2020-2021 Catalog Winter Update [Archived]

Health Careers

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Health Sciences General Studies

Health Sciences General Studies, AAS

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene, AAS

Emergency Medical Technology

Emergency Medical Services, AAS

Emergency Medical Technology-Basic, COA

Medical Assistant Technology

Medical Assistant Technology, AAS

Medical Assistant Technology, CERT


Nursing, AAS

Nursing RN Completion, AAS

Respiratory Care Practitioner

Respiratory Care Practitioner, AAS


Occupational Therapy, AS

Physical Therapy, AS

Physician’s Assistant, AS

Health Careers Academies

Patient Care


Careers in this pathway are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment, and health related technologies.

If you like caring for people or animals and helping restore or maintain health, this might be the right career path for you. If you’re interested in diseases and how the body works, and you enjoy reading about science and medicine, consider a career in the health sciences.

Salary Range (Kalamazoo/Portage)

Dental Hygienist

$48,381 - $79,993

EMT & Paramedic*

$27,165 - $44,780

Medical Assistant

$24,702 - $39,507

Respiratory Therapist

$44,635 - $74,104

Job Outlook

Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent by 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. This growth is expected due to an aging population and because federal health insurance reform should increase the number of individuals who have access to health insurance.

Salary information comes from Emsi/Career Coach