Expand Your Earning Potential With a Degree From Concorde
Oct. 6, 2014
If you are looking for a meaningful and fulfilling career that also has plenty of room for growth and potential earnings, then consider a career in healthcare. It begins with one of the many diverse degree programs offered at Concorde Career Colleges. Concorde offers dozens of in-demand specialty degrees, each with its own unique challenges and rewards. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry has been growing for nearly 152 months, with a projected increase of 15.6 million new jobs within the decade. At Concorde, you can quickly earn your degree and begin a new, better-paying career in a variety of different healthcare specialties, with exciting options that include:
In about a year, you can obtain your degree as a surgical technologist, where you will assist nurses and doctors in performing and prepping patients and equipment during surgeries. Surgical technologist jobs are projected to increase by Bureau of Labor Statistics to increase by nearly 30,000 in the next decade.
Dental hygienists assist dentists in taking X-rays, performing basic cleanings, and brightening the smiles of all incoming patients. Dental hygienists often work for more than one dentist and service a wide variety of patients. According to Forbes, it is one of the top careers in healthcare in 2014 with a projected job growth rate of 38%.
Nurses possess one of the most currently in-demand careers. With a growing healthcare system and population, nursing jobs are set to grow to as much as 600,000 by 2016. At Concorde, there are several nursing programs to choose from, whether you are looking to become a registered nurse (RN) or a licensed practical nurse (LPN). You can achieve these goals in as little as one year, before beginning a rewarding and long career.
Physical Therapist Assistant
As a physical therapist assistant, you will help physical therapists treat and monitor patients in recovering mobility, improving physical strength and restoring physical function. As the demand for physical therapy continues to grow in the coming years, so will the demand and potential for workers in the field. A Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Concorde is a strong place to start on the path to becoming a licensed therapist.
Medical assistants perform various necessary clinical and records work, which is becoming more and more integral to the workflow and efficiency of a successful healthcare environment. Recent laws have increased the demand for people with medical and clerical knowledge. With the job growth for certified medical assistants being around 27% and a degree from Concorde taking less than a year to complete, now is a good time to begin a new career in this field.
Pharmacy technicians are responsible for keeping track of the number and types of medications that are prescribed by pharmacists, helping to maintain the appropriate balance between patient care and administrative duties. As with many other healthcare careers, the demand for pharmacy technicians continues to grow as the healthcare system grows in complexity. New and unique medicines are being discovered and invented every day, making this an even more in-demand field.
In addition to these select career paths, dozens of other fulfilling programs are available at Concorde, all of which can lead to rewarding and exciting careers in the medical and healthcare industries. In every program, you can develop real relationships and make a difference in other people’s lives while providing stability and comfort for your own. Few other industries exist with as much growth and opportunity available, and there are few better places to start than at Concorde.