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Activity Coordinator
Employment planning daily activities for older adult residents of assisted living and long-term care facilities, and coordinating volunteer programs (Graduates of the program are state-qualified to be employed.)
Employment opportunities: Assisted living and long-term care facilities.
Continuing Education Program Certificate
Entry Salary ranges: $18,000-$30,000
Program Contact: Sandy Huntley, shuntley@spcc.edu, 704-272-5456

Emergency Medical Technician
Administering first aid treatment and transporting sick or injured persons to medical facility, working as a paid or volunteer member of an emergency medical team.
Employment opportunities: Ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies.
Continuing Education Program Certificate
(Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic)
Entry Salary ranges: $20,000-$40,0001

Medical Laboratory Assistant (a Medical Assisting certificate option)
Employment performing routine medical laboratory testing and office tasks (Graduates may apply to take the AMT certification exam to become a Medical Laboratory Assistant.)
Employment opportunities: Physicians’ offices and hospitals.
Entry Salary ranges: $19,000-$27,0001

Medical Coding Specialist
Employment as a medical coding specialist upon satisfactory completion of online medical courses and a passing grade on the American Academy of Professional Coders exam.
Employment opportunities: Physicians’ offices, hospitals, nursing homes, coding consulting companies.
Continuing Education Program Certificate
Entry Salary ranges: $20,090-$26,2502

Medical Office Administration
Employment performing administrative and support functions in medical and other healthcare facilities.
Employment opportunities: Medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, other healthcare-related organizations.
AAS, Certificate, Medical Insurance Coding
Diploma or Transcription Certificate
Entry Salary ranges: $20,250-$41,5062

Nursing Assistant I and Nursing Assistant II
Employment as an NA I and II. Training and competency testing required for listing on NA Registry.
Employment opportunities: Hospitals, nursing homes, patients’ homes, physicians’ offices.
Continuing Education Program Certificate
Entry Salary ranges: $18,000-$30,0001

North Carolina salary information taken from www.nccareers.org unless otherwise noted.
1 Information from NC Health Careers 2008-2010 published by N.C. Area Health Education Centers. 
2 Information from Employment Security Commission of North Carolina.