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Mississippi Health Care Schools - MS

Mirroring a cross-country trend, Mississippi will face huge shortages in the healthcare workforce, which can translate to enormous job opportunities in this field at many levels of skill and education. An aging baby boomer population, overall population growth, technological advancement, and healthcare employee retirement are all in part responsible for this trend.

Home health aides, as well as medical, physical, and occupational therapists assistants are among the fastest growing jobs in the booming healthcare industry in Mississippi. However, opportunity is not limited to those careers. According to the Mississippi Hospital Association, there are over 100 different careers in healthcare, many of which offer job security, potential advancement, and flexibility. Additionally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor also anticipates that physician openings will increase vastly by 2010 and even more so by 2020, and Mississippi has one of the lower rates of physicians per capita in the country.

The state of Mississippi is actively striving to address these shortages to provide optimal healthcare for its population. The Mississippi Hospital Association offers a career center to provide those seeking jobs in healthcare with resources as well as leadership training for management positions in the field.

University Hospitals and Clinic in Jackson, Mississippi is the state’s largest healthcare employer and provides roughly 8,000 jobs, and other hospitals throughout the state are also high on the list with over 3,000 jobs at their facilities. Mississippi is striving to fill these gaps, and the training and resources are there.

Below you will find a number of schools that offer health care degrees and career training that can help you get started in this booming industry. Take advantage of these job opportunities and find out which career is right for you and what training and education you need to succeed.

Schools Offering Health Care and Nursing Degrees in Mississippi

tip Programs are subject to change.

Alcorn State University – Alcorn State, MS:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • Bachelors in Nursing

Coahoma Community College – Clarksdale, MS:

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology/Technologist
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Nursing
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therpay/Therapist
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Social Work
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Copiah-Lincoln Community College – Wesson, MS:

Programs:

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technician
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Social Work
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Delta State University – Cleveland, MS:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

East Central Community College – Decatur, MS:

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Pre Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

East Mississippi Community College – Scooba, MS:

Programs:

  • Health and Physical Education
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies

Hinds Community College – Raymond, MS:

Programs:

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Optometric Technician/Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Holmes Community College – Goodman, MS:

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Itawamba Community College – Fulton, MS:

Programs:

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
  • EmergencyMedical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Health Unit Manager/Ward Supervisor
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Social Work
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Jones County Junior College – Ellisville, MS:

Programs:

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Meridian Community College – Meridian, MS:

Programs:

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clincal/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Mississippi College– Clinton, MS:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Mississippi Delta Community College – Moorhead, MS:

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College – Perkinston, MS:

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Nursing, Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist

Mississippi University for Women – Columbus, MS:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • Bachelors in Nursing

Northeast Mississippi Community College – Booneville, MS:

Programs:

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Communication Disorders
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Ophthalmic/Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Social Work

Northwest Mississippi Community College – Senatobia, MS:

Programs:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing, Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapsit
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Social Work
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Pearl River Community College – Poplarville, MS:

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Southwest Mississippi Community College – Summit, MS:

Programs:

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse

University of Mississippi – University, MS:

Programs:

  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

William Carey University – Hattiesburg, MS:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

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