Health Science Technology

Office and Patient Care


Whether your health care-related career goals are aimed at office administration or patient care, Anoka Technical College has developed programs with input from industry experts, resulting in immediate employment for program graduates.

Health Administration

Patient Care

Health Information Technology (HIT)
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

Medical Administrative Specialist 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

Medical Coding Specialist 

Medical Receptionist

Medical Scribe Specialist


Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Health Technology

Medical Assistant
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide

Occupational Therapy Assistant
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

Practical Nursing

Sterile Processing

Surgical Technology
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

In health care, there are many types of jobs at all levels, as well as a variety of industries. Whether your preference is to work in an office setting or directly with patients, Anoka Technical College programs respond to an increasing industry demand for highly-qualified personnel who have a combination of technical and critical-thinking skills.

By choosing a healthcare-related career, you will make a difference. You will improve the lives of children, young people and adults.

Job Title

Percent Change in Employment 2010-2020 Twin Cities Minnesota
Median Wage per hour (2012)
Social and Human Service Assistant 21.8% $14.22 $13.95
Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic 32.4% $18.84 $16.22
Firefighter 4% $13.63 $13.90
Home Health Aide 53.6% $11.41 $11.03
Medical Administrative Specialist
32% $18.56 $18.18
Medical Assistant
28.2% $16.44 $16.14
Medical and Health Services Managers 21.2% $44.08 $42.47
Medical Records and Health Information Technician 21.8% $19.41 $19.22
Nursing Assistant
53.6% $11.41 $11.03
Occupational Therapy Assistant
30.4% $21.46 $20.10
Licensed Practical Nurse
22.6% $20.86 $19.51
Surgical Technologist
21.1% $24.48 $24.12

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)


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“When I had breast cancer in 1997, I had a wonderful nurse who changed my life. I recovered, and once my four children were grown I knew I too wanted to have that kind of positive impact on the other people’s lives. My Anoka Tech education provided me with the opportunity to make an impact.”