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Online Colleges - Degrees in Health

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), health care provided 14.3 million jobs for wage and salary workers in 2008. The health care industry is comprised of more than 595,000 establishments including physician offices, home health care services, ambulatory care centers, hospitals, nursing homes, mental health facilities and more. The field is expected to see explosive growth in coming years, adding millions more positions for qualified individuals.

A health degree from a military friendly college can provide the foundation for a career in this diverse and growing industry. Degree options vary greatly according to the specialty the student is pursuing. Physicians and surgeons are required to complete graduate school followed by many years of training. A bachelor's degree is typically necessary for a registered nurse, social worker or health care administration field. Those interested in the technician fields, such as an X-ray or ultrasound technician, can usually find success in health programs that result in a certificate or associate degree.

After health school: opportunity and salary potential

Median annual wages, reported by the BLS in 2009, for top three health care fields with the largest percentage of employees in 2008 were as follows:

  1. Registered nurses, $66,530
  2. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, $40,900
  3. Dental assistants, $34,000

Ten of the 30 fastest growing occupations are health care-related, and the field is projected to grow by 22.5 percent--3.2 million new wage and salary positions between 2008 and 2018--more than any other industry.

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Programs: Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration, Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator, BS in Nursing (RN to BSN), more...

  • Do you aspire to fulfill an evolving healthcare role as a highly-qualified nursing professional? GCU is the place for you.
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Programs: Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership, M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge), Doctor of Nursing Practice, more...

At Sacred Heart, students are fully supported on their journey to gain greater skills and knowledge to become a change agent for good. SHU offers graduate degree and certificate programs in a convenient and flexible online format.

Programs: MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader, MSN - Nursing Management and Executive Leadership, RN-BSN - RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, more...

  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
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Programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN), Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Healthcare Management, Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership, more...

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With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.

Programs: MSN Leadership in Healthcare Systems, MSN Clinical Nurse Educator, RN to BSN (licensed RNs only), more...

One of the world's leading private research institutions, the University of Southern California (USC) was founded in 1880. What began as an academic institution of just 53 students has now grown to more than 38,000. Today USC continues to uphold its tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, fostering a vibrant culture of public service and encouraging students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing, Online Executive Master of Health Administration

Start the next chapter of your life with an Associate or Bachelor degree from Miller-Motte College Online Division.

Programs: Allied Health Management - Bachelor of Science, Medical Billing and Coding - Certificate

Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Benedictine University provides a values-centered Liberal Arts education. Today, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students from all 50 states in the US and over 17 countries.

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  • Over 130 year legacy of academic excellence
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Programs: Master of Science in Nursing, Health Education and Promotion Certificate, Health Management and Policy Certificate

Saint Xavier University education that is grounded in the tradition of liberal arts. SXU offers graduate and post-graduate programs that are recognized and respected by employers and delivered by professional faculty who are experts in their fields. 

Programs: Nurse Educator Certificate, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator, Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Leadership, more...

Take control of your future with education and innovation. Loyola University New Orleans offers three CCNE-accredited online nursing programs—RN-BSN, MSN, and DNP—as well as a variety of career concentrations so you can align your education to your professional interests.

Programs: RN to MSN Bridge Program, RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), MSN - Nursing Leadership, more...

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