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There’s no denying that earning a college degree comes with a variety of benefits from better pay to more career options. But the decision to enroll in a four-year college can be a difficult one.

Four-year colleges come with a hefty price tag, so it’s no surprise that many students graduate thousands of dollars in debt. Additionally, students are required to take a range of classes, many of which don’t fall in their field of study. And finally, while some students graduate early, many must wait four or more years until they have a degree on hand to start their careers.

What if you could reap the benefits of a college degree without attending a four-year college? Career colleges like MedQuest College offer affordable education that can be completed in half the time while still setting you on the career path of your dreams.

Keep reading to learn more about why a career college is the right choice for you.

Career colleges are cheaper.

The average cost of tuition at a public four-year college is $10,740 a year, but career or vocational colleges often come in at a fraction of the cost. Many of the same financial aid opportunities available to four-year college students are also available to career college students.

At MedQuest, students meet one-on-one with a financial aid representative to discuss all their options for paying for school. Whether they choose to apply for scholarships or rely more on loans, the financial aid representative’s goal is to make a college degree an option for everyone.

They don’t require additional coursework.

Students studying at four-year institutions are required to take extra classes in addition to classes in their degree field. These general education classes can be difficult for students who just want to focus on their degree.

Career colleges like MedQuest don’t require additional classes like public speaking or philosophy 101. Instead, they allow students to completely immerse themselves in their field of study. This immersion often includes hours of hands-on training, which allows students to learn the skills they will need to succeed in the workplace, not just the classroom.

You will receive your degree faster.

The streamlined course load means you will get your degree or certificate much faster, allowing you to graduate and start working sooner. This is great if you have a family to support or already work in your field and need a certificate or degree to continue to advance.

MedQuest offers several programs that can be completed in less than year. The Dental Assistant program, for example, can be completed in 10 months, and students will graduate with the diploma necessary to start a career as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant.

Career colleges offer more flexibility.

Career colleges cater more toward non-traditional students than four-year institutions do. This means working parents or students with jobs can find classes that fit into their busy schedules. Unlike at traditional four-year institutions, career colleges don’t expect their students to attend class five days a week for hours on end.

Career colleges also offer classes year-round, meaning interested students don’t have to wait until August or January to get started. This can be great for those who are ready to get started right away.

MedQuest College

MedQuest College’s career training programs are designed to prepare students for careers in the healthcare field. These programs include practical nursing, dental assisting, medical assisting, sonography, dental hygiene and veterinary technology.

If you have questions or want more information about MedQuest faculty and staff, financial aid, career services for students or want general information, click to request information or schedule a tour.