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Health Care Schools and Careers in DC

We have selected schools that can help prepare you for a career in the District of Columbia's rapidly growing health care sector. Health care is a broad industry looking for talented professionals in all areas. Find degree programs in health care, IT, allied health, counseling and more.

Fastest Growing Health Care Careers in Washington DC

The health care industry in the District of Columbia is following the career growth trend seen nationally. Medical assistants, registered nurses, pharmacy techs and network systems administrators and analysts are the fastest growing careers in the District of Columbia health care field.

These careers all require post-secondary education with the exception of medical assisting which some employers will accept MAs with on the job training. However, the trend for medical assistants is toward formal education and the majority of employers prefer formally trained medical assistants. IT positions will have varying requirements depending on the complexity of the position, but for the most part an associate or bachelor degree in a technology discipline will be a requirement. Research the many career paths in health care at the Career Center.

Washington DC's Health Care Organizations with the most Employees

Earning a degree will not guarantee you a position with any of these employers, but can help you develop the skills they are looking for. Each of these employers have career opportunities in a broad range of activities from clinical providers to non-clinical professional positions. If you want to work in health care in the District of Columbia these are the employers to start researching careers with. The health care organizations with the most employees in Washington DC:

  • Children's National Medical Center: Employs around 3,000 professionals. Great benefits package and career opportunities in many different fields, both clinical and non-clinical.
  • Georgetown University Hospital: Employs around 3,500 associates. Good benefits package and continuing education/tuition reimbursement opportunities.
  • George Washington University Medical Center: Teaching hospital with around 10,000 employees.
  • Providence Hospital: Employs nearly 2,000 employees.
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center: There are over 31,000 civilian employees providing health care at facilities around the world. There are many opportunities in all areas for civilians at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
  • Coventry Health Care: Has offices in Washington DC and its headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland and employs over 13,000 employees nationally. Nice benefits plan.

IT positions with these companies usually require a technical degree, usually a bachelor's or higher. The higher paying fastest growing careers with these companies will most often require a bachelor degree as well. Investing in your education in the right field is one of the best financial and career decisions you can make.

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 D.C.

tip Programs are subject to change.

Capital Health Institute – Washington, DC:

Programs:

  • *Practical Nursing

Catholic University of America – Washington, DC:

Programs:

  • *Bachelors in Nursing

Comprehensive Health Academy – Washington, DC:

Programs:

  • *Practical Nursing Program

Georgetown University – Washington, DC:

Programs:

  • *Bachelors in Nursing

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies – Washington, DC:

Programs:

  • *Family Nurse Practitioner
  • *Nurse Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • *Nurse Educator
  • *Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Howard University – Washington, DC:

Programs:

  • *Bachelors in Nursing
  • *Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Radians College – Washington, DC:

Programs:

  • *Certificate in Practical Nursing

Trinity Washington University – Washington, DC:

Programs:

  • *Bachelors in Nursing

VMT Academy of Practical Nursing – Washington, DC:

Programs:

  • *Practical Nursing Program

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