Entry Level Healthcare Careers
Have fun, meet friends, acquire skills and training for a healthcare career! Interested in a career as a healthcare professional? Entry-Level training courses at PCC’s Institute for Health Professionals help you jump-start a healthcare career in a field that offers job security and living wages. Find the entry level courses we offer below.
Need help deciding your healthcare career path?
Discover healthcare career options with our free guide, Exploring Entry Level Healthcare Opportunities. In it, you’ll learn about:
- A day in the life of each job
- What to expect from your career
- Estimated salaries
- Training opportunities
- And much more!
Entry Level Healthcare Career Courses
Sterile processing technicians stock, sterilize, package and prepare tools and equipment used in surgical procedures.
Pharmacy technicians fill patient orders, manage third party insurance payment, and perform other related tasks.
Phlebotomists collect and process blood and urine specimens, assuring patient comfort with routine procedures.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA 1)
Care for patients by monitoring vitals and activity, assisting mobility, and tidying rooms.
Professional Medical Coding
Medical coders translate healthcare services into universal medical codes for doctors and insurance companies.
Patient Access Specialist
Patient Access Specialists provide customer service, maintain patient safety, and deliver critical parts of the healthcare revenue cycle.
Upcoming Course Schedule
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Find the CRN of your course from the class schedule. Then, register:
- Online: Visit pcc.edu/nc. If this is your first time registering, create an account. If you are a returning student, click on “Register for Classes” on MyPCC homepage.
- Phone: Call 971-722-8888, option 2.
From the IHP Blog
- Instructor Spotlight: Andrew Bruce, Master Optician
- Thu, 13 Feb 2020
With a background as an optician dating back to his teenage years in his home country of England, Andrew Bruce is highly skilled in the industry and is honored to be a Master Optician. The Optician ABO Test Prep course that he instructs will be his first with Portland Community College. Continue reading to learn more about his experience and passion.
- Phlebotomy, Pharm Tech, Sterile Processing: Technician Programs to Prepare You For a Career in Healthcare
- Mon, 03 Feb 2020
Entry-level healthcare careers help open the doors of opportunity while preparing individuals for the industry. These support roles are instrumental in ensuring clinicians can provide the best care for patients. Our technician programs in pharmacy, phlebotomy and sterile can provide aspiring healthcare professionals with a strong foundation for the future. Here is an overview of each program:
- How Sterile Processing Technicians Save Lives
- Thu, 02 Jan 2020
Although hospitals and other medical institutions are heavily associated with nurses and doctors, several other health professionals, such as sterile processing technicians, are critical for delivering quality healthcare to patients in a safe, efficient manner.
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