Are you looking to start your career in the healthcare field with as much experience as possible? If so, United Career Institute is where you can develop your skills, complete a real-world externship, expand your professional network, prepare for industry certifications*, and then earn your degree or diploma in two years or less!
Read on to learn why an externship experience is integral to your healthcare career training and how it can help jump-start your career.
What Is An Externship?
An externship is a valuable training experience that allows a student to put the skills and knowledge they have learned in the classroom and lab into practice under the supervision of industry professionals. The United Career Institute career management department assists you in organizing this experience. It is completed in a regional healthcare facility that aligns with the student’s field of study.
Benefits Of An Externship
There are many benefits to a healthcare training program that incorporates an externship. Among them are the real-world experience a student will gain, the ability to create professional connections with local industry professionals, and the ability to become comfortable working in an operational healthcare facility.
One of the most important aspects of an externship is the real-world experience it provides. This allows students to take the combination of knowledge, skills, and patient care techniques and apply them in the field. Additionally, because students will work closely with healthcare professionals in the facility of their externship, they will also develop a professional network that they can utilize for references and recommendations when it comes time to start the job search.
Another important factor in the externship experience is becoming familiar with working in a healthcare setting. Practicing skills in a classroom versus in an actual medical facility can be very different, so it is crucial for a student to have the ability to adapt to their setting.
Does An Externship Count As Work Experience?
United Career Institute understands that a student’s goal is to start their new healthcare career with the skills and experience they need to be successful. The externship that our students complete during their training equips them with additional experience that they will add to their qualifications and build their resumes. When adding externship experience to a resume, it is important to highlight the skills learned, duration, and any other relevant information. The United Career Institute career management team, can assist with creating a resume that appropriately reflects our student’s experiences.
Additionally, some UCI graduates have been offered a position upon graduation at the same healthcare facility where they completed their externship. Developing strong professional relationships during this learning time can help a student in the job search once their training is complete.
How United Career Institute Can Help You
United Career Institute students benefit from an externship, hands-on training, certification* preparation, student services, smaller classes, and more! With training programs in Practical Nursing, Online Clinical Medical Assistant, Online Medical Coding, and Online Medical Office Administration, students will be prepared to enter their new careers in two years or less. For an even more accelerated approach, students can enroll in our online Career In A Year option for training in Medical Assisting or Medical Billing/Administration! Students enrolled in the phlebotomy technician training program will complete their training in only 12 weeks, making it a great option for those looking to enter the healthcare industry quickly.
*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding industry certification exam.