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Care Coordinator

Care Coordinator

Train for One of the Fastest Growing Allied Health Careers

If you are passionate about healthcare and interested in working with patients to help them navigate their medical journey, a Care Coordination certificate provides you with the skills you need to start an in-demand allied health career.

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There’s an annual demand of 65K+ allied healthcare workers in California through 2024.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Two stackable certificates to choose from. You can start earning while working toward your bachelor’s degree.


Annual job openings per year for care coordinators in California.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Care Coordinator Overview

A Care Coordinator, also known as a Patient Care Coordinator, Patient Navigator, and Resident Care Coordinator, helps patients through the complex and often frustrating elements of healthcare, helping them get organized and feel confident throughout the process. If you are an excellent communicator and a good listener who is willing to put yourself in someone else’s shoes to understand their feelings, this growing allied healthcare field is for you.

The Care Coordinator is responsible for managing the details of a patient’s care and serves as the connection between the patient and the medical and administrative staff. Patient Care Coordinators provide education about medication, care instructions, and diagnoses so that patients and their families can make informed health care decisions. Care Coordinators understand patient needs and continue to work with patients after they are discharged from the hospital and assist with follow-up appointments, prescriptions, and obtaining special equipment or therapy needed in the home.

Futuro Health offers two Care Coordination certificates. Earning a certificate in the Care Coordinator Program is a great way to advance your career. The coursework is transferrable for academic credit if you are interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science Health in Services Coordination in the future. The certificate also provides flexible upskilling opportunities for existing Medical Assistants and Licensed Vocational Nurses/Licensed Practical Nurses.

Care Coordinator Program – Emphasis in Chronically Ill Populations

A chronic care coordinator helps patients manage, understand, and live successfully with their chronic disease and health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and sleep apnea.

Care Coordinator Program – Emphasis in Behavioral Health

A behavioral health care coordinator ensures that the best resources are being used to help the patient get better and also promotes a patient’s mental well-being when they are in recovery from behavioral, mental, and addictive disorders. 

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Fast Facts

Where Do Care Coordinators Work?

Care Coordinators typically work in hospitals, emergency rooms, hospice facilities, insurance companies, and long-term care facilities.

Care Coordinator Salary

For Care Coordinators with a certificate, the salary range is between $34,440 and $47,840. Care Coordinators who complete a bachelor’s degree can earn salaries up to $92,170. (Source: Indeed)

Job Outlook

There are approximately 29,340 annual job openings per year for care coordinators in California. (Source: BLS)


Connect to a Bigger Community of Healthcare Workers

Futuro Health believes that investing in education, skills training, and retraining results in better paying jobs for workers,
better care for patients, and better workers for employers to hire.
The health care field provides many opportunities for people interested in helping others.
Whether you would like to work directly with patients or work behind the scenes,
there are many different entry level roles available and a lot of growth ahead.
Futuro Health wants to help you take your first (or next) step in the world of healthcare.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign and submit my Student Responsibility Agreement?

Watch a self help video here.

How do I make my payments?

Payments are generally live 24-48 hours after selecting a program start date.  You will receive an email alerting you that a payment is available.  Watch a self help video on how to make your payments here

Will I need to pass a drug test for the Care Coordinator Program?

All employers will require you to pass a drug test before starting employment.

How many hours a week will I need to study for the Care Coordinator Program?

To be most successful in the Care Coordinator Program we recommend 3-4 hours per day of study.

What are the preferred qualifications for the Care Coordinator Program?
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Be referred by a member of SEIU-UHW who is in good standing (if you are not already a member of SEIU-UHW)
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply
What are the minimum qualifications for the Care Coordinator Program?

Have 3+ years of experience in your current/recent health role and a valid healthcare license or credential.  Example roles that can benefit from this upskilling include:
LVNs or MAs, LVN leads or trainers, MA lead or trainers, counselors, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, respiratory therapists, optometry techs, pharmacy techs, dieticians/nutritionists, dental hygienist, community health worker, and other clinical roles with responsibility for coordinating or administering healthcare

  • The ability to work in the U.S
  • Be a California resident
  • Have no felony conviction on record
  • Be computer and internet proficient
  • Have home access to reliable high-speed internet
  • Have a working computer less than 7 years old
  • Be willing to commit 3-4 hours per day (estimated at 20+ hours per week) of study time
  • Be willing to certify High School Diploma/GED and Healthcare credential
What is the cost of the Care Coordinator Program to students?

The cost of the program is $3000 and is waived for 2021

Registration fee: $100 which is nonrefundable 

Monthly membership for education and training: $20  

I have questions about a program or the enrollment process. Who do I contact?

If you have questions about a program or the enrollment process, please contact

How long is the Care Coordinator Program?

Students typically complete their coursework in 6 months but have up to 12 months to complete the course if necessary.

Are Care Coordinator classes offered online or in-person?

The Care Coordinator Program is offered on-line in an asynchronous format, self-directed learning .

Am I required to complete any courses prior to enrollment in the Care Coordinator program?

There are no pre-requisite courses for the program.

What is the career progression for a Care Coordinator?

Earning a certificate in the Care Coordinator Program is a great way to advance your career.  The coursework is transferable for academic credit if you are interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Coordination. The certificate also provides flexible upskilling opportunities for existing Healthcare credentialed workers (see minimum qualifications).

Will I need a computer and internet access to take the program?

Yes, all students will need regular access to a computer and high-speed internet. Your computer will need at least a 2GHz processor or faster, 4 GB RAM or more, built-in or external speakers, USB 2.0 port or adaptor, a webcam supported operating system, Windows 7 or higher, or MacOS Sierra 10.12 or higher.

What is the role of SEIU-UHW?

Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) is doing outreach to scout and recruit candidates for Futuro Health. In addition, as you progress through your educational journey, you may be matched for mentorship with a SEIU-UHW member — someone who is already employed in the allied health field and can help you navigate your career.  This is a unique benefit that sets Futuro Health apart and is intended to help you grown your professional network of employment opportunities. Learn More