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Interested in Health Careers?

We need you NOW! Workforce needs in the health and life sciences multiply daily, and our region’s top healthcare employers offer exciting and rewarding careers in many disciplines.  

Do you enjoy giving hands-on medical treatment, have excellent organizational skills, or do you have an interest in computers? If so, healthcare training is a unique opportunity to earn and stack skills and credentials to lead you to a better, more rewarding career.

Health Careers in Demand in GO Virginia Region 2

Needed immediately

  • Nursing Assistant (NA)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Psychiatric technician
  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Director of nursing
  • Nurse supervisor (RN preferred)
  • Nurse unit manager (RN preferred)
  • Nurse – RN
  • Physical therapy assistant
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech therapist
  • Dietary aide
  • Registered dietician
  • Foodservice manager and cooks
  • Surgical technician
  • Respiratory care
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Sonographer
  • ETL developer
  • Network engineer
  • EMT & paramedic
  • Maintenance – building engineers, plumbing, electrician, carpentry, HVAC
  • Biotech engineer
  • X-ray technician

Needed within the next 1 – 3 years

  • Biomedical technology – robotics, engineering
  • Bioinformatics specialists for population health data analysis
  • AI and algorithm decision making for chronic diseases – mathematicians and systems engineers
  • Communications management for telehealth (text/video)
  • Aging in place – architecture, technology, hospitality
  • Clinical research coordinator (CRC/N)
  • Clinical research assistant
  • Clinical research assistant (health analytics)
  • Clinical research administrator/manager
  • Clinical research associate (CRA)
  • Clinical regulatory affairs coordinator
  • Clinical research financial analyst

Needed within the next 3 – 5 years

  • Research project managers – navigate the federal regulatory environment
  • Medical writer – grant writer
  • Environmental health – urban planning
  • Grants administrator
  • Institutional review board (IRB) director
  • Institutional regulatory affairs administrator
  • Research compliance specialist

Your Roadmap to Careers in Healthcare

While no career path is the same, these are some of the most common healthcare paths we’ve seen from one job to another, offering insight into career possibilities.

To learn more about employment opportunities, complete the form below, and we’ll put you in touch with the right schools or employers, depending on where you are in your healthcare employment journey.

Explore Healthcare Jobs Across Virginia  

Search and apply for jobs in hospitals and healthcare across Virginia with one click on this helpful site hosted by the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association. Are you still figuring out where to start? Learn more about Virginia’s hospitals and regions here.

Jumpstart your career in Health Science.

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