Apply for Training in the Healthcare Field

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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 about the CRPA training program.

Bilingual Medical Assistant

The Bilingual Medical Assistant training program is delivered over the course of year in partnership with LaGuardia Community College and the Washington Heights Workforce1 Career Center, and trains English language learners to become certified as medical assistants. Participants learn the clinical, office, and language skills they need to work in this position, and participate in paid internships at participating employer partner sites. Entry-level medical assistants earn about $25,000/year. Applications are being accepted for Summer 2018. Register for an information session to learn more.

Community Health Worker Apprenticeship

The Community Health Worker Apprenticeship program is delivered in partnership with 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, and LaGuardia Community College. During the six-month program, participants engage in classroom training while also working at Bronx Lebanon Hospital as paid Community Health Worker apprentices. After completing the program, participants receive a national credential from the U.S Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeships and are promoted to the Community Health Worker position at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Community Health Workers earn on average between $40,000 and $45,000/year. Applications for this program are currently closed. Please check back for more information. Learn more about the Community Health Worker Apprenticeship program.

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 typically earn about $40,000/year. Applications for this program are being accepted for Summer 2018. Learn more and apply to the Medical Billing training program.

Medical Coding

The Medical Coding training program is a 36 credit online certificate program delivered in partnership with CUNY School of Professional Studies and 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds.  The training prepares participants to obtain the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) AHIMA certification and to work as medical coders. Participants who successfully complete the program will be eligible for paid medical coding apprenticeships with participating employer partners. Medical coders in New York City earn about $60,000 annually. Applications for this program are currently closed. Please check back for more information.

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. Applications for this program are currently closed. Please check back for more information. Learn more about the NCLEX-RN training program.