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what are the best medical schools in united states for 2 year degrees?

i really want to go in to the medical field i just don't want to spend the rest of my life in school i am about to a senior in high school and i want to go ahead and get started on my career

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Richard’s Answer

The paths to health care careers are diverse. Associate degree options have been mentioned. There are a range of short training options like phlebotomy, Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aid. These are some of the most challenging jobs but will get you around the system to see options. The military trains a lot of entry level roles and then gives you a job for a few years. I started as a Radiology tech and learned about the option of nursing. My nursing and later Nurse Practitioner training was all funded by the military. It did have some challenges as the military has some crazy rules but certainly is a helpful adjunct.
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Kess’s Answer

Hello!! This is a very good question. Dedicating so much of your time to school can be a daunting task.

As mentioned above, community colleges are the ones that usually grant 2-year degrees. However, with a 2-year degree, you can be a paramedic! These medical professionals are the ones who perform pre-hospital emergency care such as resuscitation, managing broken or amputated limbs, over-dose management, and patient transport from one facility to another.

You might also consider Certified Medical Assistant or Licence Practical Nurse. These professionals take vital signs, give some injections, help chart, and often run the clinics they are employed in.

Any of these would be a good career or a good stepping stone if you want to pursue further goals in medicine! Most of the schools for these programs are pretty standard. When researching these programs, look for the ones that have a high passing rate for licensing and price of attendance (not just tuition but cost of living as well).

Good luck!
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Marie’s Answer

A 2 year degree will give you an associates degree. These degrees are inferred through community colleges. 2 year degrees are building blocks for bachelor and masters degrees. Community colleges also have cheaper tuition. Also employers will pay for you to go to school while working. Here are a few pathways to take in medical field: Associate in Nursing , Physical Therapist Assistant , Dental Assist, Medical Assist , Radiologic Technology , Surgical Technology, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Medical Billing and Coding , and Health and Human resources . Alll of these programs can transition into bachelors and them masters degrees with increase in income and patient care skills.

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Hwal’s Answer

Kiara,

As Marie mentioned, a two-year degree after high school in the US would typically lead to an associate's degree, which could be a good foundation for a bachelor's degree in the area of your interest. You mentioned that you want to go into the medical field. Both medical and PA schools would require a bachelor's degree for you to be eligible for application, along with several other specific requirements such as prerequisite coursework such as biology, chemistry, and psychology. Here's the steps to become a PA, for example, from the American Academy of PAs:

https://www.aapa.org/career-central/become-a-pa/
https://www.aapa.org/news-central/2018/08/6-steps-become-pa/

I'm a family medicine PA, so let me know if you have any specific questions I can help with.

Hwal
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