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Finding a Job You Love: 4 Medical Career Programs

Are you looking for a way to start a new career or advance in your current career? There are more jobs in the health care industry than in any other sector, and that number is expected to grow in coming years.

Here are four training programs that can help new or experienced medical professionals gain the skills they need to find a job they love.

Build on Your Health Care Experience

If you’re an experienced worker in the health care field, these training programs are designed to build on your current skills and experience.

Spanish-English Medical Translator

In 2016, the average salary for translators in Arizona was $48,000. A certificate in Spanish-English Translation prepares bilingual workers to launch a new career in medical, legal or business translation. Medical Translation is particularly useful for practicing health care workers with no formal translation education who want to leverage their medical experience to start a new career as a translator.

Medical Legal Consultant

Calling all nurses! Building on your medical education and experience, the Legal Nurse Consultant course provides RNs and PAs with the fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medical issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses. The course teaches legal concepts related to the health care industry, as well as the role a legal nurse consultant might play in litigation. New classes start every six weeks.

Or…Launch a New Health Care Career

These training programs prepare you to start a new career in the fast-growing field of health care.

Medical Coding and Billing

It is a medical coding professional’s job to translate what happens in a doctor’s office or hospital visit into a system of alphanumeric codes. Medical practices use these codes to track things like a patient’s diagnosis, treatment plan, and prescriptions. Those codes are then used in the billing process. Through the Medical Billing program, you will gain the skills you need to enter this rapidly-growing field.

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

The average salary for an Arizona Medical Records and Health Information Technician is over $41,000 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS projects jobs in this field will grow nearly twice as much as the national average through 2026.

With the move to electronic medical records and other computer-based health information systems, medical offices and health care agencies need administrative professionals who can navigate these complex systems. The Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Career Prep course provides a comprehensive education in all aspects of electronic health records, including implementing and managing electronic systems, troubleshooting, entering and retrieving patient information, maintaining patient confidentiality, and other topics.

Learn Online, Anywhere, Any Time

Our health care career prep courses are all online, meaning you can learn when you want, when you want. With 24/7 access to class materials, online classes are perfect for busy professionals, parents and others whose work or family obligations make it challenging to attend scheduled in-person classes.