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High School Students 2019-11-05T13:03:16-07:00

Healthcare Education

SWCAHEC can assist and be a valuable resource for college students obtaining their first-time degrees and professionals seeking higher degrees in healthcare.

There are so many choices!  How do I decide that a career in healthcare is for me?

Take this Health Careers Test to see which career is best for you!

Resources About Healthcare Careers

These resources will help you learn more about healthcare careers.  What are the different healthcare careers?  What kind of skills and knowledge are needed for these careers?  What kind of education do I need?  What are the approximate salaries for these positions?  These resources will answer those questions and more!

Healthcare Career Information

Dept of Labor-Healthcare Occupations Handbook

My Next Move – Type in desired job field and gives snapshot, along with career video.

• More User-Friendly Healthcare Career Information

Career Path Information

A Book of Healthcare Career Options

Healthcare Career Pathway

Ultimate Medical – Guide

The following are resources for specific healthcare professions.  These resources will help you to plan your education and training.

Nurse

Guide to Becoming a Registered Nurse

Physician

AAMC’s Navigate Your Journey from Pre-Med through Residency: Advice for choosing a medical career path

Aspiring Docs: If you want to be a doctor or you are thinking about what it takes to become a doctor, then this is the website to begin your journey.

Social Worker

Social Work Guide- Learn how to become a social worker

Allied Health Professions

Podcasts about Allied Health Professions

Information for Medical Assistants

My Next Move

Local Healthcare Professions Programs

Healthcare Career Degrees and Certificates:

Pueblo Community College Southwest offers resources and courses for students interested in health and wellness fields. Courses are offered in person or online:

PCC Southwest Healthcare Career Courses

Nursing

Southwest Colorado Community College and the University of Colorado College of Nursing have partnered with SW Colorado AHEC to offer two unique programs in SW Colorado: a dual enrollment program and an RN to BSN Program. Contact info@swcahec.org for more information!

University of Colorado Graduate Degrees in Nursing:

Online BSN-DNP and MSN-DNP Programs Available in Colorado, visit their website: http://www.doctorofnursingpracticednp.org/colorado

Public Health

Fort Lewis College offers a Bachelors degree in Public Health

Exercise Science

Fort Lewis College offers a Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology

Pre-Med/Pre-Nursing

Fort Lewis College offers support for those students interested in pursuing a clinical healthcare degree

Social Work

The University of Denver Four Corners MSW Program offers a locally-based and relevant social work program that leads to a graduate degree and licensure to practice social work.