Health Care Professions

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  • Health Care Professions Area of Study

  • Whether you are interested in one of our selective admissions programs (such as nursing, physical therapist assistant, and emergency medical services) or one of our other allied health professions, including health information technology, you'll find the coursework and outside-of-the-classroom experiences needed to prepare you for the career and degree of your choice.

  • Pathways

  • Career Information

    Healthcare majors are interested in assisting individuals, families and communities in attaining, recovering and maintaining optimal health and functioning. It is an applied science using principles from the physical, biological, and behavioral sciences.  Healthcare may be provided through direct patient care as well as indirect patient support. 

    Examples of direct care careers:

    Skills needed in these careers include: patience, attention to detail, critical thinking and stress tolerance.  Course work includes biology, anatomy and physiology, statistics, clinical training. Most work in hospital or medical settings.   Degree requirements range from Associate’s through Masters.  All require state licensure after graduation.

    • Nurses
    • Surgical Technologists
    • Physical Therapist Assistant
    • Emergency Medical Technician
    • Radiography Technician
    • Respiratory Therapists

    Examples of indirect care careers:

    Skills needed include attention to detail, analyzing, critical thinking, classifying information and patience. Work environments include labs, offices and computer stations with minimal patient contact.  Certifications are recommended. 

    • Health Care Management
    • Laboratory Technician
    • Health Information Technologist

    Transfer Information

    • Guaranteed transfer with the AA degree (must be competitive for selective admissions options) to public schools in MD
    • Seamless transfer to out of state schools if you work closely with an academic advisor
    • Great merit based scholarship opportunities for high achieving community college students, at public and private schools
    • Did you know that Towson University and the University of Baltimore both offer bachelor’s degrees specifically for students who have completed an associate degree in a healthcare profession?  These are great pathways for advancement into management positions.
    • Special transfer agreements to various schools please visit Area of Study web pages for specifics

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