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Health Care Programs in Connecticut

Research schools offering degree programs that will prepare you to enter or advance your career in the fastest growing career sector, the health care industry. Then take a look at the largest employers in health care to get an idea of where to start looking for careers once you complete your education in Connecticut.

What are the Fastest Growing Health Care Careers in Connecticut?

Connecticut's fastest growing careers in the health care field are Network administrators and analysts, medical assistants, physical therapists, database administrators, physician assistants, personal and home health aides, pharmacy technicians, athletic trainers, mental health counselors, and physical therapists. You can research health care and related career options as well as the requirements for these careers in our Career Center. Our select schools offer online and campus based degree options designed to fit your schedule.

Who are the Largest Health Care Employers in Connecticut?

Once you complete your education the search will be on for the employer with the best benefits, pay and hours. We have provided a list of the largest employers in Connecticut's health care industry to get your research started. There is a broad range of career options at each of these employers from network administrators to registered nurses and medical assistants. You will surely find a career that fits your personal and professional goals.

  • Aetna: Providers of health benefits. Opportunities in finance, claims, IT, nursing, sales and marketing. Aetna corporate headquarters is located in Hartford with another facility in Middletown. Aetna has 35,258 employees.
  • Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield/WellPoint: Offices in New Haven, CT that employ around 1,500 employees. Career opportunities in sales and business development, communications, customer care, finance, human resources, medical, IT and many more. WellPoint employs over 41,000 employees Nationwide. Lot of opportunities for entry-level positions as well as career advancement.
  • Danbury Hospital: Located in Danbury employing over 3,000 staff, making them the largest employer in the area.
  • Hartford Hospital: Opportunities in nursing, IT, managerial positions, and more. Hartford Hospital has a number of affiliated facilities in the area.
  • University of Connecticut Health Center: Located in Farmington. UC Health Center has nearly 4,500 employees. A key fact is that all permanent employees are considered state employees and get state employee benefits, salary and compensation!
  • Hospital of St. Raphael - New Haven: There are a number of affiliated facilities and clinics including Sister Anne Virginia Grimes Health Center skilled nursing facility. There are job opportunities at all levels in a number of different fields. Check them out.
  • St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center - Hartford: A beautiful location and the company has a great benefits package.
  • Bridgeport Hospital: The hospital is part of the Yale New Haven Health System and is located in Bridgeport, CT and has over 2,600 employees not including attending physicians. Many opportunities for advancement and continuing education as well as a good benefits plan and retirement plan.
  • Stamford Hospital: Offers a great location with many amenities nearby including New York City. A long tradition of health care here and many opportunities in nursing, IT, allied health, non-clinical professional positions and more.

Life Sciences, Health Information Technology & Other Health Care Education Incentives

In an effort to expand health care related jobs in Connecticut, the state has implemented a few incentives for those who decide to pursue an education in health care or the life sciences. There are also incentives for those graduating from a technical school, a public or private university and certain types of health care training schools. Check out the facts for the Student Loan Reimbursement: Loan Forgiveness Program

For just graduating from an institution in the state of Connecticut you may be eligible for down payment assistance on the purchase of a new home! Check out bill HB 6525 that the Connecticut Legislature adopted in June of 2012 to learn more about this.

Take the first step toward advancing or starting your career at one of these organizations by requesting information from the schools below.

Schools Offering Health Care and Nursing Degrees in Connecticut

tip Programs are subject to change.

Asnuntuck Community College – Enfield, CT :

Programs:

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services
  • Dental Assistant
  • EMT
  • Gerontology
  • Health Career Pathway
  • Human Services
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Ophthalmic Assistant
  • Cert. Pharmacy Technician
  • Cert. Phlebotomy Technician
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • Cert. Public Safety Dispatcher
  • Cert. Sterilization Technician
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Veterinary Assistant

Capital Community College – Hartford, CT :

Programs:

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Aide
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Central Connecticut State University – New Britain, CT :

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomolecular Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • RN to BSN
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Fairfield University – Fairfield, CT :

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Gateway Community College – New Haven, CT :

Programs:

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services
  • Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions
  • Biotechnology
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
  • Dietitian Assistant
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Toxicology
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Goodwin College – East Hartford, CT :

Programs:

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Gerontology
  • Histological Technician
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Licensed Practical Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Housatonic Community College – Bridgeport, CT :

Programs:

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician

Lincoln Technical Institute – New Britain, CT :

Programs:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (New Britain), Practical Nursing
  • Medical Assisting

Manchester Community College –Manchester, CT :

Programs:

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Middlesex Community College – Middletown, CT :

Programs:

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Naugatuck Valley Community College – Waterbury, CT :

Programs:

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Northwestern Connecticut Community College–Winsted, CT :

Programs:

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services
  • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services
  • Medical Office Management/Administration
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Norwalk Community College –Norwalk, CT :

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Gerontology
  • Medical Office Management/Administration
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Porter and Chester Institute – Branford, CT :

Programs:

  • Dental Assisting
  • Medical Assisting
  • Licensed Practical Nursing Program

St Vincent's College –Bridgeport, CT :

Programs:

  • Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Quinnipiac University – Hamden, CT :

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Marketing
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Gerontology
  • Health/Science Studies
  • Microbiology/Molecular Biology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant - Graduate
  • Cardiovascular Perfusion - Graduate
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences - Graduate
  • Occupational Therapy - Graduate
  • Pathologists' Assistant - Graduate
  • Physical Therapy - Graduate
  • Physician Assistant - Graduate
  • Radiologist Assistant - Graduate

Sacred Heart University – Fairfield, CT :

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • RN to BSN
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Exercise Science
  • Health Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Pre Professional Programs: Physician's Assistant, Dental, Medical, Optometry, Osteopathic, Pharmacy, Veterinary

Southern Connecticut State University – New Haven, CT :

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Pre-Medical
  • Pre-Veterinary

Stone Academy – Hamden, CT :

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical Nursing
  • Medical Office Professional
  • Medical Assisting
  • Patient Care Associate

Three Rivers Community College –Norwich, CT :

Programs:

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Tunxis Community College – Farmington, CT :

Programs:

  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

University of New Haven – West Haven, CT :

Programs:

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Fire & Occupational Safety
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Fire Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Psychology

University of Saint Joseph – West Hartford, CT :

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • Pharm D
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Psychology

Western Connecticut State University – West Hartford, CT :

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health Promotion Studies
  • Medical Technology
  • Psychology

Yale University – New Haven, CT :

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • Anesthesiology
  • Biological & Biomedical Sciences
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Cell Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Physiology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive Science
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Genetics
  • Public Health
  • Immunobiology
  • MicroBiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Neurology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Physician Associate
  • Psychology

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