Building meaningful careers in healthcare
CareerWork$ Medical creates opportunities
CareerWork$ Medical® connects young adults from low-income communities to lasting careers in healthcare, fostering success for employees and employers.
We work in communities where we can have the greatest impact, where young adults lack access to employment opportunities, and where employers have positions to fill.
CareerWork$ Medical is a signature program of the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.
In the News
Planning for the coming recovery by building careers
The Philadelphia Business Journal | October 2020
For long-term equitable economic recovery, we need more entry-level job training—even before jobs are ready to be filled. CareerWork$ and our BankWork$ partner, Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. share thoughts on how to move the nation ahead.
CareerWork$ Medical is growing strong
Our founding partners in Seattle were instrumental in developing our free career training program. They continue to actively engage in classes—building rapport with participants, and hiring exceptional talent. By working together, we were able to expand the program to Portland and Los Angeles in 2019.
We prepare young adults for meaningful careers in healthcare
Through a free, eight-week career training, we prepare participants for a lasting career in non-clinical positions and provide placement assistance and ongoing coaching.
Together with local workforce development organizations, hospitals and healthcare partners, we match great hires with great careers and ensure participants and employers thrive.
We connect employers to exceptional talent
Upon completion of our comprehensive eight-week training, CareerWork$ Medical graduates are better prepared for non-clinical, entry-level positions in healthcare than candidates from the general marketplace, more likely to stay in roles longer, and better positioned to grow in their careers.
Many come from previous customer-facing positions in the service industry and receive specific training on transferring these skills to patient-facing positions in healthcare, to ensure quality relationships.
Our Response to COVID-19
The enormity of job losses across the country sparked our CareerWork$ program to develop Work$Ready, a new free, online, job readiness training. We are helping jobseekers reenter the workforce with a new sense of confidence and job readiness skills that will help them land a job.
CareerWork$ Medical sparks success
“CareerWork$ Medical provided me with all the information and advice that I needed to succeed in job preparation. CareerWork$ Medical made all the difference.”
“The most rewarding thing for me was landing a job that I love to do.”
Graduates find a career with a future
Jacqui was determined to start a career. After completing the training, she was immediately hired as a Patient Service Representative I at Virginia Mason and quickly moved up to Patient Service Representative II. Jacqui is responsible for registering patients, communicating financial policies, ensuring proper referrals and authorizations are in place, and training new staff.
Our partners succeed as well
Our industry partners benefit by hiring outstanding candidates who come from the communities they serve—helping to strengthen local relationships and fulfill organizational goals.
We train for success in healthcare and beyond
Our free training prepares young adults for in-demand, non-clinical roles with career potential, such as customer service representative, patient service coordinator, family support specialist, and medical insurance biller.
The training focuses on hard skills for on-the-job success in healthcare, and the soft skills needed to succeed as a professional anywhere.
“I could really tell a difference with students who had gone through the program. In the interview they are prepared and able to articulate what they are looking for. They can describe how they see themselves in the position and are very professional and honest when they interview.”