A health claims specialist works as the liaison between patients, insurance companies, and health care providers. They can investigate a claim and resolve discrepancies and subsequent billing issues. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this career field is one of the fastest growing in terms of economic outlook for the next five years. A well-trained health claims specialist can work in a number of settings, including medical offices, hospitals, insurance companies, or managed care providers. Learn more about the Health Claims Specialist Plus program.
By working hands-on with muscle tissue, tendons, and ligaments, massage therapists treat patients to relieve pain, reduce stress, and improve general wellness. There are more than 80 types of massage specializations, including cranio-sacral/myofascial release, reflexology, and deep tissue. A therapist will work with a patient based on a medical inquiry intake, and determine treatment goals. Many states require both training and certification for a career as a massage therapist. Learn more about the Massage Therapy program.
Medical assistants perform a wide variety of clinical, administrative, and human relations functions, which keep physicians’ offices, clinics, and other medical practices running smoothly. This program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, patient care procedures, pharmacology, medical office procedures, communication skills, as well as computer skills. Learn more about becoming a Professional Medical Assistant Plus.
This program is designed to prepare the student with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to gain employment as a surgical technician. Students will study all aspects within the field of perioperative services, including but not limited to, medical law and ethics, perioperative environments, pharmacology, sterilization, anatomy and physiology, sterile technique, OSHA regulations, anesthesia, instrumentation, communication skills, medical terminology, and procedures within the medical specialties. Learn more about the Surgical Technology program.