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A Career in Health Care

By Brandi Schlossberg
Nursing Schools Columnist

The business world may be unpredictable: The economy may go up and down. People's whims change on dime, and trends may follow suit just as fast.

The fundamental step for pursuing a health care career is an education in the health care specialty of your choice.

Career Education Options

The field of health care is a broad, and as you might imagine, there may be is a wide array of niches to fill. From doctors, nurses, and lab technicians to coding specialists, dental hygienists, and administrators, the choice is yours when it comes to choosing a specific career education.

Base your decision on your personal preferences, as well as the amount of time and money you may invest in your career education. In order to be a health-information technician, however, you may need an associate degree, which may be pursued at a community college or online via distance education.

Going the Distance

Online degrees may allow you to study health care subjects you would study on a traditional campus, and pursue the education health care field.

Here are a few of the degrees and certifications you may pursue through distance education: master of health services administration, health care management, family herbalist, holistic nutrition, medical transcription, aromatherapy, forensic nursing, geriatric care management, and health unit coordinator.

About the Author

Brandi Schlossberg holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She writes for a variety of print and online publications.



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