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This list is divided up into the following:

High-level Patient Contact             Mid-level Patient Contact                Low-level to No Patient Contact

Educational Levels:

Certificate > Associates Degree > Baccalaureate Degree (BA, BS) > Master's Degree (MA, MS) >  Doctoral Degree (PhD, EdD, etc.)


Healthcare Careers in High-level Patient Contact

PPCC Programs:   Clinical Office Assistant; Dental Assistant; Certified Dietary Manager, Emergency Medical

Technician; Medical Assistant; Nursing Assistant; Paramedic; Registered Nurse

OCCUPATION TITLE

PPCC PROGRAM WEBSITE

OCCUPATION SUMMARY

EDUCATION LEVEL REQUIRED

Acupuncturist

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Master’s degree

Anesthesiologist Assistant

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Master’s degree

Anesthesiologist

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Post-doctoral training

Athletic Trainer

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Master’s degree

Audiologist

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Doctoral degree

Chiropractor

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Doctoral degree

Clinical Office Assistant

PPCC Program

 

Certificate

Dental Assistant

PPCC Program

O*NET OnLine profile

Certificate/Associate’s degree

Dental Hygienist

 

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Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree

Dentist

 

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Doctoral degree

Dietitian and Nutritionist

 

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Bachelor’s degree

Emergency Medical Technician

PPCC Program

O*NET OnLine profile

Certificate

Exercise Physiologist

 

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Master’s degree

Family and General Practitioner

 

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Doctoral degree

Genetic Counselor

 

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Master’s degree

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse

 

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Certificate

Medical Assistant

PPCC Program

O*NET OnLine profile

Associate’s degree

Nuclear Medicine Physician

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Post-doctoral training

Nurse Midwife

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Master’s degree

Nurse Practitioner

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Master’s degree

Nursing Assistant

PPCC Program

O*NET OnLine profile

Certificate

Occupational Therapist

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Master’s degree

Occupational Therapy Assistant

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Associate’s degree

Ophthalmologist

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Post-doctoral training

Optometrist

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Doctoral degree

Orthodontist

 

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Post-doctoral training

Paramedic

PPCC Program

O*NET OnLine profile

Associate’s degree

Pathologist

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Post-doctoral training

Pharmacist

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Doctoral degree

Physical Therapist Assistant

 

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Associate’s degree

Physical Therapist

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Master’s degree

Physician Assistant

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Master’s degree

Physician and Surgeon

 

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Doctoral degree

Podiatrist

 

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Post-doctoral training

Psychiatrist

 

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Post-doctoral training

Radiologist

 

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Post-doctoral training

Registered Nurse

PPCC Program

O*NET OnLine profile

Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree

Respiratory Therapist

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree

Respiratory Therapy Technician

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Associate’s degree

Speech-Language Pathologist

 

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Master’s degree

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

 

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Bachelor’s degree

Sports Medicine Physician

 

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Doctoral degree

Surgical Technologist

 

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Associate’s degree

Veterinarian

 

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Doctoral degree

Healthcare Careers in Mid-level Patient Contact

PPCC Programs:   Medical Receptionist; Pharmacy Technician; Phlebotomist; Radiologic Technician

OCCUPATION TITLE

PPCC PROGRAM WEBSITE

OCCUPATION SUMMARY

EDUCATION LEVEL REQUIRED

Cardiovascular Technologist and Technician

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Associate’s degree

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Associate’s degree

Epidemiologist

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Master’s degree

Neurodiagnostic Technologist

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Associate’s degree

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Associate’s degree

Medical Receptionist

PPCC Program

 

Certificate

Orthotist and Prosthetist

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Post-baccalaureate certificate

Pharmacy Technician

PPCC Program

O*NET OnLine profile

Certificate/Associate’s degree

Phlebotomist

PPCC Program

O*NET OnLine profile

Certificate

Radiation Therapist

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree

Radiologic Technician

PPCC Program

O*NET OnLine profile

Associate’s degree

Veterinary Technologist and Technician

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Associate’s degree

 

Healthcare Careers in Low-level to No Patient Contact

PPCC Programs:   Certified Dietary Manager; Medical Coding Specialist

OCCUPATION TITLE

PPCC PROGRAM WEBSITE

OCCUPATION SUMMARY

EDUCATION LEVEL REQUIRED

Biochemist

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Doctoral degree

Biomedical Engineer

 

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Bachelor’s degree

Biostatistician

 

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Master’s degree

Certified Dietary Manager

PPCC Program

 

 

Certificate

Cytogenetic Technologist

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Bachelor’s degree

Cytotechnologist

 

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Post-baccalaureate certificate

Health Educator

 

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Bachelor’s degree

Histotechnologist and Histologic Technician

 

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Associate’s degree

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Bachelor’s degree

Medical and Health Services Manager

 

O*NET OnLine profile

Bachelor’s degree

Medical Coding Specialist

PPCC Program

 

Certificate

Medical Scientist

 

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Post-doctoral training

Useful Links

PPCC Health Sciences Overview

Careers in Colorado

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*Net Online – Health Science Career Cluster

National Consortium for Health Science Education