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Ashley Christenson Awarded the Dream Achieve Succeed Scholarship!

Pictured is Ashley ChristensonCongratulations to Ashley Christenson, the recipient of the $1,000 Dream Achieve Succeed Scholarship! Ashley is currently working towards earning her Medical Assistant diploma through our 30 day training program. She is being recognized for her hard work, dedication to succeeding in her new career field!

We are so proud of you Ashley! Keep up the great work!

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Veterinary Assistant Career Trends for 2017

Pictured is a Milwaukee Career College Vet Assistant studentA veterinary technician serves under the supervision of licensed veterinarian. Someone working in this job has a hands-on role helping animals in both clinical settings and in other areas too. Like many positions in the medical and veterinarian fields, this position is undergoing many exciting changes. What does 2017 and beyond have in store for vet techs? We’ve gathered some basic information that can help you understand what to expect.

Outlook for What Vet Techs Do

First, it is important to realize that the vet tech’s role is expanding. With more and more clinics opening in places like pet stores and retail districts as well as mobile services there will be a need for techs to fill the positions. Also, pet care is becoming a priority, so more pet owners are looking for services like teeth care and ongoing wellness services for their pets.

Job Growth Outlook

According to the BLS (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), the job outlook for veterinary technologists and technicians is growing. From the years 2014 to 2024 it is expected that the number of available jobs will grow at around 19%–which is much faster than the standard rate of growth.

Trends in Education

Because of the growth in this field, and changes in technology, education of new vet techs has changed too. It is possible for an interested individual to begin studying for this career part-time, even taking advantage of some online courses. Because the role of a vet tech is such an important position, it is important that all educational opportunities include hands-on experience.
If you would like more information about the role of the veterinary technician or you would like to learn about how you could begin the process of training for this career, reach out to Milwaukee Career College. We would love to help you change your life and be part of this exciting, vibrant field of veterinarian technology.

Outlook for Dental Assistants in 2017

Pictured is a Milwaukee Career College Dental StudentWhile there are various dental jobs to pick from, a dental assistant career is ideal if you cannot afford to spend years studying at college or university. Following is an overview of the job outlook for this particular field and some important factors to bear in mind if you want to become a dental assistant.

Job Outlook 2017

The BLS reports that job growth in this field is set at 18% up to the year 2024. This should create about 58,000 new jobs in this field during this time period.

There are several reasons why the dental assistant outlook is so rosy. First of all, studies clearly linking general health to oral health have caused people to see a dentist on a regular basis. Additionally, research shows that the younger generation is more likely to obtain regular dental care than their parents or grandparents. Furthermore, many people are using expanded health care insurance to obtain dental care they could not afford in the past.

At the same time, many dentists are interested in devoting more time to complex procedures. For this reason, they are hiring more dental assistants to handle mundane tasks.

Dental assistants are likely to be in high demand well after 2017 has past. As baby boomers get older, they will likely need to see a dentist more frequently than in times past. Diabetes cases are on the rise and this condition increases the risk of dental bone and gum infection problems.

Important Information

Dental assistants who receive advanced training and certification are likely to have the best job prospects. Thankfully, training is not expensive. It also does not take years to complete. Milwaukee Career College offers a short yet effective dental assistant training program. With this training, you can pursue a fulfilling, financially rewarding career as a dental assistant.

Dental assistants earn a median annual salary of $17.30 per hour. They may work part time or full time. Like other healthcare-related fields, the job outlook for dental assistants is great and will likely remain so for some time.

Ready to work towards a new dental assisting career? Give us a call to find out how you can get started!

Finding Fido: Rescuing the Perfect Pet from Animal Control

mcc_findingfido_humanesocietyThe Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) offers various important services for pets. Since licensing of all cats and dogs over the age of 5 months is the law in Wisconsin, they provides licensing and rabies vaccinations to pet owners for a small fee. If the animal is later found running loose and turned into the shelter, MADACC can arrange for a happy reunion. Unfortunately, reunions are the exception when it comes to the dogs and cats in shelters. These animals need a new home, and you can find a new furry family member through the MADACC.

The Numbers

Each year, MADACC takes in over 12,000 animals – the largest number of any Wisconsin shelter. The animals are either strays or brought in by people who can no longer keep them. Others arrive because they are suffering from injuries or abuse. As a public facility, MADACC can’t pick and choose which animals to accept. All unwanted creatures are welcome. Some of these animals are lucky enough to receive treatment at Milwaukee Career College by students pursuing veterinary careers.

In 2015, fewer people surrendered animals to the shelter than the previous year – a drop of nearly 9 percent, or 995 animals. Adoptions were up by 10 percent and euthanasia down by 12 percent – good news all around. However, as of October 2016, 23 percent of the animals taken in are eventually euthanized. Some of these animals were too sick or unadoptable for temperament reasons. Others just ran out of time. That’s why when you adopt a pet from MADACC, you are truly saving a life.

Choosing a Pet

MADACC transfers purebred dogs and those under 40 pounds – other than pit bulls and mixes – to outside rescue groups. If you’re looking for a cat or a dog of pit bull lineage, you’ll have plenty of choices at the MADACC. Sometimes, a particular pet just grabs your heart and you know he or she is “the one.” Felines come in a wide range of colors and ages. If you’re interested in a dog, MADACC has a foster program, and you can get information from the person fostering the dog about the animal’s habits, including housetraining, energy level and whether the pooch is good with kids and other animals. MADACC wants to make a good match, and they’ll help find the right pet for you.

Do you have a passion for helping animals and finding them a loving home? At MCC, students pursuing veterinary careers gain the knowledge needed to save the lives of local furry friends. Learn more about our Veterinary Assistant Training program and Veterinary Technician Training program today.

Check out the previous article in this blog series: Finding Fido: How Microchipping Brings Lost Pets Home

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The admissions department and accomondations for future students is amazing :)
Looking forward to starting the vet assistant course on the 26th! :)

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The admissions department and accomondations for future students is amazing :) Looking forward to starting the vet assistant course on the 26th! :) View more testimonials

Noel Fritz

"My time at MCC was amazing! The faculty and staff genuinely care about each and every student. I couldn’t thank Mrs. Hoover, Mrs. Jordan, and Mrs. Buckley enough for teaching us the knowledge and skills we need to succeed in the medical field. Hard work and dedication landed me an externship I could only dream of with Froedtert Hospital. I am beyond blessed to have had the opportunity to accept an offer and start my career as a medical assistant with Froedtert Hospital. Dream. Achieve. Succeed."


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Noel Fritz

Milwaukee Career College
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2015-09-16T19:56:52+00:00

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Picture is Noel Fritz checking a patient's blood pressure.
"My time at MCC was amazing! The faculty and staff genuinely care about each and every student. I couldn’t thank Mrs. Hoover, Mrs. Jordan, and Mrs. Buckley enough for teaching us the knowledge and skills we need to succeed in the medical field. Hard work and dedication landed me an externship I could only dream of with Froedtert Hospital. I am beyond blessed to have had the opportunity to accept an offer and start my career as a medical assistant with Froedtert Hospital. Dream. Achieve. Succeed." View more testimonials

Brittany Bozich

“The teachers and faculty at Milwaukee Career College really care about you and your education; they want you to succeed in your career. They go above and beyond to make sure you achieve your goals, whether its early mornings or staying after hours with an instructor to make sure you understand the topic at hand.”


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Pictured is MCC Grad Brittany Bozich on the job

Brittany Bozich

Milwaukee Career College
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Pictured is MCC Grad Brittany Bozich on the job
“The teachers and faculty at Milwaukee Career College really care about you and your education; they want you to succeed in your career. They go above and beyond to make sure you achieve your goals, whether its early mornings or staying after hours with an instructor to make sure you understand the topic at hand.” View more testimonials

Amanda Krebs

While I was a student at MCC I had an amazing time. All the teachers took the time to get to know their students, even Dr. Cybela. I was able to learn hands on in the career, and Mcc helped me find a Job in the field I studied. This is a great school, and I am glad I was a student.


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Pictured is MCC grad Amanda Krebs working in a Vet Clinic

Amanda Krebs

Milwaukee Career College
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2015-09-16T19:57:50+00:00

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Pictured is MCC grad Amanda Krebs working in a Vet Clinic
While I was a student at MCC I had an amazing time. All the teachers took the time to get to know their students, even Dr. Cybela. I was able to learn hands on in the career, and Mcc helped me find a Job in the field I studied. This is a great school, and I am glad I was a student. View more testimonials
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