Health Professionals Careers

Why choose health care

If you're considering a career in health care, there's good news: even in our current economic climate, health care workers are in high demand across the country -- and the demand is only expected to increase. Starting salaries are generally good, with flexible working times, excellent benefits and enjoyable working conditions. Plus, health care offers a wide range of jobs in both clinical and non-clinical areas.

Is health care right for you?

If you possess dedication, patience, compassion and a desire to help people, you're a great candidate for health care work. Interest in science and advanced technology is a plus, and computer skills are essential for many positions. Even if you don't have all the necessary skills, training and education programs are available to get you started, help improve your skills and advance your career.

Resources to help you decide

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to find out what it's like to work in health care, including:

  • An annual career fair for high school students
  • Health care career presentations throughout the Portland/Clark County metropolitan area
  • A variety of recruitment partnerships 
  • Tours and job shadowing for students who attend one of our partner schools 
  • Paid summer internships 
  • Financial assistance for graduating high school seniors and current healthcare workers who want to continue their education

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Here's just a taste of some of the many positions available in health care: 

Clinical - Nursing

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse (RN) - Acute Care
  • RN - Ambulatory/Outpatient
  • RN - Critical Care
  • RN - Emergency Department
  • RN - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • RN - Operating Room

Clinical - Non-nursing patient care

  • Central Sterile Technician
  • Dietician
  • Emergency Department Technologist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Logistics Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Technologist
  • OB Technician
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapist and Physical Therapy Aide
  • Polysomnography Technician
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Ultrasound Technologist
  • Unit Secretary

Non-clinical career options

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Applications Systems Analyst
  • Benefits Specialist
  • Biller
  • Buyer
  • Chaplain
  • Desktop Support Specialist
  • Engineer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Help Desk Specialist
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Public Relations & Communications Specialist
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Security Officer
  • Social Worker