You're graduating high school! Congratulations on the achievement – you've earned it! Be honest, though, how many times have you been asked, “So now what are you going to do?” Enough times to make you go crazy, right?
Whether you already know what direction you’d like to go or you are exploring some options, it’s an exciting time full of endless possibilities. MedCerts has online certificates to put you on the right path to a career you love in 6 months or less and without the debt of a 2- or 4-year degree.
If you already know that IT stands for Information Technology and spending hours on a computer or mobile device is fun for you, then training in this industry is a perfect step for you as you graduate high school. Check out these three IT training programs available at MedCerts.
As we rely more heavily on technology and work remotely, from every corner of the globe, we also need the help of professionals who can set up secure systems and troubleshoot problems as they arise. An IT Helpdesk Administrator certification will train you to do just that. Whether creating a new network or making sure an existing network is running smoothly, your services are highly valued in today’s workplace.
PC technicians are skilled with hardware, operating systems, peripheral equipment, and more. With this program, you will “get your hands dirty” working with computers and their components. If you're already comfortable around computers, you may want to check out MedCerts's PC Technician certification – one of the most popular programs for high school graduates pursuing a career in IT.
If you plan on taking your IT career much further, Fundamentals of IT is a comprehensive program that prepares you for the next steps in your education. Whether you decide on pursuing system administration, computer networking, or cybersecurity, the foundational technical skills will set you up for a lifetime of success within the industry. Even the most advanced tech degrees start with the fundamentals!
From medical coders to pharmacy technicians, trained healthcare workers are in high demand and you could be the next high-value applicant for your dream job. These three MedCerts training programs are ideal if you're just graduating high school.
Electrocardiography – or EKG – helps doctors diagnose various heart conditions during health crises in busy emergency rooms, cardiac clinics, and sometimes, primary care medical offices. As an EKG Technician, you'll provide valuable information to a patient’s medical team. MedCerts's EKG Technician certification is a 12-week program and leads to national certification through the National Healthcareer Association.
An Electronic Health Records Specialist works with doctors and other healthcare providers daily, ensures proper document management, and guarantees every patient’s privacy. Specialists are a highly valued part of every health facility and the job outlook for medical records technicians is positive. If you love working with numbers and other data, this could be the right healthcare program for you.
While training to be a Physical Therapy Aide, you'll learn to support therapists in rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, physical therapy clinics, and other settings. You may be tasked with setting up equipment, preparing ice packs and hot packs, or getting patients checked in and ready.
If you plan to become a physical therapist or personal trainer, MedCerts' Physical Therapy Aide program will allow you to work in the industry you love while gaining invaluable knowledge as you continue your training.
IT and healthcare are two of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S., making them ideal careers for high school graduates.
What are you most interested in? Check out the training programs above and see which ones get you excited for your future. Try talking with your friends or family members that know you best. Their input may help you decide what career you would be most happy with.
One of MedCerts' Educational Consultants can also help you find the perfect online certification that matches your needs and dreams. Other than the programs highlighted above, we have a full lineup of online IT certifications as well as over 30 healthcare options that may be available to you. We can’t wait to chat with you!
Julie Campos is the Senior Director of Operations and Student Success at MedCerts. She brings over 14 years of experience in Online Higher Education in both Student Support and Enrollment and started her career at the University of Phoenix, serving most of her tenure as a student-facing leader.
Julie has her Bachelors of Liberal Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas at El Paso, and her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Her areas of expertise are student support in online higher education environments and working with nontraditional students. At MedCerts, she is focused on creating a pro-active student central support model for MedCerts students to reach their goals and has developed the MedCerts Student Support and Outreach Model, created MedCerts Student Success Advisor reports and Dashboards, as well as the Student Success Advisor Playbook. Her proactive approach to student support has been crucial in meeting MedCerts’ student’s needs, as well as completion and certification goals.
Julie has three children – a 10-year-old son and 12- and 4-year-old daughters, who keep her and her husband busy with sports. She is also an avid crafter with an entire room of her home dedicated to the hobby. In her free time, she enjoys teaching wreath making and even has a few “how-to” YouTube videos on the subject!