Building rewarding careers in healthcare

Students sitting at a shared desk in a CareerWorks classroom

CareerWork$ Medical helps employees, employers, and their communities succeed

CareerWork$ Medical started in Seattle in 2017 to create opportunities for young adults from low-income communities to build meaningful careers in non-clinical positions in healthcare. A signature program of the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, we’re now expanding our efforts across the country.

We introduce employers to qualified, diverse talent, ready to grow their careers

We connect young adults who have the attitude and aptitude for success, but lack opportunities to meaningful employment to employers who are looking for their talent but might not otherwise find it. Graduates come from the communities they serve, help strengthen local relationships, and fulfill employer’s organizational goals.

Professionally dressed students sit in a row at graduation
A graduate stands next to a trainer and funder, holding her certificate

Participants train for non-clinical positions in healthcare

Our free, eight-week training program prepares young adults for in-demand, non-clinical roles with career-growth potential. These include customer service representative, patient service coordinator, family support specialist, and medical insurance biller.

HOW IT WORKS

Our model accelerates success

Our unique model teaches career-building, hard skills for on-the-job success in banking, and the soft skills needed to succeed as a professional anywhere.

Our comprehensive training program takes only eight weeks
Unlike other programs that take a year to complete, our curriculum is covered in eight weeks and was co-developed by employers and community-serving organizations to ensure success. We engage prospective employers throughout the program to provide industry insight and integrated recruitment opportunities.

We train for success in healthcare and beyond
Participants learn how to create a positive impression, build relationships with clients and co-workers, and problem-solve. They practice speaking confidently in front of a group, interviewing successfully, and giving and receiving constructive feedback. They are also guided to identify and apply transferable customer-facing skills from past employment to future careers.

We coach and mentor new hires to succeed on the job
At each graduation, participants interview for open positions with industry partners. They receive far more personal attention than they might during a standard job fair or online application process. They graduate prepared for their first day on the job, with the confidence that they can and will succeed, and are supported through mentorship as they grow in their new career.

CareerWork$ Medical is growing strong

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0% Remain employed one year after hire in jobs with career potential

“Working in healthcare I have met incredible patients and staff who show me that what I am doing is well worth it.”

Lashona
CareerWork$ Medical Graduate, Financial Navigator at Virginia Mason Medical Center