There are certain personal qualifications all health care workers should possess, including good health, emotional stability, and an ability and desire to work with and help the sick and injured. Health care personnel must also be accurate, thorough, responsible, empathetic, versatile, and possess a willingness to keep abreast of new medical procedures and technical equipment. They must have an interest and aptitude for biological and physical sciences.
Regardless of the study you are undertaking you will be challenged academically. The challenges you face as a student will prepare you for practice in a variety of settings in a field where there is a high demand for your services.
For more information about the specific technical standards in any of the allied health areas, click on the links above.
Associate Degree Nursing (RN) - Davis Hall 815 North Walnut, Hutchinson
Health Care Training - Davis Hall 815 North Walnut, Hutchinson
Health Information Management (includes Healthcare Coding Specialist & Medical Transcription) - Peel Center, 1 East 9th, Hutchinson
Practical Nursing (LPN) - 2208 East Kansas, McPherson
Pharmacy Technician - Peel Center, 1 East 9th, Hutchinson
Physical Therapist Assistant - Peel Center, 1 East 9th, Hutchinson
Radiology Technology Program - 815 North Walnut, Hutchinson
Respiratory Therapy - Peel Center, 1 East 9th, Hutchinson
Sports Medicine - Sports Arena, Hutchinson
Surgical Technology - Peel Center, 1 East 9th, Hutchinson
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, among all major sectors, the health care and social assistance sector is projected to experience the largest and fastest employment gains. This growth is driven, in part, by changing demographics. The number of people 65 years and older is projected to increase from 41.9 million in 2012 to 58.6 million in 2022, with this age group accounting for 17.3 percent of the population in 2022, up from 13.3 percent in 2012. Older people require more health care services, thus boosting demand for these services. In addition, increasing cost pressures are expected to shift demand from higher cost hospitals and inpatient physician services to lower cost home health care services, outpatient physician services, and clinical services.The health care and social assistance sector is projected to add almost 5 million jobs, a 2.6-percent-per-year increase, between 2012 and 2022.