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.