Health and Medical

An Associate’s degree in Medical Assisting is a college degree that traditionally takes two years of study to complete. During your studies, you will prepare yourself for a rewarding career as a Medical Assistant. Obtaining an

associate’s degree in Medical Assisting increases your chances of entering the Health and Medical field as a medical assistant.

One of the most popular ways to kick-start your entry into health care, having an associate’s degree will open the door for entry level positions. The median annual salary for a medical assistants is $30,590, and median wage of $14.71 an hour. In 2014 there were around 591,300 jobs for medical assistants, with an expected increase of 31% between then and 2024.

    Learn valuable skills such as:

  •             Medical Office Administration
  •             Insurance
  •             Medical Terminology
  •             Pharmacology

Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration

Completing a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration will prepare you for a role as a Health Administrator.  While studying for your Bachelor's degree in Health Care Administration you will learn how to see to the many responsibilities of managing every type of health care facility, such as nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals. Obtaining this degree shows prospective employers how committed to managing their health care facilities you are. Not only will you manage the facilities, but you will be a part of their facilities management team. The median annual salary for healthcare administrators is around $94,500, and median wage of $45.43 an hour. In 2014 there were 333,000 jobs for healthcare administrators, with an expected increase of 17% between then and 2024.

    You will learn about:

  •             Healthcare Finance
  •             Healthcare Ethics
  •             Health Care Laws
  •             Human Resources Management

Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Dental Assisting

An associate's or bachelor's degree in Dental Assisting will open the doors for you to become a Dental Assistant. The skills you learn studying for this degree can be brought with you everywhere you go. You will learn how to assist dentists with clinical and administrative tasks, such as sterilizing medical instruments, conducting X-Rays, and maintaining proper medical records. By completing this degree and passing the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) exam to receive certification, you exponentially increase your marketability. The median annual salary for dental assistants is $35,980, and median wage of $17.30 an hour. In 2014 there were 318,800 jobs for dental assistants, with an expected increase of 18% between then and 2024.

You will take classes that teach you:

  •             Dental Radiology
  •             Oral Anatomy
  •             Dental Record Keeping

Associate's Degree in Health Information Technology

Studying for an associate's degree in Health Information Technology will prepare you to work in the Healthcare field and the intricacies of electronic medical records. Due to the efficiency of electronic medical record keeping, the health and medical fields are relying more and more on electronic means of data keeping. From hospitals to general practitioners, those with an associate’s degree in Health Information Technology are in increasing demand. The median annual salary for health information technicians is $37,110, and median wage of $17.84 an hour. In 2014 there were 188,600 jobs for health information technicians, with an expected increase of 15% between then and 2024.

    You will learn:

  •             Medical Terminology
  •             Introduction to Medical Coding and Billing
  •             Health Care Law

Associate's Degree in Pharmacy Technology

With an associate's degree in Pharmacy Technology, you open the door to working in retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies and closed pharmacies. You will learn how to fill orders, rather than dealing directly with patient health as in other parts of the field. Retail pharmacies hire the most pharmacy technicians, and also require you to work with customers. The median annual salary for pharmacy technicians is $30,410 and median wage of $14.62 an hour. In 2014 there were 372,500 jobs for pharmacy technicians, with an expected increase of 9% between then and 2024.

You will learn:

  •             Drug Identification
  •             Medical Terminology
  •             Assisting pharmacists
  •             Preparing medications

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