Health Science

  • Health sign  From newborns to seniors, we require professionals who are experts in diagnosing and treating disease, using medical technologies, and providing preventative care. Although everyone thinks of doctors and nurses when they contemplate careers in health care, there are hundreds of other specialties available in the Health Science cluster, including technicians, skilled support personnel, dentists, and scientists. In fact, a typical medical center is a giant business with employees as varied as aides and CEOs (chief executive officers). As the baby boomer generation in Texas ages, demand for health care services grows, meaning that job security in this cluster is very strong. If you feel a calling to care for others, won't faint at the sight of blood, or want to pursue a profession on the cutting edge of technology, then Health Sciences may be the right career cluster for you.

CTE courses to take in high school

    • Principles of Health Science -9th Grade
    • Health Science & Health Science Clinical - 10th Grade
    • Anatomy and Physiology - 11th Grade
    • Practicum in Health Science - 12th Grade

Possible careers in the Health Science career cluster

    • Pharmacy technician
    • Oncology specialist
    • Dentist
    • Biomedical engineer
    • Environmental scientist
    • Registered nurse
    • EMT - Paramedic
    • Optometrist
    • Art, music, or dance therapist
    • Speech-language pathologist
    • Respiratory therapist
    • Physical therapy assistant
    • Healthcare manager
    • Surgeon