Healthcare Training

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Healthcare Training

Love the job where you can help others…

Let us help you get started with healthcare training.

Did you know that the need for direct care and behavioral health workers in Maine is growing faster than any other industry? Working in healthcare and making a meaningful difference in someone’s life is a whole lot easier than you think. From free on-the-job training to longer-term degree programs, there are so many affordable resources within reach for you right now!

We know that making a job change can be overwhelming and stressful, so we would love to help. We invite you to talk with one of our Career Navigators, who is specially trained to help guide you toward the healthcare job pathway that’s right for you.

Meet the team!

Photo of Catalina, Healthcare Initiatives Program Manager, Healthcare Training Page


Healthcare Initiatives Program Manager

Catalina moved to Maine in 2018 from Medellin, Colombia. She is a doctor general practitioner in her home country. Finding a career pathway in Maine that allows her to leverage her expertise and knowledge in the medical field has been a journey. Today, she manages all of the healthcare initiatives at the Maine Department of Labor. This includes two healthcare career navigators and two tuition remission consultants. Catalina and her team are committed to helping Mainers connect with healthcare jobs that match their interests! In her free time, Catalina is working toward a Master’s degree in Public Health and is passionate about continued education opportunities for everyone.

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Healthcare Career Navigator

Deanna was raised in Maine. She has a master’s degree from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and has traveled extensively around the world throughout her career. She has a wide variety of professional experience helping people find jobs and advance in their careers. Deanna is passionate about community organizing and connecting people with opportunities. In her words, “Having grown up in a family of nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare paraprofessionals and worked for more than a decade with a local women’s health organization myself, I am honored to support both current and future healthcare workers in Maine.”

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Healthcare Career Navigator

Marsha Wheelock comes to the Maine Department of Labor with a decade of government service, including the Department of Labor in South Carolina and Hamilton Health Department in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She moved to Maine last year and began working on the team to help people find work or return to school in the healthcare field. 

Explore the Healthcare Training for ME website, where you can find a variety of job training opportunities for direct care and behavioral health workers that work for your individual budget and schedule.

Justin Dyer, Healthcare Training Page
Usually the basic training is provided for and paid for by the employer upon hiring and most of the agencies will pay you for your time. I’ve also taken advantage of the employee reimbursement program to get my bachelor’s degree. All of my trainings and recertifications have been paid for by the company.
Justin D.
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