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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is exploding. Health-related jobs represent eleven of the twenty fastest growing occupations with the healthcare and social assistance industry projected to grow by five million jobs from 2012 to 2022. By 2022, healthcare and social assistance is expected to be the largest industry in the country with nearly twenty-two million jobs.
This high growth rate, an increase of 29% as compared to 11% average growth for all industries, is driven by development of new technology and treatment modalities, aging of the population, increased healthcare spending, the recently enacted Affordable Health Care Act, and the need to replace healthcare workers who retire or leave their jobs for other reasons. Growing demand for qualified healthcare workers means excellent employment opportunities for a wide variety of people. Most health support occupations require less than four years of college and many employers offer competitive wage and benefit packages including insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours to allow for continued education.
Healthcare workers must be able to work independently and in groups with minimal supervision. The Pre-Nursing curriculum encourages development of these skills by requiring students to do both and by incorporating a variety of instructional methods including lock-step and progress-based instruction. By completing certifications in Nurse Aide (NA) and/or Advanced Unlicensed Assistant (AUA), students become qualified to work in hospitals and long term care facilities.
Who Can Attend
High school juniors, High school seniors, High school seniors (Reno campus only), Adults
Employment Opportunities
Hospitals and Long-Term Care Facilities
Occupational Characteristics
This occupation involves working in healthcare facilities with direct patient care. The work environment is fast-paced and ever-changing. Operation of electronic test equipment and diagnostic scan tools is often required.
When dealing with patient care, conditions are often stressful and there is occasional to frequent exposure to communicable disease. Direct contact with blood or other body fluids requires that personal protective equipment be worn in some circumstances.
Some tasks require physical exertion. This includes but is not limited to lifting and moving patients and standing or walking for prolonged periods.
For Success in this Career You Should Have
Ability to adapt quickly to change; Ability to maintain composure while working under pressure; Ability to make decisions; Ability to work independently and as a team member; Attention to detail; Ability to exhibit professional behavior; High degree of initiative, creativity, motivation, flexibility, and self direction; Strong work ethic; Good employability skills; Ability to take direction from an authority figure; Ability to perform physically demanding tasks such as lifting patients
Location(s) and Times
Reno Campus, Kay Martin Center
Rockwell Campus, Campus Center Building, Health Sciences Center
Daytime only
2 sessions, Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 10:55 am and 12:30 pm - 3:25 pm
Full-time students enroll in both sessions.

Contact Info

Main Number
7:30am - 8:30pm


Attendance Numbers
Portland - 405.717.4304
Reno - 405.717.4646
Rockwell - 405.717.4206

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