Health and Health Administration

You care about the well-being of others. You want them to live healthy, be free from pain, and heal them if they are afflicted. Helping others to be their best selves and maximize their potential invigorates you. Whether nursing, dental health, sonography, massage, radiography, imaging, phlebotomy, physical therapy or another health career, you will find your vocation in the Health and Health Administration path!

PROGRAMS IN THIS PATH:


  • Communicative Disorders
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
  • Health Care Interpreter
  • Health Studies
  • Histotechnician
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Opticianry
  • Practical Nursing
  • Phlebotomy
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiography (X-ray)
  • Renal Dialysis Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Therapeutic Massage

Please note: The various health science degrees have specific admission requirements that must be fulfilled prior to applying to the program: Nursing | Health and Rehab Sciences | Allied Health | Dental


All offerings in this path:

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Program Course Sequence
Exploration (For students who are unsure of program/concentration) Course Sequence
Career Degrees and Certificates
Programs Degree Type
Dental Hygiene A.A.S Career
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A.A.S Career
Histotechnician A.A.S Career
Medical Laboratory Technology A.A.S. Career
Nursing A.S.N. Career
Occupational Therapy Assistant A.A.S. Career
Opticianry A.A.S. Career
Physical Therapist Assistant A.A.S. Career
Radiography A.A.S. Career
Respiratory Therapy A.A.S. Career
Therapeutic Massage A.A.S. Career
Practical Nursing Diploma Career
Dental Assisting Certificate Career
Health Care Interpreter Certificate Career
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certificate Career
Phlebotomy Certificate Career
Renal Dialysis Technology Certificate Career
Therapeutic Massage Certificate Career
URI and RIC Transfer Agreements
Programs Degree Type
Dental Hygiene - Health Sciences RIC B.S. Transfer
Nursing URI B.S.N. Transfer
Respiratory Therapy - Health Sciences RIC B.S. Transfer
Health Administration- Dental Hygiene URI B.I.S. Transfer
Health Administration- Diagnostic Medical SonographyURI B.I.S. Transfer
Health Administration- Histologic Technician URI B.I.S. Transfer
Health Administration- Occupational Therapy URI B.I.S. Transfer
Health Administration- Physical Therapist Assistant URI B.I.S. Transfer
Medical Lab Science- Biotechnology URI B.S. Transfer
Medical Lab Science- Clinical Lab Technology URI B.S. Transfer
General Studies - Recommended Coursework for Communicative Disorders URI B.S. Transfer
General Studies - Recommended Coursework for Health Studies URI B.S. Transfer
Four Year Program-to-Program Transfer Agreements
Institution Program Degree Type
Chamberlain College of Nursing RN - BSN B.S.N. Transfer
Charter Oak State College Dental Hygiene - Health Care Administration B.S. Transfer
  Dental Hygiene - Health Studies B.S. Transfer
  Histotechnician - Health Care Administration B.S. Transfer
  Histotechnician - Health Studies B.S. Transfer 
  Nursing - Health Care Administration B.S. Transfer
  Nursing - Health Studies B.S.  Transfer
Southern New Hampshire Nursing - RN to BSN B.S. Transfer
University of Bridgeport Dental Hygiene - Dental Hygiene B.S.N. Transfer

An ASSOCIATE degree from this path helps students begin careers such as:

Dental assistants perform many tasks, ranging from providing patient care and taking x rays to recordkeeping and scheduling appointments. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists’ offices where they work.

    • Earning Potential - $20.04/hour; $41,683/year

Bureau of labor Learn More about dental assistants!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Dental hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventive dental care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health.

    • Earning Potential - $35.66/hour; $74,172/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Diagnostic medical sonographers, also called diagnostic imaging workers, operate special imaging equipment to create images or to conduct tests. The images and test results help physicians assess and diagnose medical conditions.

    • Earning Potential - $38.62/hour; $80,330/year

Bureau of labor Learn More about diagnostic medical sonographers!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic nursing care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.

    • Earning Potential - $27.81/hour; $57,845/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Magnetic Resonance Imaging technologists operate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to create diagnostic images.

    • Earning Potential - $36.78/hour; $76,502/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.

    • Earning Potential - $20.56/hour; $42,765/year

Bureau of labor Learn More about massage therapists!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.

    • Earning Potential - $16.92/hour; $35,194/year

Bureau of labor Learn More about medical assistants!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.

    • Earning Potential - $14.14/hour; $29,411/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Occupational therapy assistants, sometimes called OTAs help patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working. Occupational therapy assistants are directly involved in providing therapy to patients and work under the direction of occupational therapists.

    • Earning Potential - $31.13/hour; $64,750/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. Some explain their work to patients and provide assistance when patients have adverse reactions after their blood is drawn.

    • Earning Potential - $18.25/hour; $37,960/year

Bureau of labor Learn More about phlebotomists!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Physical therapist assistants, sometimes called PTAs, work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain.

    • Earning Potential - $29.86/hour; $62,109/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Radiologic technologists, also known as radiographers, perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as x rays, on patients.

    • Earning Potential - $32.51/hour; $67,621/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

    • Earning Potential - $36.51/hour; $75,941/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Respiratory therapists care for patients who have trouble breathing—for example, from a chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma or emphysema. Their patients range from premature infants with undeveloped lungs to elderly patients who have diseased lungs. They also provide emergency care to patients suffering from heart attacks, drowning, or shock.

    • Earning Potential - $32.10/hour; $66,768/year

Bureau of labor Learn More about respiratory therapists!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

A BACHELOR degree enables students to begin careers such as:

Medical laboratory science professionals (also called clinical laboratory scientists or clinical laboratory technicians) are highly skilled scientists who discover the presence or absence of disease and provide data that help physicians determine the best treatment for the patient.

    • Earning Potential - $32.46/hour; $67,517/year

Bureau of labor Learn More about medical laboratory!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.

    • Earning Potential - $32.22/hour; $67,018/year

Bureau of labor Learn More about dietitians and nutritionists!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Exercise physiologists develop fitness and exercise programs that help patients recover from chronic diseases and improve cardiovascular function, body composition, and flexibility.

    • Earning Potential - $23.38/hour; $48,630/year

Bureau of labor Learn More about exercise physiologists!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Occupational health and safety specialists collect data on and analyze many types of work environments and work procedures. Specialists inspect workplaces for adherence to regulations on safety, health, and the environment.

    • Earning Potential - $45.27/hour; $94,162/year

Bureau of labor Learn More about occupational health and safety specialists!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017


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Last Updated: 10/9/18