The Rocky Mountain State is a great place not only to enjoy the outdoors, but also to earn a degree in healthcare-related field. Many of its major cities, such as Denver, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins, are home to colleges and universities with degree programs in healthcare management, healthcare administration, medical assisting, medical insurance and coding, and more. In just two to four years, you can have a degree that will prepare you to enter the fast-growing Colorado healthcare industry.
Colorado's Healthcare Job Market
According to the Center for Nursing Excellence, Colorado has a nursing shortage of 11 percent, twice the national average. If nothing is done to address this problem, the shortage will be triple the national average by 2020, says the Health Resources Services Administration. Nursing is a rewarding and lucrative job, with an average salary of $56,340 in Colorado, compared to the state average for all occupations of $40,280. Besides nursing, many other healthcare occupations are experiencing shortages, such as pharmacists and home health aides. Take advantage of Colorado's resources and invest in our most important national resource: our health.