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VHCC HealthPRO Expo - Healthcare careers in 2 years or less
Become a nurse, a practical nurse, a medical or dental assistant, an EMT, a paramedic, a nurse aide, a phlebotomist or a radiography tech
“For many who know they want a career in healthcare, they’re anxious to do whatever it takes to enter the job market quickly and land a solid job that pays well,” said Beth Page, dean of professional and technical studies at Virginia Highlands Community College. “Fortunately, for those in our service area, Virginia Highlands has stellar healthcare programs that will accomplish just that.”
The HealthPRO Expo will begin at 6 pm in ISC 130 with an overview of all healthcare career training options offered at VHCC, including a discussion on cost and the availability of financial aid. Following, each program will offer breakout sessions at 6:30 and 7 pm, giving prospective students the opportunity to ask additional questions of program instructors.
“More than 80% of our students receive financial aid,” said Page. “Many will enter our healthcare programs at VHCC receiving full financial aid and then graduate ready to enter the workforce and receive an excellent salary.”
In many instances, students pursing a healthcare support career will receive their educational credential in less than a year. Educational pathways to become a medical assistant or dental assistant, an EMT, a nurse aide and a phlebotomist require two semesters or less.