I have a Bachelors degree from a good university, but despite this I have not been able to find employment. I thought it would be a good idea to have some sort of tangible trade. At first I considered phlebotomy, but then I saw that they don't exactly make a lot of money, and the ease with which people can get through those programs (some are only 2 weeks long) would seem to make the pool overcrowded.
Then I thought of medical assisting as a career. Vocational schools for this are much more expensive, but the pay is better if one can find a job.
I am considering two different schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first has a program that lasts 9 months and costs 9,000:
The other lasts 5 months and costs 4,800 :
I can't understand why there is such a discrepancy in price and course time between the two. Can anyone suggest to me why?
Does anyone know if there is any demand in the Bay Area for m.a.'s. I wouldn't want to spend so much money and time for nothing.