Today, the healthcare field is one of the largest and most rapidly growing career fields. Healthcare-related jobs are in high demand and offer a variety of different opportunities. This includes careers where you can work in clinics, homes, hospitals, labs, or even directly with the patients.
One of the driving factors for the growing need for healthcare workers is America’s aging population. As baby boomers have aged, there has been an increasing number of people needing special age-related care. Additionally, in recent years, more and more people are becoming health conscious. Much of the population has a heightened desire to want to remain fit and take care of themselves. This includes regular checkups with their doctors to ensure they are on the right path to leading a healthy lifestyle. Based on these reasons, and many more, the healthcare industry continues to flourish.
If you enjoy helping others and love a fast-paced, challenging environment, a career in the healthcare industry might be ideal for you. Our Health Services programs are very much hands-on, so you learn career-focused and practical lessons that will help you get an education to make you successful in the following healthcare careers:
PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN: This program gets students ready to execute nursing assistant duties such as obtaining vital signs, collecting and preparing specimens, doing EKGs, phlebotomy and other needed laboratory procedures. With patient care jobs projected to increase through 2022 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), the position of Patient Care Technician is in high demand.
MULTI-SKILLED MEDICAL ASSISTANT: Students learn to assist doctors in a medical office setting to do a variety of clinical procedures including obtaining vital signs, collection and preparation of specimens, doing EKG’s, Phlebotomy, administering injections, assisting in minor procedures, preparing electronic health records (EHR), and performing front office duties.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Multi-Skilled Medical Assistants is projected to grow 23 percent by 2024—much faster than average for all occupations—due to the increased demand for preventive medical services and the growth of an aging population.
MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Learn medical coding, billing and administrative responsibilities. Job opportunities for Medical Administrative Assistants are predicted to be high, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with demand expected to increase through 2022.
Helms College has the expertise to teach students what they need to know to get started in a new career. Graduates will be ready for an entry-level job in places including: physicians’ offices, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, long-term care facilities, laboratory departments, pharmacies, insurance and health records offices. Our career development center works to pair graduates with local facilities that are seeking students with the type of knowledge earned at Helms College.
For more information about Helms College and our diverse menu of career training options, contact our admissions office today at 706-651-9707 or 1-844-GO HELMS.