Allied Health careers are among the most demanded by health care clinics, hospitals, physician offices and health care businesses according to the Michigan Department of Labor.
Glen Oaks Community College prepares students in a number of careers that meet this growing demand for qualified health care workers. Visit the different areas below to read about the exciting opportunities available today at GOCC!
Medical Assistant Program
The Certified Medical Assistant is one of the most sought after careers in the healthcare field as a result of the diversity in the skill preparation. The Medical Assistant’s skills are utilized in both the administrative and clinical aspects of the medical office. Phlebotomy, medical administration and surgical assisting are among the many clinical skills acquired in the Medical Assisting Program. Employers of our students when surveyed regarding the last 5 years have reported 100% satisfaction in our Graduates. Likewise students are equally satisfied with the quality of the education that they receive and their preparedness to walk into a job immediately after graduation.
Graduates of the accredited program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination. Passing the examination allows the graduate to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA-AAMA). The Medical Assistant can further his or her education by earning an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health. The Medical Assistant Certificate is a competency-based program of study. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the job growth is expected to be 18% between the years of 2020-2030 with a Median Pay of $17.23 per hour or $35,850 per year.
Nurse Aide Program
The Nurse Aide Course is designed to guide you in learning the skills required for certification as a nurse aide. The course will give you the skills needed to do your duties as a (NA) nurse aide and prepare you for the state certification exam. The lessons will help you better understand your residents, and in turn help you to understand your role in relation to these residents.
Be sure to review the current Nurse Aid Packet as it includes additional information and specifics for the program.
For more detailed information about the different Allied Health Programs & Degrees, please review the full description pages below:
Practicum Paperwork Deadlines:
Students completing a practicum in the following semesters will need to have paperwork turned in to the Nursing & Allied Health Office by the dates listed.
Allied Health Team
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