Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational therapy assistants help clients overcome the challenges of recovering from illness, injury, or other disabling conditions. They select therapy activities that fit the patient’s needs and capabilities, then monitor their performance and provide instruction and encouragement. They will evaluate the daily living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled clients, then instruct […]

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical therapy assistants help patients regain physical abilities, recover independence, and improve their quality of life. They measure patients’ range-of-joint motion, body parts, or vital signs to determine effects of treatments. They will instruct patients in prescribed exercises or assist in therapeutic treatments such as aquatic physical therapy, heat, light, sound, or electrical modality treatments. […]

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory therapists work as part of a team of physicians and nurses to provide care to patients. Specifically, they set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatuses, environmental control systems, or aerosol generators. In some cases, respiratory therapists will provide emergency care, such as artificial respiration, external cardiac massage, or […]

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Surgical Technician

Surgical technicians play a critical role in the operating room by keeping the patient safe and instruments accounted for. Surgical techs will often start by sterilizing instruments and setting up the operating room. They will then prepare the patient and assist the anesthesiologist. During the surgery, they will closely monitor vital signs and keep count […]

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Electrician – Local Union 520

Through a cooperative partnership between IBEW 520 and the Central Texas chapter of NECA, funding is provided to the Austin Electrical Training Alliance (AETA) to provide low-cost training to men and women interested in joining the electrical trade. The Austin ETA (formerly known as the Austin JATC) is committed to providing our community with a […]

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Plumbers and Pipefitters – Local Union 286

The Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship Program trains plumbers and pipefitters with little or no trade experience. The apprenticeship program requires five years and includes two distinct parts: (1) 10,000 hours of on-the-job training and (2) 1,225 hours of classroom instruction in subjects related to the trade. There is a try out probation period of 1,000 […]

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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) or paramedics most often work out of an ambulance and respond to emergency calls relayed to them through a dispatcher. Their vehicle serves as a mobile clinic and the paramedic team that operates it is responsible for keeping it stocked, sterilized, and fully operational at all times. Paramedics are trained in […]

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