UPMC Cole, Potter County

Health Care and Social Assistance

The Health Care and Social Assistance cluster includes industries that provide for the health and well-being of PA SIX residents. Direct patient care forms the cornerstone of this cluster.

Also included are industries that support direct patient care, such as ambulance services, health insurance carriers and public agencies that oversee health programs.

In addition, social assistance such as continuing care retirement communities and assisted living facilities for the elderly are included with in this cluster.

Registered Nurses and Personal Care Aides are top occupations in the region.

The health care sector employs some of the highest paying occupations and Personal Care Aides, Home Health Aides, and Social and Human Service Assistants are among the fastest growing.

Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner are among the top certifications requested by employers.

Career pathways in Health Care and Social Assistance

Career pathways are valuable tools that help both job seekers and employers share an understanding of the pathways of job and training opportunities in the North Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Area.

Christ the King Manor, Clearfield County
OccupationsTop skillsSalary range
HS Diploma or Equivalency
  • Ambulance Driver
  • Home Health Aide
  • Janitors and Cleaners
  • reads with understanding
  • observes critically
Certificate (1-2 years)
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  • speaks clearly and concisely
Associate’s Degree (2 years)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Surgical Assistant
  • Electronic Repairers
  • writes clearly and concisely
  • lifelong learning
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (4+ years)
  • Chief Executives
  • Medical and Health Service Managers
  • Registered Nurse
  • demonstrates self-management strategies