Why Become a
A new career fast
Many careers in medical support require between 4 and 24 months of education and hands-on training. Explore today’s fastest-growing, highest-paying, and quickest-to-enter careers in healthcare.
A healthy salary
The medical and healthcare industry has some of the highest salaries for occupations that require an associate degree or lower. In 2017, dental hygienists earned a median salary of $74,070 in 2016. Learn about top salaries for medical professionals.
Many certificate, diploma, and degree programs can be taken partially, mostly, or even fully online. Start by exploring today’s best hybrid and online schools and programs helping medical professionals start or advance their careers.
Medical professionals can advance their careers through continuing education within their occupation or bridge programs to new ones. Learn how to use education to keep your career growth on track. Read about LPN-to-BSN programs.
To make a difference
Every day, medical professionals save lives, connect with patients, and improve health and well being in their communities. Read how some of today’s nurses, physical therapists, and medical assistants “Make a Difference in Medical.”
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates “much faster than average” growth for these entry-level medical professions through 2026…
Step-by-Step: How to Become a…
Many of today’s most popular medical careers have more than one way to get there. Whether a 9-month certificate, a 2-year associate degree, or 100% on-the-job training. And then you have campus-based programs, online programs, blended programs, part-time study, full-time study, and continuing education. If you have a healthcare career in mind, learn what it takes to get started, dive into the various paths you have available, and see how program graduates transition from certificate, diploma, or degree holders to full-fledged medical professionals. Learn how to become a medical assistant, an occupational therapist, a dental hygienist, and more.
Never Stop Learning: Continuing Education & Resources
Continuing education is commonplace in the medical and health field. Many nurses, for example, use education to move from practical nurses to registered nurses, or to leverage their knowledge and skills to earn a BSN or MSN. Similarly, medical billers and coders may take additional courses and earn new certifications for their workplace. Part of continuing education learning where to get the extra training, how to pay for it, and, perhaps most importantly, what you need to know before you take your first steps. Check out these guides and resources on continuing education.
Certification as a medical assistant means getting the tools you need to be competitive in the job market.