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What You Can do with a Healthcare Degree from Pioneer Pacific College?

8 December 2015 By Emily Hohf


The healthcare field has grown rapidly over the past few years, which has created a number of new job opportunities as a result. Getting your degree in healthcare is a great investment for your future and Pioneer Pacific College has a variety of options for you to get started. Here is a look at a couple of our healthcare degrees, what you can do with them, and why they could be a great fit for you!

Medical Assistant Diploma Program

Medical Assistants provide the first contact with patients in a clinical setting. They are trained in both administrative and clinical tasks in order to support physicians, patients, and others in the medical setting. Medical Assistants often work directly with patients by taking down medical histories and recording vital signs. They also complete administrative and clinical tasks to provide medical personnel with important information needed to help care for the patient.

The Medical Assistant Diploma provides training so graduates can easily transition into a position in a variety of medical clinics such as chiropractic, podiatry, physician’s offices, and a variety of other healthcare facilities. PPC believes in learning by doing, meaning that upon completion of the Medical Assistant Diploma Program, you will have completed 180 hours of on-the-job training in a professional healthcare setting. Having hands-on experience is what will set you apart from other MA program graduates in the field. Pioneer Pacific College will provide all the resources you need to prepare you for your first entry-level position. Some qualities of a good MA include excellent customer service skills, adaptability, reliability, being a team player, honesty, effective communication, and self-motivation. If you think you have any of these qualities, a degree in Medical Assisting may be the right career for you.

Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program

A Pharmacy Technician is a vital resource for patients who are sick, have allergies or infections, chronic injuries, or other ailments that require prescription remedies. Pharmacy Technicians assist licensed pharmacists by providing medication and pharmacy products to patients. They assemble medicines for prescriptions and provide information to healthcare professionals and patients. Other tasks that a Pharmacy Technician may encounter while on the job are managing dispensaries and supervising other pharmacy staff.

The Pharmacy Technician program provides training that will give you the skills you need to work in a variety of pharmacy environments including pharmaceutical sales or production, pharmacies in communities or hospitals, primary care organizations, veterinary pharmacies, and more. Common attributes among successful Pharmacy Technicians include being detail-oriented, having effective communication skills, excellent teamwork, and customer service. The Pharmacy Technician Diploma from PPC is currently only available at our Beaverton and Springfield, Oregon locations.

Pioneer Pacific College wants you to be successful in whatever you choose. We provide a variety of resources to help you choose a degree that best fits you, as well as help you complete your program of choice. If you are interested in learning more about PPC’s healthcare degrees, go to www.pioneerpacific.edu to get a start on your future in healthcare today!

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