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10 Facts You Didn't Know About the Rasmussen College Health Sciences Program

SOHS Rasmussen College FactsThe Healthcare industry is projected to increase by 5 million jobs through 2022 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As one of the fastest growing industries in the market, there are a lot of job opportunities on the horizon.

Healthcare professionals also have the good fortune of spending their days helping others. Forty hours a week goes a lot faster when you are healing children or vaccinating patients to prevent the spread of illness.

When you consider all the factors, it goes without saying that health sciences is a very exciting field to enter. The next step is identifying which college can best prepare you to be a leader in the industry.

We sat down with health sciences dean, Dr. Christian Wright, to get the lowdown on why Rasmussen College’s Health Sciences program is ahead of the curve.

1. It offers 11 industry-relevant programs with both direct and indirect care options.

Healthcare has opportunities for people who want to work with patients as well as those who prefer to work behind the scenes. With fields ranging from medical assisting to health information technology, you are sure to find something at Rasmussen that will spark your interest.

2. It offers flexible courses so that you can learn in the best format for you.

The programs offered through the Rasmussen College School of Health Sciences can be taken online, on-campus or a combination of the two. You can customize your experience to fit your learning style and timetable.

3. Health sciences labs provide real world application to help you pass the certification exams.

Students have the opportunity to apply what they learn in a lecture in a controlled lab setting. Practicing your skills in a comfortable environment will help give you the confidence you need when you go out into the field.

4. All faculty in Rasmussen’s accredited programs are certified in the fields in which they teach.

Faculty maintain their industry certification in order to teach in the following programs: health information technology, medical assisting, medical lab technician, surgical technologist. You can be confident that you are learning from faculty with relevant, up-to-date, real-world experience.

5. It offers health sciences programs at all 24 campuses in 6 states.

Rasmussen is connected to the communities it has campuses in. With so many physical locations, there is a campus near you that you can count on even when you are taking a majority of your classes online.

6. Rasmussen has a simplified tuition structure with many of your supplies.

Tuition includes all of your e-books (textbooks can be purchased seperately) and one set of scrubs and a stethoscope for the medical assisting program. Tuition also covers the following certification exam fees:

Program Credential Provided by
EKG technician Certified EKG Technician (CET) National Healthcare Association (NHA)
Health information technician Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) American Health Information Association (AHIMA)
Medical assisting Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
Medical billing and coding Certified Coding Associate (CCA) American Health Information Association (AHIMA)
Medical lab technician Medical Lab Technician (MLT) American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
Pharmacy technician Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
Phlebotomy Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) National Healthcare Association (NHA)
Surgical technologist Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTA)

You can focus on your studies instead of worrying about which book you need to purchase next or pulling funds together for your exam.

7. Rasmussen College meets monthly with advisory boards made up experts from the community to ensure industry-relevant curriculum.

The College meets with healthcare leaders in each of the campus communities to get their perspectives on trends in the industry. The feedback is incorporated into the curriculum to design the most relevant educational materials possible. You can be confident that you are learning the skills and techniques that employers are searching for when you start searching for a job.

8. Its courses are laid out so that students start taking program-relevant classes immediately.

Rasmussen advisors work with students on a degree plan that allows them to start taking classes in their major from the first quarter instead of loading their calendar with general education right off the bat. This not only allows you to start taking the classes you’re interested in right away but also helps you confirm you are in the right place in your first couple of quarters.

9. Stackable certificates allow you to grow your skill set and add to your current credentials.

Rasmussen offers certificate programs that can be completed in as little as nine months all the way up to a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management. These programs are designed to work together so that students can start by earning one credential, find a job in their chosen field, and then return to school to earn more credentials as necessary.

10. Rasmussen College’s diploma and associate degree programs have eight starts per year so that you can get your education on your schedule.

Having to wait for a fall or spring start date can force you to put your life on hold. The School of Health Sciences offers eight different start dates throughout the year so that you can begin your education when you are ready.

Katy Katz

Katy is a Content Marketing Specialist at Collegis Education who writes student-focused articles on behalf of Rasmussen College. She enjoys creating engaging content to help former, current and future students on their path to a rewarding education.


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