There are several reasons to pursue a career in the health care field. South Central College students and graduates express that working in health care is fulfilling and they enjoy being able to help others in need. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ecopro.pdf) expects health care to be the fastest growing employment field, with projected growth of 16% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for other fields.
“The statistics affirm that health care is a good career sector for many,” said Dr. Dimitria Harding, SCC Dean of Health Sciences and Career and Technical Education. “Because of the growing aging population, the need for health care services will continue to increase.”
This projection is good news for students as it means increased job security as more and more positions are being created for people who are driven to make a difference in their communities. Health care professionals have always had a respected role in society in addition to the job security of having an in-demand job. Salary varies based on education levels and roles.
In addition to having extensive background working in healthcare, many faculty members remain active in their fields. Students learn from seasoned faculty who have been teaching for over twenty years along with newer faculty who bring the latest trends, knowledge, and experience.
For professional nursing (preparation for RN) and medical assisting graduates who would like to pursue their bachelor’s degree after earning their associate degree at SCC, transfer agreements are in place making it easy. After receiving their associate of science degree at SCC and passing their RN nursing licensure exam, SCC’s professional nursing graduates who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree have two smooth transfer options: Minnesota State University, Mankato’s all online program or Metro State University’s mostly online program. SCC’s medical assisting grads can also seamlessly transfer into Winona State University’s (WSU) Healthcare Leadership Administration Bachelor of Science degree program. With an emphasis on online learning, these programs allow graduates to work in their field, while simultaneously pursing their bachelor’s degree.
"At SCC you have the respect, the dignity, and you are treated equally,” said RN student Evans Nyame when he attended SCC.
With endless career pathways, job opportunities, competitive salaries, and most importantly, the power to help those in need, the healthcare field has much to offer.
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