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Campus(s): MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute
Program Coordinator:Hema Udupa, 816.604.4237
Application deadline: Feb 15th

The Health Science Institute (HSI) was designed to centralize the health career programs in one building that mimics both healthcare and real life settings, incorporates instructional methodologies such as; interdisciplinary simulated learning using state-of-the-art equipment and cloud base lecture capture which allows student access to learning materials 24/7.  The combined elements of this model fosters student fellowship, life-long learning and supports student success. The health career programs are affordable, accredited and yield a good return on the student’s investment through gainful employment and high wage salaries.  

Job Preparation: Student Employment Services
Job Bank: Career Central

Base salary and job outlook

  • Median wages (national): $15.57 hourly, $32,380 annual
  • Median wages (Missouri): $15.13 hourly, 31,500 annual
  • Projected job growth (national - 2013-2016): Much faster than average (21% or higher)
  • Projected employee need (national - 2013-2016): 130,000 additional employees

Possible job titles

  • Dental Assistant
  • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
  • Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)
  • Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA)
  • Oral Surgery Assistant

Additional career information

Last Modified: 9/26/19