Carrington College and Carrington College California, part of the DeVry family of schools, will host an open house on Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. to explore a variety of careers, including multiple health care fields. Students and faculty will be on site to provide in-depth tours of interactive classrooms and explain the career potential of programs, which include medical assisting, dental assisting, medical billing and coding, pharmacy technology and more. Attendees can also meet with enrollment service representatives to discuss career opportunities and learn more about financing higher education with the student finance department. “We know that each student offers a unique set of skills, dreams and talents, so we set up the open house to ensure that everyone receives the attention and direction needed to choose the right career path,” said Robert Paul, president of Carrington Colleges Group. “The connection between education and a career is clear, which is why our campuses focus on programs that enable growth as a student and professional. The open house is the perfect place for students to determine which program fits their personality and goals.” Interested students will also be given the opportunity to “Crash a Class,” where they will sit in on a class of their choosing in order to better understand their potential career path. As Carrington continues to emerge as a leader in health care education, students attending the open house should consider that the Bureau of Labor Statistics points to an optimistic future for health practitioners and technical occupations. For example, employment for both medical assistants and dental assistants is expected to grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. For more information about degree and certificate programs offered at Carrington College and Carrington College California campuses, or to register for classes, go to www.carrington.edu or call (855) 237-1134. About Carrington Colleges Group Carrington Colleges Group comprises two separate institutions, Carrington College and Carrington College California, which offer programs to prepare students for careers in health care, criminal justice, business, legal studies and technology. The colleges offer a diverse range of over 20 programs that lead to a certificate or associate degree. Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), 750 First St. NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002, 202-336-6780. ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Carrington College California is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415-506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additionally, many of the programs at each college are accredited by specialized accrediting bodies, which focus on specific occupational fields. Programmatic accreditation varies by campus; please check the web site or catalog for accreditation information for your campus. The colleges provide employment-focused, outcome-based, postsecondary education and training.