The healthcare industry is continuing to grow, and the time has never been better to pursue a career in the medical field. And one great option is to pursue a career as a medical assistant. By pursuing a degree in medical assisting, phlebotomy, nursing, or medical billing and coding, students open themselves up a wide range of opportunities in the health care field.
Right now the demand for healthcare professionals is continuing to rise, with a projected 2.3 million job openings by the year 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“The healthcare and social assistance major sector is expected to become the largest employing major sector during the projections decade, overtaking the state and local government major sector and the professional and business services major sector,” the BLS said.
With an aging baby boomer population and a health insurance reform in effect, the number of individuals seeking professional medical care is bound to climb. As this number grows, so will the demand for qualified healthcare professionals who are ready to take on the job.
If you are currently looking to pursue a healthcare degree in CT, you have undoubtedly chosen the perfect time to do so. The following five healthcare careers are all expected to multiply over the next decade—and all are achievable with an associate degree from Goodwin.
While earning a healthcare degree, there is incredible value to be found in the hands-on, experiential learning opportunities provided through in depth healthcare internships. The healthcare field is constantly expanding, as well: hospitals; laboratories; physician’s offices; healthcare clinics; and specialists like dermatologists, podiatrists, chiropractors, and more!
At Goodwin College, we have matched hundreds of students with internships at dozens of locations around the state, including:
- Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
- Hartford Hospital
- Francis Hospital
- New England Urgent Care
- MedCare Express
- Grove Hill Medical Center (now Starlings Physicians)
- Vernon Endocrinology
- Hartford Cardiology
- Connecticut Chiropractic
- Enfield Health and Wellness
- Kids Station Pediatrics
- Access Healthcare
- Dermatology Surgical Associates of Hartford
- East Hartford Pediatrics
- Living Well Primary Care
Goodwin students are also encouraged to take advantage of our great Career Services department, which helps place medical assistant internships across the state and find our graduates great positions after completing their certification. Goodwin graduates are always welcome to take advantage of these amenities once they graduate, no matter how long it’s been.
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Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.