Jobs to Careers

A program to promote work-based learning for quality care.

    • October 30, 2008

The front lines of health and health care can sometimes be like the front lines in war: emotionally challenging and even physically dangerous.

The people who do these critically important jobs—medical assistants, health educators, laboratory technicians, substance abuse counselors and home health aides, among many others—work hard and care about what they do. However, they typically have less than a Bachelor's-level education and are poorly paid. They lack credentials that might aid in their advancement.

Jobs to Careers aims to improve that situation. And it couldn't come at a better time, as Baby Boomers start to place ever greater strains on the system.

Jobs to Careers seeks to advance and reward the skill and career development of low-wage workers who provide care and services on the front lines of our health care system.

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