Program Spotlight: Healthcare Specialist

by Rachel Pope
Marketing Intern

Are you interested in a career in healthcare? If so, our Healthcare Specialist program may be a great start. This program allows you to “test the waters” of the healthcare field.

With an average starting salary of $18.65/hour and 1447 annual project job openings projected through 2020, it’s a perfect time for you to further explore your options in the Healthcare Specialist program!

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Certificate and Degree Options

Ivy Tech’s Healthcare Specialist program allows students to study a wide variety of certificate and degree options while gaining hands on experience within the healthcare industry. These certificates include:

  • Central Service Technician
  • Electrocardiography Technician
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Outpatient Insurance Coding
  • Patient Care
  • Personal Trainer
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician

Benefits of the Career Path

Earning these certificates can allow you to sit for nationally recognized certification exams, enter the workforce faster or supplement an associate’s degree to make you more competitive within your chosen job field.

shp15012_1484 (1)“This program is an excellent option for students who want to work in the healthcare field, but may not be sure what specialty they want to go into,” says Lynnea Melham, Program Chair of Ivy Tech Community College. “It’s also a place where everyone starts that is interested in one of the selective programs here. So we have students knowing that they are wanting to apply for the nursing program, take some of the prerequisites, and hopefully get in. However, if they don’t, they haven’t really lost anything.”

Ivy Tech’s Healthcare Specialist program is a great start when applying for one of Ivy Tech’s selective health programs. Graduates from this program currently work in doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals, and more.

Are you interested in earning a degree and as a healthcare specialist? Apply today for our upcoming spring semester! For more information about our Healthcare Specialist program or any of the other programs we offer, visit our website.

 

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