General Healthcare

Health science education programs develop leaders in the health care field. In a health science education program, students are prepared for immediate employment and/or continuing education opportunities. The health care field

offers many fast-paced, rewarding and exciting career choices, with more than 200 career opportunities to choose from, which employ over 14 million people nationwide. Health care is one of the fastest-growing and largest industries in the Unites States, with health care workers always being highly in-need and on demand.

Health Science Education

As a graduate in the health care field, you will no worries in your career search efforts, because currently there is a shortage of health care workers nationally due to an aging population of health care workers and an explosion in technology. As a matter of fact, it is expected that through the year 2018, the health care industry can actually expect approximately 28 percent of new jobs to be created, producing an abundance of career opportunities.

As a potential student, you'll be happy to know that educator's and professionals from around the country are dedicated to educating and preparing students in the health care field for careers in the health care community tomorrow. Health science education typically includes career clusters such as human services, health science, and education and training. Students preparing for an exciting career in health care will gain valuable career information while also networking with other professionals.

Students are prepared for employment and/or continuing education through:

  • In classroom technical instruction
  • Laboratory instruction
  • Clinical training in clinical settings
  • Leadership skills

There are ten pathways in health science education and they include:

  1. Biotechnology
  2. Medical Office Administrative Assistant
  3. Clinical Laboratory and Medical Forensics
  4. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  5. Dental
  6. Nursing
  7. Surgical Technician
  8. Therapeutic Rehabilitation/Exercise
  9. Pharmacy
  10. Medical Assistant
Admissions Requirements

Admissions requirements for health science education will vary depending upon your program of choice, and whether or not it's a diploma program, certificate program or degree program. Some of the admissions requirements that you can expect may include:

  • Diploma
  • Criminal background check
  • The completion of a clinical practicum
  • Drug screenings
  • Professional license checks
  • Credit checks
  • Proof of citizenship
Career Opportunities

Your health science education program of choice will prepare and motivate you in your pursuit of a career in a health care profession. Some of the many exciting career choices that you'll have include but are not limited to nursing, dental hygiene, pharmacy technician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, emergency medical technician (EMT), home health aide, mental health counselor, certified nursing assistant, and so many more. Your options are virtually limitless when it comes to a career in the health field.

Salary Information

The national salary median for a career in the health care field can range anywhere from as low as $20,000 annually, to as high as over $80,000 annually. If you choose a career in the health care field that requires a bachelor degree, then you'll be happy to know that the average starting salary for bachelor degree graduates as of 2013 has risen to $45,000, up 5.3% from 2012's national average.

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