Health Professions

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Addiction Studies

Addiction Studies
Get a head start on a degree in Addiction Studies with credits transferable to University of Central Arkansas’s Bachelor of Science.

Degrees for Addiction Studies Program

  • Addiction Studies, ASLAS for Transfer to UCA BS in Addiction Studies

Salary in AR*

Entry

Median

Experienced

$34,730

 

$76,380

Job Outlook

37%
Growth

in AR by 2026

Opportunities

Addiction Therapist   |   
Case Manager

Allied Health

Allied Health
Complete the Technical Certificate in Allied Health which contains prerequisite courses in the Associate of Applied Science programs in the Health Sciences Division.

Degrees for Allied Health Program

  • Allied Health, TC

Salary in AR*

Entry

Median

Experienced

$32,890

 

$71,990

Job Outlook

37%
Growth

in AR by 2026

Opportunities

Athletic Training   |   Physical Therapy

Dietetic & Nutrition

Dietetics & Nutrition
Get a head start on a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Nutrition with credits transferable to the University of Central Arkansas or a Dietetics Bachelor of Arts with credits transferable to either Henderson State University or the University of Central Arkansas.

Degrees for Dietetic & Nutrition Program

  • Community Nutrition, ASLAS for Transfer to UCA BS in Community Nutrition
  • Dietetics, ASLAS for Transfer to HSU BA in Dietetics
  • Dietetics, ASLAS for Transfer to UCA BA in Dietetics

Salary in AR*

Entry

Median

Experienced

$40,720

 

$78,930

Job Outlook

37%
Growth

in AR by 2026

Opportunities

Clinical Dietitian   |   
Sports Nutritionist

Emergency Medical Services

Emergnecy Medical Services
Get a head start on a career in Emergency Medical Services by either completing certificates or an Associate of Applied Science degree at NPC, with credits transferable to the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

Degrees for Emergency Medical Services Program

  • Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic, AAS
  • Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic, AAS for Transfer to UAFS BAS (BAS Emphasis –
  • Management & Leadership)
  • Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic, TC
  • Emergency Medical Technician, CP

Salary in AR*

Entry

Median

Experienced

$19,750

 

$51,030

Job Outlook

37%
Growth

in AR by 2026

Opportunities

Emergency Medical Technicians   |   Paramedic

Funeral Service Education

Funeral Service Education
Complete the University of Arkansas at Hope-Texarkana’s Associate of Applied Science degree in Funeral Service Education at NPC.

Degrees for Funeral Service Education Program

  • Funeral Service Education NPC/UAHT, AAS

Salary in AR*

Entry

Median

Experienced

$19,510

 

$75,640

Job Outlook

37%
Growth

in AR by 2026

Opportunities

Funeral Director   |   
Embalmer

Health Education

Health Education
Get a head start on a Health Education degree with credits transferable to the University of Central Arkansas’s Bachelor of Science.

Degrees for Health Education Program

  • Health Education, ASLAS for Transfer to UCA BS in Health Education

Salary in AR*

Entry

Median

Experienced

$30,120

 

$71,160

Job Outlook

37%
Growth

in AR by 2026

Opportunities

Health Education Specialist   |   Physical Education Teacher

Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology
Get a head start on a career in Health Information Technology by completing an Associate of Applied Science degree at NPC, with credits transferable to the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

Degrees for Health Information Technology Program

  • Health Information Technology, AAS
  • Health Information Technology, AAS for Transfer to UAFS BAS (BAS Emphasis – Management & Leadership)

Salary in AR*

Entry

Median

Experienced

$21,410

 

$73,770

Job Outlook

37%
Growth

in AR by 2026

Opportunities

Clinical Informatics Specialist   |    Health Information Manager

Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology
Get a head start on a career in Medical Laboratory Technology by completing the Associate of Applied Science degree at NPC, with credits transferable to the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

Degrees for Medical Laboratory Technology Program

  • Medical Laboratory Technology, AAS
  • Medical Laboratory Technology, AAS for Transfer to UAFS BAS (BAS Emphasis –
  • Management & Leadership)

Salary in AR*

Entry

Median

Experienced

$25,920

 

$66,920

Job Outlook

37%
Growth

in AR by 2026

Opportunities

Lab Technician

Nursing

Nursing

Get a hands-on, high-quality start to your nursing career.

Degrees for Nursing Program

  • Practical Nursing, TC
  • Registered Nursing, AS
  • Registered Nursing, AS – LPN to RN – Option 1
  • Registered Nursing, AS – LPN to RN – Option 2
  • Pre-Nursing, TC

Salary in AR*

Entry

Median

Experienced

$50,800

 

$106,530

Job Outlook

15%
Growth

in AR by 2026

Opportunities

Practical Nursing   |   Registered Nurse

Radiology

Radiology
Get a head start on a career in Radiology by completing the Associate of Applied Science degree at NPC, with credits transferable to the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

Degrees for Radiology Program

  • Radiologic Technology, AAS
  • Radiologic Technology, AAS for Transfer to UAFS BAS (BAS Emphasis – Management & Leadership)

Salary in AR*

Entry

Median

Experienced

$33,970

 

$70,690

Job Outlook

37%
Growth

in AR by 2026

Opportunities

Radiologist    |   
Radiological Technologist

Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care

Get a hands-on, high-quality start to your nursing career.

Degrees for Respiratory Care Program

  • Respiratory Care, AAS
  • Respiratory Care, AAS for Transfer to UAFS BAS (BAS Emphasis – Management & Leadership)
  • Respiratory Care, AAS for Transfer to UAMS BS in Cardio-Respiratory Care

Salary in AR*

Entry

Median

Experienced

$41,110

 

$75,420

Job Outlook

37%
Growth

in AR by 2026

Opportunities

Respiratory Therapist  | 
Respiratory Care Practitioner

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