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Oct 27, 2014

Campus Spotlight – Salem

Located in the capital city of Oregon, Institute of Technology’s Salem campus is host to a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning program plus a variety medical training programs. And it’s a good thing too, as one of Salem’s largest industries is health services. In fact, the city’s largest private employer is Salem Hospital, employing more than 2,700 people.

With all of these health care jobs in the area, Institute of Technology – Salem has diversified its program offerings to prepare students for a number of different health care roles. The current list of health care programs includes:

Medical Administrative Assisting
These professionals are typically responsible for maintaining patient records, transcribing physicians’ orders, handling insurance coding, scheduling patient appointments and more. Learn more about becoming a medical assistant at IOT – Salem here .

Medical Assistant
Playing a crucial role in hospitals, physicians’ offices and more, medical assistants do everything from preparing medications and taking vital signs to sterilizing equipment, recording patient histories and drawing blood. Learn more here .

Pharmacy Technician
In a professional setting, pharmacy technicians prepare, stock and package medications; measure drug dosages; and provide prescription drugs based on doctor recommendations. If becoming a pharmacy technician is something that interests you, learn more here .

Practical Nursing
We all know the important role nurses play in the medical field. Aside from assisting doctors with everything from venipuncture, electrocardiograms and medication delivery to laboratory tests, nurses also make sure patients get the everyday care and support they need to feel comfortable while they’re feeling sick or hurt. To learn more about nurse training at IOT – Salem, click here.