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Care Begins With You

Nurses and allied health professionals serve a vital role and save lives. The unique qualities of caregivers are in high demand in the health care industry.

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Put the ‘Care’ in Your Career

NOVA’s Nursing & Health Sciences tracks prepare students to be valued members of a healthcare team. 

You will receive specialized training in direct patient care, which can translate into jobs working in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, physicians’ offices, HMOs, etc.

Make the Smart Choice

  • Transfer is not the primary goal of an A.A.S. degree, but transfer resources are available for students interested in applying to senior institutions.

  • The NOVA Nursing curriculum is fully approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

Jobs With a Personal Touch

Whatever career you choose, your NOVA training will put you at the forefront of patient care.

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  • Registered Nurse

    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.

    • Potential Salary: $70,000*
    • Local Companies: Inova Health Systems, Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Hospital Center, Grace Home Healthcare, LLC.
    • Programs at NOVA: Nursing A.A.S.

    *Based on BLS data

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  • Physical Therapist Assistant

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

    *Based on VA BLS data

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  • Dental Hygienist

    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.

    • Potential Salary: $74,070*
    • Local Companies: Dental One Associates, Fusion Dental 
    • Programs at NOVA: Dental Hygiene A.A.S. 

    *Based on BLS data

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  • Health Information Manager

    Medical records and health information managers, commonly referred to as health information managers, organize and manage health information data. They ensure that the information maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security.

    *Based on BLS data

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  • Paramedic

    Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers.

    *Based on BLS data

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  • Sonographer

    • Potential Salary: $65,620*
    • Programs at NOVA: Diagnostic Medical Sonography A.A.S.  

    *Based on BLS data

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Discover Your Passion

There is a lot of variety in the healthcare industry. Choose a program that best fits your interests and your future goals.

Radiography, A.A.S.

Trained technologists that can assist doctors with X-rays to diagnose tricky illnesses.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Abdominal Sonography-Extended and Obstetrics and Gynecology Sonography Specialization, A.A.S.

Professionals who practice sonography must have a passion for medical technology, balanced with a compassionate demeanor.

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Want More About a Future in Health Care?

Health care jobs pay well and are in high demand. More importantly, they can be extremely rewarding on a personal level. Find out more.

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