The U.S. Department of Labor says health care occupations will add more jobs than any other group of occupations by 2024. The best place to start a health care career is Black Hawk College. Our grads are in demand – area health care facilities contact us when they have positions to fill.
Black Hawk College offers programs in health careers to meet the needs of many students. Whether interest is in an eight-week course preparing for almost immediate employment or in a two-year degree program, there is a program to meet all needs.
Individuals entering any career in the health field should be aware that a background which includes science and math courses is required for many health careers. It is also important that the applicant enjoy working with people, be motivated and willing to spend time outside of class in study. All health career programs involve from twenty-four to thirty-six hours per week in class and laboratory instruction for full-time students. It is possible to enroll in certain programs/courses on a part-time basis.
Opportunities for persons completing a health career program are limitless. One may be employed in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, physicians’ or dentists’ offices, or a number of community agencies. In many instances, completion of a health career program at Black Hawk College provides the foundation for further education in this large and exciting field.