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Westwood College Launches School of Healthcare to Meet Rapid Industry and Jobs Growth
Westwood College is launching the School of Healthcare to prepare students for quality jobs in the rapidly growing healthcare industry. Healthcare is the fastest growing industry in the U.S. at 17.9 percent of gross domestic product in 2010 with future growth projected at an annual average of 5.7 percent for the next decade, nearly one percentage point faster than prior years*.
Fueled by the addition of more than 34 million uninsured Americans who will gain health insurance coverage under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare is expected to produce 5.6 million new jobs between 2010 and 2020**.
Westwood's new programs create additional opportunities for workers to learn the skills to pursue a career in this growing sector. The School of Healthcare will feature three primary degree and diploma programs, including:
• Medical Office Management
• Medical Insurance Coding and Billing
• Medical Assisting
The associate degree programs for Medical Office Management and Medical Insurance Coding and Billing require students to complete seven terms of coursework, mixing core industry-related content with general education classes. The diploma for the Medical Assisting program includes five terms of coursework, totaling 955 clock hours, rather than the industry-standard of 720. These additional requirements are provided to give graduates the right set of classroom learning and practical skills to be immediately employable in the healthcare field.