Research Health Careers
- Healthcare Occupational Roadmap – Great review of various health careers!
- Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority: List of over 70 health professions, education requirements, schools, training programs and jobs in Virginia. Great resource!
- The Definitive Guide to Health Careers – Good overview of health professions.
- Healthcare Professional Profiles by Texas Hot Jobs: Read what real healthcare professionals have to say about how they decided on their career, what a typical work day is like for them, and advice they have for people interested in their field.
- American Dental Association: Education and careers related to dentistry.
- Nursing Schools Almanac: Find accredited nursing schools in Virginia.
Local Hospital Volunteer and Shadowing Programs
- Riverside Regional Medical Center – Junior Volunteer Program located in Newport News, VA. Look for the program orientation in February.
- Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center Volunteer Program– The Junior Volunteer Program is a structured 2-week summer camp program offering 50 volunteer hours. Brochures/applications are available at the hospital’s Volunteer Station and at local high schools after March 15 of each year.
Local Health Schools and Educational Programs
Thomas Nelson Community College – Degrees and certifications in Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Emergency Medical Services, and Fire Science Technology.
Riverside School of Health Careers– Located in Newport News, VA. Programs include:
- Professional Nursing
- LPN to RN Fast-Track Articulation
- Practical Nursing
- Radiologic Technology
- Surgical Technology
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Medical Assistant
- Sterile Processing Technician
- Concurrent Enrollment BSN Program (offered by Old Dominion University)
Sentara College of Health Sciences– Main campus located in Chesapeake, VA. Programs include:
New Horizons Apprenticeship and Adult Training – Call for more information at 757-766-1101. Health-related training courses:
- Dental Assistant
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Medical Assistant Clinical
- Medical Billing and Coding
- Medical Terminology
- Nurse Assistant
- Pharmacy Tech
- Veterinary Assistant