choices. Gather the information below for your top three school choices.
Health Care Career Choice _______________ Education/Training Needed __________________
|Name of school or program||1.||2.||3.|
|Where is the program or school located?|
|Prerequisites for admission to the school or program|
|When will the next program or courses be offered?|
|Is the program Full-Time or Part-Time?|
|Are there weekend and evening options?|
|How many hours a week will I be attending classes?|
|How many hours a week will I need for studying?|
|How long will it take to get my certificate or degree?|
|Does this program/course prepare me to apply for certification in this career?|
|Is this certificate or degree recognized by employers?|
|How much does it cost? (Include tuition, fees & books)|
In looking at the chart above, which factors are most important to you in deciding what school to attend and whether this is a good career choice for you?
Here are some questions to think about:
- Do you plan to work and go to school at the same time?
- Do you need flexibility in when you can take courses because of family or other responsibilities?
- Do you have any money saved for school? Will you need to work? Take out loans?
- Can you meet the prerequisites for the program?