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Become a Medical Assistant or Patient Care Technician

You may be eligible to get free career training to become a Medical Assistant (CMA) or Patient Care Technician (PCT) with the help of a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) grant.

This program is designed to help you enroll in a CMA or PCT training program and work in the field of healthcare. We’ll help you select from approved training providers and if you qualify, WE’LL PAY FOR YOU to get certified.

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Job Placement Assistance

Upon successful completion of your training, we will connect you to our participating employers. We will also provide you with intensive job coaching support that includes free resume assistance and interviewing preparation.

Edward-Elmhurst Health and Northwestern Medicine, two of the largest healthcare providers in Illinois, are participating in this healthcare talent pipeline initiative.

A Career Helping Others

Why choose a career in healthcare?

You are needed right now.

Healthcare is the largest and fastest-expanding industry in DuPage County offering career advancement paths.

Benefits for full-time and part-time employees.

Medical Assistant

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Patient Care Technician

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What does Alicia, a 2018 participant, like about being an MA: “everything” she says. “If I can make a difference in at least one person’s life in a day then I’ve done my job."



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