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.

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CareerWork$® Celebrates Key Milestone As 4,000 Program Graduates Have Started New, Meaningful Careers
September 2021

CareerWork$ is celebrating a key milestone: more than 4,000 graduates of its BankWork$® and CareerWork$ Medical® programs have started new, meaningful, and lasting careers.

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.

A participant meeting a partner from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
A participant discusses job opportunities with a healthcare professional

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

After completing 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.

A CareerWorks professional shakes hands with a student

Welcome to CareerWork$ Ready

Our free job readiness program provides community organizations with curricula to offer virtual or in-person training for job seekers in underserved communities.

CareerWork$ Medical sparks success

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0% 79% of graduates remain with their employer after 12 months

“CareerWork$ Medical provided me with all the information and advice that I needed to succeed in job preparation. CareerWork$ Medical made all the difference.”

Ali
CareerWork$ Medical Graduate, Education Program Assistant at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

“The most rewarding thing for me was landing a job that I love to do.”

Jacqui
CareerWork$ Medical Graduate, Patient Services Representative II at Virginia Mason

 

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.

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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.”

Manager of CareerWork$ Medical Graduate
Virginia Mason Medical Center