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With skills mapping technology and career exploration resources, connect to career paths in the healthcare field. AZ Healthcare Careers offers learners and professionals personalized recommendations for career pathways. Find your next steps to become a healthcare worker, or advance in your profession.
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Direct-care workers are crucial in providing long-term care and personal assistance to elderly individuals, those with disabilities, and those facing chronic conditions. They help with daily tasks like bathing, dressing, cooking, and medication management. Their contribution is significant, making up 70 to 80 percent of paid hands-on care. They serve as a lifeline, promoting independence and improving the quality of life for those they support. Additionally, direct-care work is a vital sector for job creation and economic growth, especially as the demand for care continues to rise with an aging population. Supporting and investing in the training, development, fair wages, and benefits of direct-care workers is essential for sustaining this critical workforce and ensuring high-quality care for those in need.
Behavioral Health Technician
A behavioral health technician is a person who helps people with mental health or behavioral challenges. They work in the medical field and support individuals who may be struggling with their emotions or behaviors. A behavioral health technician helps people understand and manage their feelings and actions in a positive way. To become a behavioral health technician, a person needs to complete some special training. They learn how to communicate effectively, show empathy, and provide support to those in need. They also learn about different mental health conditions and ways to help people cope with them. It's important for a behavioral health technician to be caring, understanding, and patient in order to help others lead happier and healthier lives.
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Healthcare workforce consists of "Frontline" personnel, encompassing individuals engaged in direct care, community and public health, mental health, and administration roles.
Increase in employment for healthcare and social assistance from 2021 - 2031 (Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity)
Jobs from 2020 to 2030 in Direct Care Employment
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We’ve all heard the statistics about the growing need for trained healthcare professionals, especially nurses, within our society. Federal estimates indicate that not nearly enough people are entering the field to meet the projected healthcare needs of the coming decades.
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Northern Arizona Healthcare is opening a new cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery clinic in Flagstaff, AZ offering traditional heart bypass surgery and minimally invasive procedures.
A University of Arizona Cancer Center researcher was awarded a $1.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions in American Indian patients with obesity-related solid tumor cancers who are preparing for surgery.
What is infection control and prevention like on the Navajo Nation? Find out in this first of 5 installments in a conversation with managers at the Sage Memorial Hospital, Navajo Health Foundation.
ASU Professor Fang Yu will build on her previous work, which found that a six-month aerobic exercise program significantly reduced cognitive decline in comparison to the natural course of changes for Alzheimer’s dementia.
As spring blooms across much of Arizona, university researchers are launching a community health effort with a unique call to the public: Send us your ticks. The Great Arizona Tick Check will help researchers build the first-ever database of tick distribution and correlated disease in Arizona.
A team led by a University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson scientist harnesses AI to trace the path from a healthy brain cell to one afflicted by Alzheimer’s disease.
A new commitment from the Bartlett family positions UArizona Health Sciences to recruit leader for the Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies' cancer division.
A gift, from the estate of Tom and Catherine Culley, will support the development of a University of Arizona Cancer Center program that integrates traditional medicine and therapies with Western cancer treatments.
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The Arizona Healthcare Initiative
Founded in 1982, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System serves more than 2.5 million children and adults in Arizona who meet qualifications for acute or long-term federal Medicaid healthcare coverage. Built on a system of competition and choice, AHCCCS is a $22 billion program that operates a mandatory managed care system. Contracted health plans coordinate medical services delivered by more than 120,000 healthcare providers. AHCCCS and Pipeline AZ have partnered to provide holistic career planning resources to health care students and build a larger health care workforce. Pipeline AZ’s skills mapping technology and career exploration platform will help connect students and job seekers to career paths in the health care field. AHCCCS and its contracted managed care plans’ workforce development teams will help job seekers connect with home health care providers.Become a Partner