Career Ladder Program
If you have a passion for caring for others, we can teach you the rest.
Step 1: Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Employees are eligible to enter our career ladder program and receive training as a CNA apprentice. Bethesda will cover the full cost of the program, including coursework, materials and supplies. You will be paid while you gain the clinical experience necessary to start a career in this exciting field. Upon passing the certification test and agreeing to work full-time as a CNA at Bethesda, you will earn a $1,000 bonus. After nine months working as a full-time CNA at Bethesda, you will earn a $1,500 bonus.
Step 2: Certified Medication Technician (CMT)
After six months as a CNA with us, you are eligible to receive training to become a CMT, including insulin certification. Again, all the training and materials are provided by Bethesda. Upon certification, you will receive a pay increase commensurate with your new skills.
Step 3: Tuition Assistance
We are proud to invest in your future. All benefit-eligible Bethesda team members qualify for our tuition reimbursement program, which helps relieve some of the financial burden of starting, finishing or returning to school. Full-time employees receive up to $4000 per year and part-time employees receive up to $2000 per year.