Building Health-Related Credentials

Common jobs that students get while in school, during the summer break, or after graduating during gap years include (but are not limited to): Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Medical Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Medical Scribe, Phlebotomist, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Physical Therapy Assistant/Aide, and Pharmacy Technician to name a few.

This LinkedIn Learning course provides an overview of the needed skills for many common Allied Health positions that students pursue along the way to careers in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, including:

  • emergency medical technician
  • licensed vocational nurse
  • medical assistant
  • certified nursing assistant
  • personal care assistant
  • medical biller and coder
  • dental assistant
  • pharmacy technician
  • dietary technician
  • veterinary technician

Allied Health Training Programs at Nearby Community Colleges:

Please check College websites or contact programs directly to see availability of when courses are offered.

Seattle Central College– Allied Health: Generalist, Dental Assistant, Nursing Assistant- Certified , Nursing, Medical Assistant, Sterile Processing, Surgical Technology, Care Navigation & Coordination

North Seattle College– Adult Family Home, Emergency Department Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant- Certified , Nursing, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician

South Seattle College– Nursing Assistant- Certified (same program offered through Seattle Central College, but able to take classes at South)

Bellevue College– Allied Health: Medical Administrative Assistant, Health Unite Coordinator, Phlebotomy Technician, Clinical Lab Assistant, Emergency Department Technician, Medical Assistant (Certified MA-C)

Highline College- Medical Assistant, Community Health & Wellness

Shoreline Community College– Dental Hygiene, Medical Lab Technology, Phlebotomy, Nursing

Edmonds College- Allied Health: Acute Care Nursing Assistant, Clinical Laboratory Assistant, Dental Assistant, EKG/Monitor Technician, Emergency Room Technician, Licensed Practical Nurse, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant-Certified, Patient Care Technician, Pharmacy Technician and Phlebotomy Technician.

Nursing Assistant Training Institute (NATI) in Shoreline- a licensed vocational school where you can get your NAC

Lake Washington Institute of Technology– Dental Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Medical Assistant, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP

Renton Technical College- Anesthesia Technologist, Dental Assistant, Massage Therapy Practitioner, Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy, Nursing Assistant- Certified, Ophthalmic Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technologist, Veterinary Assistant

PIMA Medical Institute- Dental Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant/Aide, Patient Care Technician, Pharmancy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Sterile Processing Technician, Veterinary Assistant

Search by Certificate/Program type: 

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)


Physical Therapy Aide (PTA)

Medical Assistant (MA)


Dental Hygiene

Pharmacy Technician


X-Ray/Radiology Technician