Altierus Career College Reviews - Certificate in Medical Assistant

2.28 out of 5 stars
(19 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $15,009 - $21,388
22% of 19 students said this degree improved their career prospects
21% of 19 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Leslie Requena - 10/17/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
"The teachers are absolutely wonderful but I find myself paying the tuition for a degree that isn't accepted in many places."
1.5 out of 5 stars
worst school ever - 8/7/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012
"This school is nothing. They are full of lies and have you paying all this money and dont even help you with any jobs afterwards. But they constantly blow up your phone and expect you to pay. How can i pay if i have no job in the field i went to school for. This school is very poor and should be shut down. They lie way too much. Constantly changing the pay of your tuition and etc. I wouldnt recommend this school to anyone! I would tell them to run and never look back!"
2.5 out of 5 stars
Veronica P. - 7/16/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"I am very disappointed with Everest Institute (Marietta, GA). Don't believe that they have jobs awaiting for you after graduation. First they can't keep adequate staff so therefore you're going from counselor to counselor. They lie and say they will help you find employment but then when the time comes to find a job, they give you all these stories about all the other schools that they are competing with for these jobs. Why didn't you tell us that before you got our financial aide money! DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE! I have been out of school for over a year and yet to find a job. I have had three different counselors and none have been any help. I don't think they care their just there for a paycheck. DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE! The whole time you're in school there was always a staff member smiling in your face but as soon as your out of there, Good riddance!! I wouldn't recommend it unless you're already working in this field but just need a diploma."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Ashlee Hall - 6/23/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"When I first started at the Everest in Chesapeake VA 23320 I was extremely excited. I came to the school and they gave me a tour and when you enter the school there is a board up of some of the people who have gotten jobs after they graduated. I was very impressed at that and that made me more excited about attending because I wanted to be one of those individuals. I aced all my courses and ended the school year with a 4.0 GPA. . I was an ambassador for my high academic scores and also had perfect attendance my whole school year. I'm writing this review on Monday June 23, 2014 and I'm still jobless!!! Even with all of my Great academic achievements Deans list, Presidents list etc. I still have no job. Everest is a terrible school i went several times after i graduated to do mock interviews and to get change around my resume to make it more appealing to employers. I would always have to pop up at the school because my career rep never answered his phone and never returned msgs or calls. BRAD MITCHELL is an example of a bed rep and he needs to be fired!! Every time you call the school you can never get up with this man! And when he did it was only through text msgs no on the phone conversation at all. This school is a job. Now I'm back working a retail job trying to keep up with my monthly student loan every month which i can barely afford to pay. People please take my advice and either go to a community college or go to a university and not Everest University!! A real school where they take pride in helping there students meet there goals of being successful. Have you ever wondered how many of the employers who work at Everest went to a Everest college?? NONE!! they all went to universities and community colleges that are accredited schools!! This Everest student loan is just another bill on top of my other bills! so I basically just dug myself into a deeper hole. $17,000 I HAVE TO PAY BACK!!! The reps schedule your appointments back to back so when you meet with them they are rushing you out of there office so they can meet with the next student. Take my advice and take your money else where please people don't end up like me! Employees look at Everest students as a joke!"
4.8 out of 5 stars
Rachel - 5/20/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2010
"My program at Everest is wonderful!! The program is intense and was very fast paced, but well worth it in the end and the instructors are so great and put so much heart into what they do! I was able to get a job within two months after leaving my program and two of my best friends were hired as a Dental Assistant and a Medical Assistant shortly after they graduated. They too love what they do and love the offices and the people they work with. We get so spoiled by the doctors we work for! Lunch every day, Coach purses and Tiffany baubles as gifts for birthdays and holidays, use of their summer cottage for our families. I have a great job and I am loving life, all because I chose to go to Everest!! I was also a work study for the Career Services Department during my time as a student, so I saw how hard they worked and how much heart that team put into trying to mold students into hirable candidates. I would say that any negative comment you read regarding this school comes from a graduate that is just plain un-hirable. Someone that didn’t listen to the advice of their Career Representative and has poor interviewing skills, spotty employment history, and is just plain lazy and doesn’t network themselves! These are the people that I always overheard complaining!"
2.3 out of 5 stars
graduated with honors - 3/27/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"Where should I start? I commuted 126 miles a day, was a student coach, had a 3.79 gpa and hardly ever missed school. Now I have a loan, I can't get a job, because no one wants to hire someone without experience. NO ONE! I've had over 15 interviews in 2 mos that I felt a connection with the interviewer and they always say I had a great interview and they'd call me right back. And never do.. But when the loan comes due, they will want some sort of payment. My case worker is supposed to work on finding interviews or line ups, and I really don't think she even found 1 business to apply to. I would never go here again, and can only warn people there are just so many medical assistant jobs out there. You can have all the schooling you want, but in the end if you don't have at least 2 yrs experience to go with it, its a moot point. Good luck"
4.8 out of 5 stars
er - 3/8/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
"I like the teacher there everyone is so nice the only thing is that they are always running out of supplies and books for the mod,and when I recieved my book a week after mod start the booklooked bootlegged couldnt even rip out pages because there wasnt any pre cutt crease.This is at the san Bernardino college"
2.3 out of 5 stars
frustrated - 1/26/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2006
"It is a rip-off. I am still paiding on my student loan and I have nothing to show for it. I am still in a dead end job. The job placement only helped me for one month. The counselor made it sound like I wouldn't have any trouble getting a job. What a lie. Everywhere I went wanted me to have 2 years of experience. It isn't worth what you pay for it. I regret going and wasting all that money!!!!!! How I would like to get my money back. The instructor was great,but not worth it."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Tina C - 12/29/2013
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2006
"Worse school ever. Regret ever attending that school. Don't make the same mistake I did and stay far away from them."