Health Care Associate's Degrees
An associate’s degree in health care typically requires a minimum of sixty credits to complete, and focuses on the areas of health care administration, medical assisting, medical billing and coding and health information technology. These programs usually require classes in the basic math and sciences, as well as patient care and safety.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for those in the health care field is predicted to increase at a faster rate than any other industry as of 2008. There is expected to be a twenty-two percent increase in the number of employment opportunities between the years of 2008 and 2018. Graduates of healthcare associate degree programs may be ab;e to find work in hospitals, medical offices or laboratories.
Research the education requirements for specific health care field careers at our healthcare career center page.