Eligible Occupations for FL Hometown Heroes Loan Program

January 22, 2023

●Sworn Law Enforcement Officer ●Certified Correction Officer ●Correctional Probation Officer Juvenile Detention Officer

●Juvenile Probation Officer, Firefighter ●Certified Paramedic ●Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT),

911 Public Safety Communicator,

Certified Educator to include:
●Classroom Teacher ●Career Specialist ●Librarian/Media Specialist

●School Counselor ●Social Worker ●School Psychologist

Licensed or Registered Childcare Operator (Owner of Childcare Facility)

●Registered Nurse (RN)
●Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) ●Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

●Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist ●Clinical Nurse Specialist

Certified Nurse Midwife

●Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Home Health Aide *(employed by a LICENSED home health agency)

Health Care Practitioner to include:
●Physician ●Physician Assistant ●Anesthesiologist

●Anesthesiologist Assistant


Certified Medical Assistant


Osteopathic Physician

Chiropractic Physician

Certified Chiropractic Physician’s Assistant

Podiatric Physician

Certified Podiatric X- Ray Assistant

Naturopathic Physician

●Pharmacist ●Nuclear Pharmacist ●Pharmacy


●Dental Hygienist ●Dental Assistant

●Speech Language Pathologist or Audiologist ●Speech-Language Pathology Assistant or Speech Language Audiologist Assistant

Nursing Home Administrator

●Occupational Therapist ●Occupational Therapist Assistant ●Occupational Therapist Aide

●Certified Respiratory Therapist ●Registered Respiratory Therapist ●Respiratory Care Practitioner

●Licensed Dietician or Nutritionist ●Registered Dietician or Nutritionist ●Licensed Nutrition Counselor

●Dietetic Technicia

Athletic Trainer

●Prosthetist ●Orthotist
● Prosthetist Orthotist ●Pedorthist ●Prosthetist
●Orthotic Fitter ●Orthotic Fitter Assistant


Massage Therapist

Clinical Laboratory Personnel to include: ● Laboratory Director ●Supervisor ●Technologist ●Blood-Gas Analyst ●Laboratory Testing Technician

Phlebotomist*(employed as a full-time phlebotomist and has successfully completed an accredited phlebotomy course)

Licensed Medical Physicist (Radiologic)which works with diagnostic application and safe use of x-rays, ultrasonic radiation or magnetic fields

● Certified Basic X- Ray Machine Operator ●Certified Radiologic Technologist ●Certified Radiology Assistant
●Certified General Radiographer ●Specialty Technologist (Radiologic)

Genetic Counselor


Certified Optometrist

●Hearing Aid Specialist ●Hearing Aid Specialist Trainee

●Physical Therapist ●Physical Therapist Assistant

●Psychologist ●School Psychologist

●Clinical Social Worker

●Marriage & Family Therapist
●Mental Health Counselor

Child Protective Services’ Enforcement


Veterinarian Assistant

or Technician

*(employed by a permanent or mobile veterinary practice)

Active Military Personnel