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Health Care

Careers in health care have become increasingly popular due to strong hiring at all levels in the medical industry in recent years. If you want to seek medical assistant training, pharmacy technician training, nursing training, optical technician training, or dental assistant training, Charter College can help.

A healthcare career combines technical skills and medical knowledge with critical thinking and interpersonal skills. Those drawn to healthcare professions want to help others and tend to be compassionate. The ability to work with a team, strong communication skills, and adaptability are other key skills that healthcare professionals should possess.

Charter College offers a variety of programs designed to jump start or further your healthcare career. Whether you are interested in a Bachelor program or a Certificate program, you’ll find classes taught by experienced working professionals who have the knowledge, the skill, and the passion to help you reach your goals. You will also find the resources to help you succeed – from financial aid to tutoring, state-of-the-art lab equipment to job placement services.

If you think healthcare might be the career field for you and want to seek healthcare training in Alaska, Washington, or California, take some time to browse the different programs listed below. Questions? Call Charter and speak with one of our representatives. They can help match you with the program and career that work best for you.

Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Search for healthcare training by campus

Bachelor Degree Programs
Health Care Administration
With the medical industry growing rapidly, many hospital managers will be looking for graduates with degrees in healthcare administration. This degree will provide students with the skills necessary to work as a supervisor or manager in a medical setting.

Students will develop a foundation of management and interpersonal skills in this program that will lead to success in a hospital, clinic or other kind of medical facility.

Associate Degree Programs
Allied Health
This program is designed for students that have an interest in the allied healthcare concentration.

The curriculum provides students with critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are necessary in the professional, medical world.

Charter College has specific requirements for admission into this program; however, once you are admitted it is possible for you to graduate in five months.

Nursing
Nurses are needed in Alaska. Due to this, Charter College Anchorage is offering an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing for students interested in working in this field.

This nursing program is accredited through the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, authorized by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, Alaska Board of Nursing.

Students enrolled in this program have the opportunity to graduate in 19 months. If you are interested in meeting the need for nurses in Alaska, contact Charter College soon.

Certificate/Diploma Programs
Dental Assisting
Dental assistants work under dentists and perform many duties within the dental office. The responsibilities include patient care, running labs or doing office work.

You are able to work alongside the dentist during procedures.  

Graduates of the Dental Assisting Certificate Program will be prepared for entry-level jobs in most dental settings.

Massage Therapy
The general public is more interested in living a healthy lifestyle and using non-traditional medicine than decades past. Because of this interest, careers in the massage therapy industry are increasing.

Charter College’s massage school will teach students to help people in a meaningful way.

Students interested in promoting positive values and general health would be ideal candidates for massage therapy. 

Medical Assistant
Charter College has a career-focused medical assistant program for residents throughout the Western states. This is because the program is a part of the blended learning strategy.

The program combines clinical, technical and business skills. The unique combination of these skills makes graduates of this program highly valuable in the medical profession.

Medical Office Administrative Assistant
The certificate in Medical Office Administrative Assistant degree outfits students with the skills necessary to work in a medical front office, hospital setting or insurance office.

Students enrolled in the program would learn medical administrative procedures as well as medical-specific software programs. 

Pharmacy Technician
Graduates in the Pharmacy Technician program could work as entry-level assistants to licensed pharmacists.  

This program teaches students the fundamentals of being a pharmacy technician; including drug distribution systems, customer service, pharmacy calculations, law and ethics.

Vocational Nursing
Vocational nurses are nurses that care for sick or injured patients alongside doctors and registered nurses.

This program provides students with the skills for direct patient care. If you are looking for a nursing program in California, contact Charter College to learn more about the skills you acquire in this program.

Optical Technician
This program offers students the training they need to enter the optical field, working in an eye care clinic or optometrists office. 

Students learn how to assist with eye exams, fit eyeglasses and contact lenses and fill prescriptions.