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Health Care Schools in Maine- ME

The health care industry is leading the pack when you look at job growth and the number of employment opportunities it offers. This site provides you with insight to some of the nations top health care degree programs as well as the great number of health care jobs that are available in the state of Maine. Our goal is to help you find the educational program you need to get the job that you want.

What are the Fastest Growing Health Care Careers in Maine?

So why is job growth in the health care industry so robust? Well, for one, our population is growing and people are living longer. Second, states like Maine have the additional challenge of being predominantly rural and are already under served when it comes to having accessible health care. Because of this, the need for hospitals, medical centers, long term care facilities, and more significantly, the people to work these places (medical personnel, technicians, IT professionals, administrators, managers, etc) increases too.

The state of Maine is investing a lot of time and effort into recruiting individuals into the health care field. Fastest growing careers include home health aides, nurses, CNA's, public health providers, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists, radiology techs, health administrators, and health information systems managers.

The bottom line is that health care jobs in Maine are abundant, but most require some level of higher education. Below are a number of health care degree programs as well as a number of other related degrees that will help get you started in your career or take your current career to the next level.

Largest Health Care Employers in Maine

Take a look at some of the largest health care employers in Maine. This list is not all inclusive, but is meant to give you an idea of where to start your search. Large companies often have more job openings, as well as provide competitive salaries, opportunities for advancement, benefits packages.

  • Maine Medical Center: Located in Portland. This hospital is part of MaineHealth, voted one of the top 40 integrated health networks in the nation. Employs approximately 5000 people.
  • MaineGeneral Health: Leading health care network provider in the Kennebec Valley. Medical center campuses are located in Augusta and Waterville. Employs roughly 3773 individuals.
  • Eastern Maine Medical Center: EMMC is a part of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems. Employs 3500 individuals. Located in Bangor, ME and serves the residents of Northern and Eastern Maine.
  • Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems: Well organized healthcare system that serves all of central, eastern, and northern Maine. Headquarters are in Brewer. Employs over 7000 individuals throughout the health system.
  • St. Mary's Regional Medical Center: Located in Lewiston, ME and employs approximately 2500 people. St. Mary's Regional Medical Center is a part of St. Mary's Health System.

Whether you decide to work for one of these facilities or somewhere else, the schools below that can provide you with the education you need to reach your goals. Request information from these schools to learn more about their programs.

Schools Offering Health Care and Nursing Degrees in Maine

tip Programs are subject to change.

Central Maine Community College – Auburn, ME:

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse

Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions – Lewiston, ME:

Programs:

  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing

Eastern Maine Community College – Bangor, ME:

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist

Husson University – Bangor, ME:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Intercoast Career Institute – South Portland, ME:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nursing

Kennebec Valley Community College – Fairfield, ME:

Programs:

  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Services Technician
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Northern Maine Community College – Presque Isle, ME:

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse

Saint Joseph's College of Maine – Standish, ME:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Southern Maine Community College – South Portland, ME:

Programs:

  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Biotechnology
  • Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
  • Dietetic Technician (DTR)
  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist

University of Maine – Orono, ME:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

University of Maine-Fort Kent – Fort Kent, ME:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

University of Southern Maine – Portland, ME:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Wasington County Community College – Calais, ME:

Programs:

  • Dietitian Assistant
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant

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