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Use WIOA Funding to Quickly Certify New Healthcare Workers

In the past few years, the demand for new healthcare workers has skyrocketed. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted a 14% rate of growth for the healthcare industry by 2028—a rate that will add about 1.9 million new jobs. That’s more new jobs than any other field.

Most of those job opportunities come with a training requirement, though, and it won’t always be possible for aspiring healthcare workers to get to physical classes. With online training through MedCerts, students can get certified quickly and conveniently, and many can even use WIOA funding to pay for the cost of classes.

What Opportunities Are Available?

New healthcare workers are particularly needed in the fields of basic patient care, clinical information management, and medical record-keeping. These are ideal opportunities for motivated people with otherwise limited career options, many of whom qualify for WIOA funding.

Job seekers can train for all of these positions at MedCerts. All programs are fully online, so students can complete them from anywhere in a matter of weeks. Here are just a few examples.

Medical Assistant

Medical assisting is one of the healthcare field’s fastest-growing specialties. Experts predict a growth rate of 29% for this position, more than double the rate predicted for the field as a whole.

It’s also one of the most versatile options out there. Qualified medical assistants can work in nearly any medical setting, from small practices to large hospitals.

In as few as 27 weeks, MedCerts can prepare students to qualify for any of three medical assistant certifications and earn between $26,000 and $37,000 per year.

Patient Care Technician

Considering a predicted growth rate of 21%, it’s safe to say that patient care technicians are also in high demand. The Patient Care Technician certification training program from MedCerts can teach job seekers the skills they need to meet this demand.

Students can finish the program in as little as 23 weeks, take the certification exam, and get to work, earning an estimated salary of $21,00 to $67,000.

Electronic Health Records Specialist

The Electronic Health Records Specialist Online Certification and Training Program teaches students how to appropriately compile and handle patient health records, including how to abide by important HIPAA regulations. In as few as 14 weeks, students can be ready to apply for certification and get a job that pays an estimated $21,000 to $63,000 per year.

Medical Front Office and Electronic Health Records

MedCerts’s Medical Front Office and Electronic Health Records certification course teach patient data management as well as other patient liaison skills. It’s ideal for job seekers who want a broad healthcare administration skills base.

The program takes just 17 weeks and prepares students to qualify as a Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) and/or Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA). Estimated salaries range from $21,000 to $72,000.

Get People to Work Sooner

If you have clients who are out of work or under-employed, you know how urgent it is for them to get back on their feet. An online credentialing course can help, especially when the course is in an in-demand sector like healthcare.

MedCerts partners with American Job Centers to provide career counseling and job search assistance so that our graduates—your clients—can get to work faster. For personal assistance in matching your clients with the right study programs and securing WIOA funding, contact MedCerts today.

Do you want to discuss your career path?

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  • Fully online training
  • One-on-one orientation and support
  • Career services
  • Exam fees included
  • Short-term programs

Financial assistance

If you are a military spouse or your training is provided through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), you may be eligible for financial assistance to cover all or some of your tuition.

“This decision is a no brainer!” —Kara B.

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