Allied Health Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
Maybe you've dreamed about earning an associate's degree in allied health, but you didn't think you had the time? With our allied health online program, attaining that dream is now easier than ever!
Here are our top ten reasons why you should pursue becoming an allied health professional:
Be proud of your accomplishments.
Healthcare workers seem to have a spirit of camaraderie and pride united in a crucial goal of helping people.
Quick degree completion time.
We offer a seven-month program blending up-to-date healthcare knowledge with ethics and communication classes to make you a well-rounded job candidate. This program is designed for people who already have 52 quarter credit hours in an allied health concentration or a graduate of an allied health-related field program (i.e. Medical Assisting, Medical Office Billing and Coding, Massage Therapy, etc) with a cumulative grade point of 2.0 or better from the previous educational institution.
Care for others when they need it most.
Whether you take x-rays or maintain medical records, you'll be an invaluable part of the patient's recovery process.
Meet many new people.
If you're a social butterfly, you'll love getting to know all the patients who walk through your doors. If you're a little shyer, meeting many new faces will help develop your social skills for both your professional and everyday needs.
High potential job growth.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the healthcare field is “projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups” due to the large number of elderly Americans.1
Fit work around your schedule.
Since many healthcare work sites are open past the traditional nine to five time frame, you can choose a position that fits your needs. Night owls have many options!
Part-time or full-time work.
Some allied health jobs call for employees to be on-call, while others are willing to work with part-time availability. Whatever your needs, an allied health associate's will help you find it.
Aside from exponential job growth, allied health professions are stable because people are always in need of medical care.
Gain new knowledge.
Like conventional technology, healthcare is always updating and expanding. You could be at the forefront of making new medical discoveries and adding to our understanding.
Many different fields.
With an associate's degree in allied health, there are many available job options. You could become a care coordinator, nursing assistant, or a charge entry coordinator. This field has a variety of careers which seems to be growing.
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor. (2017, October 24). Occupational Outlook Handbook. Healthcare Occupations. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm
Our Allied Health AAS program is designed to provide existing healthcare professionals with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and advance their careers by continuing their healthcare education. In order to be admitted to the program, you must hold a certificate or diploma in a healthcare field (i.e. medical assistant, vocational nurse, phlebotomist, etc.), have completed significant college course work toward a healthcare degree, or have approved healthcare work experience.
Program length – 7 months
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This program includes courses in healthcare management, best practices and diversity issues facing today’s healthcare professional. A course in digital communication strategies provides students with an opportunity to explore current social media and its use in a professional setting. General courses in oral and written communication and ethics are also included to help round out your professional abilities, and teach the professional skills employers want.
Healthcare is experiencing exceptional growth and graduates of this program could be well prepared to take advantage of a variety of entry-level medical job opportunities, such as medical office administrative assistant or medical secretary.
Demand for medical secretaries is expected to grow by 21% through 2024.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16