Health Careers That Help Children

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“Whereas mankind owes to the child the best it has to give.”

  • Declaration of the Rights of the Child, adopted by United Nations in 1959

How we treat and raise our children will affect the future of our country and of the world we live in. Providing health care is one of the many ways we can support these tiny, precious humans that are at the mercy of the adults who run things. Quality of care and access to care are two phrases thrown around a lot when there is any type of discussion surrounding developed nations and providing health care to children. The U.S. is considered a developed nation, and it is our responsibility to provide quality of care and access to care to our children.

The 21 health care career programs offered at Concorde all have aspects which help provide that quality health care to children. Whether it’s Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Dental Hygiene, Surgical Technology or others, caring for children is the highest of their callings.

Health care careers a direct link to helping children

Being part of a rewarding health care career is a direct link to fulfilling the social responsibility of caring for our children, according to Christiana McPhail, MBA, RDH, BAAS, Academic Dean at Concorde Career College – San Antonio.

“Health care careers in medicine and dentistry all have oaths to protect and serve the patients,” McPhail said. “There are many schools that offer careers in the medical and dental fields, and schools that have these programs should commit to a standard of excellence in the respective fields.”

Concorde commits to these patients by teaching students through high caliber training in rewarding health care careers such as Dental Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant and Radiologic Technologist.

“A career in one of these rewarding fields that helps others is truly the source of a legacy that I myself am so proud to be a part of,” McPhail said. “I believe that true service is helping those who are helpless. I want to be part of something great, and changing lives to better the communities we live in and the children we serve is extraordinary.”

Changing worlds through health care careers

McPhail goes on to say, “I look into the eyes of my children every day when I drop them off at school, and I say a prayer for their safety and say a prayer for all the lives that play a part in helping and supporting my beautiful little ones as they grow to become adults. Life is so precious, and children look at the world through the eyes of wonderment and excitement. We need to look to our children and learn from their innocence and sense of adventure and hope. We need to take care of their needs, support their talents and encourage them. In doing so, we support the future.”

McPhail closed with a quote from former President John F. Kennedy: “Children are the living messages we send to a time we cannot see.”

With its 21 health care careers, Concorde is committed to creating the next generation of great health care practitioners, who in turn will care for and support the health needs of future generations.

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Trenisha Jones | Dental Assistant Graduate

“I decided to go to school because I was tired of working dead-end jobs. … When I found out I was pregnant, I realized that I needed a better life for me, for my child, for my husband, and just to better myself.”

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Michelle Cardona | Dental Assistant graduate

“Literally a year-and-a-half ago, I was struggling to make ends meet and barely surviving. Now I have a career, make good money, and life gets better every day. I have recommended friends and family go to Concorde, because in as few as nine months, your life can completely change for the better.”

Robert Hitchcock | Nursing graduate

“After completion of the RN program I took my NCLEX as soon as I was able, and to my delight I was completely prepared. Now, when people ask, I’m proud to say I went to Concorde.”

Cameron Smith | Dental Assistant graduate

“My experience at Concorde Career College was phenomenal. With my instructors being there every step of the way, not only did I gain knowledge and the experience I needed to become successful, I gained confidence. The Concorde Dental Assistant program has changed my life for the better. My salary has doubled since I graduated.”