If healthcare training seems to be all the rage right now, there’s a reason for it. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the healthcare field has been a steady performer in the job market in recent years. By steady performer, I mean that the industry has continued to add jobs. This also means a lower unemployment rate for healthcare workers, including recent college students who majored in healthcare.
If working in the healthcare field and helping others is something that appeals to you, then you might want to consider one of the careers on Yahoo! Education’s list of Top 5 Health Careers. Want to know the best part? Anthem Education schools and colleges offer hands-on training programs for four of these top five careers. Check it out.
Career #1: Medical Records and Health Information Technician
Anthem College Online offers an Associate of Science degree in Health Information Management that prepares students to enter the health information field when they graduate. Students learn medical terminology, health information and data management, and reimbursement methods and procedures. Plus, all learning is done through the convenience of the Internet, giving students valuable flexibility over when and where they learn. Anthem College-Atlanta offers both a diploma and associate degree in Health Information Management as well.
Students interested in health information can also consider studying Medical Billing & Coding at Anthem Education schools and colleges. Nineteen of our 23 campuses offer a Medical Billing & Coding diploma program. More than half of those also offer a Medical Billing & Coding associate degree program. Coursework includes medical recordkeeping and documentation, medical office procedures, and healthcare reimbursement.
Career #3: Dental Assistant
If you’ve ever been to the dentist—and I really, really hope you have—then you’ve come in contact with a dental assistant. Dental Assistants are the people who provide patient care and assist the dentist during various procedures. Plus, if you’re anything like me, you know that a good dental assistant can make going to the dentist a little less dreadful. More than half of the Anthem Education campuses offer a Dental Assistant program that is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in dental offices and clinics.
Career #4: Pharmacy Technician
Do you know what a pharmacy technician does? Pharmacy technicians offer support and provide customer service in different pharmacy settings. Pharmacy technicians are also responsible for handling prescription medications. Therefore, it is important for those who are interested in this field to get plenty of hands-on training and familiarize themselves with pharmacy procedures. Twelve of the Anthem Education campuses offer a Pharmacy Technician program. These programs are designed to provide students with the hands-on training they need to successfully enter this field.
Career #5: Medical Assistant
Medical assistants perform a bunch of different clinical and administrative tasks in medical offices. Anthem Education schools and colleges provides some great hands-on options for people who are interested in training for a career as a medical assistant. First, 22 of Anthem Education’s 23 local campuses offer at least a Medical Assistant diploma program. A handful of these campuses also offer an associate degree program. Plus, Anthem College Online offers a Medical Assistant Associate of Science Degree Completion program for students who already have their Medical Assistant diploma.
Does one of these career paths sound right for you?
If you would like to learn more about Anthem Education schools and colleges and our career-focused programs and services, please visit our website. You can also call 1.866.381.6397 to speak with one of our representatives who can answer any questions you may have and help you figure out how we can best serve your needs.
Not all programs are available in all locations. Program titles on this page are general and may be slightly different at some campuses. Degree types vary by state. Please see the campus catalog for specific information on program titles and types of degrees awarded.