With an aging baby boomer generation, careers in the fields of healthcare and wellness continue to grow, and most of them require specific skills and certifications. However, even though clinical and technical skills are essential, human skills are what will make you successful, such as the ability to work in a team, strong customer/patient service skills, and a demonstrated passion for your work.
The U.S. Department of Labor projects that service-providing industries will increase 96 percent of the total job increase from 2008 to 2018, with health care and social assistance leading much of that increase, specifically physicians’ offices, home health care, services for elderly and persons with disabilities and nursing care facilities.
Estrella Mountain Community College prepares graduates to take the national examination to become licensed as Registered Nurses (RN). The AAS nursing degree program combines classroom, lab, simulation and real-world clinical experiences.