The organization expands its hiring and externship partner networks to help healthcare organizations fill in-demand roles
LEHI, Utah — Dec. 10, 2020 — CareerStep, the allied health training division of Carrus, grew its hiring and externship partner networks in 2020 more than any other time in its 28-year history. These networks exist to connect leading healthcare organizations to qualified healthcare professionals, helping them fill in-demand roles. CareerStep’s curated learning experience supports students starting at program enrollment, through the exam process, preparation for certifications, and engages externship and employment support.
“CareerStep has been a great partner as we have utilized their curriculum in the development of our Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program,” said Jill Wise, vice president and COO of Grace Health. “The program has allowed us to provide debt-free formal education and on-the-job training for staff who want to become MAs but have no experience or training. We continue to explore opportunities to partner with CareerStep in addressing our workforce needs while helping staff achieve their professional goals.”
Learners who complete one of the more than 40 online healthcare training programs and go on to pass the third-party certification exam will work directly with a placement specialist to connect with externship and hiring partners for potential employment opportunities. Online training programs allow learners the ability to access courses anytime, anywhere, while gaining new skills to help them grow their careers or find new employment.
This year has seen record-setting layoffs across multiple industries, with healthcare employment numbers 527,000 lower in November than they were in February, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Despite this, certain healthcare segments have continued to grow and many organizations are looking to fill high-demand roles. According to the most recent BLS report, health care had “notable job gains” last month, adding 46,000 new jobs to the economy.
“We exist to help people improve their lives and advance their careers through exceptional healthcare learning, and we know that it is more important than ever for healthcare organizations to reduce hiring costs, find qualified candidates, and help train their teams,” said Misty Frost, CEO of Carrus. “It’s incredibly rewarding to see our learners who are so passionate about helping others get help themselves connecting with potential employers, and we welcome all new organizations to the program.”
The latest members of the hiring partner and externship networks include:
- Grace Health
- Excela Health
- CHI St. Alexius Health
- Southdale Eye Clinic
- War Memorial Hospital
- Clarkson College / University of Nebraska Medical Center
- Jefferson College / Mercy Hospital
- Aquity Solutions
- O’Reilly Pharmacy
- Illuminate Billing
- Princeton Transcription Services
- Montrose Memorial
- Red Rock Health
- EverMed Exams
- Ann Arbor Urgent Care
- AFM Healthcare
- Brookshire Groceries
- Noblesville Urgent Care
- Ochsner LSU Health Urgent Care
- Eccles Outpatient Clinics
- Govans Family Dental Center
- Clarksville Family Dentistry
- Olympic Peninsula Kidney Center
- Harmons Grocery
- Wilson County Health Department
- North Daviess Medical Clinic
- Peterson Urgent Care
- Pediatric Dental Care Associates
- Accent Dental STL
- BrightStar Care W. Volusia Co.
Healthcare organizations can get more details about the CareerStep hiring and externship partner networks at https://www.careerstep.com/business/hiring-partner. CareerStep learners can contact their placement specialist to learn more about current opportunities.
“I really enjoyed my externship, it was a very nice environment, very flexible with hours, and I learned so much,” said CareerStep learner Donna Neuman. “The best part is that they hired me as a part-time medical assistant!”
Carrus delivers quality, trusted healthcare learning content, continuing education, and certification management to new learners, healthcare professionals, and institutions through an integrated technology platform that provides the most seamless healthcare learning experience possible. In 25+ years, Carrus through its CareerStep and CareerCert divisions has trained over 140,000 learners for new careers, partnered with more than 150 colleges and universities nationwide, and educated over 100,000 healthcare professionals.