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Health Care Schools in Oklahoma

Find schools that offer degree programs in fields that will prepare you for a career in Oklahoma's health care industry. Programs that fit your needs for starting or advancing your career in health care administration, medical assisting, IT, business, finance, HR, nursing and many others.

The Fastest Growing Health Care Careers in Oklahoma

The fastest growing careers according to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission are network systems and data communications analysts, home health aides, medical assistants, dental hygienists, veterinary technicians, personal and home care aides, physician assistants, dental assistants, physical therapist assistants, network and computer systems administrators, athletic trainers, medical scientists, pharmacy technicians, and biomedical engineers. These careers fall into the top 30 fastest growing careers in the state of Oklahoma as well. Other areas with projected job growth and openings include medical and health service managers, registered nurses and billing and coding professionals.

Formal education or training is required for the majority of these positions and often preferred by employers. To learn more about these careers and their requirements visit the Career Center.

The Largest Health Care Sector Employers in Oklahoma

The health care industry across the country is rapidly expanding due primarily to advances in technology and the growing elderly population that requires an increasing amount of care. Oklahoma has responded to this growth by expanding facilities, increasing their quality of care and optimizing business practices. Vocational training and/or advanced education are your ticket to this stable and opportunistic industry. According to the Oklahoma Commerce Research and Economic Analysis Division the largest employers in the Oklahoma health care sector, as of 2008, are:

  • University of Oklahoma Medical Center: Locations in Norman and Oklahoma City. Employs around 13,000 employees.
  • St. Francis Hospital: Located in Tulsa. There are over 4,300 employees at this hospital and close to 7,000 at all system facilities.
  • Integris Baptist Medical Center: Located in Oklahoma City and employs nearly 2,800 employees.
  • Mercy Health System of OK: Located in Oklahoma City and employs around 2,800 employees.
  • St. John Medical Center: Located in Tulsa and employs over 2,500 employees.
  • Norman Regional Hospital: Located in Norman and employs nearly 2,500 employees.
  • Grace Living Centers: Located throughout the state headquartered in Oklahoma City. Employs about 2,000 employees. Provide long-term care and short-term rehabilitation services for the elderly.

Take the first step toward advancing or starting your career at one of these organizations by requesting information from the schools below.

Schools Based in Oklahoma Offering Health Care Degree Programs

Northern Oklahoma College:

Programs:

  • A.S. | Nursing, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy

Northwestern Oklahoma State University - Alva, Enid, Woodward:

Programs:

  • Bachelor's | Biology, Chemistry, Health & Sports Science, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work
  • Pre-Professional (Alva) | Pre-Dentistry & Dental Hygiene, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Nursing (Woodward), Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Osteopathy, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Physician’s Assistant, Pre-Radiologic Therapy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Oklahoma Panhandle State University:

Programs:

  • AAS | Nursing
  • Bachelor's | Biology, Chemistry, Nursing

Bacone College:

Programs:

  • AAS | Cardiovascular Technology, Nursing, Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Health Information Management
  • Bachelor's | Medical Imaging, RN to BSN

Connors State College - Muskogee:

Programs:

  • AAS | Biology, Nursing

Langston University:

Programs:

  • AAS | Pre-Veterinary Science
  • Bachelor's | Biology, Chemistry, Health Care Administration, Nursing, Psychology, Rehabilitation Services, Sociology

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College:

Programs:

  • LPN to RN, Paramedic to RN, Associate's in Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Medical Lab Tech

Cameron University:

Programs:

  • AAS | Nursing, Pre-Nursing, Respiratory Care
  • Bachelor's | Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Psychology

Carl Albert State College:

Programs:

  • Associate's | Allied Health, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Pre-Medicine, Pre- Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

East Central University:

Programs:

  • Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Health Science, Family and Consumer Science, Health Information Management, Nursing, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Dental Hygiene, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Professional Sciences

Eastern Oklahoma State College:

Programs:

  • Associate's | Life Science, Psychology, Nursing, LPN, Pre-Professional: (Medical, Dental, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy

Murray State University:

Programs:

  • Associate's | Pre-Dental, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Science, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Veterinary Technology

Oklahoma City Community College:

Programs:

  • Associate's | Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Emergency Medical Sciences, Medical Transcriptionist, Nursing, Occupational therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Medical Assistant, Orthotic & Prosthetic Technician, Respiratory Care Therapist, Surgical Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Oklahoma State University:

Campuses: Stillwater, Tulsa,

Programs:

  • Associate's | Cardiovascular Technology (Oklahoma City), Dietetic Technology (Oklahoma City), Nurse Science (Oklahoma City), Radiologic Technology(Oklahoma City)
  • Bachelor's | Biochemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Nursing (Okmulgee), Orthotic and Prosthetic Technology (Okmulgee), Psychology, Zoology, Veterinary Science, Human Development and Family Science, Nutritional Sciences

Redlands Community College:

Programs:

  • Associate's |Nursing, Pre-Professional Science Programs

Rogers State University:

Campuses: Claremore, Bartlesville, Pryor

Programs:

  • Bachelor's |Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Medical/Molecular Biology, Emergency Medical Services, Nursing, Physical Sciences, Mathematics

Rose State College:

Campuses: Midwest City

Programs:

  • Associate's |Psychology, Sociology, Clinical Laboratory Technology, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic, Health Information Technology, Nursing Science, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapist
  • Certificate Programs | Phlebotomy Certificate, Dental Assisting Certificate, HIT Coding Specialist Certificate

Seminole State College:

Programs:

  • Associate's |Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, LPN Mobility, Science

Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Campuses: Durant, Idabel

Programs:

  • Bachelor's | Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Medical Sciences, Medical Technology, Science Education, Occupational Health & Safety, Psychology

Southwestern Oklahoma State University:

Campuses: Weatherford, Sayre (Associate's Degrees)

Programs:

  • Associate's (Sayre) | Medical Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Pre-Nursing, Radiologic Technology
  • Bachelor's | Biology, Chemistry, Athletic Training, Clinical Laboratory Science, Health Care Administration, Health Information Management, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Psychology, Nursing

Tulsa Community College:

Programs:

  • Associate's | Biology, Biotechnology, Health Care Business Operations, Chemistry, Dental Hygiene, Biomedical Equipment Technology, Emergency Medical Technology, Fire & Emergency Services (certificate), Geriatric Technician (certificate), Health & Human Performance, Medical Records, Coding and Reimbursement Specialist (certificate), Medical Assistant (certificate), Medical Transcription, Medical Laboratory Technology, Phlebotomy (certificate) Nursing, Pre-Nursing, Nutritional Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy Technician (certificate), Patient Care Tech (certificate), Physical Therapist Assistant, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Professional Science Related Concentrations, Radiography, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology, Veterinary Technology

University of Central Oklahoma:

Campuses: Weatherford, Sayre (Associate's Degrees)

Programs:

  • Bachelor's | Biology, Chemistry, Kinesiology, Psychology, Mathematics & Statistics, Nursing, Forensic Science

University of Oklahoma:

Campuses: Norman, Oklahoma City - (The majority of Health Science programs are offered here), Tulsa

Programs:

  • Nuclear Medicine, Pre-Communication Disorders: Audiology, Pre-Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology, Pre-Nutritional Science, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pre-Dental Hygiene, Pre-Dentistry, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physician Associate, Pre-Radiologic Technology, Pre-Pharmacy

University of Science & Arts Oklahoma:

Campuses: Chickasha

Programs:

  • Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Pre-Health Related Study in other Areas - Physical Therapy, Optometry, Radiologic Technology

Schools Offering Allied Health Care and Nursing Degrees in Oklahoma

tip Programs are subject to change.

Autry Technology Center – Enid, OK:

Programs:

  • Practical Nurse

Bacone College – Muskogee, OK:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center – Fort Cobb, OK:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing (LPN)

Carl Albert State College – Poteau, OK:

Programs:

  • Nursing
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Central Technology Center – Drumright, OK:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical Nursing

Chisholm Trail Technology Center – Omega, OK:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing (LPN)

Connors State College – Warner, OK:

Programs:

  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • RN Program - Associate’s

East Central University – Ada, OK:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Eastern Oklahoma State College – Wilburton, OK:

Programs:

  • Nursing
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Surgical Technology/Technician
  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Gordon Cooper Technology Center – Shawnee, OK:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical Nursing

High Plains Technology Center – Woodward, OK:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical Nursing Program

Indian Capital Technology Center – Muskogee, OK:

Programs:

  • Practical Nurse (LPN)

Kiamichi Technology Center – Antlers, OK:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing

Langston University – Langston, OK:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Meridian Technology Center – Stillwater, OK:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing Program

Mid-America Technology Center – Wayne, OK:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing program

Moore Norman Technology Center – Norman, OK:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

Murray State College – Tishomingo, OK:

Programs:

  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Northeast Technology Center – Afton, OK:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical Nursing Program

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College – Miami, OK:

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Northern Oklahoma College – Tonkawa, OK:

Programs:

  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Nursing
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Northwestern Oklahoma State University – Alva, OK:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Oklahoma Baptist University – Shawnee, OK:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Oklahoma Christian University – Edmond, OK:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Oklahoma City Community College – Oklahoma City, OK:

Programs:

  • Biotechnology
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Orthotist/Prosthetist
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Oklahoma City University – Oklahoma City, OK:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City, OK:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s

Oklahoma Wesleyan University – Bartlesville, OK:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Oral Roberts University – Tulsa, OK:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Pioneer Technology Center – Ponca City, OK:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing

Platt College – Oklahoma City, OK:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • AOS in Practical Nursing, Practical Nursing Diploma

Pontotoc Technology Center – Ada, OK:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

Red River Technology Center – Duncan, OK:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing Program

Redlands Community College – El Reno, OK:

Programs:

  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • Next Program

Rogers State University – Claremore, OK:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • Bachelors in Nursing

Rose State College – Midwest City, OK:

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Seminole State College – Seminole, OK:

Programs:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Southern Nazarene University – Bethany, OK:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Southern Oklahoma Technology Center – Ardmore, OK:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

Southwest Technology Center – Altus, OK:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing

Tulsa Community College – Tulsa, OK:

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Aide
  • Health and Medical Administrative Services
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Social Work
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Tulsa Tech – Tulsa, OK:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing

University of Central Oklahoma – Edmond, OK:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK:

Programs:

  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

University of Tulsa – Tulsa, OK:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Wes Watkins Technology Center – Wetumka, OK:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

Western Oklahoma State College – Altus, OK:

Programs:

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

Western Technology Center – Burns Flat, OK:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing

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