beckster_01, BSN, RN 1 Article; 499 Posts Specializes in MICU. Has 12 years experience. Sep 28, 2013 There are other healthcare related degrees you can look into as well. Dental hygiene, radiology tech, respiratory therapy, scrub techs. Have you thought of any of those? The only one of those that is a 4 year degree is respiratory, and I wish I had even known it existed before I went to school.