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Community Colleges jumpstart healthcare careers
Healthcare is the fastest growing industry now. A recent study by the US dept of health noted that almost 50% of the total dollars spent on healthcare is for only a handful of condition; common conditions of aging like Heart disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, and Mood disorders including depression. Baby Boomers are the second largest demographic in our population (tied with the newest babies) and are reaching retirement. They are also reaching the age where they use more healthcare than any other group. The industry needs more people to handle the increased workload. More technicians to conduct diagnostic tests like CAT or PET scans. Healthcare will need more people to handle the specialized process of medical billing and coding; more nurses, more emergency room technicians, more physical and occupational therapists; more people to run a hospitals, outpatient clinics, and diagnostic labs. That means jobs, well paying careers in all aspects of the healthcare industry.
Community colleges offer an affordable way to get started working in a great career in just two years. Many students graduating from four-year colleges find themselves saddled with debt from tuition loans, and battling for a place in the job market. Some are so far in debt it is like having a mortgage, but no house. Community colleges offer lower tuition rates, and accredited programs that are in demand in the community.
Most of us are familiar with the traditional programs in nursing, physical therapy, dental hygiene, occupational therapy, medical billing. However, community colleges also offer programs for the fast paced positions in the highly skilled well-paid medical careers like: Radiology, Tomography, Medical Sonography, Respiratory therapy, Phlebotomy, Health Information Management and more. A two-year community college degree can help you land a well paying career in the dynamic field of diagnostic medicine. The state of Florida recently published a report stating that many of their community college graduates out earn their graduates with four-year degrees. The Florida report noted that many of those community college graduates have technical degrees in healthcare.
The Healthcare industry is growing. Career opportunities are opening up all over the country with diagnostic laboratories and specialty centers. In just two years, an accredited licensing program from your community college can have you out earning money. You can start your career sooner, and begin to build your life. Community colleges have a lot to offer for opportunities in the fastest growing job market, the Healthcare Industry.