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Top 5 Reasons for a Health Degree Online

Health Affairs recently reported that the U.S. will have 260,000 fewer nurses that it needs by 2025. Online career training can help you train for a job that's expected to be in high demand in the coming years. Check out the top reasons to get an online degree in health care.

1. Online Education Fills Training Shortages

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing reports that U.S. nursing schools turned away 49,948 qualified applicants from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in 2008 due to insufficient number of faculty, clinical sites, classroom space, clinical preceptors, and budget constraints. With campus-based schools scrambling to fill the training need, online nursing programs offer an alternative to the crowded classroom.

2. Get a Primer on Health Care Technology

Whether you're looking for a career in nursing or in medical assisting, dental hygiene or medical records, technical know-how is a big part of your job description. Use online career training to gain a basic understanding of computers and technology.

3. Prepare for Growing Health Care Careers

Physician assistants, skin care specialists, physical therapist aides, and dental hygienists made the Bureau of Labor Statistics' list of fastest-growing occupations between 2008 and 2018. Train for a career with high growth potential.

4. Enjoy Career Training Options Online

Unlike the limited options available at your local community colleges, online education offers a wider range of health care career training choices. Explore distance learning and find out what you're missing in the traditional classroom.

5. Connect With Health Care Pros Nationwide

Another one of the benefits of online learning is the access you get to students across the country. Interact with other health care students across the U.S. when you enroll in an online health care degree.

 


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