Healthcare & Nursing Certifications
Have you been in the hospital lately? Every one you come in contact with has a different role. And those roles all translate into hospital jobs, whether it’s the woman in housekeeping who’s also going to school for Medical Billing or the tech who takes your temperature or the nurse who’s caring for you and working toward her degree as a nurse practitioner.
There are more than 80 careers in health care and many are so-called “middle jobs” that allow young adults to generate a livable wage and progress into other higher paying careers.
Taking and passing college-level courses in Adult Nursing, Community-focused Nursing, Foundations of Gerontology, Fundamentals of Nursing, will help you create your own pathway toward more lucrative positions in health care.
Medical Assistant is a common entry point into the health care system. To become a medical assistant you can get a two year Associates Degree from a Community College or a Medical Assistant certificate from one of several education companies. In the United States, the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), began Medical Assisting competency testing in 1989.
At schools where graduates plan to become certified or registered, accreditation is required by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), the American Medical Technologists (AMT) or the National Health Career Association (NHA).
Employment is projected to grow much faster than average between now and 2018, making Medical Assistant among the fastest-growing occupations, according to the 100 Fastest-Growing Careers.
Also among the fastest growing careers in healthcare: Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) sometimes called a Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), which is a common entry point for careers in health care nursing. The National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN), a computer-based national licensing exam developed and administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, is the exam required to obtain licensure as a LPN/LVN. In many states, LPNs/LVNs are required to obtain continuing education credits throughout their career.
And many of the courses you’ll need – and want to take – are offered online and in many cases you can earn credit by exam.
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