Careers in Allied Health

careers in healthcareWith a large number of hospitals, long–term care facilities, biomedical research centers and private clinics, the Puget Sound region is at the forefront of the healthcare industry. In fact, healthcare is one of the most important drivers of our economy, accounting for nearly 75,000 jobs in the Seattle area.

The passage of the Affordable Care Act and the nation's aging population have caused demand for skilled medical workers to increase significantly. To meet this demand, Seattle Central offers educational opportunities to develop the region's healthcare workforce. Our Allied Health programs provide the practical skills and specialized knowledge you need to build a successful career in the healthcare industry.

Allied Health BAS Degrees

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Allied Health – Tracks. Curious about all Allied Health BAS tracks? LEARN MORE

Allied Health AAS, AAS–T, DTA/MRP Degrees and Certificates

Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (certificate)

Dental Assistants support dental care providers by preparing and assisting with patient treatment. Once certified, expanded function dental assistants can perform more procedures such as placing and contouring dental fillings. Contact the Dental Hygiene Office at 206.934.3186 to learn more.

Fundamentals of Care Navigation and Coordination (certificate)

These courses cover navigating and coordinating care in health and human services systems. This program is pending final approval. For more information, contact the Social and Human Services Program at 206.934.6901.

Seattle Central College is not currently admitting students into the Opticianry program. Learn more about other healthcare education opportunities offered through our Allied Health Division and the Seattle Vocational Institute, or contact for more information.

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