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SD Higher Education Health Care Degree Programs
SD Higher Ed Health Care Degree Programs
Several South Dakota higher education institutions offer various health care degree programs.  The above link is a matrix of the degree programs available at each institution.  Each program indicator provides a direct link to information about that particular institution’s program.

2010 SD Educational Needs & Priorities Survey Report
2010 AHEC Survey Report
The South Dakota Area Health Education Center (AHEC) along with Yankton Rural Area Health Education Center developed and dispersed the faculty survey in February 2010. The survey asked respondents to indicate specific education needs in 10 areas identified on the survey as 10 question areas. These question areas were: administration, quality of service, models of care delivery, patient care certifications, specialty clinical care, cancer care, aging services, regulation, environment of care, and education delivery method.

SD Health EDventure
www.healthedventure.org
South Dakota Health EDventure is intended to provide access to health education in rural areas.  Access is provided free to SD K-12 students, teachers and parents. The website includes 350 lesson plans, games and activities for the classroom.

SD Health Occupations for Today & Tomorrow (HOTT)
healthcareers.sd.gov
South Dakota HOTT is a collaborative effort between the SD Departments of Education, Health, Labor and the SD Board of Regents to focus on health career information and opportunities for South Dakotans.

Exploring Health Careers
www.explorehealthcareers.org
This website provides extensive information on a wide variety of health careers.  This award-winning site is a multi-disciplinary, interactive site designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers.  

SD Department of Labor
dol.sd.gov/lmic
The South Dakota Department of Labor provides information on the schools and training providers in the state.  This information helps prospective students and their families to determine schools and programs that fit the student’s personal needs and career goals. 

Occupational Outlook Handbook
www.bls.gov/oco/
The US Department of Labor provides occupational outlook and statistics.  Information from the site includes training and education requirements, salary earnings, expected job prospects, and workplace environment.

AMA’s Careers in Health Care
www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/education-careers/careers-health-care.shtml
The American Medical Association’s Health Care Careers Directory lists information for over 80 careers in health care and more than 8,000 accredited educational programs in those fields.