4 essential roles all hospitals need


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For many of us, a healthcare profession is more than just a job. It’s a calling.

Working in a hospital is a noble career that lets you make a difference in people’s lives—but you don’t need to be a doctor to have a positive impact.

Every role in healthcare is essential.

If you dream of making a difference and finding a fulfilling job in a hospital or a similar setting, check out these roles that allow you to get in the field with an associate degree or diploma.

1. Pharmacy Technician

Every hospital needs a pharmacy—and every pharmacy needs technicians to keep it operating safely and efficiently. These important team members perform a variety of tasks including filling prescriptions, preparing labels and processing refill authorizations.

They also get to work directly with patients, answering questions and providing customer support.

So how can you get started? You can complete a Pharmacy Technician diploma program in as little as nine months!

2. Radiography

Doctors often need X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs in order to diagnose patients.

Radiologic technologists are trained to produce these images, from guiding patients through the procedure to helping maintain the equipment.

You can start your career in radiography with an Associate of Occupational Science degree and work either at a hospital or at any medical office that utilizes radiography.

3. Surgical Technology

Doctors and nurses need all the help they can get in the operating room. This is where surgical technologists come in.

They equip operating rooms, help prepare surgical instruments, and act as the right-hand of the surgeon, assisting throughout the procedure. It’s an essential, life-saving role in any hospital.

An Associate of Occupation Science degree in Surgical Technology prepares you to obtain your certification and begin working in operating rooms.

4. Nursing

Nurses are the backbone of healthcare. They keep our hospitals working and make tough times more bearable for their patients.

If you hear the call to be a nurse, you can start with a program that prepares you to earn your diploma or associate degree and train to become either a Vocational Nurse (LVN) or a Registered Nurse (RN).


Does healthcare sound like the right path for you? American Career College can help you take the first step. Schedule a virtual information session to talk to a real person about the different programs at ACC and what the right option is for you.

American Career College has three convenient campuses across Southern California and offers training in 12 healthcare programs.

Scholarships and financial aid are available for those who qualify.

Programs and schedules vary by campus. ACC cannot guarantee employment but does offer job placement assistance.

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the College has moved most of the on-ground courses into a distance education modality.

However, as soon as the COVID-19 circumstances change, students will be expected to return on campus to complete their program onsite in the regular learning modality as approved by ABHES and outlined in the college catalog.


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