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. Plus, eligible participants can get up to 2 hours per week of live one-on-one tutoring for approved classes through Learn 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 have received a tremendous response to our education and training programs and have reached our enrollment limit for many of our current programs. As a result, we are not currently accepting applications for these programs. (We may have limited availability for members in the Northwest, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico and we encourage you to login to MyEdFund to check availability.)

We anticipate a high level of interest and limited availability again in 2023, and we encourage you to create an individualized educational plan for 2023 with your Career Counselor/Regional Coordinator. 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. Learn more.

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. Learn more.

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.  Learn more.

Respiratory Therapy

This pathway offers Associate Degree and Bachelor Degree Programs. Learn more.

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). Learn more.

Mental Health

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


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. Learn more.

Surgical Technologist

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

Imaging Technology

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

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. Learn 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. Learn more.


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