Succeed in Today's Healthcare Industry

Earn Your Health Sciences Associate's Degree

Our Health Sciences Associate's degree is available through a combination of on-campus and online courses, so you receive the hands-on skill development needed to succeed in today's healthcare industry while also enjoying the flexibility of online courses. We also place you in an externship, through your phlebotomy certificate, at a healthcare facility so you learn how to apply your classroom knowledge and skills in a real-world setting.

The Health Sciences Associate's degree can be completed in as few as 18 months and the curriculum includes a Phlebotomy Certificate so you can develop the specialized skills to succeed as a healthcare professional. If you already hold a healthcare certificate or credential, you may be able to transfer your credits through our block transfer policy and complete your Associate's degree even faster.* Earning a certification can help you start your career sooner while you continue to earn your full degree—so you can graduate with a Health Sciences degree and a Phlebotomy Certificate.

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Associate’s Degree 18 Months

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Gain In-Field Health Sciences Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for a successful healthcare career across a wide range of businesses. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant healthcare skills employers seek, including:

  • Critical Thinking

    Effectively gather data in order to think and act quickly in the interest of your patients’ health.

  • Written and Interpersonal Communication

    Hone written and verbal communication skills to advocate for patients and ensure confidentiality.

  • Customer and Patient Service

    Receive experience in retail clinics or hospital environments so you can work in a variety of healthcare settings after graduation.

  • Diversity Awareness

    Learn how to deliver care effectively and respectfully to patients from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.

Hands-On Experience to Prepare for Your Career

Our degree curriculum is designed to help you prepare for and pass the national credentialing exams associated with each Certificate track. Rasmussen College will cover the application fee for each first attempt of all of the industry certification exams for which you qualify to take. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.

As an Associate's degree graduate, you can choose to enter the workforce or you can continue your education by seamlessly transferring your credits into our Healthcare Management Bachelor's degree program.

Our Grads Achieve Career Success

Graduates from our School of Health Sciences programs are working for leading employers, including:*

  • Mayo Clinic Health System
  • University of Minnesota Physicians
  • Target Clinic
  • MN Oncology Clinic
  • Park Nicollet Health Services
  • Allina Health
  • Fairview
  • ThedaCare
  • Diabetes Care Center
  • Lifetime Family Urgent Care
  • Red Cross
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • Ocala Oncology

Success Rate

90% of responding December 2012 to June 2013 graduates are working in their field of study or continuing their education.*

*Employer information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the organizations shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities at these organizations will be available.

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Program Entry Requirements

Minnesota campus applicants to this program must successfully complete and pass a Minnesota Department of Human Services background check.

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How Much Could You Earn as a Health Sciences Professional?

In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary and projected job growth for healthcare professionals:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2022)
Healthcare Support Workers, All Others$20,820$26,390$34,15016%
Phlebotomists$20,820$26,390$34,15027%

BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years, bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm, census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-14.pdf

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, www.bls.gov/ooh/

Earning a health sciences degree can be a valuable investment in your future. See how:

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How Much Will it Cost?

At Rasmussen College, we’re committed to helping make higher education more affordable for you. That’s why we offer straightforward tuition costs locked in place until you graduate, so you know your tuition will not increase through graduation if you are continuously enrolled.*

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Affordable Options to Help You Save Money

Through our comprehensive SUPPORT+ student services, our student financial services advisors help you receive affordable tuition as you earn your degree. Browse our options to see how you can save:

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