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HCNW Career Paths
  • Take The Eligibility Quiz

    Ready to apply, or learn more? Take a moment to review eligibility before getting started.
  • Research & Evaluation Study

    Health Careers NW is a research grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. They are conducting a study to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. This requires every person eligible for Health Careers NW to be selected through a lottery system.
  • The healthcare industry is a vibrant and growing industry with a variety of careers. While these jobs perform important functions assisting doctors, surgeons and dentists by monitoring patients, or performing diagnostic tests, and repairing medical equipment – most do not require a medical degree. Many careers start with 8-week certification and on-the-job the training while others require an associate’s degree.

     

    Health Careers NW offers career path training for positions in the following fields:


    Nursing

    From nursing assistant certification to becoming a registered nurse, Health Career NW provides training and coaching to start or continue a career in Nursing.

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    Medical Lab

    Health Careers NW offers training and support for three lab occupations critical to the diagnostic side of medicine.

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    Medical Office

    Every health provider has specialized staff that provide the administrative backbone that enables them to serve patients.

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    Mental Health

    Health Careers NW provides opportunities to train as a Peer Support Specialist or Substance Abuse Counselor.

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    Dental

    A career path that starts as a Dental Assistant and can lead to additional certification as a Functional Dental Assistant or be an on-ramp to becoming a Dental Hygienist.

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    Allied Health

    Allied Health occupations provide several career growth choices to people who begin their career as a CNA, Phlebotomist or other foundational healthcare position.

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    Assistive Tech

    This unique role in healthcare maintains and repairs Medical equipment.

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  • Take The Eligibility Quiz

    Ready to apply, or learn more? Take a moment to review eligibility before getting started.
  • Research & Evaluation Study

    Health Careers NW is a research grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. They are conducting a study to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. This requires every person eligible for Health Careers NW to be selected through a lottery system.