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What Programs do Healthcare Vocational Schools Offer?
There are a variety of options available for learning a trade in the healthcare field. Some healthcare trade schools specialize in one particular field, such as nursing. Other vocational schools are attached to a larger medical trade school within a hospital, and offer a range of healthcare programs. Most require high school courses in math, English, biology and chemistry; the more technical healthcare programs, such as sonography, may require some instruction in physics or other specialized subjects. The ability to get along with people is also an essential part of most healthcare careers.

The typical length of study at a healthcare vocational school varies considerably, depending on what you want to learn. A bachelor's degree in nursing might take four years; by contrast, a dental hygienist may complete a one- or two-year healthcare program leading to a certificate or associate's degree. There are certain healthcare professions that require licensure and regular updates, retraining and exams. Other healthcare professions are less strict and licensure requirements vary by state. Most healthcare trade schools are campus-based, to allow proper hands-on experience and training. Still, there are some core nursing programs available online.

Healthcare Career Opportunities
There are community clinics all over the United States that need qualified staff. However, hospitals provide 40% of healthcare jobs, even though they only make up 2% of healthcare establishments. Large cities have the most opportunities, as do the states of California, New York, Florida, Texas and Pennsylvania. Pay is directly related to the amount of technical school training and skill required. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics of May 2011 Registered nurses might earn $31.71 an hour; dental assistants may earn half that. As the population ages, there will likely be more demand for those involved with age-related healthcare, including specialist diabetes nursing, geriatric nursing, physical therapy and renal technology. Your education cannot guarantee job security or wages, but high demand makes employment very likely.

Healthcare & Medical Schools

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University of Phoenix
At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.
Long-Term Care Certificate, M.S. in Nursing, A.A. in Health Care Administration and more.
  • Phoenix: 2550 W. Union Hills Drive Phoenix, AZ 85027
  • Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248
  • Costa Mesa: 3150 Bristol Street, Suite 100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Berkeley College
The Berkeley Advantage®is part of a proven approach to career-focused education that can help students prepare for success.
Certificate in Practical Nurse, AAS in Medical Assistant, Certificate in Medical Assistant and more.
  • Dover: 1 West Blackwell Street Dover, NJ 07801
  • Woodbridge: 430 Rahway Avenue Woodbridge, NJ 07095
  • Little Falls: 44 Rifle Camp Road Little Falls, NJ 07424
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Rasmussen College
Further your education and strengthen your skill set at Rasmussen College
Health Science’s Associate's, Medical Assisting Diploma, Medical Billing and Coding Certificate and more.
  • Saint Cloud: 226 Park Avenue South Saint Cloud, MN 56301
  • Minneapolis: 8301 93rd Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55445
  • Mankato: 501 Holly Lane Mankato, MN 56001
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Gear up for a better future at WyoTech.
Medical General, Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding and more.
  • Long Beach: 2161 Technology Place Long Beach, CA 90810

Everest College
Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.
Diploma - Medical General, Associate of Applied Science - Medical Assistant, Diploma - Medical Assistant and more.
  • Ontario: 1460 S. Millikin Avenue Ontario, CA 91761
  • Alsip: 11560 South Kedzie Avenue Alsip, IL 60803
  • Colorado Springs: 1815 Jet Wing Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80916
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Everest Institute
Reach your career goals with a degree or diploma from Everest Institute.
Medical General, Practical Nursing (Diploma), Patient Care Technician (Diploma) and more.
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  • San Antonio: 6550 First Park Ten Blvd San Antonio, TX 78213
  • Grand Rapids: 1750 Woodworth St NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Kaplan University
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
BS in Heath and Wellness, Associate of Science in Health Science (Military Only), MS in Nursing and more.
  • Fort Lauderdale: 6301 Kaplan University Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Keiser University Campus
Keiser University offers degrees in fields that are in demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
Health Science, BS, Medical Assisting, AS, Nursing, BS (Online Only) and more.
  • Port Saint Lucie: 10330 South U.S. 1 Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952
  • Sarasota: 6151 Lake Osprey Drive Sarasota, FL 34240
  • Lakeland: 2400 Interstate Drive Lakeland, FL 33805
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Sanford-Brown College
Sanford-Brown can help prepare you for a rewarding career in health and dental care, business, paralegal, criminal justice, Design & Media Arts or information technology.
Associate of Science in Allied Health, Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health, Diploma in Medical Assistant and more.
  • Dallas: 1250 Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX 75247
  • Tampa: 7702 Woodland Center Blvd., Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614

South University,Online Programs
Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the same curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same degree, quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
Allied Health Science (AS), Specialization in Nurse Educator (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice and more.
  • Savannah: 709 Mall Boulevard Savannah, GA 31406

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