PARIS — Despite a challenging economic climate, health care remains one of the fastest-growing occupational areas in the nation. University College at South Paris offers courses from the University of Maine System campuses leading to degrees or certificates in holistic health, dental hygiene, medical lab technology, mental health and human services, nursing, gerontology and more. Classes for the Spring 2013 semester begin in January.
Courses are taught online or delivered to the center via interactive television and video conference from the campuses of the University of Maine System. This spring, health care courses available at University College range from healing and spirituality to advanced pharmacology.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, seven of the 20 fastest-growing occupations are in the field of health care. From 2008 to 2018, healthcare and social-assistance employment will expand by nearly 4 million jobs, to 19.8 million, according to BLS projections.
“Qualified professionals will always be needed to work in laboratories, in clinics and as nurses,” said Nikki Abbott, director of University College at South Paris. “We are fortunate to be able to offer excellent quality courses and programs right here in our community.”
Registration is open and ongoing. For more information about health care and other degree or certificate programs offered at University College, call 207-743-9322or visit www.learn.maine.edu/southparis.