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CHICAGO, IL, February 06, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- 4Medapproved, a leading provider of online education and certification resources on topics relating to Health Information Technology is expanding its educational outreach by offering training subsidies or work/study exchange for workers who wish to re-enter the job market in the healthcare information technology industry.
4Med has also partnered with the leading industry job board site for HIT at HealthcareITCentral.com which will provide graduates of the subsidy program with FREE resume highlight pages, which include 4Medapproved credentials within the online profile tool.
While the number of unemployed in the U.S. is finally dropping, there were still over 9 million officially reported as unemployed as of November 2014. Of those, 2.9 million were without a job for 27 weeks or more. Also reported were 770,000 discouraged workers who stopped looking for employment because they believed that there were no jobs available within their current fields.
"The 4Medapproved team is very excited to expand its learning model to incorporate this unique scholarship and work/study program," said Wendy Whitmore, Chief Information and Learning Officer of the 4MedPlus Corporation. She added, "By partnering with HealthcareITCentral.com, we feel we can aid in the growth of our industry while reducing the rolls of displaced and discouraged workers having difficulty re-entering the job market in their current fields."
The program through www.4Medscholarships.com will allow workers unable to afford the tuition for retraining, to apply for subsidies accumulated from 4Medapproved sponsorships or to gain valuable industry experience by exchanging online work hours for training credit.
Those who choose to exchange work for tuition, will be awarded a 1-1 conversion. An hour of work on a variety of projects with 4Medapproved or their partners, will exchange equally to 1 hour of professional training. Most full certification courses run 10-20 hours, while full Careerpath programs may extend 25-50 hours, allowing candidates to convert credits quickly to re-enter the job market.
All 4Medapproved certification courses are fully accredited and allow graduates to achieve convertible college credit which may be applied to full degree programs at schools across the country. Adding 4Med training credentials to their online profile at www.HealthcareITCentral.com with the resume highlight feature, will help employers search and find these certified applicants for open positions.
"Many of our over 22,000 health IT professionals have utilized 4Medapproved.com training in order to enhance their resumes, increase their job opportunities or improve their skills," says John Lynn, Founder of www.Healthcarescene.com and owner of HealthcareITCentral.com. "We're excited to partner with 4Medapproved in order to provide even more exposure to those who achieve these targeted health IT certifications. We've seen first-hand the impact finding a job can have on a person's life and we're glad to work with 4Medapproved to help those searching for a career in Healthcare IT."
Launched in 2009, HealthcareITCentral.com is a career portal featuring a job board, resume database, certification resources, employer directory, educational directory, and weekly job alert eNewsletter. Since 2010, HealthcareITToday.com has focused on healthcare IT workforce and career development topics. In 2013, HealthcareITCentral.com joined the leading Health IT Blog network, HealthcareScene.com. For more information, contact: Paul Smith, [email protected].
4Medapproved is the leading educational resource for healthcare professionals on topics relating to Health Information Technology. The company provides access to helpful content, community, curriculum, and compliance services, all in one convenient location. 4Medapproved also offers free weekly Learning Lunch Webinars and industry updates through columns from leading experts. It provides self-paced and instructor-led online education, certification, and career gap training programs accredited for CME, CEU, and international college credit. Additionally, 4Medapproved facilitates online networking and collaboration through www.4MedProNetwork.com. Support for the many free resources available through 4Medapproved is provided by sponsors of its 4MedMarketplace and Learning Lunch Webinars. Learn more at www.4Medapproved.com. The 4MedPlus Corporation is headquartered in Chicago, IL.
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