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We work with the New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (NYACH), the City's healthcare industry partnership, and the Workforce1 Healthcare Career Center to offer no-cost training programs that prepare New Yorkers for jobs in the healthcare field. With NYACH, we engage employers, educational institutions, training providers, and other partners in designing training programs that provide the required skills and credentials for viable healthcare career opportunities.

The Ambulatory Care sub-sector focuses on providing care to patients who do not require a hospital stay, and includes services provided in clinics and physicians' offices. We currently offer the following training program(s) for jobs in this sub-sector:

Certified Recovery Peer Advocate

The Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) training program is delivered in partnership with Queensborough Community College and prepares participants to become CRPAs. CRPAs have personal experience with substance abuse issues, and draw from that experience to support people in recovery. During this part-time, two-month program, participants will be prepared to pass the CRPA certification exam and learn skills for the job. After completing the program, graduates will interview for full-time opportunities with employers hiring for this new position. CRPAs make approximately $17/hour. Learn more.

The Acute Care sub-sector focuses on providing care to patients in hospitals, and includes services for patients with serious injuries or illness and those recovering from surgery. We currently offer the following training program(s) for jobs in this sub-sector:

Medical Billing

The Medical Billing training program is delivered in partnership with LaGuardia Community College, Weill Cornell Medicine, and the Harvard Business School Club of New York and prepares participants to work in the billing and revenue cycle departments of medical organizations to help these organizations receive reimbursement for their services. All successful graduates will interview with committed employer partners for full-time opportunities after the training. Medical billers earn about $40,000/year. Learn more and apply.

NCLEX-RN Preparation for Foreign-Trained Nurses

The NCLEX-RN Preparation for Foreign-Trained Nurses program is delivered in partnership with LaGuardia Community College and its Welcome Back Center and prepares individuals who worked as nurses in their home countries to pass the New York State Registered Nurse licensing exam, the NCLEX. Participants in this program will gain the specialized English language and nursing skills they need to pass the exam and gain employment as Registered Nurses with hospitals and other employers. Registered Nurses in New York City make an average of $75,000/year. Learn more and apply.

The Home Care sub-sector focuses on providing care to patients in their homes, including services ranging from nursing care to assistance with daily tasks. We currently offer the following training program(s) for jobs in this sub-sector:

English as a Second Language Bridge to Home Health Aide

This two-month long program is delivered in partnership with Queens Library, the Literacy Assistance Center, and the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute. The program provides English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction that is contextualized for the home health aide (HHA) role. Participants will improve their English language speaking, reading, and writing skills while also preparing for success in HHA training. Participants who complete the ESL bridge training will transition directly into HHA training at a home care agency, where they will be employed after completing the HHA training. Learn more and apply.

Home Health Aide

The Home Health Aide (HHA) training program is delivered in partnership with Lehman College, Queensborough Community College, the New York City College of Technology, and various home care agencies. It prepares participants to work as HHAs. The program is four weeks long, and participants receive their HHA certification and begin working at a home care agency at the end of training. HHAs earn $11/hour and work in the homes of people who cannot care for themselves. Learn more and apply.

The Nursing and Residential Facility Care sub-sector focuses on providing care to patients in residential settings, such as nursing care facilities and mental health or substance abuse facilities. We currently offer the following training program(s) for jobs in this sub-sector:

Direct Support Professional

The Direct Support Professional (DSP) training program is delivered in partnership with the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and the New York City College of Technology (City Tech) and prepares participants to work as DSPs. DSPs care for children, adults, and seniors who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. The program is three months long, and participants receive certifications required to work as DSPs and interview with an employer partner at the end of training. Direct Support Professionals earn $11 - $15/hour. Learn more and apply at BMCC. Learn more and apply at City Tech.

 

Please visit the NYACH website for additional resources and information on the healthcare sub-sectors and our healthcare training programs.