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The College of Professional and Continuing Studies is proud to be introducing new noncredit certificate programs in healthcare that many adult students and career changers can benefit from.

What sector is expected to see more jobs added than any other occupational group? Healthcare.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 16 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.6 million new jobs. The two fastest-growing groups are healthcare support occupations and healthcare practitioners and technical occupations. Combined, these two groups are projected to add 2.3 million jobs and to increase from 8.3 percent of all jobs in 2014 to 9.2 percent of all jobs in 2024.

This forecast occupational growth is mainly due to the increased demand for healthcare services from an aging population.

The College of Professional and Continuing Studies is proud to be introducing new noncredit certificate programs in healthcare that many adult students and career changers can benefit from.

Certificate in Digital Health

Recent technology advancements and the COVID-19 pandemic have revolutionized healthcare. Healthcare professionals now rely on digital health tools—such as wearable devices, sensors, AI-enabled clinical services, telemedicine applications and remote patient monitoring systems—to diagnose patients and monitor their care.

In this certificate program, students are introduced to this exciting new era of healthcare. They will learn about the latest trends in digital health, such as the role of artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and robotics, data visualization and virtual and augmented reality, smart healthcare platforms, m-health, and telemedicine.

Certificate in Palliative Care

This 36-hour online program prepares registered nurses (RNs) and advanced-practice registered nurses (APRNs) with the knowledge and skills to provide high-quality, evidence-based holistic, comprehensive and supportive care. Students will be taught by experts in the field of palliative care on how to work with patients across the lifespan, in a variety of settings, as part of an interdisciplinary team. The program consists of six courses, which can be taken individually or as part of the certificate program. A digital badge is received following completion of each course, and a certificate after completion of six courses.

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

The demand for pharmacy technicians is expected to increase substantially through 2024. Approximately 400,000 technicians will be employed by the year 2024. Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings. Students will learn pharmacy technology and skills such as how to read and interpret prescriptions and define generic and brand-name drugs in preparation for taking the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam.

New Programs in High-Need Healthcare Areas

CPCS will also offer training and professional test preparation in these areas:

  • EKG technician
  • Phlebotomy technician
  • Clinical medical assistant
  • Home health aide
  • Medical assistant

These new program offerings will provide incredible career opportunities to many of the CPCS population.

Consider a new career in any of these areas now.

For more information, contact me at mcgowan2@adelphi.edu.

Todd Wilson
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