What’s In It For Me?


All too often these days people ask, or sometimes just think, ‘What’s in it for me?’ before they commit to doing something, or helping someone. It’s an unfortunate symptom of our society in the 21st century.
But at Carrington College California we encourage our students to rally against that way…

Why is your health insurance so expensive

Why is Your Health Insurance so Expensive

In 2010, the United Sates spent 2.6 trillion dollars on healthcare. That is equal to $8,402 per person and 18% of the total economy.

In My Words – Meet Felicia Maldonado

Felicia Maldonado

Felicia Maldonado is a student in the Medical Assisting Certificate program at the Carrington College Albuquerque campus in New Mexico. The campus, not unusually for Carrington, has a tight-knit community feel about it. That closeness has helped Felicia navigate a few bumps in the road along the…

Career Spotlight – Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care

If you know someone who is considering a health care career, but has yet to make their final choice of profession, ask them if they’ve considered the growing field of respiratory care?
What does a respiratory care practitioner do?
As a respiratory care practitioner (known as a respiratory…

Positive Salary News For Certificate & Associate Students


A recent report* suggests that students attending a two-year technical program could graduate and initially move into better paid jobs than those graduating with a four-year bachelor’s degree.
The report, presented to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, found that graduates with…

Student Spotlight – Meet Mbemba Romain

Mbemba Romain

Mbemba Romain, born and raised in the Bay Area, is studying be become a Pharmacy Technician at our Carrington College California San Leandro campus.
Aged 28, Mbemba was tired of drifting from one job to the next – a pattern he’d followed after a brief spell at a community college.
“I’d been…

Carrington Student Proves CPR Certification Saves Lives


Lori Carpenter, a Vocational Nursing program graduate from our Sacramento campus recently proved the real-world value of her CPR training. Last month Lori’s CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) skills helped her save the life of a 3-year-old girl during a day-out at a local lake.
The incident…