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Starting a career in the healthcare industry with FastForward

Are you a natural caregiver? Do you want to be a part of a hospital, clinic or home care organization and provide expert care to patients? Healthcare is the one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S., and it isn’t going anywhere.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 16 percent from 2020 to 2030, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.

Adding about 2.6 million new jobs across the nation, healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. If you’ve been considering starting a career in healthcare or switching careers for healthcare, there has never been a better time to make the jump.

Whether you enjoy giving hands-on medical treatment or administrative care to patients, FastForward healthcare training gets you ready for a wide range of jobs in, pharmacy, nursing, emergency medical care and billing and coding, and all 23 of Virginia’s community colleges offer some type of short-term healthcare certification program.

Still need to be convinced? Bridgette Queen is a Certified Medical Assistant student who eventually wants to pursue a nursing degree. Her CMA credential is laying the groundwork and making her a more competitive applicant.

Hear Bridgette share more about her journey in the video below.

Thinking about starting a career in healthcare? Contact your local community college to get started.