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Dover Campus Offers Four Allied Health Programs

massage therapy, medical billing and coding, medical assistant schools, surgical technologyMassage therapy training, medical billing training, medical assistant training, and surgical technology training draw students interested in health and wellness

Are you interested in helping people to be healthy? Do you get satisfaction from knowing that you have helped others? If so, you might be interested in the career-focused programs at the Dover campus of the Harris School of Business. The Dover campus offers four programs to choose from:

Massage Therapy training

The Massage Therapy program at the Dover campus provides students with all the background knowledge and technical skills needed to begin a career in this field. Students learn a variety of massage techniques such as Swedish, hot stone, deep tissue, reflexology, and chair massage. Students also learn practical business development techniques to help build their careers after graduation. In addition, students receive plenty of hands-on training: as they complete their massage therapy training, students participate in an internship where they have the opportunity to practice massage techniques on real clients. This kind of hands-on experience builds students’ confidence and skills as they enter the job market.

Medical billing and Coding training

The Health Claims Specialist program at Harris focuses on preparing students for careers in the field of medical billing and coding. This field is an essential part of the healthcare industry, because medical billers and coders are responsible for processing insurance claims to insure that medical providers are paid for their services. The program at Harris trains students on using software for billing and coding, so that they are comfortable with the major software programs used in the industry. Students also learn how to use two important systems for classifying diagnoses and procedures: the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT).

Medical Assistant Training

As the healthcare system continues to move toward a focus on primary care, many people are choosing to pursue careers as medical assistants. The Professional Medical Assistant Plus program at the Dover campus trains students in a wide range of medical assisting skills, from understanding medical terminology and conducting vital signs measurements, to administering electrocardiograms (EKGs) and performing phlebotomies (blood draws). Students learn through classroom-style lessons as well as hands-on practice in medical assistant labs, where they practice injections, phlebotomy, EKGs, and other essential skills that medical assistants need to know.

Surgical Technology Training

Can you picture yourself working in an operating room? Doctors, nurses, and anesthetists need help in the operating room, and surgical technologists are there to help with important tasks such as sterilizing equipment, preparing the operating room, making sure there are enough supplies for the planned surgery, and helping out during operations by passing sterile equipment to the surgeons. The Surgical Technologist program at the Dover campus prepares students with classes on anatomy and physiology, sterilization techniques, understanding surgical equipment, and more.

Each of the programs at the Dover campus includes an externship or internship where students work in a real job setting, and get to apply the new skills they have learned. This kind of practical experience helps to build the students’ resumes, strengthen their confidence and skills, and prepare them for the world of work.

The Dover campus is situated conveniently in Enterprise Business Park, just outside of downtown Dover, Delaware. All classes (with the exception of externships) take place under one roof, making the educational experience convenient for students. The instructors at the Dover campus are practitioners who have had real-world experience and can bring it into the classroom to help students better understand the knowledge and skills that will be required of them in their new career.

Whether it’s massage therapy training or the professional medical assistant program, Harris has a variety of options for people looking to start a new career. If you are interested in career-focused training at our Dover campus, or any of the other seven campuses of the Harris School of Business, you can call our toll-free number: 1.800.510.7920. A representative will be happy to answer your questions and help you decide whether career-focused education is right for you.