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THANKS TO MIREACH, A GREAT HEALTHCARE CAREER IS WITHIN YOUR REACH.

The Michigan Rural Enhanced Access to Careers in Healthcare (MiREACH) program provides support for the education and training needed to get started in a variety of in-demand healthcare careers.

As a MiREACH participant, you can receive on-the-job training, related classroom instruction, earn a paycheck, and get your foot in the door for a career with great advancement opportunities. Plus, you'll have the chance to become a local "Healthcare Hero" who can make a meaningful impact in a rural Michigan community.

With MiREACH, getting started in a rewarding healthcare career is well within YOUR reach!


GET STARTED IN AN IN-DEMAND HEALTHCARE CAREER

Have you thought about pursuing a career in healthcare but didn't think you could afford the tuition?

MiREACH covers training & education expenses and positions you on the path to an important, good paying career. 

Michigan’s rural communities need healthcare workers — and MiREACH can connect you with these great opportunities! 

Current In-Demand Healthcare Professions include:

  • Certified Nursing Assistants

  • Licensed Practical Nurses

  • Medical Assistants

  • Medical Equipment Preparers (Sterile Processing Technicians)

  • Phlebotomists

  • Psychiatric Aides and Technicians

  • Registered Nurses

  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

  • Home Health Aides and Direct Care Aides

  • Pharmacy Techs

  • Medical Lab Techs

  • Emergency Medical Techs

  • Social Workers

  • Rehabilitation Counselors

  • And many others


As a local “Healthcare Hero”, you’ll have the unique opportunity to make a significant, hands-on impact in one of Michigan’s rural communities.

ABOUT MIREACH

Michigan Rural Enhanced Access to Careers in Healthcare (MiREACH) was launched in 2021 to address critical healthcare workforce shortages in Michigan’s rural communities.


The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Employment & Training leads MiREACH, a collective and supportive network of employer-led collaboratives, to identify targeted healthcare occupations based on employer demand and feedback, design training responses, and implement workforce solutions for rural communities. 


The collaborative effort includes Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium, Upper Peninsula Michigan Works!, West Michigan Works!, and the Workforce Intelligence Network which represents six Michigan Works! Agencies in southeast Michigan. 


Funding for MiREACH is through the U.S. Department of Labor’s H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant Program which supports employment and training programs in healthcare occupations serving rural populations.