FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
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BERKELEY COLLEGE DEAN OF HEALTH STUDIES SHEILA DYNAN DISCUSSES GROWTH IN HEALTHCARE CAREERS IN ONE-ON-ONE WITH STEVE ADUBATO AIRING ON APRIL 8
Sheila Dynan, DMH, Dean of the Berkeley College School of Health Studies, will be featured in the public television program One-on-One with Steve Adubato on April 8. During the show, Dr. Dynan discusses the growth of healthcare careers and the role of Berkeley College in educating and training the future healthcare workforce. The segment will air at 7:00 pm on NJTV and 12:30 am on WNET-13.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare professions are among the fastest growing occupations, with the healthcare and social assistance sector accounting for nearly a third of the nation’s projected job growth from 2012 to 2022.
“We face an incredible burgeoning of need for healthcare services, due largely to the baby boomer generation, which only now has begun to reach age 65 and older,” Dr. Dynan said recently. “This, coupled with extraordinary advances in scientific and medical research, technology, information and communication systems, creates the potential for each of us to see and experience improvements in healthcare that we never thought possible. You begin your careers at a time when current and future opportunities are expanding faster than ever before.”
The Berkeley College School of Health Studies offers Bachelor’s degrees in Health Services Management; Associate’s degrees in Health Sciences, Health Services Administration, Health Services Administration – Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding; Medical Assistant, and Surgical Technology; and certificates in Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Surgical Processing Technician and Practical Nursing programs.
Starting this summer, more of these programs will be offered to Berkeley College students in Newark and Woodbridge, in addition to Clifton and Dover, NJ. The new programs being offered in Newark and Woodbridge, NJ, include Associate’s degrees in Health Sciences, Health Services Administration, Health Services Administration – Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding; and Medical Assistant. The new certificate programs at these locations include Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician and Surgical Processing Technician.
Berkeley College provides traditional and online degree options and blended learning opportunities to prepare students for careers in some of today’s most in-demand professions. Berkeley College was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Colleges in the Online Bachelor Degree category. Students at Berkeley College benefit from a supportive, flexible, diverse learning environment that connects them with workplace experience in their areas of study before graduation.
A leader in providing career-focused education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students — including more than 900 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has three New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. Berkeley College Online® also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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