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Earn competitive wages and develop your professional skills through our hands-on hospital training program.

Take the first step in your career at St. Luke’s. Our accelerated hospital training programs set you up for success in various healthcare positions—preparing you for your dream job. During your training to work in healthcare, you’ll get both classroom and on-site experience at multiple St. Luke’s hospital campuses. So apply for the training program today and take the fast track to healthcare employment.

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Training benefits

  • Receive comprehensive training entirely within St. Luke’s network
  • Get paid and earn benefits during your training to work in healthcare
  • Qualify for pay increases while earning certifications
  • Learn through hands on experience and classroom education
  • Participate in job shadowing and mentorship
  • Take advantage of tuition reimbursement and tuition discount benefits programs
  • Hiring timelines vary, click “Apply now” to see training programs currently accepting applications
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Training Programs Overview

$16.50 per hour

  • 6 weeks paid on the job training, no experience required
  • Work alongside anesthesia providers and OR staff
  • Prepare patients for surgery by applying monitoring equipment
  • Assist with anesthesia procedures and patient positioning
  • Acquire anesthesia equipment and supplies for surgical procedures and workroom
  • Apply to Anesthesia Technician positions on main SLUHN career site or by clicking “Apply now” to receive on the job training as part of orientation

$15.25 per hour

  • Must be currently enrolled in an EMT training class
  • The EMT Apprentice program coordinates with your EMT classroom learning
  • Includes hands-on experience, skill building and knowledge training
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Primarily located at St. Luke's Bethlehem with opportunities to shadow in other departments of interest
  • Opportunities for sign on bonus and tuition reimbursement upon completion of EMT program and required certifications with a full time 18-month work commitment

$16 per hour

  • Six weeks of clinical experience and classroom training
  • Includes hands-on training and shadowing opportunities
  • Located at 300+ sites throughout the Lehigh Valley
  • Day shift, weekdays only

$15.25 to $16.50 per hour

  • Four weeks of clinical experience and classroom training
  • Includes hands-on training and shadowing opportunities
  • New-hire cohorts begin each month
  • Located at Sacred Heart Hospital (Allentown)

$17.75 per hour

  • Eight months of technologist training
  • 80 hours of classroom training (day shift)
  • Three trainee shifts per week (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Located at Sacred Heart Hospital (Allentown)

$15.25 per hour

  • Five days of clinical experience and classroom training
  • Multi-week, individualized orientation (department-specific)**
  • Training offered at Sacred Heart Hospital
  • Select from open positions in any of the St. Luke’s hospitals
  • Full-time or Part-time; day, evening and overnight shifts available

$17.75 per hour

  • Three months of instruction
  • Nine months of clinical experience
  • Option for rotational travel to other St. Luke’s campuses
  • Located at Bethlehem Hospital

$23.25 per hour - Apprentice starting pay

  • Prepares the candidate to be capable of processing tissue samples for routine histologic techniques to be examined under a microscope by a pathologist
  • Learns histologic techniques including the following: fixation, processing, embedding, microtomy, and staining of human and animal tissue for evaluation
  • 10-month training program that includes online courses (tuition to the program is reimbursed, $7,450 value)
  • Preferred pre-requisitie: Associates in Science (AS) or Bachelor of Science (BS) or related science credits
  • Requires 2-year employee commitment after program completion

$ 23.25 per hour – Apprentice starting pay

  • Performs moderately to high complex testing on analytical equipment to aide in the diagnosis and treatment of patients
  • Performs quality control and maintenance procedures on equipment to ensure accuracy and precision of patient testing
  • Intensive 9–12 month on-the-job training program (didactic & clinical phases) that specializes in clinical laboratory science and microbiology
  • Required pre-requisite: Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Science (BS) in related field
  • Assigned faculty and mentorship
  • Requires a 2-year commitment St. Luke’s laboratory services after completion of program
  • Candidate is capable and approved to sit for the ASCP registry exam for the Microbiology, Medical Technologist (ASCP) test within 3 months after program completion AND/OR Medical Laboratory Scientist registry exam with 5 years of clinical laboratory experience.

$14.50 per hour – Paid training starting pay

  • Provides direct patient care by supporting patients with collecting blood and non-blood lab specimens as well as performing EKGs and registering patients
  • Serves as a critical role to enabling a doctor to screen for and diagnose a patient’s illness or disease, as well as monitor medications and wellness progress
  • Required pre-requisite: High school diploma
  • This is 6 week (40 hr / week) accelerated training program (lecture and clinical externship)
  • Program is tuition free with no application fee ($1,849 value)
  • Requires a 1-year commitment, as a phlebotomist for St. Luke’s lab, after completion of program
  • Must apply and be hired as a St. Luke’s phlebotomist prior to session start
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*Classroom training offered at St. luke's Center - Allentown Campus

**Orientations offered at any St. Luke's hospital