Healthcare & Human Services Career Pathway

The Maine Direct Service Worker Training Program Career Pathway is designed to help visualize the various job titles available to individuals who are interested in working in the healthcare and human service fields in the State of Maine.  This Career Pathway can help inform, recruit and show individuals about the entry-level positions in the direct care service field and how these different jobs interconnect with one another. Click on any position on the two lower “rungs” of the Pathway (non-certificate and certificate positions) to find out more information on training pre-requisites, training requirements, and populations served. For more information on the positions that require a degree, please visit the Maine Department of Education website to learn more about the University of Maine System and Maine Community Colleges: http://www.maine.gov/doe/index.html

 

 

Healthcare  Services

 

Human Services

Master’s

Degree

 

MSN Nursing

 

MSW Social Worker

 

MOT Occupational Therapist

Clinical Counselor

 

MPT / MSPT Physical Therapist

Rehabilitation Counselor

 

 

 

 

 

Bachelor’s

Degree

 

BS Nursing

 

BSW Social Worker

 

BS Occupational Therapist

 

  BS Physical Therapist  

 

Community Health Nurse

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate’s

Degree

 

AS Nursing

 

AS Social/Human Service Assistant

 

Medical Assistant

 

  AS Occupational Therapy Assistant  
  AS Physical Therapy Assistant  

 

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

 

  Licensed practical Nursing (LPN)    

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate

Programs

 

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

 

Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community (MHRT-C)

 

Certified Nursing Assistant – Medication (CNA-M)

Certified Intentional Peer Support (CIPSS)

Home Health Aide

 

Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA)

Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician (MHRT-1)

Personal Support Specialist (PSS)

Family Provider Service Option Attendant (FPSO)

 

 

 

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Certificate

Programs

 

Consumer-Directed Personal Attendant (CDPA)

Homemaker - Individual Support Specialist (ISS)

 

 

 

Occupational Therapy Aide

 

 

 

Physical Therapy Aide

 

 

 

 

Community Health Worker

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Aide (ADCA)