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Eastern Idaho’s diverse economy combined with an anchor like the Idaho National Laboratory keeps the region from experiencing volatility. The Idaho National Laboratory is one of the state’s largest employers. Nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, plumbers and installation, maintenance and repair positions are currently the hottest jobs in the region.

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College of Eastern Idaho

College of Eastern Idaho (CEI) is Idaho’s newest comprehensive community college. The new college now offers associate of arts and science degrees with transferable general education credits. CEI serves citizens in its nine-county service area by being a minimal cost, open-door institution that champions career technical programs, basic skills instruction, apprenticeships and customized industry training, workforce and community education, and online learning.

CEI offers academic associate of arts (AA) and associate of science (AS) general education degrees as well as career technical programs, basic skills instruction, workforce, and community education, and online distance learning.

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While paying for training might seem like a roadblock, there are ways the State of Idaho and its colleges can help. The Idaho Opportunity Scholarship for adults is a great place to start, or if you’re a veteran be sure and check veterans resources.

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Medical Assistants

Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.

Typical Salary: $33,540

Training: Postsecondary, non-degree

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Dental Assistants

This position performs routine chair-side functions anticipating the dentist’s needs for instruments, materials and services in addition to setting up equipment, preparing patient for treatment, and keeping records.

Typical Salary: $34,800

Training: Postsecondary, non-degree

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Registered Nurses

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. 

Typical Salary: $67,110

Training: Associate/Bachelor Degree

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Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.

Typical Salary: $51,810

Training: H.S. diploma or equivalent

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Find out about typical job duties and expected salary, as well as required education and training. Veterans can also see how their military training may translate to a civilian career.

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Even if additional education and training isn’t required for your current career, picking up some new skills will help you outshine the competition and find related opportunities in your chosen field.

IDAHO TRAINING OPTIONS

North Idaho College

North Idaho College (NIC) is a comprehensive community college located on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene. NIC offers degrees and certificates in a wide spectrum of academic transfer and career and technical education programs.

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College of Eastern Idaho

Located in Idaho Falls, CEI is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. CEI’s mission is to provide open-access and quality education that meets the needs of students, regional employers, and community.

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College of Southern Idaho

The College of Southern Idaho Trade and Industry department can provide the training and experience necessary for you to achieve your professional goals. We offer twelve programs in some of America’s most exciting industries, ranging from welding to woodworking. Our high-quality programs, labs, equipment, and teachers are waiting for you!

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College of Western Idaho

College of Western Idaho is a great place to earn a degree and transfer on or prepare to start a career. At CWI you will find a wide variety of program areas to explore your interests and find your passion. Tuition for a full-time student averages nearly half the cost of most four-year colleges and universities.

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Idaho State University - College of Technology

Idaho State University College of Technology is home to some of the best technical programs in the world. Our classes are taught in hands-on real-world environments with some of industry’s leading professionals in health care, technology, machining, and so much more.

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Lewis Clark State College

Located in Lewiston, Idaho, surrounded by the beauty of the LC Valley. While paying the lowest tuition among Idaho’s public four-year institutions, students choose from over 130 degrees and certificates including two- and four-year degrees in both academic and CTE fields.

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Contact a workforce consultant in your community for help finding a job or connecting to training opportunities.

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The Opportunity Scholarship awards eligible applicants up to

per academic year and is renewable for up to four years
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