Healthcare Training Programs

Job Outlook | Course Types | Explore a Career Promotion

Explore Careers in Healthcare 

At Chico State's Professional & Continuing Education, we empower our community by training for jobs in high-demand industries. Our online healthcare training courses will prepare you for a meaningful career in one of the fastest growing industries in the greater Chico Metropolitan Region and across the country. Get the training you need to land a great job as a healthcare professional with little to no prior experience!

Job Outlook for Healthcare Professionals

Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services. (Source: U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

The greater Chico Metropolitan Area, and Northern California as a whole, has one of the greatest needs for healthcare professionals within the state of California. In fact, workforce data indicates the healthcare industry will grow up to 32% over the next decade. Specializations within healthcare such as medical billing and coding will see the largest demand within the field.

What We Offer

We offer a broad selection of online courses mapped to today’s in-demand healthcare careers.

Career Training courses range from three to 18 months in duration, and prepare for a new career, career advancement, or industry certification. These courses feature:
• Open enrollment to start any time
• Online learning format for 24/7 course access
• Dedicated student advisor for support

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Fundamentals courses are designed to help you take the next step in your personal or professional life. These personal enrichment courses range from six weeks to three months in duration, and feature:
• 100% online access
• Instructor-led and self-paced learning options
• Transferable, relevant skills

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"Explore a Career" Promotion

Explore a Career through Chico StateIf you're considering a career change or looking to learn in-demand skills, our online career exploration "fundamentals" courses provide an opportunity to find the right fit. Enroll in a select self-paced class and if you decide that a related career training course is for you, we'll apply your original fee toward it! 

Here's how to take advantage of this promotion!

· Sign up and pay for the "Explore a Career" class of your choice.
· After completing the class, email us to request the discounted career-level training course of your choice.
· We'll send you a link to register and pay the discounted fee.
· Your course log in information will be emailed to you.
· You'll take the next steps toward your new healthcare career!

* As a professional development program that does not culminate in a degree or teaching credential, this program is not available for federal loans or financial aid. You may, however, be eligible for other options, such as loans.