Medical and Dental Specialities



Students enrolled in a medical and dental specialties program will learn about various aspects of these healthcare careers.

Common areas of study included in this degree program include:
  • Diagnostic medical sonography – these medical professionals are trained in the use of administering ultrasound procedures to patients;

  • Respiratory therapy – professionals in this medical specialty operate cardiopulmonary diagnostic equipment and provide respiratory care to patients;

  • Dental assistant – assisting dentists with certain procedures and treatments, as well as managing patient records, are primary duties of this job;

  • Pharmacy technician – these professionals provide assistance to pharmacists in filling prescriptions, as well as providing customer service; and

  • Cardiovascular technology – professionals in this field are trained to administer echocardiograms under the supervision of a cardiologist.
Associate and bachelor degrees are most commonly required for these positions in the healthcare industry.


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