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Which vector network design program is best for the healthcare sector?

A recent report from the International Association of Networking and Information Technologies (IANET) ranked health-related vector networks as among the top 10 health-care network design programs, ahead of networking and information design programs (NICs) that offer the most options for people who want to create their own health network.

The study, published by the IANET, examined the top 20 health-network design programs and found that in 2017, there were more than 10,000 vector networks, including 2,400 NICs, according to the report.

IANETS data also showed that in 2016, the top 100 health-design network design schools had more than 4,000 students and more than 11,000 instructors, making them the second most-visited network design school in the United States.

Many network designers also offer mentoring programs, and some offer a variety of networking skills, from networking theory to advanced programming.

The top 10 network design and training schools in 2017 were: NIC Design and Training, PBSN-I, University of Washington, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University,  University of California, Berkeley, Washington University in St. Louis, California Institute of Technology, SUNY New Paltz, MIT, Dartmouth University,   University of Virginia, Harvard University,  University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University,   Columbia-Mellon University,University of Maryland, Pennsylvania State University,New York University, University of Pittsburgh, New York University, Tulane University,Columbia University and Harvey Mudd College.

For the second year in a row, the IANAET study also found that the top network design design schools are clustered geographically in the Northeast, West and Southeast, and the top health-health networks are clustered in the West, Midwest and Northeast.

But while network design is the top career choice for most people in the U.S., the IASP also found the majority of network designers in the country are not network designers at all.

In fact, only about 1 in 5 network designers are network designers, with more than 1 in 6 network designers not even considering networking as a career option, according the IANS report.

In addition, the report found that network designers who choose to design their own networks are less likely to have network experience and that most of them don’t have much networking experience themselves.

So how can you get started designing your own network? 

If you are interested in learning more about the top networking network design, health-and-surgical-technology design, or biomedical network design courses, you can check out these resources: The Health-Care Network Design Guide:  The HealthCare Network Guide for Health Care Designers. 

Network Design Courses:  Network Design Courts for Health and Medical Technology Designers (NCTD). 

Medical Network Design: Medical Networks for HealthCare Designers with the ICON Institute.