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Health Science
The Health Science Career Cluster prepares students for careers in therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development. These careers closely align with careers in Connecticut's BioScience Industry Cluster.  

A Coach’s Responsibility …”   {NEW!}

The Sport Journal presents “A Coach’s Responsibility: Learning How to Prepare Athletes for Peak Performance” and some of the skills needed for this profession. 

AHIMA Career & Student Center  {NEW!}
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)'s helpful education planning and career preparation and mapping resources. Read about how to get into this growing field – creating, maintaining, and transmitting confidential medical records.
A great website to begin your health care career research.  Features job descriptions, education and training, certification and advancement, career salary ranges, and career outlook information on the most popular career choices. Read interviews with top professionals and see the top 15 hottest occupations projected for the healthcare field.
Information organized by the American Medical Association (AMA) on becoming an MD, applying to medical school, or pursuing 65 different allied health careers.  

American Red Cross – Careers {NEW!}

Click for video series on careers with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Click here for a brief history of the Red Cross.

Best Jobs for Introverts {NEW!}

Scroll down this HubPage for a list of careers including Biomechanical Engineer, Biomedical Research, and Crime Lab Technologist.

Bioscience Careers    
Watch feature videos careers associated with the bioscience industry through North Carolina's Bioscience Clearinghouse.  There are resources for K-12 students.

Career and Education Opportunities for Pharmacist's Aides in Hartford, CT  
Career Overview's information page on the day-to-day tasks of the aide who work alongside the local pharmacist.

CareerOneStop  – Career Videos for Health Science 

Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, CareerOneStop provides a wealth of information and videos for careers and workforce skills. View over two dozen career videos in this cluster.

CareerOneStop Explore Careers: Salary Finder

Browse comparative wage/salary information available by occupation. Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, a semi-annual survey that provides wage and employment statistics for the nation, each state, and sub-state regions. Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

Careers {NEW!}

Fresno State College of Health and Human Services presents careers in human services: communicative disorders and deaf studies, kinesiology, nursing, physical therapy, public health, recreation administration, and social work education, and within each category, there are several careers featured.


Careers in the Biological Sciences

This American Institute of Biological Sciences web site presents the variety of careers related to degrees in biology and tips on how to prepare for such careers.


Clinical Medical Assistant

Job Corps presents 1-page summary information on this career.


Community Health Worker   
These counselor/advocates work by common titles such as community health advisor, family advocate, health educator, liaison, promoter, outreach worker, peer counselor, patient navigator, health interpreter, and public health aide, and in Spanish-speaking communities as health promoters or “promotores(as) de salud”.  Read about this growing field.

Ebola Outbreak: Life Inside the Hot Zone   {NEW!}

Watch the videos about doctors and health care workers on the front lines of this deadly virus.

The Environmental Health Science Education website provides educators, students, and scientists with easy access to reliable tools, resources, and classroom materials. Scroll down the web page to the section called “Interviews with Scientists/Researchers” for several featured professionals. Sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) National Institutes of Health.
Allied health is a cluster of professional careers directly or indirectly with patient health.  Some professionals work alone, other in a health care team, and all are critical to helping attending physicians know each patient’s ongoing progress and response to treatment. Check out the list of “Related Careers” for overview and working conditions information of specific allied health career paths.   

Greek Medicine
A brief history of Greek medicine from the National Institutes of Health covering Hippocrates, Aristotle, Galen, and other Greek physicians.  This website also includes a timeline and a glossary of common vocabulary. 
Health Care Pathways breaks down areas of health care into segments and then into careers within those segments. Specific career plans offer a suggested step by step approach to pursuing a selected career with over 90 health related career profiles so far. Great for high school students and career seekers of all ages to research educational pathways in health care, to explore career interests, and those already in the field who learn about opportunities to advance their career. Search by state. 
Interview: Family Nurse Practitioner  {NEW!}
NursingSchoolDegrees presents this informative interview with a family nurse practitioner.
Medical Office Support  {NEW!}
Job Corps career technical training one-page summary.
Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide   {NEW!}
Job Corps career technical training one-page summary.
Opticianry  {NEW!}
Job Corps career technical training one-page summary.

OSHA Hospital eTool
This website summarizes the hazards and safety precautions that are common in a hospital setting, including definitions of important terms, standard requirements, and recommended safe work practices.

O*NET OnLine – Health Science 
This database lists some of the many occupations associated with each career cluster, providing summary information for each occupation regarding qualifications and education requirements, skills, abilities, job zones, common tasks and work activities, work values, work styles, interests, and related occupations.

Patient Advocates Help People Negotiate Healthcare Maze    
Very informative article on the emerging career field of patient advocate who works with the patient to ensure that the patient’s needs are not lost in the maze of hurried medical services.  Helps families deal with the confusion and lack of understanding of medical terminology and hospital procedures, ensuring that patient rights are protected and medical treatment is provided humanely and as necessary.
Job Corps presents 1-page summary information on this career Health Careers presents this page full of hyperlinks to numerous interviews and career profiles for physicians in the medical and non-medical fields.

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17 Edition, Physicians and Surgeons, provides the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment and occupations in the industry, training and advancement, occupational outlook and trends, average earnings, and additional information. Employment is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities should be very good, particularly in rural and low-income areas.

Biophysicist, knew she wanted to become a scientist at age 15 years of age, at a time when some families did not support college education for girls. She attended one of the world's finest universities and become world-known as a significant contributor to science, as the first photographer of the human DNA strain.   She died of ovarian cancer at the age of 37 years.

ScienceMag – interview with David Baker    {NEW!}

DNA sequencing + designer protein creativity? In “This protein designer aims to revolutionize medicines and materials” learn what computational biochemist are working on in this leading-edge profession.

ScienceMag – Individual Development Plan   {NEW!}

The MyIDP tool, developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, provides articles, exercises and career paths to help Ph.D. candidates explore career options and strategic goals  .

ScienceMag – The Informed Job Search   {NEW!}

Download the 21-page booklets with advice for scientists.


This website features stories and videos for students in the medical field. Read and hear about what medical school is really like, avoiding burnout, providing medical care in other nations, working with animals, how to obtain stellar letters of recommendations, how to switch specialties mid-stream, etc.
A peek on the top health science and STEM-related occupations being predicted to be jobs in demand: medical roboticist, genetic counselor, bioinformatician, stem cell researcher, custom implant organ designer, nutritionist, medical records administrator, and pharmacist.

Content Last Modified on 9/2/2016 1:38:59 PM