Health Science Technology

Office and Patient Care


People working in health science technology careers care about people and truly want to help others. Jobs are in-demand and are either in offices or patient care.

Whether your health care career goals are aimed at office work or patient care, the programs at Anoka Technical College are developed with input from industry experts, resulting in immediate employment for program graduates.


Health Administration


Patient Care


Health Information Technology (HIT)
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

Medical Office Specialist 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

Medical Coding Specialist 

Medical Receptionist


Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Health Technology

Medical Assistant
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma

Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide

Occupational Therapy Assistant
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

Practical Nursing

Sterile Processing

Surgical Technology
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

In health care, there are many types of jobs at all levels, as well as a variety of industries. Whether your preference is to work in an office setting or directly with patients, Anoka Technical College programs respond to an increasing industry demand for highly-qualified personnel who have a combination of technical and critical-thinking skills.

By choosing a healthcare-related career, you will make a difference. You will improve the lives of children, young people and adults.

Job Title

Percent Change in Employment 2014-2024 Twin Cities Minnesota
Median Wage per hour (2017)
Emergency Medical Technician 17.30% $22.66 $17.80
Firefighter 2.50% $15.90 $14.49
Health Information Technician (Medical Coding) 9.80% $22.57 $22.07
Home Health Aide 30.10% $13.40 $12.79
Medical Transcriptionist
-2.50% $20.74 $20.90
Medical Assistant
17.90% $18.60 $18.38
Medical and Health Services Manager 14.90% $49.30 $47.00
Medical Secretary 13.00% $20.89 $19.96
Nursing Assistant
8.20% $16.35 $14.77
Occupational Therapy Assistant
28.60% $23.74 $23.48
Licensed Practical Nurse
11.30% $22.33 $21.34
Surgical Technologist
10.60% $26.57 $25.66

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) and Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS).

“When I had breast cancer in 1997, I had a wonderful nurse who changed my life. I recovered, and once my four children were grown I knew I too wanted to have that kind of positive impact on the other people’s lives. My Anoka Tech education provided me with the opportunity to make an impact.”