Everest Institute Reviews - Certificate in Medical Assistant - CLOSED
Review of Medical Assistant Certificate Degrees
The plus is getting through Internship and graduating. The only reps you could find was in the Financial Aid department that would call you out of class to meet your payments. This school had an huge enrollement rate, too bad the staff was clueless.
Very weak school, you have to pay for your certificate test, no NCCT test, no additional tests included in the tuition , very long program 10 months then you have to search for a job , no professional staff ,strongly not recommending this school because no future for the graduates.
I went to Everest in Silver Spring, MD which is now closed down. I learned alot because we actually had good instructors. But I only gotten first aide/for certified. Theybdont help you find a job and jobs won't hire you from this school. It's a scam!
This is wonderful school! The tests are really tough. It forces me to learn a lot. The instructors are great, too. I know that when I graduate, I will know what I am doing and I will have the knowledge to pass the certification exam. All of these negative reviews are ridiculous! You are missing a great opportunity to learn and have a better career. I highly recommend this school. for taking classes during the day or night!
I went to Everest Institute about two years ago. At the moment I'm still without a job and huge debt. As I look for a job no ones hiring because Everests credentials aren't what employers are looking for. So far Everests credentials come from "National Association for Health Professionals", but when I apply for a medical assistant job the companies ask for credentials that aren't from "National Association for Health Professionals. In all truthfulness I have paid down some of my debt but am with no medical assistant career two years later. Career services at Everest isn't helping at all. By the way if I haven't mentioned, I'm referring to one in Houston where I attended.
I originally started at the Vancouver school , loved it and felt I was getting the best education everyday I learned something new. Then in my second MOD they announced that they were closing the Vancouver campus and moving us to the TIgard campus since going to the TIgard campus it has been nothing but disorganized and stressful. The staff refers to us as Vancouver students even though we have been attending for about 4 months now, they have different rules for us Vancouver student than the Tigard students. I feel as if our poor instructor is constantly having to change her teaching ways because administration wants us to do more book work than anything. It is all stuff we as MA's will never use.Please just don't waste your money. Its a big waste and wish I would have never applied at Everest.
My pet peeves at this school were: Gossiping rude staff. Most computers not working missing mice. Bugs bugs bugs everytime you looked up. They accept the wrong students and by time you are finished some of you may need therapy. Why, who needs the verbal abuse from staff members and will you get upset they tell you, you are wrong and then they'll sit in offices and talk about you while you're in there not knowing you are. The place is not a happy place and this review is for change, not to hurt. You can not obviously get your points across to them so this is it. The happy song is A LIE, just as some current students. They'll wait until they've disbursed all of your money then tell you how and where they want you. Mostly everyone's adults and they will try you, no matter how much you complain I've seen it over and over and now I'm done, they're still disrespecting students. THEY HAVE NOT CHANGED AND WON'T UNTIL ZENITH EDUCATION STEPS IN AND THAT IS WHAT IT WILL TAKE!
DON'T DO IT!!! I attended this school because I thought that I would have a job after I finished.... WRONG!!! I received little to know help, and now almost 2 years later I'm still unemployed. One of my instructors told us that Everest has a bad reputation, and that alot of employers won't hire students from Everest, and I see why. I took out over $19,000 in student loans and they showed us how to draw blood ONE TIME!!! I still don't really know how to take blood pressure, and I'm cpr certified but don't have a heart attack around me. I'll bee standing there looking dumb with everyone else. That school is a scam. DON'T DO IT!!!!
Please don't go here,I should've took the reviews more seriously. I am in the MA program and it is so un organized. We had a teacher who went on vacation in the middle of a mod and a different sub everyday teaching different things. The staff doesn't care we complained about her for months n they did nothing. I feel like I've learned nothing and wish I could get my money back this is bs. We now have a teacher whom just became a MA 2 months ago and guesses most of the things she suppose to be teaching.
I can't believe so many people have had a bad experience with Everest. I have been going for about 4 months, and I absolutely love it. I'm 6 months pregnant, and am able to fit school into my schedule no problem. Yes it's a lot of work, but you have to be dedicated, and you'll do fine! I go to Everest in aurora Colorado. I love the instructors, the staff, financial aid, and all the counselors. All of my classmates love everything about the program too. I'm so sorry that so many people have had terrible experiences. This has been one of the best career choices for me, and my classmates would agree. The hands on is every single day, and SO fun. I hope people aren't deterred, and I hope they find an awesome Everest campus like I have. I cannot wait to graduate! (I do know that Everest is currently in the process of switching all campuses to non profit, after starting out for profit. Due to this, many campuses have closed, Arizona campuses for example, but mine is non profit already. This may be a huge reason for the financial serive complaints, and staffing complaints. Do your research on the campuses available to you and good luck!!!)