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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.
  • Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367
  • Los Angeles: 14320 Firestone Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038
  • Phoenix: 9520 West Palm Lane Phoenix, AZ 85037
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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
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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 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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  • Jonesboro: 6431 Tara Blvd Jonesboro, GA 30236
  • Houston: 255 Northpoint Drive Suite 100 Houston, TX 77060
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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.
  • Lakeland: 2400 Interstate Drive Lakeland, FL 33805
  • Fort Lauderdale: 1500 W. Commercial Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
  • Port Saint Lucie: 10330 South U.S. 1 Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952
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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.
  • Dallas: 6060 N. Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75206
  • Los Angeles: 3000 S. Robertson Blvd. Ste. 300 Los Angeles, CA 90034
  • Everett: 906 SE Everett Mall Way Suite 600 Everett, WA 98208
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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

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
  • : 3500 Federal Drive , MN 55122
  • Lake Elmo: 8565 Eagle Point Circle Lake Elmo, MN 55042
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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.
  • Tampa: 7702 Woodland Center Blvd., Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614
  • Dallas: 1250 Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX 75247
  • San Antonio: 4511 Horizon Hill Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78229
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Keiser University
For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education.
Health Science, BS (Online), Medical Assisting, AS (Online), Health Services Administration, BA (Online Only) and more.
  • Fort Lauderdale: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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