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Open House at CEWD

The Center for Economic and Workforce Development is having a Career Training Open House on Tuesday, August 12th at 9:30am at Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd, V219 Refreshments will be served!

Are you interested in a career in the food industry? Maybe a career as a Community Health Worker? At this open house, you’ll get information about (and even sign up for!) our affordable career training programs, CUNY CareerPATH and the Northeast Resiliency Consortium. In addition to career-specific training, our programs offer FREE supportive services including career advice, resume and cover letter assistance, job placement assistance, academic advisement and so much more! 

 

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Community Health Workers

Community Health Worker jobs are growing in number, complexity and importance…

At 22,053,900 projected workers in 2020, the healthcare industry makes up the largest segment of the United States’ economy. Not just doctors and nurses, the healthcare industry also broadly encompasses the nonclinical, community and social service, and support positions that comprise 42% of the healthcare workforce.

The community health worker has taken on new importance as hospitals look to extend themselves and bring healthcare services to patients where they live. Among the occupations with the largest percentage increases across the country, office workers such as medical office specialists, office supervisors, and medical records technicians have seen their positions adapt and grow. And, a new position, often referred to as patient navigator or patient representative, has been created to facilitate smooth coordination of health services for patients.

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Medical Assistant Jobs

Curious about what a career in medical assisting means? Take a look at this great graphic coming from NYC LMIS as part of CUNY CareerPATH to show inquiring students where this career path can lead.

“Working under the supervision of a physician or nurse, medical assistants perform a combination of administrative and clinical functions. Clinical students may include taking vital signs, drawing blood and preparing patients for examinations. Administrative duties may include scheduling, maintaining records and billing and coding for insurance.”

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Medical Assistant Career Map, created by NYC LMIS

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Open Enrollment for Health Insurance

Despite the government shutdown, you can still check out and register for healthcare options under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In New York, check out: https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/

To help you get the most from this program, you can check out the subsidy calculator via the Henry Kaiser Family Foundation.

Some more useful information. This time, via WNYC: Obamacare 101.