If you want to work in the medical field but you don’t want to spend a lot of time and money getting your foot in the door, here’s a list of 4 entry level medical jobs you can get without earning a degree. These programs will normally take between 6 months to a little under 2 years to complete.

4 Jobs in the Medical Field You Can Get Without a Degree

To get training for any of the listed medical careers you first need to have your high school diploma or GED.

Medical Assistant

You can choose a certificate or diploma program in medical assisting, these take between 6 months and 1 year to complete. There are also associate degrees in medical assisting available at some schools, those take about 2 years to finish.

Dental Assistant

You can enter a certificate or diploma program in dental assisting, which takes approximately 9 months-1 year to complete. Like medical assisting, there are associate degrees in dental assisting available at some schools.

Health Information Specialist

There are certificate and diploma programs available for health information and medical coding careers. These programs will generally take between 6 and 15 months to complete.

Pharmacy Technician

The pharmacy technician certificate and diploma programs available from our partner schools range in length from 6 months to 15 months to complete. You could choose to stay in school for 2 years and earn an associate degree.

Other requirements for entry into a trade school or college medical program can include:

  • Physical exam
  • Background check
  • Drug/alcohol screening
  • CPR certification

Of course there are other jobs you can get without a degree, and there are even more that only take a 2 year associate’s degree. So don’t limit yourself! Learn more about different medical careers in this medical careers guide.