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Will I Get On-The-Job Experience

Did you just graduate high school or are you switching career paths? Don’t have the experience required in job listings? Don’t worry, you can get the experience you need before you get that entry-level job.

Will I Get On-The-Job Experience

In previous decades, the answer to this question was yes. Most jobs offered on-the-job training to prepare you for a lifelong career. Although today you may get some training when starting a new job, most employers are looking for graduates that can “hit the ground running.” Meaning they are looking for new employees that are fully trained in the job and only need initial training to understand the company’s unique guidelines and protocols. Gone are the days of starting a job with no experience and expecting to get on-the-job training.

How Do You Get Job Experience?

A great way to prepare for a new job is by attending a vocational school that offers a review of the necessary knowledge and skills you will need to succeed at your new job. Since most job listings say that entry-level jobs require 1 to 2 years of experience, you can get this experience by attending a vocational program. Whether you want to get into healthcare, technology, or one of the many vocations available, Hunter Business School is ready to help. Our programs will lay a solid foundation that you can build upon when you start your new job.

Why is Job Experience Important?

There are many reasons to get experience from Hunter Business School before applying for an entry-level job. These reasons include:

A Competitive Advantage

Now that the job market is competitive, having a diploma is a great way to differentiate yourself from your competition. A diploma shows employers that you have the skills necessary to succeed in the role. Want to work as a medical assistant? Employers take on a lot of risk when hiring employees. They need medical assistants that will follow proper medical guidelines and not make mistakes that can cost the doctor’s practice fines. Plus, many of the more advanced job responsibilities of a medical assistant require a certification, so employers looking for a versatile candidate may focus on the ones with certification.

Room for Advancement

Ready to move up the ladder in your current career. Most employers will look for certification or licensure when considering an employee for a promotion. By completing your diploma, you are giving the employer a reason to pick you for the promotion over everyone else.

Hands-on Experience

So, you are asking yourself, “How can I get experience when I am just starting out?” The good news is that vocational programs supplement lectures with hands-on training. Whether you are learning to be an allied health professional or computer technician, Hunter Business School provides hands-on training in real world scenarios, so you are prepared to tackle anything your new job throws at you.

Career Services

Did you know that Hunter Business School offers career services to graduates? We help you prepare your resume, get ready for interviews, and help you to find jobs you are passionate about. So, when you are ready to join the workforce after graduating from Hunter Business School, we help you start your new career.

How Long are Vocational Programs?

Most vocational programs can be completed in months rather than years. There is no need to attend a 4-year college to get a good job. For example, Hunter Business School offers an education in medical billing in as little as 3 months and networking specialist training in 7 ½ months.

Are you asking yourself, “How can they teach the subject so quickly?” The answer is easy, we focus only on what you need to do the job successfully. We focus our curriculum on the vocation and the skills that you will need to succeed. You won’t take 15th Century Art Appreciation, just the core courses that will prepare you for a healthcare or technology career.

What are Some of the Programs Offered at Hunter Business School?

Hunter specializes in healthcare and information technology programs. You can get a diploma in many different educational programs, that include:

Medical Assisting

In as little as 7 ½ months attending full-time, you can become an entry-level medical assistant learning about medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, phlebotomy, ECG testing, and administrative skills that supplement clinical skills.

Medical Office Administration

You can be ready to work in a medical office in as little as 5 months, learning the ins and out of administrative duties at medical facilities and hospitals. During this program, you learn anatomy and physiology, health care administration, EMR (electronic medical records), insurance theory, and insurance claims management, as well as office software.

Practical Nursing

In 11 months, you can prepare to take the NCLEX-PN exam to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). The purpose of the Practical Nursing certificate training program is to provide the graduate with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to function as a practical nurse.

Radiologic Technology

If you are interested in becoming a radiologic technician, you can complete a diploma program in just 16 months. The Radiologic Technology training program provides you with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to function as a radiologic technologist. The radiologic technologist uses radiation to produce images of various parts of the body to aid in the detection of injury or disease.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography                         

If becoming a sonographer is your goal, you can complete the diploma program in as little as 23 months. This Hybrid Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is comprised of extensive coursework in the areas of abdominal sonography, OB/GYN sonography, sonography of superficial structures (e.g., thyroid, breast, testicular), vascular sonography, pediatric sonography, and cardiac sonography (echocardiography)

Medical Billing Specialist

In just 3 months, you can prepare to become a medical billing specialist. Topics in this program include billing and coding, accounts receivable, insurance billing, patient statements, encounter forms, appointment scheduling, procedure history, payment posting, diagnostic history, and referring doctor information.

Computer Technician Networking Specialist

In as little as 7 ½ months, you can get a career in IT. The Computer Technician Networking Specialist training program prepares you for entry-level positions in the fields of computer repair, and networking.

Web Application Design and Development

Also, in as little as 7 ½ months, you can enter the field of Website Development. The Hybrid Web Application Design and Development training program offers hands-on school instruction in full-stack web development, giving you the skills needed to become a junior developer or website administrator with no prior coding experience needed.

Final Thoughts

Ready to get the experience you need to start working in an entry-level role? Hunter Business School can help you find a life-long career in an industry you are passionate about. Take the first step toward a rewarding career and Hunter Business School will be with you every step of the way.

Want to Learn More?

Thousands of companies, businesses, facilities, and offices have hired Hunter Business School graduates since its inception. For more than 50 years, we have been training students, applying our experience and expertise in helping match thousands of graduates to employment in the fields of study for which they came to school. 

Contact us today to learn more about vocational programs in Nassau and Suffolk County.