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Health care: In-demand careers that improve peoples' lives.

Looking for a career that offers a universe of job opportunities—and a chance to touch people's lives in a way that few other careers can?

Do you enjoy learning about the human body—the world's most incredible machine—and the fascinating, ever-changing world of health care and medical advances?

Then explore a career in health care, the largest industry in the U.S. An aging population has created a huge demand for skilled health care workers—from nurses and home health aides to behind-the-scenes work such medical billing and coding specialists. In 2004, health care provided 13.5 million jobs in the U.S. By the year 2014, about 3.6 million more jobs will be created in this growing field, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

More than a dozen career programs.
Countless ways to make a difference.

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a great place to learn a career that combines science, technology and good old-fashioned caring.

With more than a dozen health-related career programs, there's one that matches your goals, budget and timeframe.

Did you know that most health care workers have jobs that require less than four years of college education? In fact, you can train for most healthcare positions in less than two years.

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Transfer Programs

CLC Courses from pre-professional programs transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Career Programs

In two years or less, begin a health career immediately after graduating.

Professional Programs

Designed for health professionals with formal education and clinical training or short-term training for individuals wishing to enter a health field.