Remington College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (77)
I've always been interested in medical assisting, and I chose Remington specifically because of their fast track medical assisting program. I was a little skeptical at first about how much value my degree would hold for me, but I got along really well with all my teachers and once I established that I was willing to work hard (even though I was working another job full time at the time) and study to really try to get a career in the field, they were super helpful about helping me find employment after i got my degree. their career services helped me make a resume and connected me with a doctor nearby I work for now- the degree is the only reason I got my foot in the door, which is much more than you can say for any of these other super fast tracked gimmicky schools. they don't take your money, they use the tuition you provide to pay for the buildings, staff and all the equipment we got to use on the job. During my externship I got put in a clinical medical assisting position, working a desk at a hospital with other people who were already experienced in the field. I didn't get a job there, sure, but the things I learned there are the only reason that i did well enough on my interview to get a medical assisting job where I work now. I think if you're halfheartedly working on this degree to try to get through the program and think the degree is the only thing that you'll need to find a job, you won't find one. a degree is important, sure, but the most important thing is your work ethic- you have to be willing to follow up and learn on your own time too. what kind of college would it be if you didn't have to study? although for the record, I had a medical emergency in my family during my course and the instructors were totally understanding about it, they gave me an extension on a project and let me make up the classwork later on. you just have to communicate with them instead of simply not showing up.
Reading all these reviews, I'm really surprised. I loved attending Remington; the classes were way more flexible than any of the other options that I looked in to, which was a relief- I wanted to become a dental assistant because I'm a working mother and it's supposed to be a good, growing field with flexible hours and availability, so why in the world do so many programs (especially accelerated ones) require you to adhere to such an intense schedule? My professors were really helpful, too, and I got a lot of hands on learning. I think the people who go into this school are expecting them to find a job for you- they absolutely will help, but you have to put the work in yourself after graduation, just like you do at any other school.
I absolutely loved the dental assisting program at Remington College. I feel that Remington College put me on the path I needed to go in order to better my life; I hope to go on to receive more certifications for dental work, but I was super intimidated. By putting in some hard work and thanks to my awesome teachers and the excellent resources Remington provided for me, I'm currently employed at a dental office- and honestly, I'm pretty proud of myself.
I feel like I learned more in my high school medical studies than I did at Remington. I EASILY maintained a 4.0 in my year at the school. After graduation and externship the lies and deception started showing heavily. I did the course with EKG/X-ray. Every place I went to in a 20 mile radius of my location said I was not qualified for positions at their office(I would need more school) Basically certificate was just a piece of paper. The career placement staff kept sending me job leads that were 1 hr drive away in no traffic. Any job leads i had were minimum wage which is hard to take because my current job was paying way more than that. Long story short this school is a joke!
I graduated in 2011 from Remington in Southeast Houston and I work for a big time hospital with great pay. I read some of the reviews and honestly all these people sound lazy. First of all, you have to put yourself out there and find yourself a job. They can not guarantee you a job that is what your supposed to make an effort in doing. Just like any college, your not going to graduate and find your dream job right away. I took a low pay job because I was a student with no experience and now 5 yrs later I became successful at what I do and kept thriving forward. That is how you become something of yourself with your degree. Now I am going back for nuclear medicine. So if your expecting to graduate, get a high paying job and expect them to get you a job then don't bother here. If your willing to make efforts and help yourself become successful then apply and best of luck to you. Once you graduate take what job offers you can in the position and get the experience you will need to become successful. Basically don't be lazy!
I attended the same school and same program at the Dallas (Garland) Campus. All they care about is money. Many of the people who went to school with had no business being there. The medical field is very professionally based and employers are not going to hire people with facial tattoos who are unable to read and write in English. I was the only one in my class to graduate on the Dean's List and pass the National Certification Exam. After graduation I learned one of my instructors was NOT an RN after months of her telling us she was one. No one at the school would talk about this. This school is NOT VETERAN FRIENDLY. I literally had to BEG the president of the school in order to have access to my VA benefits after being promised when I registered for MA classes. The career placement services is a joke. The ONLY REASON I was able to find a job is because of getting a business suit and literally walking door to door in a medical office building handing out heavy paper printed professionally done resumes. If you are seriously wanting to get into the medical field AVOID this school and go to a community college. There's a reason there is so many horrible reviews of Remington College.
The professors don't care about the students. They make you do a lot of assignments that don't teach very much, and they talk down to all of the assignments. If you have extenuating circumstances that conflict with homework or the ability to attend that are out of your control, they hold it against you. You end up pulling your hair out on some assignments trying to meet their expectations. I have to work six-seven days a week to cover my living-expenses, which leaves me at my witt's-end by the time that I get to school, and I'm always worried about meeting expectations. Ms. G. knows her material, but is a horrible person who doesn't give any breathing room
Attended Remington College Honolulu Campus. Only got a job as Security Captain for a high rise condominium. No advancement. Career service did NOT help much. I was suppose to have an appointment with the Career Service guy and found out he quit without even letting me know. No internship for CJ. Waste of money. Take your money somewhere else. Start with a community college and move on to a university. Classes are easy. NO challenge. Stuff they teach are pretty much what you learn in your freshmen/sophomore year in high school.
I complete course in MA in 2011. From the time I completed I never had employment in this field. In my opinion this school is a waste of money and time. Do not attend this school. Do not attend this school. Do not attend this school. Do not attend this school you will be wasting time and money.
Should shut this school down. Its a rip off. Did not get me no where. Expensive. Don't like anything about this school. Everything I been through i did not get nothing out from this school. Stay away from this school. I would not recommend this school.