Career Pathways

The Education Fund’s Career Pathways are designed to help you gain the skills you need to move into one of these key growth positions quickly, no matter where you are in your career. These include: LVN/LPN, Medical Assistant, RN to BSN, Medical Coding, Mental Health, Information Technology and more.

The first step is to connect with one of our career counselors who will help you learn about your options. You can make an appointment by registering/logging in to MyEdFund, our secure member portal. Find out more about the individual career pathways via the links below.

Program status

We appreciate your interest in the Education Fund’s programs and services. We continue to receive a tremendous response to our education and training programs. At this time we are accepting small numbers of applications for a limited number of career pathways.

We anticipate continued strong interest in these career pathways, and we expect more program opportunities to be made available in the coming months on a limited basis. We encourage you to create an individualized educational plan with your Career Counselor/Regional Coordinator as a first step to being prepared for future opportunities. You can make an appointment via MyEdFund, our secure, online member portal.

Medical Assistant

This program is designed to take you through all the steps you need to get ready, complete prerequisites, and participate in the MA program, wherever you are in your career.

Certified Nursing Assistant

This program prepares students for a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) by completing this program and sitting for the Certified Nursing Assistant State Exam.

Information Technology

This pathway offers different degree and certificate options that will give students the basic skills needed to provide entry-level computer support and prepares you for a career in Information Technology.

Respiratory Therapy

This pathway offers Associate Degree and Bachelor Degree Programs.

Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse (LVN/LPN)

This program prepares eligible members for the National Council Licensed Examination (NCLEX) for Vocational Nurse (California) or Practical Nurse (Oregon & Colorado).

Mental Health

This program offers different degrees and certificate options in various focuses to prepare you for a career in mental health.


This program prepares students for a career as a Phlebotomy Technician by completing this program with a Certificate of Completion, sitting for the National Certification Exam and and the State license exam.

Surgical Technologist

This program prepares eligible members with foundational knowledge in health sciences and fundamental professional skills for assisting during surgical procedures.

Imaging Technology

This pathway prepares students for a career in the field of Imaging Technology by completing one of several degree options.

Sterile Processing

This program provides the training you need to become a Sterile Processing Tech, including healthcare sciences, medical instrument decontamination processes, preparation and packaging, current sterilization technologies, essential surgical instrument identification, and more.

Medical Coding

Successfully completing this program results in a Medical Coding Specialist certificate, which prepares students to pass the tests needed to become a Medical Coder. Medical Coding jobs are expected to increase by 8% by 2029.


This program is for current RNs to complete their bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) coursework online​.