Health Department to hold Open House February 28th

by Stacy Mentzer
Posted on 2/4/2014


What: Open House
When: Friday, February 28th 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: BioScience and Healthscience Building at Iowa Central Community College

The demand for health care professionals is growing and Iowa Central Community College has the programs to meet the demands of the workforce. Did you know Iowa Central Community College offers a multitude of healthcare career programs? The Medical Laboratory Technician Program, Medical Assistant Program, and the Radiology Technologist Program would like to invite you to an open house exploring these careers.

Stacy Mentzer, the Medical Laboratory Technician Program coordinator, will be available to meet with any person interested in learning about the program. This career is experiencing an increase demand for qualified workers. Individuals leaving this program will make an average of $38,000.00 - $47,000.00/year with a starting wage of $17.00 – $22.99/ hour.  The program has seen a 100% placement rate for graduates.  Graduates indicate 100% satisfaction with the program. Employers of graduates indicate 100% satisfaction with those hired. The program is expecting a 22% increase in employment opportunities in the upcoming years.  Individuals will leave the program prepared to work in hospitals and clinics with other healthcare professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Kelly Kruger, the Medical Assistant Program coordinator, will be available to meet with any person interested in learning about the Medical Assisting program. As a graduate of this program individuals will be prepared to work in healthcare facilities such as doctors’ offices and clinics assisting in the administrative, clinical, and lab tasks. Students leaving this program will make an average of $29,000.00/year with a starting wage of approximately $12.00-$13.00/hour. Graduates indicate 100% satisfaction with the program. Employers of graduates indicate 97% satisfaction with those hired. 80% of program graduates obtain a job within the field. The profession is expecting a 29% increase in employment opportunities in the upcoming years. Individuals will leave the program prepared to work in doctors’ offices and clinics assisting doctors and nurses in providing quality patient care.

Chantel Burns, the Radiology Technologist Program coordinator, will be available to meet with any person interested in learning about the Radiologic Technology program. As a graduate of this program students will be prepared to work in hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices performing diagnostic imaging examinations. Graduates leaving this program can expect to make an average of $45,000.00 -$55,000.00/year with a starting wage of $20.83 – $25.46/hour. Graduates indicate 99% satisfaction with the program. Employers of graduates indicate 99% satisfaction with those hired. 85% of program graduates obtained a job within their field while others continued on in their education. Radiology has many specialty areas in which a graduate can build their career. Our Radiology Program has an affiliation with the University of Iowa for additional training in Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with a bachelor degree option. Ultrasound training is also available with ARDMS board’s eligibility upon completion.  All three specialty programs involve online classes through University of Iowa and clinical CT, MRI and US training through Iowa Central. The profession is expecting a 21% increase in employment opportunities in the upcoming years.

As major contributors to healthcare these programs open many doors for individuals who want to work with patients, families, and doctors to make a difference in someone’s life. These programs also serve as stepping stones to those who wish to continue their education!

We look forward to seeing you and sharing the success stories and opportunities of these programs! If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 1-800-362-2793 ext. 1322 or 1309!!

See you February 28!!!