Healthcare Schools, Online Degrees and Programs

Health care is one of America's largest industries, accounting for more than 14.3 million jobs in the country. Ten of the 20 fastest-growing careers are in the health care professions. You can join this high-growth field by enrolling in health care career programs.

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Building on Purdue's mission to provide greater access to affordable, world-class education, Purdue University Globaldelivers a fully personalized online experience that's tailored to working adults. By opening the doors to adults who need flexibility to fit learning into their busy lives, we make it possible to achieve a high-quality education from a prestigious university system—completely online.

Programs:
  • BS in Health and Wellness
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • Master of Health Care Administration
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Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

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Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences - Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration
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  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
  • As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy.
Programs:
  • PhD - Addictions
  • PhD - Gerontology
  • PhD - Trauma and Disaster Relief
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How to Prepare for a Career in Health Care

According to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), health care professionals can enter their fields with an online associate's degree or two-year diploma. For other fields, students may need to complete a bachelor's or master's degree--especially for advanced roles in health administration. Health care programs offer online two-year programs in nursing, dental assisting, billing and coding, pharmacy assisting, and many other fields. Graduates and students in health care degree programs may take internships with health care companies while pursuing additional career training. Online degree programs prepare students for careers in:

  • allied health
  • alternative medicine
  • dental assisting
  • health administration
  • home health care
  • medical assisting
  • medical billing and coding
  • medical technology medical transcription
  • occupational therapy
  • pharmacy assisting
  • physical therapy
  • sports medicine
  • eterinary assisting.

Health Care Wages

Wages vary by profession and specialty. In 2008, median hourly wages were $30.71 for registered nurses, $15.53 for dental assistants, and $14.32 for medical assistants.

Health Care Career Outlook

The BLS predicts that an additional 3.2 million jobs will be created in health care fields between 2002 and 2018. Solid job increases are predicted in health care fields including dental assisting (36 percent growth), and home health aides (46 percent).

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