Quote from Anne36
Why are they a waste of money? Explain a bit more. I have a friend who says that she trained at Ross as a medical assistant and she is currently working at a nursing home as a cna.(uncertified though) What is the average pay for medical assistat compared to cna? I saw that there was a program for patient care tech too. Last year I was thinking of going to Everest, but I didnt know how much the programs were.
Waste of money = over $12,000 in loans--most of which you have to pay back at an outrageous interest rate so don't forget to tack that on! :angryfire
Although they hook you & reel you in with their sales pitch & lies, you will NOT be certified until you have worked for a year after "graduation." And even though they tell you they will place you for an externship, many students were not placed as promised--they had to find their own site.
And if you think about it, what physician's office would hire you anyway if when your externship is over, this fly-by-night rip-off company will send them another student?
And I don't know who could possibly afford to pay $100 a month to repay the loans while supporting a family & making only $8 an hour--the average rate of pay--WITH certification!
I went for 2 mos :trout: (Dearborn campus) but then quit after realizing many of the things they told me were lies. The final straw was when the instructor handed me an exam & also an answer sheet. (I call that cheating!)
After quitting & contacting MANY people from here to California, I stopped what payments had not been dispersed. They then had the nerve to BILL me!
After many more phone calls & having to PAY for arbitration, the bills stopped coming. Ironically, they have changed their name from National Institute of Technology to Everest.
They are a rip-off. Go to a community college or find an adult education program. I believe the Red Cross also offers classes.