Have You Heard About the Exciting Health Care Career Training Offered at Helms College?

School of Health Services Open House In Augusta GAToday, the healthcare field is one of the largest and most rapidly growing career fields. Healthcare-related jobs are in high demand and offer a variety of different opportunities. This includes careers where you can work in clinics, homes, hospitals, labs, or even directly with the patients.

One of the driving factors for the growing need for healthcare workers is America’s aging population. As baby boomers have aged, there has been an increasing number of people needing special age-related care. Additionally, in recent years, more and more people are becoming health conscious. Much of the population has a heightened desire to want to remain fit and take care of themselves. This includes regular checkups with their doctors to ensure they are on the right path to leading a healthy lifestyle. Based on these reasons, and many more, the healthcare industry continues to flourish.


If you enjoy helping others and love a fast-paced, challenging environment, a career in the healthcare industry might be ideal for you. Our Health Services programs are very much hands-on, so you learn career-focused and practical lessons that will help you get an education to make you successful in the following healthcare careers:

PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN: This program gets students ready to execute nursing assistant duties such as obtaining vital signs, collecting and preparing specimens, doing EKGs, phlebotomy and other needed laboratory procedures. With patient care jobs projected to increase through 2022 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), the position of Patient Care Technician is in high demand.

Patient-Care-Technician-CertificationMULTI-SKILLED MEDICAL ASSISTANT: Students learn to assist doctors in a medical office setting to do a variety of clinical procedures including obtaining vital signs, collection and preparation of specimens, doing EKG’s, Phlebotomy, administering injections, assisting in minor procedures, preparing electronic health records (EHR), and performing front office duties.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Multi-Skilled Medical Assistants is projected to grow 23 percent by 2024—much faster than average for all occupations—due to the increased demand for preventive medical services and the growth of an aging population.

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Learn medical coding, billing and administrative responsibilities. Job opportunities for Medical Administrative Assistants are predicted to be high, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with demand expected to increase through 2022.

Caring Changes EverythingHelms College has the expertise to teach students what they need to know to get started in a new career. Graduates will be ready for an entry-level job in places including: physicians’ offices, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, long-term care facilities, laboratory departments, pharmacies, insurance and health records offices.  Our career development center works to pair graduates with local facilities that are seeking students with the type of knowledge earned at Helms College.

For more information about Helms College and our diverse menu of career training options, contact our admissions office today at 706-651-9707 or 1-844-GO HELMS.




Helms College Explores Culinary and Hospitality Career Paths

Macon-GA-culinary-arts-school-Helms-CollegeThe culinary career trend is sweeping the nation. Being a chef has become as cool as being a rock star, but the perception of glamour associated with the job can be misleading as it gives the impression reaching star status as a chef is easy.

Choosing a career path can be quite daunting, especially with a career that requires an investment in training and internship in order to reach your goals. The popularity of culinary and hospitality-related careers has also made the industry very competitive. There are many avenues available to students that go beyond becoming a culinary star. According to Irena Chalmers’ book, 150 Great Jobs for Culinary Students, Career Changers and FOOD Lovers, there are literally hundreds of career paths within the industry. Here are a few listed from Chalmers’ book:

Helms-College-Macon-students-at-the-VIP-preview-for-the-Spirits-of-October-2013Airline Chef, Banquets Chef, Butcher, Cake Designer, Caterer, Chef Instructor, Cruise-Ship Chef, Dietitian, Event Planner, Food Stylist, Master Chef, Personal Chef, Pastry Chef, Restaurant Consultant and Sous Chef.

Interest in cooking in, dining out, and other culinary and gustatory pursuits has elevated the food service industry to the nation’s largest private-sector employer (second only to the federal government). The United States, alone, will generate $7.2 trillion in the culinary and hospitality industry during the next five years. Meanwhile, 80 million households can tune in to watch the Food Network as shows like Top Chef draw an audience of all ages.

In this highly competitive industry, however, dedication can pay off as new restaurants are opening every day to provide jobs and help build careers.  Here in Georgia, restaurants play a vital role in local communities throughout the state. There are currently 446,600 restaurant and food service jobs in Georgia, which accounts for 10 percent of employment in the state. These numbers are expected to grow substantially within the next 10 years to nearly 16 percent, adding 69,900 additional jobs.

Helms College Culinary and Hospitality Training

For those considering a culinary or hospitality career, the bottom line is that food is a necessity. And the culinary arts bring people together.

HelmsCollegeEven for the greatest chefs, talent is not the only way to success. Along with your cooking talent comes just as much hard work and dedication. At Helms College, our Culinary Arts Diploma or Associate of Applied Science programs will provide you with an opportunity to embrace your talent and develop the culinary techniques necessary to take you to the next level in the hospitality industry. Contact us today at helms.edu to learn more!

“This is my advice to people: Learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and, above all, have fun.” – Julia Child


Don’t Miss Our Upcoming Open House!

Helms College Open HouseThe Helms College Macon and Augusta Campuses are currently enrolling for the spring semester. With this in mind, the faculty and staff of Helms College’s Polly Long Denton School of Hospitality in Macon and the Augusta School of Hospitality and School of Health Services in Augusta invite you to tour the campuses and explore future career opportunities during open house Saturday, March 11th, from 1o until noon.

Prospective students can learn about the wealth of opportunities in career education offered at Helms College. Faculty and staff will be on hand to answer questions about school programs, scholarships and financial aid options to help you get started on the path to your new career. Our curriculum offers training for careers in the hospitality field and health services. Day and evening classes are available at both Helms College locations.

Open House at Helms CollegeThe Helms College School of Hospitality Associate Degree and Diploma programs prepare graduates for executive chef, sous chef, and restaurant manager positions. All Helms College culinary courses are taught by professional, industry-experienced chefs in a hands-on setting that allows the students to learn the best practices directly from accomplished chefs. The program emphasizes technical and theoretical knowledge; practical applications of cooking, baking, and serving; and management skills needed for success in the food service industry. Courses also include fundamental business skills such as cost control and supervising food service personnel.

Helms College’s School of Health Services offers training for Multi-Skilled Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician and Medical Administrative Assistant. Upon completion of any of these certificate-level programs, students will have a wide range of entry-level skills to serve in various allied health settings. They will also have the ability to gain specialized certification for positions in a variety of health-care facilities. This program is located at our Augusta campus.

School of Health Services Open House In Augusta GA

If a career in culinary, hospitality or health sciences sounds like the right fit we encourage you to attend the open house. Refreshments will be provided, and the Helms College computer lab will be available during the open house session for prospective students who need assistance in completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

HelmsCollegeFor more information, contact admissions staff from Helms College at 844-GO HELMS or go to www.helms.edu.