Healthcare careers Capital IDEA
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“Together we all work as one.”

- Dana Hurst

With Austin’s growing population, the demand for healthcare professionals has increased significantly. Occupations in the healthcare industry offer financial stability, time flexibility and many opportunities for growth.

50Percent healthcare career stats

We invite you to discover the best degree option that matches your interests and career goals.

Capital IDEA’s degree options lead to occupations that offer:

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  • A Living Wage
  • Benefits
  • Opportunities for Professional Growth
  • Openings at Local Employers

The Program Benefits

Capital IDEA offers financial assistance to qualified students
in the following ways:

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MONEY FOR SCHOOL

ACC is paid directly to cover tuition

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FUNDING FOR BOOKS

Book vouchers are provided to cover the cost of textbooks.

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CHILDCARE

Childcare assistance covers a substantial portion of childcare costs.

In addition to Austin Community College (ACC), Temple College is a partner that provides degree paths for our Healthcare program.
Healthcare Careers with Capital IDEA

Healthcare Careers that offer Associate Degrees

free tuition for nursing school

DENTAL HYGIENIST

You’ll Attend: ACC / Temple College

About: Dental hygienists are the first responders when it comes to recognizing, treating, and preventing oral disease.

DIAGNOSTIC CARDIAC SONOGRAPHY (Echocardiography)

You’ll Attend: ACC

About: Diagnostic cardiac sonographers, or echocardiographers, use diagnostic ultrasound imaging machines and transducers to study the heart.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

You’ll Attend: ACC

About: In collaboration with licensed Occupational Therapists, OTAs work with patients/clients who are recovering from serious injury and may have a physical, emotional, social or a developmental disability.

BIOTECHNOLOGY

You’ll Attend: ACC

About: Biotechnicians work in public and private-sector labs analyzing DNA and conducting research in areas ranging from biofuel production to new drug discovery and medical diagnostics.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS)

You’ll Attend: ACC

About: Professions in the EMS field revolve around the treatment and transportation of people in critical health situations that may be fatal.

HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (MEDICAL CODER)

You’ll Attend: ACC

About: Medical coders help doctors and hospitals go paperless by taking physicians’ written words and turning them into alphanumeric codes for insurance companies.

DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL - VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY

You’ll Attend: ACC

About: Medical-Vascular Sonographers help physicians make diagnoses by using high-frequency sound waves to image the vascular system.

sonographer or nurse careers

PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

You’ll Attend: ACC

About: Working under the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist, physical therapist assistants have one-on-one interactions with patients, improving their mobility, relieving pain, and lessening physical limitations.

REGISTERED NURSE (RN, ADN)

You’ll Attend: ACC

About: Registered Nurses provide patient care and offer educational and emotional support to patients, family members, and communities.

RESPIRATORY THERAPIST

You’ll Attend: Temple College

About: Respiratory

Therapists work under the direction of a physician and will seek to evaluate, treat and care for anyone with heart and lung problems

SURGICAL TECHNICIAN

You’ll Attend: ACC

About: Surgical technologists, also called scrubs and surgical or operating room technicians, assist in surgical operations under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel.

MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

You’ll Attend: ACC

About: Medical Laboratory Technicians help physicians to diagnose and treat diseases by collecting samples and conducting tests on body fluids.

College section for Healthcare careers
Certification programs

Healthcare Careers that Offer Certifications

Certifications for healthcare

LICENSED VOCATION NURSE (LVN)

You’ll Attend: ACC

About: LVNs provide care for people of all ages, working alongside registered nurses, physician’s assistants, or physicians to assess vital signs, administer medication, evaluate patients’ needs, or implement plans of care

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