As the largest industry in Pennsylvania, healthcare is expected to create 3 million new jobs between 2006 and 2016 – more than any other industry. It’s responsible for 7 of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the state, and offers great opportunity for advancement. You can begin in an entry-level position and work your way up the ladder by earning certifications or becoming registered. In fact, most workers in this field have jobs that require less than 4 years of college education. This is the perfect career choice for someone who likes working with and caring for people.
High School Diploma/GED
Background check/drug screen
Ability and willingness to work all shifts
Good people skills
(with a diploma/GED)
Personal Care Aide
(with a certificate or 2-year college degree)
Certified Nursing Assistant
Respiratory Therapy Technologist
(with 4+ years of college)
Licensed Practical Nurse
Around $25,000/year for a Nurses Aide to $150,000/year for doctors and surgeons
Founded in 1985, this non-profit organization provides socially oriented day programs for adults who are living in isolation due to conditions like dementia and stroke.