Healthcare Industry Training & Education (HITE)

What is the Healthcare Industry Training & Education (HITE) Program?

The HITE program provides eligible low-income individuals the opportunity to receive training for a career in the healthcare industry. Trainings available through the HITE Program include:

  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Home Health Aide
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Surgical Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Health Technologist/Technician
  • Medical Records and Health Info. Techs
  • Patient Service Reps and Medical Secretary
  • Dental Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Paramedic
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Do I qualify for HITE?

To qualify for the HITE Program, you must meet the following:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • U.S. Citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Registered with selective service as required
  • Have a High school diploma or equivalent or be continuously enrolled in a program leading to high school diploma or GED
  • Live in one of these counties: Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cass, Clay, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Howard, Jackson, Laclede, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Phelps, Platte, Pulaski, Ray, St. Louis (including St. Louis City), or Washington
  • Meet the annual income requirements for your household:
    People in Household Maximum Annual Income
    1 $25,520
    2 $34,590
    3 $43,440
    4 $52,400
    5 $61,360
    6 $70,320
    7 $79,280
    8 $88,240
    Add $4,320 for each person over 8

If you qualify you may also receive transportation assistance and training supplies. After successfully completing training, you can receive help with finding a position in the healthcare industry.

How do I apply?

You will want to reach out to the contact closest to you to find out how to apply.

  • St. Louis - 314-589-8000
  • Kansas City - 816-471-2330
  • Central Region - 573-578-6629

Funding Information & Disclaimer

HITE is a Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

This document was supported by Grant 90FX0050 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.

HPOG is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.