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Health Care Schools in Maryland - MD

Even in a tough economy, the health care industry continues to boom in Maryland. The schools you see here can provide you with the education and training you need to become a part of this rapidly growing field.

Fastest Growing Health Care Careers in Maryland

The US Department of Labor states that in the next decade seven of ten of the fastest growing jobs will be in health care. The remaining three are in software and information systems and are highly relevant to healthcare. The situation is no different in Maryland. Here we have compiled a list of the fastest growing occupations in Maryland that are either in or directly related to health care.

According to America's Career InfoNet, between 2004 and 2014 the fastest growing occupations in Maryland will include home health aides, physical therapist assistants, network systems and data communication analysts, medical assistants, network and computer system administrators, physician assistants, dental assistants, veterinary technologists, and mental health counselors.

Each of these careers require a different level of training and education. The schools here have a long standing history of preparing students for new careers in health care as well as helping them advance to the next level of their current career.

If you're not quite sure which career is the right one for you, visit our Health Care Career Center to read more detailed career descriptions.

The largest Health Care Industry Employers in Maryland

We have compiled a list of the largest "healthcare" employers in Maryland. It is important to remember that these hospitals, medical centers, and private corporations are businesses too. In order to be successful, they need more than just health care providers to work at them. In addition to physicians and other health care professionals, they are in need of business professionals, IT professionals, finance managers, technicians, and administrators just to name a few. This really broadens the range of possibilities for secure employment in the health care industry.

According to a survey completed in 2007 by Maryland's Department of Business and Economic Development these are the state's largest health care employers:

  • National Institutes of Health: Located in Baltimore City and Montgomery County, the NIH is a federal agency that employs 18,627 people. Job opportunities in research, patient care, administration, executive management, student internships, and graduate student research.
  • MedStar Health: Non-profit health care organization comprised of 8 hospitals and other health care services in the Baltimore/Washington area. As the largest health system they have over 25,000 employees and 5000 physicians.
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System: Main facilities in Baltimore with others in Columbia, White Marsh, and Lutherville. Employs roughly 14,000 people
  • University of Maryland Medical System: Fourth largest private employer in Baltimore, MD. Employs 10,737 people, the majority of which are Maryland residents. Provide excellent continuing education opportunities to employees.
  • Adventist HealthCare: Headquartered in Rockville with facilities located in Germantown, Takoma Park, Cambridge, Crownsville, N. Potomac, Derwood, Silver Spring, Clinton, and Walkersville. Career opportunities in nursing, therapy services, social work, technician specialists, patient support services, medical records management, information systems, general administration, and environmental services. Employs roughly 6700 people.

Take the first step toward advancing or starting your career at one of these organizations. Request information from the schools below to learn more about the health care degrees you can pursue in Maryland.

Schools Offering Health Care and Nursing Degrees in Maryland

tip Programs are subject to change.

Allegany College of Maryland – Cumberland, MD:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s

Anne Arundel Community College – Arnold, MD:

Programs:

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Gerontology
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician

Baltimore City Community College – Baltimore, MD:

Programs:

  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Dietitian Assistant
  • Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Enrvironmental Science
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Bowie State University – Bowie, MD:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Carroll Community College – Westminster, MD:

Programs:

  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational nurse Training
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Cecil College – North East, MD:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s

Chesapeake College – Wye Mills, MD:

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

College of Southern Maryland – La Plata, MD:

Programs:

  • Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretarty
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Coppin State University – Baltimore, MD:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Frederick Community College – Frederick, MD:

Programs:

  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Hagerstown Community College – Hagerstown, MD:

Programs:

  • Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions
  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist
  • Nursing
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Harford Community College – Bel Air, MD:

Programs:

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

Howard Community College – Columbia, MD:

Programs:

  • Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions
  • Biomedical Technology/Technician
  • Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health and Medical Administrative Services
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Montgomery College – Rockville, MD:

Programs:

  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Prince George's Community College – Largo, MD:

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Office Management/Administration
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Salisbury University – Salisbury, MD:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Stevenson University – Stevenson, MD:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

The Community College of Baltimore County – Baltimore, MD:

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Health and Medical Administrative Services
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Towson University – Towson, MD:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

University of Maryland – Baltimore, MD:

Programs:

  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Bachelors in Nursing

Washington Adventist University – Takoma Park, MD:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Wor-Wic Community College – Salisbury, MD:

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radioation Therapist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • RN Program - Associate’s

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