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Healthcare Courses

Whether you are looking to step into the healthcare industry or wish to expand and improve your existing skillset, George Mason University’s extensive portfolio of innovative and interactive healthcare professional certificate programs and courses can help. Earn the credentials you need to start an exciting career in the healthcare industry, increase your earning potential, and stand out to employers.

As a certified healthcare professional, you can successfully demonstrate to patients, employees, colleagues, and employers that you have the knowledge and skills to use industry-respected best practices. From upskilling opportunities to advanced career training, our courses are designed to educate healthcare professionals at all experience levels.

We offer courses in a variety of healthcare themes and emerging topics to support your learning goals. All courses are designed by industry experts to help you refine the in-demand skills required for various healthcare roles.

Job Outlook for Certified Healthcare Professionals

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, certified healthcare practitioners and those in technical occupations (such as registered nurses and dental hygienists) can expect an average yearly salary of $69,870 (as of May 2020). Moreover, employment in healthcare occupations is likely to grow 16% from 2020 to 2030, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. About 2.6 million new healthcare jobs are added annually. This number is expected to increase further, mainly because of an aging population, which is leading to greater demand for healthcare services.

Why Enroll in George Mason’s Healthcare Certifications?

Around 89% of companies, either require or strongly prefer medical professionals with at least one certification, according to NHA 2020 Industry Outlook. Moreover, 73% of users also prefer healthcare facilities that employ staff with specialty certification.

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* If a course has a certificate associated with it you will find that information in the course description.

Prepare for In Demand Industry Certifications

The individual courses in our Healthcare series prepare you to take the industry exams that professionally certify you to work in the role you choose.

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board® (PTCB) national certification exam will assess whether you are qualified to support pharmacists and patient care teams in all practice settings to offer safe and effective patient care.

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), designated by the National Healthcare Career Association (NHA) is required or at least encouraged by 89% of employers. The credential can give you access to better career opportunities and maximize your earning potential.

When you complete the Medical Billing and Coding course, you’ll receive a voucher for the certification exam of your choice: CPC, CCA or CBCS.

The Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam is offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). It is the gold standard entry-level coding certification for physicians or professional-fee coders.

The Certified Coding Associate (CCA®) is offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). It is an entry-level medical coding certification across all settings including physician practices and inpatient hospitals.

The Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) is offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and is an entry-level billing and coding certification, with the inclusion of ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II testing.

Strengthen Your Career Opportunities

The online healthcare courses at George Mason University prepare you for the industry certifications you need to step into the following roles.*

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

As a CCMA, you’ll complete basic clinical and administrative tasks in a healthcare environment such as recording patient history, taking a patient’s vitals such as weight and blood pressure, scheduling appointments, preparing lab samples and more. CCMAs earn a median pay of $35,850 and expect 18% growth from 2020 to 2030.

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

Medical records and health information specialists organize, manage, and code health information data for insurance reimbursement purposes, databases and registries, and maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories. They earn a median salary of $45,240 and expect faster-than-average 9% growth from 2020 to 2030.

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a pharmacist to measure amounts of medication for prescriptions, package and label prescriptions, enter patient information and more. They earn a median income of $35,100 and expect 4% growth from 2020 to 2030.

*All employment data sourced from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

Corporate Training in Healthcare

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