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Health Care Schools in Arkansas - AR

Fastest Growing Health Care Careers in Arkansas

Hospitals, physician offices, managed care companies and the majority of health care related businesses need more than just a doctor to operate efficiently. There are medical assistants, accountants, marketing specialists, office managers, nurses, etc. that keep the these organizations running efficiently. The fastest growing health care careers in Arkansas are marketing managers, physician assistants, medical assistants, billing specialists, database administrators, psychiatric technicians and psychiatric aides. Arkansas health care employers have moved toward hiring individuals with a formal education for most health care industry careers. Opportunities are often better for those with a formal education and work experience. Learn more about health care careers in our Career Center.

Arkansas's Largest Health Care Employers

  • Arkansas Cancer Research Center: Located in Little Rock and part of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - UAMS.
  • Baptist Health: Largest not for profit health care organization in AR. Medical Center locations in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Arkadelphia, Heber Springs. Facilities in Little Rock, Cabot, Stuttgart, Lonoke, England, Sheridan, Monticello and additional locations throughout the state.
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital: Located in Little Rock
  • St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center: Located in Little Rock
  • Sparks Health System: Located in Fort Smith
  • St. Edward Mercy Medical Center: Located in Fort Smith. The network includes three other satellite hospitals in Ozark, Paris and Waldron as well as a number of medical clinics.
  • Jefferson Regional Medical Center: Located in Pine Bluff
  • St. Bernard's Medical Center: Located in Jonesboro
  • Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield: Offices located in Little Rock, Texarkana and Fayetteville

Schools Offering Health Care and Nursing Degrees in Arkansas

tip Programs are subject to change.

Arkansas Northeastern College – Blytheville, AR :

Programs:

  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Arkansas State University-Beebe – Beebe, AR :

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Arkansas State University– Jonesboro, AR :

Programs:

  • Animal Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • Chemistry
  • Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management - Associate's
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Associate's
  • Clinical Laboratory Technician - Associate's
  • Food Technology - Associate's
  • Associate's in Nursing
  • Physical Therapist Assistant - Associate's
  • Radiologic Technology - Associate's
  • Chemistry
  • Forensic Science
  • General Science
  • Health Promotion
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Radiologic Sciences
  • Social Work

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home– Mountain Home, AR :

Programs:

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Health Services/Allied Health/General Health Sciences
  • Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Arkansas State University-Newport – Newport, AR :

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Phlebotomy

Black River Technical College – Pocahontas, AR :

Programs:

  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Dietitian Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Health Aide
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/li>
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas– De Queen, AR :

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse

East Arkansas Community College – Forrest City, AR :

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Medication Aide
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Harding University– Searcy, AR :

Programs:

  • Athletic Training
  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Dietetics
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Health Care Management
  • Health and Kinesiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Physical Science
  • Psychology
  • Professional Sales
  • Social Work
  • pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-medical technology, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-veterinary medicine

Henderson State University– Arkadelphia, AR :

Programs:

  • Athletic Training
  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Dietetics
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry (pre-professional)
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Human Services
  • Medical Technology
  • Medicine (Pre-Professional)
  • Nutrition
  • Optometry (pre-professional)
  • Pharmacy (pre-professional)
  • Physical Therapy (pre-professional)
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Veterinary (pre-professional)

Mid-South Community College – West Memphis, AR :

Programs:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Medical Assistant Technology
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

National Park Community College – Hot Springs, AR :

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Health Services/Allied Health/General Health Sciences
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • Practical Nursing Program

North Arkansas College – Harrison, AR :

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Health Services/Allied Health/General Health Sciences
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • Practical Nursing

NorthWest Arkansas Community College – Bentonville, AR :

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Ouachita Technical College – Malvern, AR :

Programs:

  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Office Management/Administration
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Ozarka College – Melbourne, AR:

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Health Inform at in/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • TC Licensed Practical Nursing

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas– Helena, AR :

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Dietitian Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Health Services/Allied Health/General Health Sciences
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical Office Management/Administration
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiation Therapist
  • Medication Aide
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • PN Practical Nursing Program

Pulaski Technical College – North Little Rock, AR :

Programs:

  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Respiratory Case Therapy/Therapist
  • Practical Nursing Program

Rich Mountain Community College– Mena, AR :

Programs:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technician

South Arkansas Community College – El Dorado, AR :

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Nursing/Register Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant

Southeast Arkansas College– Pine Bluff, AR :

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Practical Nursing

Southern Arkansas University Tech – Camden, AR :

Programs:

  • Fire Science Academy
  • Office Systems Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Medical Transcription
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing Program

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, AR :

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN to BSN
  • Kinesiology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community Health Promotion
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Psychology

University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville – Batesville, AR :

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Office Management/Administration
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • Practical nursing

University of Arkansas Community College-Hope – Hope, AR :

Programs:

  • Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton – Morrilton, AR :

Programs:

  • Dietitian Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)/li>
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse

University of Arkansas at Monticello – Monticello, AR :

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • LPN to RN
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Allied Health, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy
  • Health Information Technology
  • Emergency Medical Technology
  • Health Professions
  • Practical Nursing
  • Health Care Office Skills
  • Nursing Assistant

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff – Pine Bluff, AR :

Programs:

  • Animal Science
  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • Industrial Health and Safety
  • Human Sciences
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Gerontology
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Little Rock, AR :

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • Audiology & Speech Pathology
  • Cytotechnology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Emergency Medical Sciences
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Health Information Management
  • Medical Dosimetry
  • Medical Technology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences
  • Ophthalmic Technologies
  • Physician Assistant
  • Radiologic Imaging Sciences
  • Radiologist Assistant
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgical Technology

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith – Fort Smith, AR :

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Radiography

University of Central Arkansas – Conway, AR :

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Kinesiology & Physical Education
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology & Counseling
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders

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