The Healthcare Industry (also known as the medical industry or health economy) is an aggregation and integration of sectors within the economic system that provides goods and services to treat patients with curative, preventive, rehabilitative, and palliative care. According to Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity Monthly Employment Report there are 6,100 jobs in health services in Pinal County as of December 2018.
Source: The Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity
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Arizona Educational Opportunities
Central Arizona College
Central Arizona College offers a Medical Assistant Program. According to the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Medical Assistants are in demand.
“ Medical assisting is one of the nation’s fastest growing careers, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This can be attributed to a predicted surge in the number of physicians’ offices and outpatient facilities. Technological advancements and the growing number of elderly Americans who need medical treatment are also factors for the increased demand for medical assistant.” AAMA.
Source: Central Arizona College
University of Arizona Medical School
The University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) is the statewide leader and beyond in biomedical research, health-care education, patient care and service.
The University of Arizona has two major medicine campuses one being in Phoenix and Tucson, they also offer a nursing and pharmacy campus located in Phoenix. The university has partnered with Banner Health, this gives students hands on experience in the medical field.
The mission of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Office of Admissions is to select a diverse group of students who will become the future leaders in advancing health care to the distinct communities that comprise Arizona and the United States.
Individuals who demonstrate commitment to serve as care providers, physician scientists, clinical leaders, medical educators and/or public health experts, including promoters for rural and urban underserved populations, are highly valued.
The UA Medical School offers:
- Clinical Translational Sciences PhD is designed to provide a strong foundation in clinical translational sciences for post-baccalaureate and postgraduate students.
- Clinical Translational Sciences MS Graduate Program is designed to provide a strong foundation in clinical translational sciences for post-baccalaureate and postgraduate students.
- Pathway Scholars Program Graduate Program is designed to provide a strong foundation in clinical translational sciences for post-baccalaureate and postgraduate students.
Arizona State University
ASU has partnered with Mayo Clinic to create two medical clinic campuses, they are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale. The Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in collaboration with Arizona State University has developed signature joint programs and received recognition by the American Medical Association for innovations in the medical school curriculum. The partnership helps to create new ways for students to get hands on experience and get a deeper understanding of the medical industry.
ASU offers a range of graduate degree programs to empower students to transform health and health care. The college forestalls and responds to the need for highly qualified health professionals as the health industry rapidly evolves. Classes are offered in different formats to meet the needs of students moving directly into a graduate program, working professionals, or people who are making career changes.
Northern Arizona University
The Department of Health Sciences at NAU is committed to teaching students how to make significant and life-changing differences in people’s lives. they achieve this through a diverse and dynamic set of programs that are tailored towards the students’ needs and career goals. Program areas include:
- Allied Health
- Fitness Wellness
- Nutrition and Foods
- Health Coaching (Minor)
- Physical Education
- Public Health
The programs are offered in both residential and online formats that meet the needs of on-campus students, working professionals, and/or people living in rural communities who would otherwise not have access to a traditional college campus.
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS
CAVIT (Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology)
- Certification in Dental Assistant First Year Course (Provided by Dental Assistant National Board)
- Certification in Dental Assistant Second Year Course (Provided by Dental Assistant National Board)
- Licensure in Massage Therapy Second Year Course (Provided by Arizona Massage Therapy Board)
- Certification in Medical Assistant Second Year Course (Provided by American Medical Technologists)
- Certification in Nursing Assistant First Year Course (Provided by AHCCCS)
- Certification in Nursing Assistant Second Year Course (Provided by Arizona Board of Nursing)
- Certification in Veterinary Assistant Second Year Course (Provided by National Veterinary Technicians of America)
Source: CAVIT http://www.cavitschools.com/Programs