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Job Corps is the nation's largest FREE education and job training program for young adults.

 
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Work-based Learning

Our work-based learning (WBL) program provides students with opportunities to link their career technical training with practical, on-the-job activities. Students participating in WBL improve their work habits and attitudes, identification of goals and aptitudes, and the motivation to complete and further their education.

Work-based Learning

Our work-based learning (WBL) program provides students with opportunities to link their career technical training with practical, on-the-job activities. Students participating in WBL improve their work habits and attitudes, identification of goals and aptitudes, and the motivation to complete and further their education.

Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center
career vocational training

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Healthcare

Clinical Medical Assistant

Average salary: $29,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Medical assistants perform a variety of duties to assist healthcare professionals including scheduling appointments, taking vital signs, succinctly conveying ideas and information to patients. People who work in this field should be good listeners, be able to handle stress, and excel at thinking clearly on the fly.

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Transportation

Material Handling and Distribution Operations

Average salary: $24,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Materials handlers oversee the process of taking materials from one location to another as well as extracting and loading the materials to be transported.

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Information Technology

Computer Technician

Average salary: $37,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Computer technicians install, maintain and repair computers and networks. They also set up computer security measures, configure computer networks, and offer technical support on-site or via phone or email.

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Construction

Carpentry

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Job Corps offers a basic Carpentry program, a Carpentry Trainee, Apprentice program through Home Builders Institute (HBI), and a Carpentry, Pre-Apprentice program through United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA). All training programs are hands-on and are similar in curriculum and requirements.

*Carpentry is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

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Finance and Business

Accounting Services

Average salary: $32,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Accounting services workers compile and analyze account information, recommend financial decisions, prepare balance sheets along with profit and loss statements, summarize current financial status, audit documents, and recommend policies and procedures.

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Healthcare

Certified Nurse Assistant

Average salary: $24,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Home health aides are non-licensed members of the home care team that assist patients who wish to receive care in the comfort of their own home with daily living.

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Healthcare

Health Care Unit Coordinator

Average salary: $25,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Sometimes called medical secretaries, health care unit coordinators support the medical staff at a healthcare facility. A heath care unit coordinator helps to keep the facility organized and coordinates communication between patients and medical staff.

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Healthcare

Insurance Claims Processor

Average salary: $37,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Insurance Claims Processor are clerks who process claims for insurance companies. Some of the duties that they perform include processing new insurance policies, modifying existing ones and obtaining information from policyholders to verify the accuracy of their accounts.

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Healthcare

Medical Administrative Assistant

Average salary: $31,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

One common job title for this career is medical secretary. Medical administrative assistant duties may include greeting patients, scheduling appointments, filing insurance claims, and answering incoming calls. Day-to-day office functions are part of a medical administrative assistant's tasks.

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Keep in mind that details will vary depending on your specific background, goals, and interests.
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