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Eagle Gate: doorway to a health career
by Jenniffer Wardell
Oct 13, 2011 | 677 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BOUNTIFUL — It’s a chance to be the person on the other side of the X-ray.

Eagle Gate College, which has a campus in Layton, offers a variety of health and wellness-based degrees that can lead to jobs in fields ranging from nursing to fitness training. The college, which will be on hand for the Davis Clipper’s Health and Wellness Fair, coming Oct. 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the South Davis Recreation Center, offers a wide range of people the chance for a second career.

“We have pretty much every demographic you can think of,” said David Moser, director of admissions at the Layton campus. “It’s folks who want a new career, and want a relatively quick way to be able to do that.

“The training here gives them the tools to be successful.”

The college’s School of Healthcare offers five associate’s degrees, including Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Nursing, and Pharmacy Technician.

“There’s a lot of jobs in that type of a field,” said Moser. “We make sure that the programs here mirror careers that are in high demand.”

In Medical Assisting, students are trained in everything from patient gowning to venipuncture and minor surgical assistance. In Dental Assisting, training covers laboratory preparation, radiography certification, office management, and patient care.

The Pharmacy Technician degree trains students in understanding the uses of drugs and calculating doses, while Medical Billing and Coding goes over everything from current coding software to claims processing and office management.

The Nursing degree offers what may be the widest range of training, covering everything from pharmacology to mental health and pediatric nursing.

“There’s a lot of jobs in that type of a field,” said Moser. “We make sure that the programs here mirror careers that are in high demand.”

The college also offers two diplomas in their School of Health and Wellness: Personal Fitness Training and Professional Massage and Bodywork.

The average graduation time at an Eagle Gate College campus is 12-18 months, and to help ease the process of getting a new job the Layton campus also offers a career services department. The department offers career counseling, resume help, mock interviews, and the chance to pursue externships (similar to internships, but lasting only a few days to a few weeks).

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