Salt Lake City, Utah (PressExposure) January 23, 2012 -- Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan.23, 2012 - Independence University, one of the premier institutions of online learning, has added yet another program to its repertoire of healthcare degrees.
The university has introduced a fully online Associate's of Occupational Studies (AOS) in Medical Specialties degree for students interested in breaking into the booming healthcare industry.
The program includes courses in a variety of healthcare topics, such as Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Billing, Medical Records and Communication, Clinical Procedures, Electrocardiography, Pharmacy Essentials, etc.
Students are also trained in practical radiology and laboratory techniques as part of this program. Additionally, they are required to complete 150 hours of supervised externship at a location approved by the school.
As a result of their vast knowledgebase, graduates of this program are eligible to pursue a variety of jobs that come under the broad umbrella of allied health, such as medical assisting, medical coding, pharmacy technician, and more.
Since most allied health work takes place in largely computerized environments these days, students of this program also take courses aimed at making them proficient in the use of technology to perform everyday medical and pharmacy-related administrative tasks.
The medical specialties degree, which is delivered fully online, is spread over 22 months, and candidates interested in this program must have a high school diploma or an equivalent GED® credential. Admission is also contingent on them obtaining the minimum acceptable score in an entrance test administered by the school.
Other eligibility criteria include:
1. Negative drug test
2. Negative criminal background check
3. Negative miscellaneous clinical tests
Financial aid options are available to students who are qualified to receive them. In fact, the school takes pride in helping to find tuition and financial aid assistance forall its students, and has advisors on board to guide them in identifying and applying for the scholarships, grants, and loans that they are eligible for.
For details on this AOS in Medical Specialties degree, call 1-888-752-6177 or visit http://www.independence.edu/ for more information.