Explore Education Options that Lead Straight to a Career: CareerStep 


About CareerStep

CareerStep is a two-year, private university in Lehi, UT. They offer certificate programs in health-related careers. Their classes are all online and some of them can take as little as 3-4 months to complete. The classes are self-paced making CareerStep ideal for getting your education, finding a job, and starting a new career in a timely manner. 

At CareerStep you can find programs, and upskill classes. They offer the following subjects:

  • Healthcare Careers
  • Patient Care Careers
  • Dentistry Careers
  • Animal Careers
  • Mental Health Careers
  • Health Data Careers
  • Administrative Careers
  • Technology Careers

and you can view a list of their certificates and degrees here

Since CareerStep is online, you can get your education there from anywhere.

Top 3 Programs and Career Information for military-connected students at CareerStep

  • Home Health Aide – 8 months

Career options for a job after completing the Home Health Aide Program

Job Title | Estimated Average Salary

Home Health Aide | $27,897

  • Dental Assistant Entry Level Training Program – 6-12 months

Career options for a job after completing the Dental Assistant Entry Level Training Program

Job Title | Estimated Average Salary

Dental Assistant | $41,104

  • Pharmacy Technician Training Program – 12 months

Career options for a job with a Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Job Title | Estimated Average Salary

Pharmacy Tech | $34,550

Most Common Employment Benefits for the Careers Listed Above

  • Social Security
  • 401K
  • Time off
  • Pension
  • Disability
  • Healthcare

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Programs at CareerStep

Visit the Programs Page at CareerStep for a list of all programs. 

Why should I go to a trade or vocational school?

If you decide to go to a trade or vocational school, they often have programs that can be completed within 2 years and will help their students land jobs in their area of study. This allows you to get the education you need and get job placement assistant to start your career off strong. Most trade and vocational schools have partnerships with companies in the local area and around the country to ensure their graduates move on to fulfilling careers after graduation. 

Active-Duty Military Members

If you are an active-duty military member transitioning, this route allows you time to use your Tuition Assistance benefits to ensure you have career options after leaving the military community. You can begin the education process 2 years before your projected transition date. Right before your transition or soon after you will be able to get career placement assistance from the trade or vocational school you attended to help land your next career.


Using your benefits earned through service is a big decision. Be strategic in where and how you use those benefits. Trade and vocational schools allow you to find a career that is focused and sustainable and are more affordable allowing you to limit or have zero out-of-pocket costs. Not to mention direct connections into the industry of your choice. 

Military Spouses

If you are a military spouse looking to find a career that can ensure job security at each assignment, consider exploring education programs at a trade or vocational school. Often education programs at these schools can lead to career paths that can be found on or near military installations around the world. 

Ways to Save on Your Education at CareerStep

  • Approved For the GI Bill
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
  • State Assistance 

Learn more about CareerStep, see what programs are offered online, and contact the school directly.