California College San Diego adds Medical Specialties degree to its array of healthcare degrees. This extensive degree program will help students gain competencies in diverse clinical and administrative aspects of healthcare. With these proficiencies student are prepared for new employment opportunities in a broad range of medical occupations.
Online PR News – 10-February-2010 – – San Diego, CA, Feb 10, 2010 – It’s one of the newest entrants into the wide array of healthcare degrees and it has already taken the industry by storm. A degree in Medical Specialties opens up exciting employment possibilities for students in a broad range of healthcare-related occupations. California College San Diego now offers an Associate Degree in Medical Specialties for students interested in this new field.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the employment of health information technicians is projected to grow by 20 percent through 2018 owing to the increase in number of medical tests, treatments, and procedures.
A Medical Specialties Degree offers students a chance to learn a variety of healthcare and healthcare-related services under one umbrella. The Associate Degree in Medical Specialties offered by California College San Diego teaches healthcare services ranging from Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, and Radiology to Medical Coding & Billing, Medical Assisting, Laboratory Assisting, and Pharmacy Technician.
Students who complete this degree gain competencies in diverse clinical and administrative aspects of healthcare. The program paves the way for them getting entry-level positions in a variety of healthcare settings.
CCSD’s occupational associate’s degree offers a great opportunity to candidates interested in this and other exciting medical specialty fields. All they need to apply for this program is a high school diploma. Interested students are also required to attend a campus interview and explain how they plan to fund their education.
Just like many other healthcare professions, medical specialists are also sought after by doctors’ offices, hospitals, laboratories, and many other healthcare units. Based on the medical specialty you choose to practice, you may find work as a medical assistant to a physician in a hospital or office or assist pharmacists in hospitals and retail pharmacies as a pharmacy technician. Some other exciting career choices open to a medical specialties student are as lab assistant, EKG technician, phlebotomist, medical billing clerk, or health information technician.
In fact, health informatics is one of the most exciting and fast growing medical specialty field and involves generous use of information technology. That is why CCSD has made computer skills an integral part of their Medical Specialties Degree program.
Health information technicians don’t provide direct patient care, but form an important link between the physician and his or her patients. They assemble patient’s health information such as medical history, symptoms, medical examination results, etc. that provides the necessary background physicians need to decide the course of diagnosis and treatment.
For details on this program, call at 1-800-622-3188 or visit http://www.cc-sd.edu to request more information.