Star Career Academy Reviews

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Avg. time to find work: 4-6 months
% career related to degree: 50%
Average reviewer salary: $40,000

Star Career Academy's Top-Rated Degree Programs

Program Average Rating Percent Employed Average Time to Hire Average Salary % Degree Helped Career
Surgical Technician Average Rating
Percent Employed 100% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $50,000 % Degree Helped Career 20%
Medical Assistant Average Rating
Percent Employed --- Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary --- % Degree Helped Career 100%
Cardiovascular Technician Average Rating
Percent Employed --- Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary --- % Degree Helped Career 0%

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Student Reviews

Review By Jjdrisc
Degree: Surgical Technology/Technologist
Graduation Year: 2014
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I went to Star on Welsh Rd. In Philadelphia, I did not get dropped, I left the school not because I wasn't passing, not because I didnt get good grades but because this school was horrible. I had 4 teachers in a 6 month period and honestly none of the students were where they needed to be! We had 2 teachers quit within 2 weeks of each other, we had 1 sub teaching 2 classes one night and then we had our extern coordinator quit because this school was giving her a bad rep. By sending the students out unprepared, hospitals dropped our school while I was attending SMH and they expected us to stay yea right!!!

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Degree: Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Graduation Year: 2013
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I have a few degrees from a few different schools. Do not waste your time in the paramedic program at star. It is and absolute joke and the director of education and EMS director are both morons who know nothing about how to teach. It is pathetic

Not the greatest.
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Degree: Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
Graduation Year: 2013
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The school is very unprofessional. There is a lack of leadership at the school. When you go speak to them they tell you that you will make all this money in the program. The starting salary is not what they said it would be. You can go to a dialysis clinic and make the same amount of money without paying all the money to attend school. This program is not required to work in the dialysis field. The turn over rate for teachers is high. Brookdale offers the course for one third the price with an externship. If you are looking to work in the dialysis field just apply at a facility don't waste your money coming here.

Review By Anonymous
Degree: Surgical Technology/Technologist
Graduation Year: 2012
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After taking a full time class schedule and $17,500 on school loans I have a degree that is useless. Graduated the top 2 in my class, 100% on every score at my externship and because of the schools poor reputation and the students that they allowed to pass programs prior to me and send to local hospitals to perform poorly and also found to have criminal records I can not get hired. School lacks professionalism and actual hands on training. Please, do not continue to find this abomination of an organization.

NOT THE GREATEST
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Degree: Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management
Graduation Year: 2009
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I am a 2009 Graduate of this school. This school scam'd hundreds of people out of money. The education is basic stuff you can learn on your OWN from the internet. They DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT!!! PROVIDE JOB PLACEMENT !! as advertised. The certifications are NOT I repeat are NOT !!! Required in NEW YORK. The financial aide program I would give it no stars if i could. NO ONE I KNEW HAS GOTTEN A JOB IN THEIR INDUSTRY HOTEL'S OR HOSPITALS. EVERY ONE FROM 2009 THAT WORKED THERE IS NO LONGER WORKING THERE. IT IS NOT WORTH THE TIME OR MONEY THEY CHARGE. I SPENT OVER $10,000 TO MEET PEOPLE, THAT'S HOW I SEE IT BECAUSE THE EDUCATION WAS VERY BASIC. YOU DO NOT STAND OUT FROM THE REST OF THE UNEMPLOYED WORLD BECAUSE YOU WENT TO THIS SCHOOL INSTEAD YOU FIND YOURSELF HAVING A HARD TIME EXPLAINING TO FUTURE EMPLOYERS WHAT IT IS THAT MAKE STHE SCHOOL SO GREAT THAT THEY SHOULD HIRE YOU. I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON TO FEEL THIS WAY BUT I JUST WANT YOU THE PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE TAKING A MAJOR UN BENEFICIAL RISK IF YOU ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. YOUR WELCOME.

Not VA friendly - Veterans do not try...
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Degree: Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Graduation Year: 2014
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Do NOT, I repeat DO NOT go to this school if you are a veteran that relies on VA funding such as VRAP or the Montgomery GI Bill!! They do not honor it! They are NOT veteran friendly. If you are a veteran choose another school. These schools are a dime a dozen anyway! They basically lied about being a VA friendly school in order to get the enrollment. Now, several weeks in, we find out that they are not certified to approve veterans through ANY of the veteran programs. Horrible experience. Students are not being told the truth and after weeks of being there, being led on lies, the student has to come out of Star Academy and find another school to attend. Unforgiveable!!!

Best CPR Class I ever attended
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Degree: Medical Assistant
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I am writing this review only for their CPR class for hralthcare providers because I never really attended their school except for that. But as far as CPR training, their is certainly the best, as well as the cheapest!

I attended CPR training before, from my home country, from one in NY, and another one in NJ. None of the them compared to the class I had at Star Career. I learned so much more from this class than all other three combined. It must be because they have the most complete equipment and they are available for each student.

The instructor also made sure that we understood and that we are able to do the CPR by ourselves. I am extremely pleased. It was the best $45 I have ever spent in my healthcare education.

I love this school
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012
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I love everything about starr career academy I went there in 2011 for professional cooking an loved it i love the teachers, students an fun an interesting everyday when i graduated i returned the following year for Medical Assistant an i had the same experience meet new people an had a ball would love to go back!

STAR
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Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year: 2010
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NO I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND STAR . THEY EXCEPT ANYONE INTO THE THERE PROGRAMS ,PEOPLE THAT REALLY SHOULD NOT BE THERE AND DONT WANT TO BE THERE BECAUSE SOME OF THEM ARE GETTING A FREE RIDE FROM WELFARE . THE OTHER PROBLEM IS THAT THE SCHOOL IS PUMPING OUT SO MANY SURGICAL TECHNICIANS INTO THE MARKET PLACE THERE IS NO WAY THAT THEY CAN BE ABSORBED INTO THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM .THEY SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON TV COMMERCIALS TO LURE PEOPLE INTO THERE VARIOUS PROGRAMS THEY REALLY PUT A LOT INTO THOSE COMMERCIALS AND SO VERY LITTLE INTO THERE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS .

Go to community college
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Degree: Cardiovascular Technician
Graduation Year: 2012
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I went to the Clifton campus and graduated in 2012. I was the top of my class with an A average and a 100% attendance record.

The teachers are excellent.

The courses teach you everything you need to know to pass your certification tests.

Unfortunately, this school accepts students who are disruptive, destructive and dangerous. They are permitted to run amok with no penalty. Be prepared for daily drama. Academically, they will pass anybody, sharply devaluing the diploma you earn there. This school is poorly administrated.

Once you have graduated, there are no jobs in the field you have studied. There are no Phlebotomy jobs, Surgical Tech jobs, Medical Assistant jobs or Cardiology Tech jobs unless you have 3 years of experience. There is a person who's primary purpose is to find students jobs. I have not gotten one interview. Nobody else from my class has gotten an interview. If you need a job and are serious about the medical field this is not the answer. Go to community college.

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