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Health Sciences

This Career Cluster® is focused on planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.


Below are the Health Sciences career cluster pathways. Within each pathway, are various occupations that share common skills, knowledge, and interests. Discover possible occupations by selecting a pathway below:

Therapeutic Services
Diagnostic Services
Health Informatics
Support Services
Biotechnology Research and Development



Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists, also called diagnostic imaging workers, operate special imaging equipment to…

Emergency Medical Responder

The mission of the EMR First Responder program is to introduce students to the field of EMS and to provide…

Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend…

Medical Assistant

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary…

Medical Coding Specialist

The Certificate of Applied Science in Medical Coding Specialist is designed for students who are interested in becoming a member…


Nursing is a client-centered, information- and evidence-based, interdisciplinary profession that provides safe, quality health care. The focus of nursing is…

Paramedic, Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Paramedic is a four semester, sixty-credit hour program designed to provide educational opportunities…

Paramedic, Certificate of Technical Studies

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend…

Patient Care Technician

The mission of the Patient Care Technician Program is to provide training and education in the fundamentals of patient care…

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals. They mainly work in retail pharmacies and hospitals.…

Practical Nursing

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic medical care. They work under the direction of registered…

Surgical Technology

Surgical technologists, also called operating room technicians, assist with operations. They prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors during…

Veterinary Technology

Veterinary technologists and technicians, supervised by licensed veterinarians, do medical tests that help diagnose animals’ injuries and illnesses. In addition…


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