Health Sciences

Health Sciences

General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences

You can major in General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences if you are preparing to apply for a Health Sciences program at ACC or a four-year university. Participation does not guarantee admission to health sciences, but helps you choose courses that make you a more competitive candidate.

Job Titles & Career Information

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Dental Assistants

    Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.

    Hourly Wage: $19.3

    Currently Employed: 2688

    Projections:

    2688 people are employed as Dental Assistants. This number is expected to increase by 10.04% over the next four years.

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  • Medical Assistants

    Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

    Hourly Wage: $15.79

    Currently Employed: 4063

    Projections:

    4063 people are employed as Medical Assistants. This number is expected to increase by 10.44% over the next four years.

    Austin Community College MSA Map

Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

Program Map

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Awards in This Program

Associate of Science

  • General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences

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ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.