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The Breakdown: PPC Healthcare Degrees

15 March 2016 By Lucas

Healthcare Degrees Portland, Beaverton, SpringfieldThe healthcare industry has been one of the fastest-growing fields in the United States over the past year. This industry alone has added over 100,000 jobs to the American workforce since June 2015, and chances are it’s going to continue to grow. If you love working with others, developing relationships with patients, and helping people, a degree in healthcare may be for you. PPC has a variety of healthcare degrees that can teach you specific skills, qualifications, and give you the experience you need to get started in the healthcare field.

  • Healthcare Administration – Associate of Applied Science
    As a healthcare administrator, you will be responsible for planning and coordinating health care delivery and supervise specific practices or departments. To succeed as a healthcare administrator, you should have strong communication skills and the want to make a difference. This program takes 60 academic weeks to complete.
  • Healthcare Administration – Bachelor of Science
    With a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration students will prepare for an executive career in the healthcare industry. Job opportunities may include managing projects and people, creating operation policies, handle day-to-day financial operations and more. This
    degree can be completed in 130 weeks, 1 ½ years sooner than traditional BS Healthcare Administration programs.
  • Medical Assisting – Diploma
    A diploma in Medical Assisting will train students in administrative and clinical tasks to help them support physicians and other medical personnel. Medical assistants work with patients to make sure they are administered proper care. This program provides hands-on experience allowing a smooth transition from school into an entry-level position. This diploma also includes 180 hours of an on-the-job externship in a real healthcare setting.This diploma allows students to add an extra skill to their medical assisting degree: x-rays. Students who complete this degree can work in both a physician’s office or medical clinic and can complete x-rays of the head, spine, chest, and upper and lower extremities. This program requires an 180-hour externship.
  • Medical Assisting – Associate of Occupational Science
    This Associate Degree Program differs from the two previous Medical Assisting programs as it has additional emphasis on computer skills and a range of clinical and lab competencies. This degree also requires an 180-hour externship.
  • Medical Assisting with Limited X-Ray – Associate of Occupational Science
    This program offers all of the training from the two previous programs, combined. Students will get hands-on training in laboratory settings, x-ray technology, and administrative and clinical tasks. This program also requires an 180-hour externship.
  • Practical Nursing – Diploma
    A diploma in Practical Nursing allows students to care for the sick, injured, and handicapped under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. Students who choose to become a Practical Nurse should display effective communication skills, a positive attitude, and enjoy helping others.
  • Radiologic Technology – Associate of Applied Science
    Upon completion of the Radiologic Technology degree, students will be able to understand and apply the principles of radiation protection, radiographic procedures, image production and more. After successfully completing the requirements of the program students will possess the qualifications of an entry-level radiographer.

Each degree is different and fits particular personalities and goals. If you are looking to learn more about PPC healthcare degrees and which campuses offer these courses head to our website.

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