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Employment Potential with MedTech

Hello, all,

My girlfriend, 35, is considering enrolling in MedTech to become a Medical Assistant. She has a bachelor's degree from a university in Thailand, but all the credits are beyond the 10-year window and no longer transfer, so she has to start over.

We realize a degree from an actual university would be preferable, but given the time constraints (two full years at a Uni vs 9-15 months at MT; and we'd like to have children soon), we're seriously considering MedTech.

However, I've read quite a few negative reviews online, and I've also heard that many places won't hire students from MedTech. I went with her to talk with one of their "advisors" and came away far from impressed; however, I'm new to the whole nursing program. Would we be making a mistake going ahead with the MedTech program?

Thank you so much for any help!

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

Medical Assisting is not nursing. And MedTech is an investor-owned, for-profit whose grads have (in my experience) difficulty finding work. Starting over at a community college is not the end of the world. It is a much better choice than MedTech.

Run.

Away!

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