You’ve always loved helping people and found an interest in those sluggish science classes. Whether you prefer to diagnose, treat, or prevent, it’s obvious healthcare is the place for you.
In healthcare, you need others, and they definitely need you. The healthcare industry added 271,000 new positions last year, and the upward trend is continuing in 2014. Job boards have already seen a 16% increase in healthcare job postings compared to this time last year*.
There's a shortage of healthcare professionals worldwide. With an overall aging population and the increasing complexity of the healthcare system, the time has never been better to be a trained and qualified healthcare professional. If it’s time to start your healthcare career, up, up and away!*HealthECareers, http://www.healthecareers.com/article/healthcare-job-outlook-most-new-jobs-projected/174918
Contributing to the University of Florida’s reputation as a leader in health professions is the nationally ranked audiology program. UF is one of the first institutions to offer the Doctor of Audiology degree both on-campus and through distance learning in order to serve both traditional students and working professional audiologists. Students attending classes on the Gainesville campus benefit from access to state-of-the-art equipment and well-known healthcare facilities, including the speech and audiology center at Shands Hospital. Off-campus students receive instruction through a combination of real-time lectures with the course instructor via online chat room, recorded lectures, virtual clinics, traditional readings, Internet postings, and online discussion groups and chat rooms. During spring break, audiology students have the opportunity to travel with faculty to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico to provide free hearing healthcare to the underprivileged. In addition to the Doctor of Audiology program – which focuses on training professionals who can serve individuals and communities in the detection, prevention, diagnosis, and management of hearing and balance disorders – UF also offers a Ph.D. in audiology and speech-language pathology that educates students to become researchers.
Nova Southeastern University offers 84 Healthcare degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 3,187 Healthcare students graduated with students earning 1,660 Doctoral degrees, 915 Master's degrees, 563 Bachelor's degrees, and 49 Certificates.
Imagine yourself helping a teen with diabetes set a personal wellness goal, or teaching a medical team vital infection control practices. These are the kinds of lasting impacts you could make with a USF public health degree. Since public health is a diverse field, students can tailor their study to their interests. For example, want to develop health promotion programs? Then declare a minor in health education. USF students can also experience firsthand how health systems operate in other countries. You could spend a week in Panama visiting medical, nutrition, and social services agencies with some of your classmates. Or, get involved in cutting-edge research. Faculty in the College of Public Health conduct community-based research projects on important issues like disease prevention. In 2015 two students won an award at the American Public Health Association Meeting for their study of disparities in up-to-date colorectal cancer screenings. Study public health and you can do more than just create awareness—you may also save lives.
University of Central Florida offers 29 Healthcare degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 4,049 Healthcare students graduated with students earning 3,349 Bachelor's degrees, 496 Master's degrees, and 204 Doctoral degrees.
Turn your interest in animals and science into a rewarding career at St. Petersburg College. Peek into the labs and practice areas throughout the new Veterinary Technology Center and you’ll feel like you’re in a veterinary clinic. In many ways you actually are! This massive facility contains the tools and technology you need to gain practical experience treating animals. By helping out in the surgical suite you’ll get to play the role of anesthesia technician and surgical assistant. Over in the blood lab you will learn to examine blood samples under the microscope for indicators of disease. To further demonstrate your commitment to cats and canines, students can volunteer at the on-campus kennel or foster pets in the program’s care. You’ll improve the lives of furry friends in need and get more one-on-one time working with your future patient population. Can’t move to Florida to earn your degree? No problem! Take this program entirely online and complete the required field experiences where you live. After all, animals everywhere need your skillful care.
Florida International University offers 44 Healthcare degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,745 Healthcare students graduated with students earning 738 Master's degrees, 657 Bachelor's degrees, 292 Doctoral degrees, and 58 Certificates.
Jacksonville University offers 46 Healthcare degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 747 Healthcare students graduated with students earning 378 Master's degrees, 346 Bachelor's degrees, 15 Doctoral degrees, and 8 Certificates.
University of North Florida offers 34 Healthcare degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,160 Healthcare students graduated with students earning 806 Bachelor's degrees, 186 Doctoral degrees, 142 Master's degrees, and 26 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Florida Gainesville, FL||21 : 1||52,407|
|Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL||58 : 1||20,576|
|University of South Florida-Main Campus Tampa, FL||34 : 1||44,246|
|University of Central Florida Orlando, FL||44 : 1||69,402|
|Miami Dade College Miami, FL||73 : 1||51,679|
|St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL||85 : 1||28,853|
|Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL||16 : 1||19,567|
|Florida International University Miami, FL||46 : 1||58,711|
|Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL||107 : 1||38,976|
|Rasmussen College-Florida Ocala, FL||68 : 1||8,808|
|Jacksonville University Jacksonville, FL||17 : 1||4,164|
|Valencia College Orlando, FL||77 : 1||47,940|
|Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL||88 : 1||31,289|
|Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL||75 : 1||22,404|
|AdventHealth University Orlando, FL||19 : 1||1,688|
|University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL||33 : 1||17,117|
|Pensacola State College Pensacola, FL||57 : 1||9,713|
|Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL||36 : 1||30,061|
|Daytona State College Daytona Beach, FL||58 : 1||13,430|
|Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL||61 : 1||14,915|