Albany, GeorgiaAlbany Technical College will hold information sessions to discuss the Healthcare programs offered at the college on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, August 15, 2019, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Kirkland Conference Center. Department chairs and instructors from each one of the college’s Healthcare offerings will describe the program and discuss course requirements, as well as the job outlook. 

Students currently enrolled, students just accepted into the college, or anyone in the general public with an interest in healthcare or a healthcare career are welcome to attend the forums. There will be opportunities to ask questions and learn about this growing field.   

Albany Technical College Healthcare areas represented at the information sessions will include:

  • Business Healthcare Technology
  • Dental Assisting
  • EMS
  • Health Information Coding
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nursing
  • Paramedicine
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Practical Nursing
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Surgical Technology

 

Albany Tech’s Dean of Healthcare Technology Matthew Dennis commented, “As we head into our fall semester, these sessions are an opportunity to inform students and the community about what we have to offer here at the college. We want to ensure the accuracy of the information and specify the required classes in each program.”

Dennis continued, “The local healthcare industry is depending on us to recruit and train qualified employees and this is one of several methods we use to ensure that commitment.” He added that Albany Technical College makes substantial efforts to not only train the workforce, but place graduates in jobs that are in demand in our community.


Industry experts say that the need for qualified healthcare personnel is only going to increase as the general population ages. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that people over the age of 65 have three times as many hospital days than the general public and after the age of 75 that increases to four times as many hospital days. Assessments from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services state that between 2010 and 2050, the healthcare demand will nearly double, creating steady job growth in the field.   

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, total U.S. employment will increase from 150.5 million in 2014 to 160.3 million in 2024. Given this growing economic forecast and the merging of hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare facilities, this new model will necessitate a larger pool of well-trained clinical and leadership professionals.   


About Albany Technical College

A public postsecondary institution of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), Albany Technical College provides technical education and training support for the evolving workforce needs of Southwest Georgia through traditional and online classroom settings. Albany Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/COC). For more information about Albany Tech, go to www.albanytech.edu or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AlbanyTech or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AlbanyTech. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel by visiting www.youtube.com/albanytech1 .