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Health Care Schools in Kansas

Here you will find schools offering programs that will prepare you to enter or advance your career in the health care industry as well as the fastest growing careers and largest employers in Kansas's health care sector.

The Fastest Growing Health Care Careers in Kansas

According to the Kansas Department of Labor the fastest growing careers in the Kansas health care sector are medical assistants, network systems and data communications analysts, home health aides, social services specialists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, and physician assistants. Personal and home care aides, registered nurses, medical assistants, receptionists, and dental hygienists are projected to have the greatest growth in employment.

The top health care occupations with the most openings requiring post secondary or vcational training training* in Kansas are medical and clinical laboratory technicians, computer and support specialists, licensed practical and vocational nurses, nursing aides, orderlies and attendants, and registered nurses. As health care services expand there will be a continued need for medical and health services managers as well.

Some of these occupations require post secondary education and others only require on the job training and a GED or equivalent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that those with a formal education will have the most opportunities. Employers are trending toward hiring formally trained or educated professionals to limit training time and become more efficient.

Learn more about these and other career paths in the health care industry in the Career Center.

The Largest Health Care Sector Employers in Kansas

Opportunities in Kansas's health care services and related industries are aplenty and those that are looking for a challenging and rewarding career with growth potential should check out these employers. They all offer comprehensive benefits packages and varying work environments. Many of the positions you find with these organizations will require some sort of post secondary education. Here are the largest employers in the Kansas health care sector.

  • University of Kansas Medical Center: Locations in Kansas City, Garden City, Hays, Pittsburg, Salina, and Wichita. Comprehensive benefits and opportunities in all fields including non-clinical related IT and Managerial as well as clinical positions.
  • Via Christi Health System: Based in Wichita. Operates medical centers, acute care hospitals, senior communities and its own health plan. Great career opportunities at all levels in all fields.
  • Olathe Health System: Operates the Miami County Medical Center in Paola, Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, a senior living center near Cedar Lake, a charitable foundation and a pharmacy at the Olathe Medical Center Campus. There's an opportunity for any career interest.
  • Wesley Medical Center: Located in Wichita with 3,000 employees and 700 physicians. Lots of opportunities and a comprehensive benefits package.
  • Shawnee Mission Medical Center: Located in Shawnee Mission. "Great place to work!" one employee told us. Good benefits.
  • Stormont-Vail Health Care: The main campus is located in Topeka with sattellite clinics and facilities in the surrounding area including Alma, Carbondale, Emporia, Lawrence, Lebo, Meriden, Osage City, Oskaloosa, Rossville, and Wamego.
  • Quest Diagnostics: Major laboratory facility in Lenexa. Around 2,000 employees

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 Kansas

tip Programs are subject to change.

Allen County Community College – Iola, KS:

Programs:

  • Emergency medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Aide
  • Health and Medical Adminsitrative Services
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Barton County Community College – Great Bend, KS:

Programs:

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/ Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Dietetic Technician (DTR)
  • Dietitian Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health and Medical Administrative Services
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
  • Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Medication Aide
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Wildlife Biology
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Brown Mackie College-Kansas City – Lenexa, KS:

Programs:

  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Baker University – Baldwin City, KS:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Butler Community College – El Dorado, KS:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical Office Management/Administration
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Cloud County Community College – Concordia, KS:

Programs:

  • Health Aide
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Home Health Aide/Home Attendant,
  • Medication Aide
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Coffeyville Community College – Coffeyville, KS:

Programs:

  • gency Mdical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Nursing
  • Dietitian Assistant
  • Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
  • Medication Aide
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Colby Community College – Colby, KS:

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Aide
  • Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medication Aide
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registerd Nurse
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Dodge City Community College – Dodge City, KS:

Programs:

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Practical Nurse
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Donnelly College – Kansas City, KS:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

Emporia State University – Emporia, KS:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Fort Hays State University – Hays, KS:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Flint Hills Technical College – Emporia, KS:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing

Fort Scott Community College – Fort Scott, KS:

Programs:

  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Aide
  • Health Aides/Attendants/Orderlies
  • Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medication Aide
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Garden City Community College – Garden City, KS:

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Aide
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
  • Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medication Aide
  • Nursing
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Social Work
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Wildlife Biology
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Hesston College – Hesston, KS:

Programs:

  • Nursing/Registerd Nurse
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Hutchinson Community College – Hutchinson, KS:

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Independence Community College – Independence, KS:

Programs:

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapist Assistant

Johnson County Community College – Overland Park, KS:

Programs:

  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Second Program from resource Provided
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medication Aide
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Kansas City Kansas Community College – Kansas City, KS:

Programs:

  • Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • Associate in Applied Science Degree

Kansas Wesleyan University – Salina, KS:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Labette Community College – Parsons, KS:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing Program
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Manhattan Area Technical College – Manhattan, KS:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • RN Program - Associate’s

MidAmerica Nazarene University – Olathe, KS:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

National American University – Overland Park, KS:

Programs:

  • Diploma - Practical Nurse
  • Bachelors in Nursing

Neosho County Community College – city, state abbreviation:

Programs:

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Newman University – Wichita, KS:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

North Central Kansas Technical College – Beloit, KS:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Pittsburg State University – Pittsburg, KS:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Pratt Community College – Pratt, KS:

Programs:

  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Salina Area Technical College – Salina, KS:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical Nursing

Seward County Community College – Liberal, KS:

Programs:

  • Clinical Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
  • Phsycial Therapist Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Southwestern College – Wichita, KS:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

University of Saint Mary – Leavenworth, KS:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Washburn University – Topeka, KS:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing /li>
  • Bachelors in Nursing

Wichita State University – Wichita, KS:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Wichita Area Technical College – Wichita, KS:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing

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