Skip to Content (Press Enter)

Healthcare

Associate's degree, Certificate

Gain foundational healthcare knowledge, including business concepts, to keep you relevant in today’s industry. A Healthcare Certificate is perfect for those entering the healthcare field for the first time. Our Healthcare Associate’s degree includes courses in core areas of career success so you can develop the career-focused skills you’ll need for a future in the growing healthcare field. Choose among these specializations: Medical Administrative Assistant, Pharmacy TechnicianMedical Assisting or Healthcare Administration. You pick the specialization and we’ll take care of you from there.

For Illinois residents, please visit our Health Sciences Associate’s degree program page.

Request Healthcare Program Information

Take Advantage of Our Credential Ladder

If you are utilizing our ladder curriculum by transferring credits in or with a Certificate, you can complete the Associate's specialization program in as few as nine months.1 If you’re not transferring in with past education, we’ll still have you market-ready in as few as 18 months.1

Blend of On-Campus & Online Courses

Gain a solid understanding of the healthcare industry with career-focused curriculum in the format best suited to your specialty. Based on which specialization you choose for your Healthcare degree, either all of your courses will be performed online, or you will have a blend of on-campus and online courses.

Acquire Key Skills

Become proficient in the core areas of career success through our Healthcare program: healthcare strategies, written and interpersonal communication, customer and patient experience and diversity awareness.

Regional Accreditation

Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Credentials Offered

Healthcare

Associate's Degree

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning options

  • On Campus
  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Field Experience

Intended for

Students interested in the versatile world of healthcare and serve as a valuable member of a healthcare team. Also ideal for students looking to gain practical experience and pursue a successful, fulfilling career specializing in Medical Administrative AssistantPharmacy TechnicianMedical Assisting or Healthcare Administration.

Prepares you for

Medical office (assistant) manager, administrator or coordinator, medical secretary, administrative assistant or receptionist, patient care manager, office administrator, medical assistant, pharmacy technician

Healthcare

Certificate

Finish in as few as

9–12 months1

Learning options

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources

Intended for

Students interested in entering the Healthcare field and serving patients without a major time commitment. Also, ideal for students interested in easily laddering their credits into an Associate’s degree.

Prepares you for

Medical clerk, assistant, coordinator, agent, specialist, medical secretary, administrative assistant, receptionist, scheduler

Not Sure This Degree Is Right for You?

We Can Help

Take the Next Step—Talk to Us!

There are some errors in the form. Please correct the errors and submit again.

Request More Information

Request More Information About Our Healthcare Program

Fill out the form to receive information about:
  • Program Details and Applying for Classes 
  • Financial Aid and FAFSA (for those who qualify)
  • Customized Support Services
  • Detailed Program Plan

Step 1 of 3

What's Your Name?

Please enter your first name.

Please enter your last name.

Step 2 of 3

Contact Information

Please enter your email address.

Please enter your phone number.

Please enter your five digit zip code.

Step 3 of 3

Program Preferences

Please choose a school of study.

Please choose a program.

Please choose a degree.

The program you have selected is not available in your area. Please select another program of interest.

By requesting information, I authorize Rasmussen College to contact me by email, phone or text message at the number provided. There is no obligation to enroll.

School of Health Sciences Blog

What Can You Do with a Healthcare Associate’s Degree? Examining 3 Career Options

Because of its necessity in human life, healthcare has grown huge and complex over the centuries. And careers as an allied health professional have grown with it. Check out a few of the amazing careers you can begin with an online Healthcare degree.

Read more

Turn Your Education into a Career

We’ve made advancing in your healthcare career even easier by offering Healthcare courses and credentials that fit into a busy working schedule. When you're ready to further your education, you can seamlessly transfer your Healthcare Certificate credits toward an Associate's degree in Healthcare. Build on your solid foundation of prior Certificate or Diploma coursework, and on your in-field experience, with a Health Sciences Associate’s degree. Through this challenging curriculum, you’ll be prepared to take on new career challenges. As a Healthcare Associate’s degree graduate, you can choose to enter the workforce or you can continue your education by seamlessly transferring your credits into our Health and Wellness Bachelor’s degree-completion program.2

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.3 Here are just a few examples of where a Healthcare degree can take you.

Medical Assistants

  • BLS Earnings Data:3

    • $24,790 10th Percentile
    • $28,400 25th Percentile
    • $33,610 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:3

    29%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

Medical Secretaries

  • BLS Earnings Data:3

    • $25,390 10th Percentile
    • $29,580 25th Percentile
    • $35,760 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:3

    23%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Pharmacy Technicians

  • BLS Earnings Data:3

    • $22,740 10th Percentile
    • $26,750 25th Percentile
    • $32,700 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:3

    12%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Graduates of the Healthcare Associate’s degree program with a specialization in Pharmacy Technician meet the education requirements needed to apply for a Pharmacy Technician license or registration from the board or pharmacy or equivalent agency in the following states: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WI, WY. Other eligibility requirements may apply, please check with the board of pharmacy or equivalent agency in your state of residence. This program may not meet the educational requirements needed to apply for a Pharmacy Technician license or registration in states not listed above, please check with the board of pharmacy or equivalent agency in your state of residence for further information.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 21, 2019] https://www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. 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.
icon-general-connect icon-general-degree icon-general-discuss icon-general-email icon-general-find icon-general-laptop icon-general-leader icon-general-map icon-general-paperwork icon-general-phone icon-general-speak-out icon-colored-advance icon-colored-build icon-colored-certificate icon-colored-continual-developement icon-colored-growth icon-colored-national icon-colored-prep icon-colored-regional icon-colored-state icon-colored-student-centered icon-colored-support icon-colored-world-experience icon-camera icon-filter icon-info-circle icon-mail-forward icon-play-solid icon-share-square-o icon-spinner icon-tag logo-accreditation-acen logo-accreditation-ccne ras-logo-flame ras-logo-horizontal ras-logo-stacked icon-simple-chat icon-simple-desktop icon-simple-find icon-simple-hamburger icon-simple-phone icon-testimonial-quotes icon-social-facebook-square-colored icon-social-facebook-square icon-social-facebook icon-social-google-plus-square icon-social-google-plus icon-social-instagram icon-social-linkedin-square-colored icon-social-linkedin-square icon-social-linkedin icon-social-pinterest-p icon-social-twitter-square icon-social-twitter icon-social-youtube-play-colored icon-social-youtube-play icon-util-checkbox-white icon-util-checkbox icon-util-checked-white icon-util-checked icon-util-chevron-down icon-util-chevron-left icon-util-chevron-right icon-util-chevron-up icon-util-loading icon-util-open-window-button icon-util-open-window-link icon-util-pdf-button icon-util-pdf-link icon-util-refresh icon-util-x