Like many states, the result of growing demand for health care services, Alaska faces a shortage of trained and skilled healthcare professionals. To help address the healthcare workforce shortage, training for crucial occupations was created to better train Alaska’s workforce.
With a shortage in skilled professionals the outlook for a career is bright! Apprenticeships offer the chance to earn as you learn to advance your career in the medical field. Train in one of the crucial occupations while getting your foot in the door and watch the opportunities for your career unfold!
Medical Assistants (CCMAs) are a vital part of clinical patient care. Because CCMAs are trained to perform so many different tasks, they are in great demand in the workforce.
Billing & Coding Specialists have an expansive range of opportunities for employment. The skills learned through the NHA CBCS certification are essential to hospitals, physician offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, dental offices, home healthcare agencies, mental health facilities and even insurance companies and consulting firms.
Community health workers (CHWs) are frontline public health workers who have a close understanding of the community they serve. They serve as a liaison between healthcare services and their community. They often help link people to needed health information and services. Community health workers also build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy. They may perform health screenings. Community health workers typically have deep roots or shared life experiences in the communities they serve. They share similar values, ethnic background and socio-economic status and usually the same language as the people they serve.
As a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (also called a Medical Office Secretary or Medical Office Assistant), you’ll keep healthcare offices running efficiently and effectively. This is a highly-rewarding profession – and not only monetarily. Medical assistants are often the first to greet and help patients, and can help set the stage for a patient’s experience.
As the demand for security, completeness and accuracy of patient data increases, the need for Certified Electronic Health Record Specialists (CEHRS) is on the rise. This certificate will help give both employees and employers confidence in data management knowledge.