Health Sciences

This career cluster prepares for careers that promote health, wellness, and diagnosis as well as treat injuries and diseases. Some of the careers involve working directly with people, while others involve research into diseases or collecting and formatting data and information. Work locations are varied and may be in hospitals, medical or dental offices or laboratories, cruise ships, medevac units, sports arenas, space centers, or within the community.

Is Health Sciences a Fit for You?

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Core skills that are necessary for success in these occupations:

  • Science – Using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems
  • Service Orientation – Looking for ways to help people
  • Social Perceptiveness – Understanding people’s reactions
  • Instructing – Teaching people how to do something
  • Learning Strategies – Using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things
  • Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information
  • Active Learning – Figuring out how to use new ideas or things
  • Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • Writing – Writing things for co-workers or customers
  • Judgment & Decision Making – Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

 

Career Pathway

Therapeutic Services

Support Services

Diagnostic Services

Biotechnology Research and Development

Health Informatics

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