California College San Diego announces degrees in popular healthcare fields
04/09/2010

California College San Diego (CCSD) now offers bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs in popular fields related to healthcare. These degrees are offered in high-demand healthcare disciplines to help the students get employed in the emerging healthcare industry.

Online PR News – 09-April-2010 – – San Diego, CA, April 08, 2010 - California College San Diego (CCSD) now offers bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs in popular fields related to healthcare.

Healthcare has emerged as one of the largest industries over the last few years and was responsible for creating 14.3 million jobs even at the height of recession in 2008*. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the sector will generate an additional 3.2 million jobs by 2018**. In fact, healthcare-related occupations are featured amongst the 50 best career choices for 2010, according to a study published by the U.S. News and World Report***.

While healthcare-related professions have traditionally been associated with extensive academic pursuits, careers that have fewer educational requirements have also become popular in recent times. Healthcare specialists like respiratory therapists, physician assistants, lab technicians, and physical therapists are now as sought after as Registered Nurses and healthcare administrators.

California College San Diego offers four healthcare degrees – Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration, Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy, and Associate of Occupational Studies in Medical Specialties.

Students who complete the Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy degree are eligible for entry-level respiratory care practitioner positions in healthcare centers. The Bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy, on the other hand, is designed for graduates who have completed an associate’s-level degree in the field and are looking for career advancement.

While the Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration imparts the clinical and business skills necessary to function as a healthcare administrator, the Associate’s degree in Medical Specialties prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities as medical assistants, lab assistants, pharmacy technician, and for many more positions.

Interested candidates are required to attend a campus interview and complete an enrollment agreement. Classes begin every month, so students don’t have to wait until the next academic session to start school.

For details on the programs, call at 1-800-622-3188 or visit http://www.cc-sd.edu to request more information.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Career Guide to Industries, 2010-11 Edition, Healthcare, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs035.htm (February 2, 2010)
**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Career Guide to Industries, 2010-11 Edition, Healthcare, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs035.htm (February 2, 2010)
***U.S. News & World Report, Best Careers 2010, The 50 Best Careers of 2010 at http://www.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2009/12/28/the-50-best-careers-of-2010.html (December 28, 2009)

About California College San Diego (CCSD)

Offering Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree programs in Business, Computers, and Healthcare, California College San Diego (CCSD) has trained graduates for new careers in high demand jobs since 1978. CCSD is accredited by ACCSC.