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Health Care Schools and Careers in Georgia

Health care is a broad field with many opportunities for clinical as well as non-clinical professionals. Some of the highest paying careers are found in the health care field and not all of those are physicians. We have selected nationally recognized schools offering health care degrees, allied health degrees, IT degrees, business degrees and many others that will help you prepare for an entry-level and advanced-level positions in Georgia's booming health care industry.

Fastest Growing Health Care Careers in Georgia

13 of the fastest growing careers in Georgia are in health care and technology. A number of the job opportunities available require an associate degree (2-year degree) such as medical assisting. The fastest growing health care industry careers in Georgia are: IS/IT network administrators and analysts, medical assistants, home health aides, mental health professionals, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and registered nurses.

Don't let this list limit your career decisions, there are many more positions in the health care field that may not have the fastest growing title but are projected to have a growing number of openings through the next decade. Learn more about the many career paths in health care at the Career Center. The greatest opportunity to find the fastest growing careers will be in metropolitan areas like Atlanta, Augusta-Richmond County, Columbus, Savannah, and Macon.

Georgia's Largest Employers in Health Care

Once you begin your search for entry-level positions or if you're pursuing higher education to advance your career, these companies/organizations are good places to begin your search. Here are the health care organizations with the largest number of employees:

  • WellStar Health Systems: Operates five hospitals 2 in Marietta, 1 in Austell, 1 in Douglasville and 1 in Dallas as well as multiple specialty facilities. WellStar has more than 11,000 employees. The Atlanta Business Chronicle named them one of "Atlanta's Top 25 Employers" and Atlanta Woman Magazine recognized WellStar as on of the "Top Companies for Atlanta Women in 2006”. They provide a comprehensive benefits package.
  • Emory University Hospital: Located in Atlanta. There are five "operating unit" facilities in the area. Nice looking benefits package that is effective on day 1of employment.
  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center & Health System: Located in Gainesville. Comprised of two medical centers, two long term care facilities, a mental health center and other specialty facilities. Opportunities for both clinical and non-clinical professionals. Northeast Georgia Medical Center has nearly 5,000 employees and lots of career opportunity.
  • Northside Hospital: Located in Atlanta. Employs over 4,500 professionals and more than 1,700 physicians.
  • Dekalb Medical Center: Located in Decatur. Dekalb Medical is three hospitals around Decatur. They employ 3,800 professionals and 775 physicians. They offer many opportunities for career advancement as well as entry-level opportunities. Benefits package is comprehensive and they will even work with you to develop a work schedule that fits your needs.

Not all positions with these organizations will require a formal education, however, the allied health, nursing and professional positions will require at least an associate degree for entry-level jobs. If you are looking for career advancement, a bachelor or graduate degree will help you be more competitive for these positions.

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 Georgia

tip Programs are subject to change.

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College – Tifton, GA:

Programs:

  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Advanced Career Training-Atlanta Campus – Atlanta, GA:

Programs:

  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
  • Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant

Albany State University – Albany, GA:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Albany Technical College – Albany, GA:

Programs:

  • Allied Health Diagonstic/Intervention/Treatment Professions
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Reception/Receptionist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist

Altamaha Technical College – Jesup, GA:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Practical Nursing Diploma Program

Andrew College–Cuthbert, GA:

Programs:

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Respiratory Therapy Tecnician/Assistant

Armstrong Atlantic State University – Savannah, GA:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Athens Technical College – Athens, GA:

Programs:

  • Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions
  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant
  • Practical Nursing Diploma Program
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Atlanta Technical College – Atlanta, GA:

Programs:

  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Medication Aide
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician

Georgia Regents Augusta State University – Augusta, GA:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s

Augusta Technical College – Augusta, GA:

Programs:

  • Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Bainbridge College – Bainbridge, GA:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate Program
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Brenau University – Gainesville, GA:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Central Georgia Technical College – Macon, GA:

Programs:

  • Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions
  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Tech/Tech
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Reception/Receptionist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Practical Nursing diploma

Chamberlain College of Nursing – Atlanta, GA:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Chattahoochee Technical College –Marietta, GA:

Programs:

  • Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Licensed Practical Nursing Program
  • Practical Nursing

Coastal Georgia Community College – Brunswick, GA:

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

College of Coastal Georgia – Brunswick, GA:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s

Clayton State University – Morrow, GA:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Columbus State University –Columbus, GA:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Columbus Technical College –Columbus, GA:

Programs:

  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical Reception/Receptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistan
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Coosa Valley Technical College –Rome, GA:

Programs:

  • Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions
  • Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical Reception/Receptionist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist

Dalton State College – Dalton, GA:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s

Darton College – Albany, GA:

Programs:

  • Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonograph/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Histologic Technician
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Social Work
  • RN Program - Associate’s

East Georgia College – Swainsboro, GA:

Programs:

  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant

Emory University – Atlanta, GA:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Flint River Technical College – Thomaston, GA:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical Nursing Program

Georgia College & State University – Milledgeville, GA:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Georgia Highlands College – Rome, GA:

Programs:

  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Georgia Northwestern Technical College – Rome, GA:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing Program
  • Practical Nursing Diploma
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Georgia Perimeter College – Decatur, GA:

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Georgia State University – Rome, GA:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing Diploma
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Georgia Southern University – Statesboro, GA:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing Diploma
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Georgia Southwestern State University – Americus, GA:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing Diploma
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Gordon College – Barnesville, GA:

Programs:

  • Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Griffin Technical College – Griffin, GA:

Programs:

  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Tech/Tech
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Renal Dialysis Technologist/Technician
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist

Gwinnett Technical College – Lawrenceville, GA:

Programs:

  • Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions
  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical Reception/Receptionist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Kennesaw State University – Kennesaw, GA:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s

LaGrange College – LaGrange, GA:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program

Lanier Technical College – Commerce, GA:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing Diploma
  • Licensed Practical Nursing Program
  • Practical Nursing

Middle Georgia State College – Macon, GA:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Mercer University – Atlanta, GA:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Middle Georgia State College – Cochran, GA:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s

Middle Georgia Technical College – Warner Robins, GA:

Programs:

  • Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Practical Nursing

Moultrie Technical College – Moultrie, GA:

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical Reception/Receptionist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Practical Nursing

North Georgia College & State University – Dahlonega, GA:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • Practical Nursing (LPN)

North Georgia Technical College – Clarkesville, GA:

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical Reception/Receptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
  • Practical Nursing Diploma

Northwestern Technical College – Rock Spring, GA:

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Reception/Receptionist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist

Oconee Fall Line Technical College – Eastman, GA:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing Diploma
  • Practical Nursing

Ogeechee Technical College – Statesboro, GA:

Programs:

  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Reception/Receptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant
  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Practical Nursing Diploma

Okefenokee Technical College –Waycross, GA:

Programs:

  • Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Practical Nursing Diploma
  • Practical Nursing

Piedmont College – Demorest, GA:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Savannah Technical College – Savannah, GA:

Programs:

  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Phelbotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Practical Nursing Program
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Shorter College – Rome, GA:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Southeastern Technical College – Glennville, GA:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing Diploma Program
  • Practical Nursing

South Georgia College – Douglas, GA:

Programs:

  • Health and Medical Administrative Services
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • RN Program - Associate’s

South University, Savannah:

Programs:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Anesthesia Science
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Medical Assisting
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Practice
  • Nursing RN to BSN Degree Completion
  • Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Public Health
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Southwest Georgia Technical College – Thomasville, GA:

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Practical Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s

University of West Georgia – Carrollton, GA:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Valdosta State University – Valdosta, GA:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • RN Program - Associate’s

West Central Technical College – Waco, GA:

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical Reception/Receptionist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Phelbotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist

West Georgia Technical College – Lagrange, GA:

Programs:

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Reception/Receptionist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Phelbotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • Practical Nursing (LPN)

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College – Valdosta, GA:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing Diploma

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