Health Professionals Careers

Why choose health care

Health care workers are always in high demand. Great starting salaries, flexible schedules, excellent benefits and rewarding work days make it a sought-after field. 

Is a health care job right for you?

If you are dedicated, patient, compassionate and enjoy helping people — a health care job might be right for you. Many health care jobs also call for experience with science, advanced technology and computers. 

These resources can help you decide:

  • Annual career fair for high school students
  • Health care career presentations throughout the Portland-Vancouver 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 health care workers who want to continue their education

Helpful websites

A sampling of health care jobs 

Clinical — Nursing

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse (R.N.) - Acute Care
  • R.N. — Ambulatory/Outpatient
  • R.N. — Critical Care
  • R.N. — Emergency Department
  • R.N. — Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • R.N. — 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 jobs

  • 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