Fast Growing Occupations – Career Exploration Day

Carrington Colleges Group, which comprises Carrington College® and Carrington College® California, will host a career exploration day on Jan. 10 at 20 campuses for prospective students to learn about fast growing occupations, such as dental assistingcriminal justice and physical therapist assistant.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, growth projections show that the number of people employed in the United States will increase 10 percent, or 15.6 million people, between 2006 and 2016. This growth is driven mainly by occupations that require specialized education and training, skill sets which Carrington programs focus on.

“With the New Year comes new beginnings and Carrington is encouraging prospective students to embrace these opportunities by helping them discover a better career,” said Robert Paul, president of Carrington Colleges Group. “Career exploration day serves as the initial stepping stone to pursue this new path by learning more about the field and how our programs will equip them with the tools necessary to help them get there.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about certificate and degree programs sought after by today’s top employers and receive a Fast Growing Careers Guide, which describes 15 occupations with increasing employment propsects. Events will feature live demonstrations by faculty, campus tours of hands-on classrooms and interactive labs. There will also be a presentation on how to finance higher education, the opportunity to meet with enrollment service representatives, and prospective students will be able to shadow a Carrington student.

The career-oriented programs at Carrington College and Carrington College California are designed to meet the increasing demand for qualified and trained professionals. Courses are taught by faculty members with real-world experience who are committed to providing personalized attention to help students achieve their fullest potential.

The open house events will take place at all 20 Carrington College and Carrington College California campuses on Jan. 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on the open house events at Carrington College and Carrington College California, visit

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