There’s a Fit for Everyone
Think about your strengths in previous work or volunteer experience. Maybe you were a fast-thinker, or you liked to get your hands dirty, or you loved helping others. No matter what it was, there’s a place for you in a Maryland hospital or health system.
Never one to back down from a challenge, you’re a problem-solver with a passion for organization and charting out better outcomes for everyone.
Medical Laboratory Scientist
Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.
Tackling hands-on tasks in a fast-paced environment—that’s when you feel most fulfilled.
Assist with operations under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel.
You’ve got a passion for helping those around you, and you bring out the best in any situation.
Licensed Practical Nurse
Care for ill, injured, and convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions.
Educational Requirements in Maryland Hospital Care
Did you know there’s a hospital job for every interest and education level, including high-school diploma or GED? Many two- and four-year colleges even partner with area hospitals, so you can earn while you learn.
Certificates are shorter, highly specialized programs that are frequently offered at community colleges.
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Sterile Processing Technician
- Certified Nursing Assistant
- Community Health Worker
- Dialysis Technician
- Geriatric Nursing
- Medical Assistant
- Assistant Pharmacy Technician
- Security Services / Environmental Services
- Associate Degree (ADN) Registered Nurse
- Surgical Technician
- Physical Therapy Assistant
- Bachelor of Science (BSN) Registered Nurse
- Medical Laboratory Scientist
- Respiratory Therapist
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you need to graduate college to work in a Maryland hospital?
Many hospital entry-level positions don’t require certifications or college degrees, but while most require at least a high school diploma or GED. Many hospitals offer on-site training and certificate programs in partnership with Maryland community colleges, to help you learn while you earn.
Is nursing school hard?
Nurses and health care professionals must be certified and licensed to work in the state of Maryland. As of 2020, Maryland’s NCLEX overall pass rate is 87.4%.
What is the average duration of nursing school in Maryland?
The duration of nursing school varies, with Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) programs typically taking 1 to 2 years, Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) programs lasting 2 to 3 years, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs lasting 4 years, Accelerated BSN programs taking 12 to 18 months. Browse our different education opportunities to find the program that is right for you!
What financial aid and scholarship options are available for Maryland colleges?
Students can explore scholarships, grants, federal student loans, and institutional financial aid programs to help fund their medical education by visiting the college’s website. Join our newsletter to find out about latest scholarship opportunities you should know about!
And I wasn’t sure how someone like me with no health care experience could get into nursing…So I would say that if you’re interested in going into health care, even if you have no experience, go for it because you’ll be entering a great career field where you can make a real difference in people’s lives.
Nursing student at the Community College of Baltimore County