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Trinity Allied Healthcareer Academy

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Fast Track Healthcareer Certificates You Can Earn In 6 Months or Less

Posted on August 27, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Fast Track Healthcareer Certificates You Can Earn In 6 Months or Less

It is no secret that if you want to earn a good living, you need to have more than just a high school diploma. However, not everyone has the desire or can afford to spend the next four years attending a traditional college. In this article, you will find a listing of several degrees that you can earn in one year or less. We gathered salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Physical Therapy Aide

2017 Median Salary: $25,730 ($13.40/hr)

Quickest Program Length: 1 month

Career Outlook: Expected to increase by 30% – quite a bit faster than normal

As a Physical Therapy Aide or Assistant, you will work with physical therapists to help patients recover from an illness or possible injury. You may be the person who is setting up equipment, moving patients as well as working on administrative tasks. In this position, you may be required to work a variety of shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. This is a good career that offers quick schooling. Before choosing this career, be sure to check your local state’s licensing requirements.

We'll be adding Physical Therapy Aide to our program January 2019.

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (Medical Billing and Coding)

2017 Median Salary: $39,180 ($18.83/hr)

Quickest Program Length: 4 months

Career Outlook: Expected to increase 13% – much quicker than average

As a Health Information Technician (HIT) you will  ensure that the information maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories.

Dental Assistant

2017 Median Salary: $37,630 ($18.09/hr)

Quickest Program Length: 6 months

Career Outlook: Expected to increase 19% – much quicker than normal

As a dental assistant, your tasks may vary quite a bit. You may spend part of your day helping to check patients in, scheduling visits to taking x-rays of patients. This career is a good choice if you like to add variety to each day and you enjoy working with others. While this is one certification program that pays well, we advise you to check your state for licensing requirements.


2017 Median Salary: $33.670 ($16.19/hr)

Quickest Program Length: 1-2 months

Career Outlook: Expected to increase 25% – much quicker than normal

As a phlebotomy tech, you will spend your days drawing blood from people. You may be collecting the blood for individual testing, research or possibly for donations. You will have the opportunity to explain to the patient why and how you will be taking their blood. There are plenty of employment opportunities to consider for phlebotomists. You may work in labs, donor centers as well as doctor’s offices and hospitals. This is a quick certification that pays well.

EMT and Paramedic

2017 Median Salary: $33,380 ($16.05)

Quickest Program Length: 3 months

Career Outlook: Expected to increase 15% – quicker than normal

Choosing to become an EMT or paramedic is one of the best trades to get into if you enjoy helping people and can handle a high-stress environment. A typical day in this trade may start out slow, with you stocking the ambulance, but in an instant, you could be saving a child from drowning or rushing a heart attack victim to the hospital. In this medical certification program, you will learn to stabilize patients, deliver babies, manage fractures, insert IV lines and more. You will also learn how to provide oxygen as well as deliver CPR. This fast-paced career provides a level of excitement that you rarely find in the workforce.

Medical Assistant

2017 Median Salary: $32,480 ($15.61/hr)

Quickest Program Length: 4 months

Career Outlook: Expected to increase 29% – much quicker than normal

A career as a medical assistant allows you to help people stay well. In this medical certificate program, you will learn how to take a proper patient history, take an accurate temperature and perform administrative tasks as well. You may also be the person who teaches the patient how to dress their own wounds, take certain medications or find a specialist. You will be face to face with a variety of patients, who will also bring in a variety of germs. Keeping up to date on vaccinations is important, as well as eating healthy, taking care of yourself and having excellent hand washing hygiene.

Pharmacy Technician

2017 Median Salary: $31,750 ($15.26/hr)

Quickest Program Length: 4 months

Career Outlook: Expected to increase 12% – quicker than normal

One of the top healthcare certifications in demand is for pharmacy technician. In this career, you will help people to understand their medications, as well as filling their prescriptions. You will also have the opportunity to explain medication, possible interactions and side effects with customers. In this career, you will also help clients locate over the counter remedies such as vitamins and herbal remedies. Other duties may include scheduling and supervising pharmacy staff members. You can find careers for pharmacy techs in hospitals, grocery stores, clinics, prisons and more. 

Healthcare is not just Doctors and Nurses.. It's a host of disciplines that make hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices, skilled nursing facilities, residential care apartment complexes, and community-based residential facilities run effeciently.  It's never to late to get certified.


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