Nursing and Allied Health
Allied Health Programs
Allied Health professionals apply their technical expertise to deliver direct patient care, rehabilitation, treatment, diagnostics and overall health improvement. They provide support for medical labs, doctors’ offices, therapists, and more.
Pharmacy Tech is one of several quality allied health programs available at SIC. Many of our programs can be completed in as little as eight weeks to 10 months.
“The Pharmacy Technician Program at Southeastern Illinois College provided me with the knowledge and tools to readily start a new career as a Pharmacy Technician in my local community. The course of study taught me everything needed and prepared me to successfully pass my ExCPT exam within a month of completing the course. As a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), I now feel like a valuable member of the healthcare team.”
Pharmacy Tech Graduate
Are jobs available?
A shortage of qualified workers exists in a variety of allied health fields as the baby boomer population reaches retirement, including healthcare workers, themselves. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Overall employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 2 million new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. On average, about 1.9 million openings each year are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.
Check out our #CTExplore Video to see our Associate Dean of Nursing and Allied Health, Amy Murphy, tell you about some of these programs!