Welcome to University of Utah Health’s Career Pathways page. We know navigating the next step in your career can be tricky at times. You may ask yourself, “What options are available for me?” or “What position would be the right one to help me advance in my career?” This page will serve as a resource to help you find possible next steps in different career fields.

What are Career Pathways? Career pathways support workers’ transitions from education into and through the workforce. Pathways combine education and experience to support the development of a variety of careers.

Nursing


Services and Specialty Care in Nursing

Specialty: Nursing specialties can range from pediatrics to oncology and require specialized training and education to provide expert care in respective areas. U of U Health supports specialized training for our nurses and clinical staff within specialty care.

  • Employees: To learn more about specialized training, certifications, financial support and more please visit our Nursing Page found on PULSE or click here.
  • Non-Employees: To learn more about specialized training, required certifications and more, please contact our Workforce Development Center to request an appointment to speak with one of our Career Development Counselors.

Services: U of U Health provides a wide range of patient services ranging from Primary Care to Mental Health. Our nurses and clinical staff are well trained and have the opportunity to work within various areas of the organization that support patient care. To learn more about our medical services please click here .

U of U Health Locations: With over 100 specialty services providing best-in-class patient care, U of U Health is comprised of 5 hospitals and 11 community health care centers. Learn more about our locations by clicking here .

Patient Services

  • Primary Care
  • Urgent Care
  • Emergency
  • Women’s Health
  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Orthopedics
  • Eye Care
  • Cancer Care
  • Behavioral & Mental Health
  • Back, Neck & Spine
  • Heart & Vascular
  • Pediatrics
  • & More

Nurses working in our patient services have the opportunity to work in a number of different nursing units

Specialty Nursing Units

  • Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Acute Care
  • Surgical
  • Neurology
  • Cardiology
  • Pediatrics
  • Emergency
  • ICU
  • Fertility
  • Respiratory
  • Orthopedics
  • Urgent Care
  • Mental Health

FOR EMPLOYEES ONLY: NURSING RESOURCES

U of U Health Nursing Website

U of U Health supports career development and professional growth for nursing and clinical staff. For more information about careers in nursing, advancement, certifications, education and financial support, please visit our Nursing page located on PULSE or click here .

Links to Resources

Here are some helpful links for current employees to learn more about different career and training opportunities.

Building Career Pathways in Nursing

A combination of education, certifications and relevant work experience within a closely related field or specialty care unit can help build the best foundation for transfer and mobility. For example, ICU nurses with previous work experience in med/surge or acute internal medicine often have the most relevant work experience and skill set for intensive care.

For more information about career pathways or to request an appointment to speak with one of our Workforce Development Counselors.

Transition to Practice, Nurse Residency and Nurse Apprentice opportunities

University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics offers a wide variety of resources to support careers in nursing. Our nurses receive best-in-class training designed to support continued education, professional, leadership and skill development.

Transition to Practice Program: All newly hired RNs in this position will be automatically enrolled in our Transition to Practice program. Various tracks are offered to help introduce and develop new RNs in their area of specialty such as: Oncology, Critical Care, Emergency Care, Acute Care, Perioperative and Ambulatory Clinic Care. Additional instruction on policies, procedures, skills and best practices at University of Utah Hospital and Clinics (UUHC) is also provided.

Nurse Residency Program: Newly registered nurses (defined as having less than 1-year of applicable nurse work experience) will be automatically enrolled in the UUHC Nurse Residency Program. This unique program supports new RNs in their first year of practice through monthly trainings focused on professional development, clinical skills, leadership and growth in confidence.

Nurse Apprentice: University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics offers early start nursing experiences to those in the final semester of their nursing program. Our nurse apprentices will have the opportunity to work directly with patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. This position includes direct contact with patients, nursing staff and other interdisciplinary team members.

You can learn more about these programs by clicking here .

TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS


Registered Nurse (RN) Programs – BSN / MSN

Training Programs and Degrees Offered

CAREER EXPLORATION & RESOURCES


O*Net Online

For additional career exploration and occupational information about Registered Nurses or to find similar jobs like these, please visit O*NET Online or click here .

O*NET Online is a free online resource for occupational research and career development.


Radiology: Radiological Technologist


Specialty Areas of Focus


Specialty Areas of Focus

  • Mammography
  • Interventional
  • Intraoperative
  • CT
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • MRI
  • Ultrasonography

Career Exploration & Resources


O*Net Online

For additional career exploration and occupational information about Radiologic Technologists and Technicians or to find similar jobs like these, please visit O*NET Online or click here .

O*NET Online is a free online resource for occupational research and career development.

ARRT

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) is the world’s largest organization offering credentials in medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy. We certify and register technologists in a range of disciplines by overseeing and administering education, ethics, and examination requirements.

NMTCB (Nuclear Medicine Only)

The NMTCB is the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, formed for the purpose of creating and maintaining examinations for nuclear medicine technologists (NMTs).

Radiology FAQ’s



Surgical Technicians


Specialty Care in Surgical Services

Surgical technicians have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas!

Surgical Technician


Specialty Areas of Focus

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Organ Transplant
  • Orthopedic
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmologic

TRAINING & EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS




UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
Sponsored Training


Surgical Technician Apprentice

This is a paid training program. Selected students will be sponsored to complete the Surgical Technologist program at Salt Lake Community College.

This opportunity includes:

  • Paid tuition at SLCC
  • Hourly wages (up to 36 hours per week) to attend class and clinical training
  • Employment as a surgical technician after graduation

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma (or GED)
  • Completion of prerequisite courses before program start date
  • 2-year commitment to work for University of Utah Health after graduation

Click here for more information.

Career Exploration & Resources


O*Net Online

For additional career exploration and occupational information about Surgical Technologists or to find similar jobs like these, please visit O*NET Online or click here .

O*NET Online is a free online resource for occupational research and career development.

AST – Association of Surgical Technologists

The Association of Surgical Technologists was established in 1969 by members of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Hospital Association (AHA), and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). Today, surgical technologists are working in one of the fastest growing professions in the country. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the surgical technology profession will grow faster than the average of all other occupations through the year 2030, and it is anticipated that the volume of surgery will increase exponentially due to the expanding senior population. As the oldest and most widely recognized professional organization for surgical technologists, AST's primary purpose is to ensure that surgical technologists have the knowledge and skills to administer patient care of the highest quality.

AST, the only national organization that represents more than 80,000 surgical technologists, is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors. On the local level, 50 formed state assemblies address member concerns and issues.


Ultrasonography


University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics supports the professional growth and development of all clinical staff. With continued education and training, ultrasound technicians have the opportunity to specialize within areas and obtain additional certifications.

Ultrasound Technician


Specialties and Certifications

  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS)
  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS)
  • Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT)
  • Registered Musculoskeletal Sonographer (RMSKS)
  • Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI)

Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) Certifications

Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) Certification

Registered Musculoskeletal Sonographer (RMSKS)

For more information, please visit ARDMS at https://www.ardms.org/

TRAINING & EDUCATION



Pre-Requisites for U of U Health Hospital & Clinics Ultrasonography Training

Post-Primary Pathway:

Applicants eligible for selection include individuals who have successfully passed one or more of the following certification categories:

  • Radiography (ARRT)
  • Radiation Therapy (ARRT)
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology (ARRT or NMTCB)

Primary Pathway:

To be eligible for the Ultrasonography Program primary path, you must have obtained at least a bachelor’s degree by the start of the program session you’re applying for. In addition, you must have successfully completed the following courses and earned a minimum of a C grade:

  • Human Anatomy (Biol 2325)*
  • Human Physiology (Biol 2420)*
  • Physics (Phys 1010 or higher)
  • Math (1010 or higher)
  • Medical Terminology (H EDU 3030)

For more information please click here.


Career Exploration & Resources


O*Net Online

For additional career exploration and occupational information about Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or to find similar jobs like these, please visit O*NET Online or click here .

O*NET Online is a free online resource for occupational research and career development.

ARRT

The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARMDS) administers examinations and awards credentials in areas of ultrasound. Through its mission, ARDMS empowers sonographers to provide exceptional patient care through rigorous assessments and continual learning.

Ultrasonography FAQ’s