Topnotch healthcare is a necessity. The ACCS trains the best and brightest medical professionals to serve residents from the time they are transported to a medical facility to the time they leave. You can start a career in medicine in just weeks, or you can take on the challenge to study longer – and make more money – in some much-needed healthcare jobs all over the state.
Be the Real Life Difference in your community. Enroll in a healthcare program today at your local community college.
ACCS Success Video: David Long
David Long is a Nursing graduate of Bevill State Community College currently working in the trauma center of UAB Hospital.
The occupations listed below are among the most needed workers in Alabama and they only require training at your local community college.
The medication assistant course is a 100-hour non-credit training course that prepares the certified nursing assistant (CNA) to administer routine medications to patients in a variety of healthcare settings, primarily long-term care.
RNs pursue the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program in order to supervise, provide and manage care in the medical field. RNs create care plans for patients based on the patients’ needs.
LPNs study in competitive community college programs in order to obtain a license to practice nursing. Under the direction of an RN or physician, LPNs give bedside patient care in order to monitor a patient’s response to treatment and care. A degree is not required.
PTAs are healthcare providers with an associate degree who work under the supervision of a physical therapist. Duties include applying exercise programs, functional activities and patient education for patients in need of physical therapy.
Medical assistants obtain either a short-term certificate or associate degree in order to perform entry-level administrative and clinical duties in medical facilities. The U.S. Department of Labor lists medical assisting as one of the fastest growing occupations.
EMTs and paramedics earn licenses that allow them to provide emergency medical care to the sick and injured. EMTs and paramedics often double as firefighters in their communities to provide ambulance service when needed.
Workers in Health Information Technology services have a wide range of career options after they obtain either a short-term certificate or associate degree. They can code health records, manage and secure patient data, and supervise privacy regulations.