Therapeutic Services

Therapeutic Services

This pathway works with patients to provide care, treatment, or counseling to improve health status over time.

Therapeutic Services Careers

Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory therapists care for patients who have trouble breathing—for example, from a chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma or emphysema.

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Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician

In general, a sterile compounding role involves creating IV infusions in a clean room setting using aseptic technique, a process that allows the end medication to be sterile enough for injection into the patient.

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Pharmacist

Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions.

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Nurse Practitioner

Nurse practitioners coordinate patient care and may provide primary and specialty health care.

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Registered Nurse

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care and educate patients and the public about various health conditions.

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Paramedic

Paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.

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Surgical Technician

Surgical technologists assist in surgical operations.

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Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) provide basic nursing care.

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Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.

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Certified Medical Assistant

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in hospitals, offices of physicians, and other health care facilities.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing assistants provide basic care and help patients with activities of daily living. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.

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Home Health Aide

Home health and personal care aides monitor the condition of people with disabilities or chronic illnesses and help them with daily living activities.

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About Therapeutic 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.