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Health Care Programs in Delaware

Find schools offering degree programs that will prepare you for entry-level and advanced career opportunities in Delaware's thriving health care industry. Research some of the state's largest employers in health care.

Fastest Growing Health Care Careers in Delaware

The health care industry in general is the fastest growing career sector. There are numerous opportunities for career advancement or entry-level positions throughout the field, making it the ideal area for anyone with an interest in touching the lives of others in one way or another. Here are the projected fastest growing careers in the field of health care for the state of Delaware: home health aides, Network administrators and analysts, medical assistants, physical therapists, medical appliance technicians, physician assistants, pharmacy technicians, surgical techs, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and physical therapists. To learn more about specific careers in health care, make sure you check out the Career Center. There is nothing more important to employers than having talented and educated employees and our intention is to help match you to the career that meets your personal and professional goals.

Who are the Largest Health Care Employers in Delaware?

There is a reason that some of the Nation's most well-known and respected health care related companies base themselves in the state of Delaware and the reason is the talent pool. Educated professionals in this state have created a draw for many companies in other sectors as well. Here are the largest employers in Delaware's health care sector:

  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP : Offices located in Newark. Ranked one of the top 100 best companies to work for in 2008 by Fortune Magazine, ranked by Working Mother Magazine as 100 Best Companies in 2007, ranked as a "Top Employer" in 2007 by Science Magazine and many other accolades. Opportunities in all fields from sales, management, research, nursing, human resources, IT, legal, manufacturing, marketing, you name it, you can find a career that fits you. By the way, they have an incredible line up of benefits.
  • Bayhealth Medical Center: Located in Dover, DE.
  • Christiana Care Health System: Facilities located in Newark and Wilmington including two hospitals and a number of specialty and primary care clinics in the surrounding areas..
  • Milford Memorial Hospital: Part of the Bayhealth Medical Center Facilities System and located in Milford, DE.
  • Kent General Hospital: Located in Dover and also part of the Bayhealth Medical Center Facilities.
  • St. Francis Rehabilitation Hospital: Located in Wilmington.
  • Beebe Medical Center: Located in Lewes.
  • Nemours - Alfred I. Du Pont Hospital for Children: Located in Wilmington. The hospital is a division of Nemours, which is one of the Nation's largest group practices in pediatric care. Their medical and prescription benefits are fantastic for employees.

To be competitive for positions in these companies, a post-secondary education is a must and an associate or bachelor degree is even better for entry-level positions. Graduate level education for clinical health care, IT and managerial positions is usually required for career advancement and higher salaries.

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 Delaware

tip Programs are subject to change.

Camtech, Inc – Newport, DE:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical Nursing Program

Delaware Institute of Health Sciences – Wilmington, DE:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical Nursing

Delaware Skills Center – Wilmington, DE:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing

Delaware State University – Dover, DE:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Delaware Technical and Community College – Dover, DE:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • Practical Nursing Studies

Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens – Georgetown, DE:

Programs:

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
  • Gerontology
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist, Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton -Wilmington – Newark, DE:

Programs:

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services
  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
  • Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Histologic Technician, Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Delaware Technical and Community College-Terry – Dover, DE:

Programs:

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Gerontology
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Polytech Adult Education – Woodside, DE:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing Studies Diploma Program

University of Delaware – Newark, DE:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Wesley College – Dover, DE:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

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