Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Virtual Career Network (VCN) Healthcare

Retirees are looking to transition into a volunteer role or an encore career in health care.

The Virtual Career Network can help you explore 80 different health care careers: what kind of training is required, where to get the training and where the jobs are. You can even take online classes (some free, some not) and search for health care jobs by zip code.

The American Association of Community Colleges built and operates the site, with funding from the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor and with help from nine other partner organizations.

The site’s goal: to serve as a resource for people to transition into high-paying, high-growth health care careers.

The demand for such a service is great: A recent New York Times article highlights labor needs in the health system, and describes both paid and unpaid work being done by people in the second half of adulthood.

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