My first experience in healthcare was as a Phlebotomist. The certificate takes about 2-3 months. This would be the best route to getting started in healthcare. Furthermore, you can become an EMT in about 4-5 months. It only takes one semester at the community college in Tampa to be one. I hope this helps. Oh yeah, I check with the hospital, I know that Tampa General Hospital has a histology and Med tech program onsite. Therefore, check at your hospitals education section.