Undergraduate Degrees in Healthcare


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare is one of the largest industries in America and will generate 2.3 million new jobs over the next 10 years (BLS.gov). The factor that is driving this growth is the aging baby boomer population, who will begin demanding increased medical care over the next five years. A variety of undergraduate programs provide access to this highly rewarding and challenging industry. Traditional pre-med degrees include biology, ecology, chemistry, and physiology. These individuals will be required to pursue additional graduate level education. For those who desire careers in social work, health management, and nursing, undergraduate degrees should be sufficient.

Degree Description

Realistically, there are hundreds of degrees in the healthcare field. These degrees range from health informatics, healthcare management, health IT, and general nursing, to social work and psychology. The healthcare industry provides graduates of these programs numerous work opportunities in small clinics, doctor’s offices, urgent care centers, emergency rooms, and large hospitals. Graduates enjoy some of the highest paid jobs in the nation, with some nursing and management positions earning above $70,000 per year.

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Undergraduate Schools

Earning an undergraduate degree, either an associate's or a bachelor's, from an accredited college or university may open many doors to new opportunities. The following schools offer undergrad degree programs across a wide array of subjects, including business, education, healthcare, art, and more.

Colorado Technical UniversityAssociate's, Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD Degrees. At Colorado Technical University, students receive a personal commitment to learn advanced topics in technology and engineering during their focused undergraduate and advanced degree programs. Graduates are able to achieve success in a variety of technology industries.

Liberty UniversityAssociate's, Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD Degrees. Established by the late Reverend Jerry Falwel in 1971 as Lynchburg Christian Academy, Liberty University is the leading undergraduate evangelical Christian university in the United States. It's motto: "Training Champions for Christ."

Saint Leo UniversityAssociate's, Bachelor's, and Master's Degrees. With more than a century of educational know-how at its fingertips, Saint Leo University's online degree programs utilize more than 90 undergraduate and graduate faculty members. Faculty is trained both in academia and real-world, practical setting, and is made up off "committed teachers, experienced practitioners, and distinguished scholars."

American Intercontinental UniversityAssociate's and Bachelor's Degrees. When developing its online model, American Intercontinental University took the idea of small in-person class sizes online. Online program courses range between 15 and 30 students each, with students receiving direct personal attention from instructors and advisors, as well as closer interaction with fellow students.

Purdue UniversityAssociate's, Bachelor's, and Master's Degrees. Purdue University enjoys a good repuation as one of the leading universities in online education. Degrees from Purdue are available in a wide variety of fields, ranging from nursing to business to technology, and more.

Walden UniversityBachelor's, Master's, and PhD Degrees. Offering accredited online degree programs in criminal justice, science, business, health, nursing, and more, Walden University is an ideal candidate for any working professional looking to advance his/her career to the next level.

Grand Canyon UniversityBachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate Degrees. Grand Canyon University is a small, nondenominational Christian university located in Phoenix. GCU offers both online- and campus-based undergraduate degree programs in business, education, nursing, entrepreneurships, and liberal arts. GCU also boasts an NCAA Division II athletic programs.

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