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Health Care Schools in Utah

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing occupations in the United States, and one of the most reliable, secure careers. According to the Utah Department of Workforce Services, there is an average of 3,400 annual job openings in healthcare in Utah, and this trend is projected to continue until the year 2014. A large, aging baby boomer population is one factor that will contribute to the rapid growth of the healthcare workforce. Another is the large portion of the workforce that is nearing retirement. Impending shortages in technical as well as nursing or other support jobs mean that there will be many openings for several years to come.

Fastest Growing Health Care Careers in Utah

Some of the fastest growing jobs in the healthcare field are medical assistants, physical therapist assistants, pharmacy technicians, dental hygienists, physician assistants, dental assistants, and physical therapist aides. There will be great demand in all levels of skills and education, and most of these jobs will offer benefits packages as well. Most available jobs, however, require some level of training and education. Please see the list of schools we offer to help you get a start on pursuing the necessary education.

Utah Health Care Industry's Largest Employers

Many of the largest employers for healthcare in Utah are clinics or hospitals that are part of Intermountain Healthcare, which is a nonprofit system with 20 hospitals and smaller clinics. They provide healthcare to Utah and some surrounding regions. Following are some of the biggest hospitals:

  • University Hospital: Located in Salt Lake, this hospital has won many awards and employs roughly 5,000 people.
  • Intermountain Medical Center: Located in Murray, this teaching hospital works with the University of Utah School of Medicine and area nursing colleges. It employs roughly 4,000 people.
  • Primary Children’s Hospital: It is located in Salt Lake City, and serves Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, and Montana. It provides well over 3,200 full-time jobs.
  • Utah Valley Regional Medical Center: Located in Provo, Utah, this facility employs roughly 3,000 people.

The first step is to obtain the training and education needed for the career that best suits you and your talents. Explore our schools below and take the first step toward pursuing a valuable career in helping people and the community.

Schools Offering Health Care and Nursing Degrees in Utah

tip Programs are subject to change.

Ameritech College – Draper, UT:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s

Bridgerland Applied Technology College – Logan, UT:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing Program

Brigham Young University – Provo, UT:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Broadview University – West Jordan, UT:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s

College of Eastern Utah – Price, UT:

Programs:

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

Davis Applied Technology College – Kaysville, UT:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing Program

Dixie State College of Utah – St. George, UT:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • Practical Nurse Program

Latter Day Saints Business College – Salt Lake City, UT:

Programs:

  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant

Provo College – Provo, UT:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s

Salt Lake Community College – Salt Lake City, UT:

Programs:

  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboraotry Technician
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Health and Medical Administrative Services
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Snow College – Ephraim, UT:

Programs:

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Staff Services Technology/Technician
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Southern Utah University – Cedar City, UT:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Stevens-Henager College – Ogden, UT:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s

Uintah Basin Applied Technology College – Roosevelt, UT:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing Program

University of Utah – Salt Lake City, UT:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Utah Valley University – Orem, UT:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • Bachelors in Nursing

Weber State University – Ogden, UT:

Programs:

  • RN Program - Associate’s
  • Practical Nursing

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