Career Ladder / Lattice

Career Ladder

The CHWSD recognizes the Community Health Worker profession as both a lifelong career and an opportunity for an individual to continue their education and training while continuing to work as a CHW.

CHWs may consider the following opportunities for career advancements:

  • Additional Training in a specific area (i.e. diabetes, asthma, etc.)
  • Management training to manage a CHW program

Career Lattice (Cross-Training)

In addition to training as a CHW, individuals may also consider cross-training in an additional profession to expand their reach of services and employability. This can be especially useful in smaller communities in South Dakota where a full-time CHW position may not be an option.

Additionally, individuals may also consider training to become a CHW to enhance the services they currently offer in their position. 

Click below to learn more about the CHW position as it relates to and compliments other healthcare-related positions.