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Health Care

Explore areas such as dental assisting, emergency medical services, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, and radiologic technology.

The health care pathway at Wor-Wic Community College is full of opportunities to begin or advance a career that helps people or animals live long, healthy lives. Health care programs and courses can involve both classroom and clinical training, and some have selective admissions processes. There are both short-term opportunities to begin work in a health care career very quickly, and long-term certificate and degree options which take several semesters to complete.

Attention to detail, a caring personality and a love of science/discovery are important qualities in those who are successful in health care careers.

Explore our health care pathway options below. Want more information? Complete a request for information and our outreach coordinator will be in touch.

Tricianette Hill Elzey
“My first semester was hard; transitioning into the school as an LPN and trying to grasp the routine of college again after 15 years. I feel like I matter here, I am not just a number and I feel like the college makes sure every student has an opportunity to succeed.”
Tricianette Hill Elzey

Careers and Salary

Careers in the health care industry are in high demand as the population ages and workers retire due to the strain on health care during the pandemic. As a retirement area, the population of seniors will continue to grow on Delmarva, and this should result in more health care opportunities.

Some of the jobs and salaries below can be obtained with less than two years of study. Others require a bachelor’s degree or more:

TitleMedian hourly earnings in our region per hour
Medical Records Specialist$23.46
Occupational Therapy Assistant$32.70
Physical Therapist Assistant$30.17
Radiologic Technologist$31.15
Registered Nurse$36.28
To explore health care employment in our region and salaries, go to Career Coach.

Paying for Your Health Care Education

Financial assistance is available for your health care education pathway. You can review what the college has to offer on the Pay for College section of this site. Scholarships are available for students in some health care programs and more information can be found on our Institutional Scholarships page.

Getting Involved

Students in our health care pathway have many opportunities to be involved in campus life outside of their academic work. Several of the allied health programs have student clubs including the Nursing Student Organization, the Occupational Therapy Assistant Club and the Physical Therapist Assistant Student Organization. There are also many other clubs and organizations to be involved in as well as student government and other student activities. For more information, see our Student Activities page.

Health Care Education Opportunities:

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