Health Science & Medical Technology
If you’re the kind of person who enjoys caring for other people while utilizing your intelligence and hands-on skills, now is the perfect time to check out the Patient Care and Sports Medicine Pathways in this industry sector. Did you know doctors and nurses comprise less than 40% of health care professionals, while allied health professionals make up an estimated 60% of the U.S. health care workforce? Careers in these Pathways offer promising futures since almost all health professions are experiencing shortages. This means the demand for health care professionals is strong … and you can use your experiences in these courses to launch a career in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Biotechnology Research and Development, Diagnostic Services, Health Informatics (using cutting-edge technology to store and retrieve medical data), or Support Services.
Sample occupations associated with pathways in this sector:
- Athletic Trainer
- Physical Therapist
- Nurse Anesthetist
- Respiratory Therapist
- Registered Nurse