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In-Demand Career Fields offered at ANU

Prepare for your career in a fast-growing industry with high-paying job opportunities.

 

Phlebotomy Certification Training + ECG

American National University’s Phlebotomy/ECG Program is designed to prepare students for entry level careers as phlebotomist and/or ECG technicians. As a phlebotomist you will draw blood from patients or donors in hospitals, blood banks, or health facilities for analysis and medical use. In this program you will also learn to perform diagnostic tests to assess a patient’s heart rhythm and rate and record the electrocardiogram (ECG). These two skills are key components of working in medical support at most healthcare facilities.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform bloodwork, bumping the job demand for phlebotomists to 25 percent - much faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects are best for phlebotomists who have received certification.

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Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

We offer an intensive program that includes the courses you need to receive your associate’s degree. The result is a well-rounded learning experience that prepares you to sit for the EMT–B certification.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment of EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all other occupations.

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Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical Technician

Upon completion of the EMT diploma program, students qualify to take the national certifying exam to be eligible for employment as an EMT or to transition to the paramedic education program.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment of EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all other occupations.

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Medical Assisting

Our Medical Assistants are multi-talented healthcare professionals, skilled in performing routine clinical and administrative procedures for healthcare settings such as physician’s offices and outpatient clinics.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment growth for medical assistants is much higher than average at 23 percent, as the need for all types of healthcare workers increases with technology advancements and the aging population. Medical assistants who earn certification and have familiarity with electronic health records (EHRs) may have better job prospects.

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Medical Assisting Certificate

Our Medical Assistants are multi-talented healthcare professionals, skilled in performing routine clinical and administrative procedures for healthcare settings such as physician’s offices and outpatient clinics.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment growth for medical assistants is much higher than average at 23 percent, as the need for all types of healthcare workers increases with technology advancements and the aging population. Medical assistants who earn certification and have familiarity with electronic health records (EHRs) may have better job prospects.

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Medical Office Professional

Our Medical Office Professional program will provide you the skills necessary to manage the day-to-day operations of a medical office environment. Common responsibilities include greeting and scheduling patients, filing insurance claims, ordering supplies, managing office correspondence, and performing general accounting and bookkeeping duties.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment of medical secretaries is projected to grow 21 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations - due to the increase of individuals with access to health insurance and aging baby boomers. Medical secretaries will be needed to handle administrative tasks related to billing and insurance processing.

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Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Gain an Edge on the Competition

Gain the competitive edge you need to become a leader in the field of cybersecurity with the ANU Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSC) degree. In the program, you’ll gain the skills you need to design and implement robust cyber security solutions to prevent and detect cyberattacks.

Enhance Your Career

Whether you’re a cybersecurity professional, or you’d like to advance in your information technology career by adding cybersecurity expertise, the ANU master’s degree in cybersecurity offers a broad foundation of relevant, practical skills that will give you the competitive edge that you need to seek employment or advancement in a variety of areas, including intelligence, computer forensics, IT management, and security engineering.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Job prospects will be best for analysts with related training and work experience. The demand for information security analysts is expected to grow 18% from 2014 to 2024, due to an increase in development of cyber-attacks in recent years.

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Medical Health Services Management

The Medical and Health Services Management bachelor's degree provides healthcare practitioners holding an associate degree in an allied health or nursing field with the skills and competencies needed to function as managers and supervisors in healthcare settings. The program provides a foundation in management, as well as specifics on management, ethics and law within healthcare organizations.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Medical and health service management positions are predicted to grow 17 percent, much faster than the average for all other occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole will see an increase in the need for management of medical services.

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Master of Science in Nursing

You’ve transformed the lives of your patients – now it’s time for you to take your experience and transform the future of healthcare.

With more than three million members, nurses represent the largest segment of workers in the U.S. healthcare workforce. Every nurse is in a unique position of leadership that impacts the direction and future of the healthcare system. With an aging population, increased access to insurance, and greater intersection between the fields of management, information technology, and healthcare, there is a real need for nurses who will rise up as leaders within the healthcare field as:

  • Clinical Nurse Leaders: who will champion and improve patient care
  • Nurse Administrators: taking the lead in administration and management of healthcare facilities and teams
  • Nurse Informaticists:  streamlining communications and improving data collection for improved care and research

Bureau of Labor Statistics: In addition to the rising employment demand of the medical field, the need to replace retiring managers will increase openings in leadership positions throughout health care, pushing job growth for healthcare and medical service managers and supervisors to 17% from 2014-2024. Candidiates with a master's degree in health administration or a related field, as well as knowledge of healthcare IT systems will likely have the best prospects.

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Nursing

Our Associate Degree in Nursing is designed to provide you the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of healthcare settings, whether it is nursing in the community, health information, or education.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: As the largest healthcare profession in the U.S., nursing continues to provide ample job opportunities. The career growth for RNs is projected to increase 16% from 2014 to 2024 as the healthcare industry continues to expand rapidly. The variety of healthcare settings with a growing demand for RNs will contribute to the span of occupational opportunities in this profession.

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RN to BSN

You will become competent in leadership and management skills, research, informatics, healthcare policy, community and public health. A baccalaureate prepared registered nurse is a provider of care, designer/manager/coordinator of care, and a member of the nursing profession.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: As the largest healthcare profession in the U.S., nursing continues to provide ample job opportunities. The career growth for RNs is projected to be much faster than the average at 16% from 2014 to 2024 as the healthcare industry continues to expand rapidly. RNs who have their bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) have a competitive edge in the job field.

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Medical Billing and Coding

Our Medical Billing and Coding program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the functions of a medical biller and coder and to understand the professional and ethical responsibilities.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for medical billing and coding specialists, which are included under the broader category of medical records and health information technicians, should be “very good.” BLS projections indicate that employment of professionals in this field will increase 15% between 2014 and 2024.

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