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How the Emergency Medical Services Program Promises Job Opportunity

Job outlook for emergency medical technicians and paramedics is promising. Public safety is always an important issue, and this career path puts you on the front lines of emergencies.

There’s a common misconception about the Emergency Medical Services industry, which is also one of our newest program offerings. When an ambulance goes whirling by you in traffic on its way to an emergency, it’s not merely an ambulance driver behind the wheel, but a highly trained emergency medical technician or paramedic capable of treating and stabilizing … [Read more...]

Why college matters

There’s been a lot of chatter about college, careers and money lately. If you’re in your late teens or early 20s, the chorus of your elders debating the issue probably sounds like blah, blah, blah. The uncle without a degree makes tens of thousands more than his bachelor-degreed wife. You probably have walked away from conversations like that. Now, it’s … [Read more...]

The Medical Field Is More Than Just Treating Patients

Health Information Technology became a prominently growing career path within the medical field. It’s one of Kirtland’s newest health sciences program and it's available entirely online.

Record keeping is a critical aspect of the medical industry, and the digital shift is changing how hospitals retain those records. That shift also set off changing federal requirements in how they are maintained. From these shifts, Health Information Technology became a prominently growing career path within the medical field. And it’s one of Kirtland’s … [Read more...]

Nursing and Surgical Technology’s Ever-Growing Job Outlook

The job outlook in health careers, including Nursing and Surgical Technology, is ever-growing. Kirtland has the programs you need to jump start your future.

The demand for nurses grows rapidly as our population lives longer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting a 26% nursing job growth rate, rendering 526,000 new jobs. Consider an additional need for 525,000 nurses to replace those retiring or leaving the field, and the need for new nurses by 2022 exceeds a million. This promising job outlook … [Read more...]

Fighting heart disease: an inside job!

Cardiac Sonography Degree

Looking inside someone’s heart can make a world of difference. What if you could do that and make great money at the same time? If you like the idea of working in the healthcare field and are comfortable with science and technology, you really should look into cardiac sonography. It is a procedure that uses ultrasound imaging to diagnose … [Read more...]

Bowling goes big league at Kirtland

Rare is the person who doesn’t enjoy bowling from time to time. Those who are crazy about it are birds of a feather. Kirtland Community College is adding bowling to athletics, making the longtime pastime the real deal for students: Firebirds are about to bowl in the big league. Kirtland hired Dean Speer to coach the team. The West Branch resident owns … [Read more...]

Have a flair for business and marketing?

Business degrees at Kirtland

Some people just don’t fit in a business or marketing setting. Others thrive there. If you’re thinking about where to apply your talents, maybe it’s time to get down to business with a Business and Marketing degree from Kirtland. You’ll develop the skills you need to kill it in this constantly morphing marketplace. Kirtland’s business degrees and … [Read more...]

Nursing. Just what the future ordered!

Nursing degrees at Kirtland

Healthcare is growing. The population is aging. Hospitals are hiring. You could be working. Everybody knows that nurses are in demand — and the pay is really good, but it takes a special person to be a nurse for the long haul. You will be employable in almost any community you choose to live in throughout your lifetime if you become a nurse. If you’re … [Read more...]

Auto techs are superheroes

Auto techs are superheroes

When someone needs their vehicle fixed, it’s usually an urgent situation. If you know how to do it, and get it done quickly, you earn superhero status. People with vehicles drive for lots of reasons. They: don’t rely on public transportation need to get to work have to take the kids somewhere (everywhere) None of it can wait. Most people can get … [Read more...]