Whether you’re in the lab or working with patients, these are some of the most rewarding careers you’ll find.

Madison College Areas of Study: Health Sciences
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Health Science Careers

Your hands-on training takes place in hospitals, clinics and our state-of-the-art health labs, which include a fully-equipped trauma room. Explore career opportunities and specific health sciences programs below. 

  • Registered Nurse (R.N)

    Nursing continues to be an evolving and high-demand field. Nurses educate and provide medical care for patients and the public.

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $28.78/hr.

    Employers include:
    Agrace Hospice Care, American Family Children’s Hospital, SSM St. Mary’s Hospital, UW Health

    Program Information

  • Respiratory Therapist

    Respiratory Therapists help patients who are having breathing problems due to emergency situations and chronic conditions.

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $23.50/hr.

    Employers include:
    Unity Point Health Meriter Hospital, Mercy Health System, SSM St. Mary’s Hospital

    Program Information
     

  • Optometric Technician

    Optometric technicians test patients’ vision and repair and maintain eyewear, among other tasks. This program is offered in online and in-person formats.

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $16.92/hr.

    Employers include:
    Anderson & Shapiro, UW Health, Dean Health Care

    Program Information

  • Dental Hygienist

    Dental practices and patients rely on dental hygienists to clean teeth and provide advice on dental care.

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $28.21/hr.

    Employers include:
    Dental Health Associates, Door Creek Dental, First Choice Dental, Aspen Dental

    Program Information

  • Medical Assistant

    Medical assistants log patient information and conduct routine clinical visit tasks such as checking vitals.

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $15.67/hr.

    Employers include:
    SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, Mercy Health Systems, UW Health, Beaver Dam Community Hospital

    Program Information

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant

    Occupational therapy assistants help people who struggle with everyday tasks due to injury, disability, illness or aging.

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $17.17/hr.

    Employers include:
    CI Pediatric Therapy Centers, Gio’s Garden, Divine Savior Healthcare

    Program Information

  • Liberal Arts Transfer - Pre-professional Health

    Start your bachelor’s degree with us. Our health-focused general electives are transferable to many four-year colleges and universities.

    Bonus:
    Save thousands on your bachelor’s degree. Graduate with less debt!

    Program Information

$21.71
Average starting hourly wages
(labor market info)
3,500
More than 3,500 job openings per year
in the Madison College district

All Health Sciences Academic Programs

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Degree: Associate Degree
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Degree: Technical Diploma
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10%
Expected job growth
in the field by 2024
Guaranteed transfer agreements
with several 4-year colleges across Wisconsin