Katie Howells – Student Highlight

Meet Katie Howells, our student highlight for this week at Boardman Training Center!

Katie is currently enrolled in the Cardio Phlebotomy program here at BTC and is training to start a new career in the healthcare field. After being interested in phlebotomy for years, Katie decided to make a move and pursue this as a career.

Katie Howells -Student Highlight

“I’ve always been fascinated when getting my blood drawn. After talking to my husband about it, he encouraged me to reach out and see what BTC was all about,” said Katie.

Before attending Boardman Training Center, Katie earned an associate degree in physical therapy from a larger university. She says that it was somewhat of a rough experience because she was young and trying to figure out what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. Katie was also working at a physical therapy center before she enrolled at BTC.

Katie loves her classes at Boardman Training Center and feels the Cardio Phlebotomy career training program is the right one for her. “I thought it was the perfect program for me because it’s small, inviting, and personable. The classes were long enough to learn but not too long that you couldn’t work as well,” said Katie.

As she completes her cardio phlebotomy classes, Katie will learn valuable knowledge and practice hands-on skills that she will need to perform while on the job. In only 24 weeks while completing the program, Katie will also prepare for professional healthcare certifications that will give her an edge when applying for jobs.

When asked what her favorite part is of attending BTC, Katie says that it’s “the lifelong friends I have made with both students and instructors.” She goes on to say that her other favorite part is “the quality and quantity of information that is used to teach students who are eager to learn.”

Katie says that her favorite teacher is Elyse. “I love phlebotomy so much, and that is the main reason I chose to come to BTC. Elyse makes learning fun! She’s patient, knowledgeable, and confident,” said Katie.

At Boardman Training Center, we are committed to encouraging and empowering our students to succeed every day. Our personalized learning experience gives you the support you need to excel in your classes and your career.

After she graduates from the cardio phlebotomy program, Katie wants to work in a doctor’s office or hospital setting. “I like to be on the move and would enjoy an atmosphere that allows me to do so,” said Katie.

In five years, Katie wants to be working as a phlebotomist where she can learn and teach others.

Katie says that she would absolutely refer Boardman Training Center to a friend. “It’s a one-of-a-kind program that has so much to offer,” said Katie.

Are you looking for a career change like Katie? Or maybe you know you want to work in the healthcare field but are unsure where to start. Whatever your unique situation may be, Boardman Training Center is here to help!

We offer a supportive and caring educational environment and are dedicated to your success. With personalized attention, flexible payment plans, and fast-track career training, BTC may be the perfect school for you!

Explore our career training programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist. Contact us today to get started on your path to a new healthcare career!

The Return to Campus

As everything starts to open back up and more people get their vaccinations, we all must make the transition back to our in-person life. Kids are returning to schools, people are going back to their office jobs, and schools are welcoming students back to campus.

Here at Boardman Training Center, we are so excited for our students to be back on campus. Just like in years past, there are great advantages to learning in an on-campus environment. When you attend our healthcare career training classes here at BTC, you get an interactive education, lots of in-person support, and the chance to build great connections.

Interactive Education

The Return to Boardman Campus
If you’ve decided to enroll at BTC to fast-track your way to a great healthcare career, you will benefit from an interactive educational experience. We keep our class sizes small, so you get individual attention and instruction from all your teachers. In addition, we know that each and every student has a unique set of needs and educational preferences, so we work hard to ensure you have exactly what you need to succeed in your classes.

While you attend your career training courses, you learn hands-on skills that you will apply once you begin your new career. Our healthcare training classes provide interactive labs that allow you to practice your valuable skills with the help of experienced instructors.

In-Person Support

We provide you with consistent in-person support throughout your educational experience. Starting the first time you reach out to us, you will have a committed admissions advisor to help you enroll in your chosen career training program. From filling out your application to registering for your healthcare training classes, we are here to guide you through every step!

Once enrolled in your healthcare program, our academic team will be here to help you as you complete your classes and prepare to earn valuable certifications. With tutoring services, flexible classes, and academic advising, we will give you the support you need to succeed.

Great Connections

While completing your healthcare training courses at BTC, you will have the opportunity to build meaningful connections with many people, including your classmates, instructors, and the staff. You’ll feel right at home in your classes with our warm family atmosphere.

Building these meaningful connections with people you meet at school will give you a fun and happier educational experience and help you create a professional network that will be valuable for many years.

At BTC, we are committed to you, your education, and your successful career. We work with you every day to help you achieve your career goals by providing a WE CARE approach to education. We’re here to support you with whatever you may need throughout every step of completing your healthcare training program.

Get Started Today

Are you ready to get on the fast track to a new healthcare career with a school that is dedicated to your success? Then BTC may be the perfect place for you. Explore our Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist programs now. Contact us today to get started on your path to a successful healthcare career!

Courtney Preston – Student Highlight

Meet Courtney Preston, this week’s student highlight here at Boardman Training Center!

As a current student in the Cardio-Phlebotomy program, Courtney is gaining essential knowledge and practicing the hands-on skills she needs to succeed in a career in the healthcare field.

Courtney Preston-Student Highlight

“I have always liked the medical field, and I wanted to get back into it without having to go to school for another 1-2 years,” said Courtney.

Before deciding to enroll in cardio phlebotomy classes at Boardman Training Center, Courtney attended a number of other schools, including a larger university, a college, and a beauty school. Although she says she liked all three, she knew she was capable of more and wanted to get back into the medical field. Courtney also works in a beauty shop and does makeup for weddings and special events.

After deciding to get back into the medical field, Courtney looked around for phlebotomy schools and chose BTC. “I decided this was the best one,” she said.

While enrolled in her cardio phlebotomy training classes, Courtney will practice valuable skills, such as performing EKGs, drawing blood, caring for patients, and completing venipuncture procedures. She will also prepare for two professional healthcare certifications, including Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)* and Certified EKG Technician (CET)*.

When asked what her favorite part of attending Boardman Training Center is, Courtney said, “my friends that I have made here make every day I’m here that much more enjoyable, and the knowledge I have gained is a plus!”

Courtney is having a great experience with her instructors, especially her phlebotomy teacher Elyse. “She is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. She goes above and beyond to teach us. The knowledge I gained from her is amazing. I couldn’t ask for a better teacher.”

After she completes her career training classes and graduates from BTC, Courtney’s ideal job is to work in a lab or hospital setting, drawing blood or being an EKG technician. She believes these are good career opportunities for her since she is preparing for certifications in those areas as part of her training.

Courtney has wonderful and ambitious goals for her future. “In five years, I would like to be very successful and knowledgeable in the field I choose, knowing that I have accomplished something to make my life better in the long run,” said Courtney.

When asked if she would refer BTC to a friend, Courtney said, “yes, I have felt very welcome from day one, and the knowledge you get within a short amount of time is worth it.”

Do you want to start a fulfilling career in healthcare? Are you looking for a short-term training program to get you there? Then Boardman Training Center might be the perfect choice for you!

With personalized instruction, flexible financing options, and certification preparation, we have just what you need to get started on your journey to a new healthcare career.

Explore our healthcare training programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist. Request information today to get started!

 

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam.

What is the Difference Between a CNA & MOS

There are many great reasons to start a career in healthcare. There is a wide variety of available careers, and the healthcare industry is continuing to grow quickly. If you work in healthcare, you also have the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives by helping and caring for patients.

With so many different paths available to starting a career in the medical field, it can be overwhelming and confusing to figure it out by yourself. So we’re here to help by breaking down the differences in two entry-level healthcare positions, certified nursing assistant and medical office specialist.

Career Outlook

Medical office specialists have a promising career outlook. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, medical office specialists, or medical assistants, have a projected growth rate of 19% for 2019-2029 in the United States, which is much higher than the 4% average growth rate for all jobs. This means that employers will be hiring more and more medical office specialists in the years to come and will need qualified candidates to fill the positions.

The BLS estimates that positions for certified nursing assistants will grow 8% in the US between 2019-2029. Although this is higher than the average growth rate of 4% for all occupations, it’s not as high as the expected growth for medical office specialists or medical assistants.

Skills Required

What is the Difference Between a CNA & MOS
Medical office specialists perform a variety of both administrative and clinical duties while on the job. They assess patients and help doctors with patient care and treatment. Some of the skills medical office specialists must learn are helping with exams, administering injections, taking vital signs, preparing lab tests, and entering patient information.
At Boardman Training Center, our medical office specialist students get to practice hands-on skills in classrooms and labs, preparing them for success while on the job.

Certified nursing assistants are more focused on helping with daily living activities and direct patient care. Common skills that CNAs must perform while on the job are bathing and cleaning patients, moving them between wheelchairs and beds, helping patients use the bathroom and get dressed, feeding them, and changing linens.

Training Needed

To begin a career as a medical office specialist, specialized training is required to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills. Most medical office specialist or medical assisting programs are completed in under two years, combining classroom instruction and hands-on training. In addition, it’s helpful to choose a medical office specialist program that prepares you for professional healthcare certifications, as many employers prefer certified candidates.

For example, in our Medical Office Specialist program here at BTC, you learn vital knowledge and practice hands-on skills in essential areas while preparing for professional certifications like Certified Medical Administrative Assistant*, Certified Billing and Coding Specialist*, and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist*.

Specialized training is also necessary to become a certified nursing assistant, and this training is typically completed in under six months. CNAs will learn and practice different areas, including direct patient care, documentation, and patient safety. The CNA class has to be approved by the state, and a competency exam must be passed upon completion of the program. Additionally, clinical hours are required to become certified, and the number of hours varies by state.

Work Environment

According to BLS data, medical office specialists, or medical assistants, most commonly work in physician’s offices, with 57% working there in 2019. Another 15% work in hospitals, and the remainder work in outpatient care centers and at chiropractor’s offices. Most of these professionals work full-time, 40-hour workweeks, and some may work evenings, weekends, and holidays if they work in a healthcare facility that is always open, like a hospital.

Certified nursing assistants work more in nursing care facilities, with 37% employed there, and hospitals, with 27% employed there, according to data from the BLS. The rest of the employed nursing assistants work in assisted living and retirement facilities, home healthcare services, and government. Certified nursing assistants are required to be on their feet a lot when they work and are expected to lift over 50 pounds, which makes the job more strenuous and physically demanding. Most CNAs are employed full-time, but some work part-time as well. As a result, they may be expected to work more on nights, weekends, and holidays and for longer hours at a time.

Get Started

You’re now informed of the differences between medical office specialists and certified nursing assistants. If you think a career as a medical office specialist is the right choice for you, BTC may be perfect for you! Explore our Medical Office Specialist program and request information now to get started!

*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding industry certification exam.

BTC Learning Experience

If you’ve never been to the Boardman Training Center campus, we want to give you a behind-the-scenes view of what it’s like to be a student here. We work hard to train and prepare students for meaningful healthcare careers. Check out what the learning experience is like for students who attend school at BTC!

Hands-On Skills

For students who enroll in our fast-track healthcare classes, you will learn valuable hands-on skills that are critical for your future career. The more you practice these hands-on skills, the more experience you gain, which sets you up for success as you take care of real patients and deal with real medical office situations. Check out the valuable hands-on skills BTC students are practicing in their classes!

Classroom Instruction

At BTC, students have the chance to train for their exciting new healthcare careers in our up-to-date classrooms and labs. Healthcare training classes are taught by experienced instructors who care about you and your career success. You will be supported every step of the way by our instructors as they work with you one-on-one. Check out these BTC students having an awesome educational experience!

Certification Prep

Today’s healthcare employers need qualified candidates who are prepared to perform their specific tasks while on the job. We understand this, so all of our healthcare training programs include preparation for professional healthcare certifications* that employers value. Students enrolled at BTC prepare for certifications that are specific to their program of choice. Check out these BTC students as they celebrate earning their certifications!

Student Success

It’s our purpose to empower change by creating opportunity, and we stay committed to this mission each and every day. Our goal is to help every student achieve their dream of starting a new healthcare career. We are here for you through every step as you go through your learning experience with us, from your first call to learning hands-on skills in your classes, to graduation, and even beyond. Check out these BTC students working toward a great healthcare career and request information today to get started on your own career journey!

 

*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding industry certification exam.

Mikalena Grewe – Student Highlight

Meet Mikalena Grewe, our student highlight feature for this week at Boardman Training Center!

As a current student in the Cardio Phlebotomy program, Mikalena is completing her healthcare training classes, preparing for a new career that will allow her to help people and make a difference every day.

“I chose BTC because of the one-on-one environment you get. The classes are smaller, so each student is more likely to have one-on-one help from the teachers. I was also happy with the pricing of the classes and the classes they offer being a steppingstone into the medical field to be able to further my career one day,” said Mikalena.

Before enrolling with BTC, Mikalena was unsure of what to do and what direction she wanted to go. She had previously attended a larger university after high school, and while she loved the college environment, she wasn’t in love with her major of high school education. Education allowed her to help students but didn’t give her the same feeling as working in the medical field.

“I was struggling to decide if I wanted to further my education at a university, taking out more student loans and not knowing where in the medical field I wanted to be, or going back to a career center and being a CNA again,” said Mikalena.

Mikalena Grewe-Student Highlight

After deciding that she wanted to pursue a career in healthcare and choosing to enroll with Boardman Training Center, Mikalena started school in the Cardio Phlebotomy career training program.

“I picked the Cardio Phlebotomy program because of how much education I would receive, and by having certifications in both EKG and phlebotomy, I would have better job opportunities,” she said.

While enrolled in the Cardio Phlebotomy program, students have the opportunity to train for a new healthcare career in only 24 weeks, practicing hands-on skills that will be used on the job. Performing EKGs, drawing blood, and carrying out venipuncture procedures are just some of the hands-on skills students learn in this exciting program.

At Boardman Training Center, we love providing our students with a supportive and caring environment that feels more like a family than a school.

“My favorite part of BTC is that after so many weeks, the students in your classes and the instructors start to become a family. You are working together to help one another become successful in the field. Each student and staff member is rooting for you. I have met people I hope to have in my life for years to come,” said Mikalena.

So far, Mikalena’s favorite class has been phlebotomy. Due to COVID-19, the classes have been broken into groups, and her instructor Nikki has been great. “She is always encouraging and willing to help whenever students need her,” said Mikalena. She is also very thankful for Sandy, her instructor for the intro class. “Even after intro ended, I’ve been able to text her to ask questions or call when needed. I’m grateful that BTC has such amazing teachers.”

After graduation, Mikalena hopes to work in a hospital as a phlebotomist. in five years, her goal is to save enough money to go back to school to become a CT or MRI technician.

When asked if she would refer Boardman Training Center to a friend, Mikalena said, “Yes, I would refer a friend to BTC because of the affordable price and the friendly people they would meet along the way.”

Are you looking for a career that allows you to help others daily? Do you want to fast-track your way to an exciting new career in healthcare? Then Boardman Training Center could be the perfect choice for you!

With career training programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Medical Office Specialist, we can help you get started on your path to a new career today! Request information now to get started!