How to Choose: Oncology Training

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When it comes to choosing advanced oncology training, here are some important factors to consider.

 

The professional should consider which path they should take, as this will help them accomplish their professional goals. Advanced training will make a professional more knowledgeable and, as an added bonus, will set them apart from their peers as an expert in the field. By investing in advanced training, it will also increase profitability and provide more job satisfaction. While advanced training does cost money and time, knowing what one is looking for in training will narrow down the choices and help ensure the desired outcome is achieved.

 

ASK QUESTIONS

A professional who is seeking advanced training should be prepared to ask questions. Interview each training company and ask questions that correlate to how they teach. For example, asking questions that address what the training agenda or teaching style is can impact whether an individual should consider advanced training options. Other questions to consider can include how long the company has taught the subject, whether they revise regularly to grow with the industry, whether they teach within the scope of the professional’s license, and why they teach the subject. Ask for referrals from former graduates of the course to see how they are using the training and if it was beneficial for them.

 

CHOOSE A CLASS

Next, contact each company that teaches oncology training and then choose a class. If oncology services are a direction that a professional wants to pursue, it is highly recommended to take all of the classes available. Something different will be learned from each teacher and class, which will build knowledge and skill level.

 

Many professionals with advanced training recommend adding one new skill every year. This keeps professionals current, prevents boredom, and makes them valuable to their clients and boss (if they have one).

 

CONSIDER POST-CLASS OFFERINGS

Lastly, consider asking the training company if they are available to assist or mentor and answer any lingering questions after the class. Do they offer a part two or more if needed or wanted? Are they able to help with proposals or business ideas to put new skills to work?

 

It is important to consider all these things in order to have a well-rounded idea about the advanced training you are considering.

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