Health Science

Health Science
Some careers involve working directly with people, while others involve research into diseases or collecting
and formatting data and information. You could work in hospitals, medical or dental offices, laboratories, communities, medivac units, sports arenas or cruise ships.

This career cluster is organized into five career pathways:
  • Biotechnology research and development
  • Diagnostic services
  • Health informatics
  • Support services
  • Therapeutic services


Students in health science learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:
  • Physician
  • Surgeon
  • Nurse
  • Dentist
  • Scientist
  • Hospital administrator
  • Health unit coordinator
  • Nutritionist or dietician
  • Medical or public health researcher
  • Medical lab technician
  • Physician’s or medical assistant
  • Nursing assistant
  • Dental assistant
  • Transcriptionist
  • Physical therapist