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        Allied Health

        Start down a healthcare-related career path with one of our training programs.

        Anesthesia Technology

        Train to help anesthesiologists provide important pain relief.

        Cardiovascular Technology

        Learn to take diagnostic images of the heart and circulatory system.

        Dental Care

        Includes dental hygiene and dental assisting courses.

        Dialysis Technology

        Learn how dialysis supports the treatment of kidney disease and gain clinical skills.

        Emergency Medical Technician

        Train as a first responder in an EMT program.

        Healthcare Management

        Business administration and management specialized for the health care sector.

        Long Term Care

        Start down a healthcare-related career path with one of our training programs.

        Massage Therapy

        Soft-tissue manipulation can help with rehabilitation and relaxation.

        Medical Assistant

        Train to provide administrative and clinical assistance in a medical setting.

        Medical Billing & Coding

        Learn the terminology, software programs, and skills necessary for this important function.

        Nursing

        Get started down a nursing career path or continue your nursing education.

        Office Administration - Medical

        Learn specialized office administration training for medical settings.

        Pharmacy Technician

        Learn to prepare and check prescriptions.

        Radiography

        Learn to perform radiographic procedures to assist physicians in detecting illnesses and treating patients.

        Respiratory Therapy

        Prepare to help specialists treat people with respiratory illnesses, such as emphysema.

        Sonography

        Learn to use ultrasound to produce diagnostic images of organs and blood vessels.

        Surgical Technology

        Learn to prepare surgical tools and materials, and how to monitor patient safety during an operation.

        Veterinary Technology

        Prepare to assist veterinarians in detecting illnesses and treating animals.

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        • Ultrasound Sonography
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        Occupational Therapy Assisting

        Occupational therapy is the practice of helping patients who have been disabled by accidents, illnesses, age-related or congenital conditions learn to function independently. Occupational therapists require assistance in planning treatment, carrying out tests, maintaining records, and monitoring patient progress.

        • Key Traits: Excellent personal communication skills, patience, teamwork, moderate physical strength.
        • Education Required: Certificate/diploma or associate’s degree plus national certification and licensure (licensure requirements vary by state).
        • Where Occupational Therapy Assisting Is Needed: Hospitals, clinics, private therapy practices.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        7,900 new jobs, or 30% growth rate nation-widei

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        iBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Aides, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos166.htm (visited December 23, 2010).

        Dental Hygienist Services

        As dentists are increasingly called upon to perform time-consuming dental procedures, dental hygienist services are needed to perform basic preventative cleaning and routine examinations of patients’ teeth and gums.

        • Key Traits: Patience, customer service and communication skills, teamwork.
        • Education Required: Associate’s degree and licensing. Licensing requirements will vary by state.
        • Where Dental Hygienist Services Are Needed: Dentist offices.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        62,900 new jobs, or 36% growth rate nation-wideii

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        To learn more about what accreditation is, why it is important and details about certification and disclosure information for this and other programs, please click here.

        For licensure and/or registration requirements as controlled by the individual states where this program is offered, please click here.

        iiBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Dental Hygienists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos097.htm (visited December 23, 2010).

        Massage Therapy

        In massage therapy, touch is used to manipulate the body’s soft tissue: skin, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Massage therapy is sometimes useful for rehabilitation from injury or exertion, and is considered useful for stress relief.

        • Key Traits: Patience, personability, moderate physical strength.
        • Education Required: Certificate/diploma or associate’s degree and licensing. Licensing requirements will vary by state.
        • Where Massage Therapy Services Are Needed: Private practice, clinics, hotels and spas, sports teams, corporate offices.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        23,200 new jobs, or 19% growth rate nation-wideiii

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        iiiBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Massage Therapists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos295.htm (visited December 23, 2010).

        Surgical Technology

        Surgeons require skilled assistance in preparing for procedures and carrying them out. Surgical technology involves maintaining a sterile environment and instruments.

        • Key Traits: Hand strength and dexterity, emotional stability under pressure, methodical working habits.
        • Education Required: Certificate/diploma or associate’s degree and certification and/or licensure. Certification and licensure requirements will vary by state.
        • Where Surgical Technology Is Needed: Hospitals and outpatient medical or dental centers.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        23,200 new jobs, or 25% growth rate nation-wideiv

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        ivBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Surgical Technologists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos106.htm (visited December 23, 2010).

        Registered Nursing

        Registered Nursing is a profession that involves treating patients under the supervision of a physician as well as educating patients and their families about their conditions, treatments, and self-care.

        • Key Traits: Patience, stability under pressure, strong sense of personal responsibility, caring.
        • Education Required: An associate’s degree, certification and licensure (entry-level).
        • Where Nursing Services Are Needed: Private medical practices, schools, hospitals, home healthcare agencies.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        581,500 new jobs, or 22% growth rate nation-widev

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        vBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm (visited December 23, 2010).

        Sonography

        Sonography uses sound waves to produce images of internal structures within the body (organs, blood vessels, and more) to assist in treating and detecting conditions or in monitoring the progress of a pregnancy.

        • Key Traits: Personal communication, analytical skills, desire to keep current with changes in the field.
        • Education Required:Certificate/diploma, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree. Additional certification is likely necessary; requirements vary by state.
        • Where Sonography Is Needed: Hospitals, obstetrics practices, outpatient care centers.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        9,200 new jobs, or 18% growth rate nation-widevi

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        viBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos273.htm (visited December 23, 2010).

        Medical Billing & Coding

        Health records are increasingly becoming electronic. As this transition continues, medical billing and coding expertise will be needed to transcribe old paper-based records and keep current electronic records updated. The information in electronic health records needs to be precisely recorded for the use of physicians, public health researchers, and insurance companies.

        • Key Traits: Strong speaking and writing skills, attention to detail, willingness to continually learn.
        • Where Medical Billing and Coding Is Needed: Hospitals, private practices, outpatient treatment centers, home healthcare services, and more.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        35,100 new jobs, or 20% growth rate nation-widevii

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        viiBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm (visited December 23, 2010).

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