Whether you’re in the lab or working with patients, these are some of the most rewarding careers you’ll find.

Health Science Careers

Your hands-on training takes place in hospitals, clinics and our state-of-the-art health labs, which include a fully-equipped trauma room.

Explore career opportunities and specific health sciences programs below.

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  • Registered Nurse (R.N)

    Nursing continues to be an evolving and high-demand field. Nurses educate and provide medical care for patients and the public.

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $28.78/hr.

    Employers include:
    Agrace Hospice Care, American Family Children’s Hospital, SSM St. Mary’s Hospital, UW Health

    Program Information

  • Respiratory Therapist

    Respiratory Therapists help patients who are having breathing problems due to emergency situations and chronic conditions.

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $23.50/hr.

    Employers include:
    Unity Point Health Meriter Hospital, Mercy Health System, SSM St. Mary’s Hospital

    Program Information
     

  • Optometric Technician

    Optometric technicians test patients’ vision and repair and maintain eyewear, among other tasks. This program is offered in online and in-person formats.

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $16.92/hr.

    Employers include:
    Anderson & Shapiro, UW Health, Dean Health Care

    Program Information

  • Dental Hygienist

    Dental practices and patients rely on dental hygienists to clean teeth and provide advice on dental care.

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $28.21/hr.

    Employers include:
    Dental Health Associates, Door Creek Dental, First Choice Dental, Aspen Dental

    Program Information

  • Medical Assistant

    Medical assistants log patient information and conduct routine clinical visit tasks such as checking vitals.

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $15.67/hr.

    Employers include:
    SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, Mercy Health Systems, UW Health, Beaver Dam Community Hospital

    Program Information

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant

    Occupational therapy assistants help people who struggle with everyday tasks due to injury, disability, illness or aging.

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $17.17/hr.

    Employers include:
    CI Pediatric Therapy Centers, Gio’s Garden, Divine Savior Healthcare

    Program Information

  • Liberal Arts Transfer - Pre-professional Health

    Start your bachelor’s degree with us. Our health-focused general electives are transferable to many four-year colleges and universities.

    Bonus:
    Save thousands on your bachelor’s degree. Graduate with less debt!

    Program Information

$21.71
Average starting hourly wages
(labor market info)
3,500
More than 3,500 job openings per year
in the Madison College district

Exciting careers in health science are waiting for you at Madison College.

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All Health Sciences Academic Programs

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10%
Expected job growth
in the field by 2024
Guaranteed transfer agreements
with several 4-year colleges across Wisconsin