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Schools in the USA

Allied Health and Health Sciences Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The College or School in which you are studying will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The school will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.

Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, most institutions do not allow you to officially declare your major until your sophmore year so that you experience a broad range of courses that will help you choose the most appropriate major.

Some universities and colleges in the US ask you to list a major choice on your application for admission. If you are interested in an allied health or health sciences major that requires a lot of classes, or classes that are limited to students in that major, you may have to declare earlier than usual. As well, for some majors you will need to take specific courses (pre-requisites) during your first year before you can even be considered eligible for upper level courses. Some allied health and health sciences majors have limited enrollment so in fact you may even be required to apply to get the major you want, including attending an interview or writing an essay.

Associate's degrees can also have majors, for instance a Medical Laboratory Technician Associate of Applied Science (AAS). Certificate programs do not have majors as such. Rather, they carry a designation (for instance a Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging) which is much more specific than a degree title. Often, students in a community college or career college program--sometimes all the students in the department--will take a common set of core foundational courses in the first year (or term, in the case of shorter programs) which then enables them to pursue a specialized area of study. But generally, the field of study at the community college level is career-focused to the point where students do not take "elective" courses as they do for bachelor's degrees. Hence the designation of the certificate effectively stands in for the "major."

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Platt College
Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.
Programs Offered:
  • Medical Assisting

 
Brightwood College

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

Programs Offered:
  • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
  • Medical Assistant

 
American Career College

American Career College (ACC) offers hands-on training that will prepare students for careers in the healthcare industry at three campuses in Los Angeles, Ontario, and Orange County, California.

Programs Offered:
  • Medical Billing and Coding

 
Intercoast Colleges
Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.
Programs Offered:
  • Administrative Medical Assistant

 
California College San Diego

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

Programs Offered:
  • Medical Specialties (AOS)

 
Ultimate Medical Academy Online

Get personalized attention with UMA.

One-on-one tutoring, pre-interview coaching, job search assistance, alumni services-they’re all included in Ultimate Medical Academy’s competitively priced tuition. As a nationally accredited school, we provide quality career training online and at our campus in Clearwater, Florida.

Programs Offered:
  • Diploma - Medical Administrative Assistant
  • A.S. - Medical Billing & Coding
  • Diploma - Medical Billing & Coding
  • And more...

 
San Joaquin Valley College

San Joaquin Valley College - A Private Junior College.

Programs Offered:
  • Degree - Medical Office
  • Certificate - Medical Assistant
  • Degree - Medical Assistant

 
Keiser University

Since 1977, Keiser University has provided quality student-centered, career-focused education.

Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science in Medical Administrative Billing and Coding
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Science

 
National Career College
Choosing a school and a new career path can be a very overwhelming process.
Programs Offered:
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Medical Assistant

 
Milan Institute
Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.
Programs Offered:
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assisting

 
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