Support Services

Support Services

This pathway includes occupations that work behind the scenes to assist and interact with other health care professionals in accomplishing their duties.

Support Services Careers

Rehabilitation Services

Rehab services provides direct patient care that meets department and professional standards of practice, including patient assessment, development of speech pathology care plan, patient treatment, family/caregiver training and discharge planning.

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Industrial Hygienist

Industrial hygienists are scientists and engineers committed to protecting the health and safety of people in the workplace and the community. The industrial hygienist is part of a broader family of professionals often referred to collectively as the practice of occupational and environmental health and safety.

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Case Manager

Medical and health services managers plan, direct, and coordinate the business activities of health care providers.

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Health Navigator

Health education specialists develop programs to teach people about conditions affecting well-being. Community health workers promote wellness by helping people adopt healthy behaviors.

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Dietary Manager

Food service managers are responsible for the daily operation of hospitals or other establishments that prepare and serve food and beverages.

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Transport Support Technician

The main function of this position is to assist the medical staff on duty in transporting sick and injured persons safely and quickly, as well as maintain the vehicle's mission readiness.

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Environmental Services

Environmental scientists and specialists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health.

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Advanced Certified Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.

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Certified Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.

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About Support Services

High Demand Jobs

The District of Columbia has identified five high-demand, high-growth career occupations: Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Home Health Aide, Licensed Practical Nurse and Pharmacy Technician.

Employment in health care occupations is projected to grow 16 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.6 million new jobs. Health care occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for health care services.

Perhaps the biggest reason to pursue a health career is to make a difference in the lives of others. You will contribute to creating a healthier world whether you work as a medical assistant, pharmacy tech, administrator or home health aide, there are many opportunities right here in the District of Columbia.

The District of Columbia has identified five high-demand, high-growth career occupations: Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Home Health Aide, Licensed Practical Nurse and Pharmacy Technician.