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Caring students looking for a “recession” proof career path will want to explore healthcare opportunities available in Health Science and Medical Technology. Surprisingly doctors and nurses comprise less than 40% of healthcare professionals, while allied health professionals make up an estimated 60% of the US healthcare workforce. Because almost all health professions are experiencing shortages, careers in this Pathway offer promising futures.

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Is a career in Health Science & Medical Technology right for you?

The healthcare profession is one of the fastest growing economic industry sectors.

Health careers range from entry level to management including both patient care and administrative jobs.

Students commonly need a science and math background for health careers.

Compassion, commitment, and a caring attitude contribute to the delivery of safe and effective health care.

 Students can “Earn while they Learn” as they move through the multiple levels of education.

This Program of Study outlines recommended courses for various health careers

3 Main Points

1. California community colleges offer the best options for affordable, transferable health pathway education.

2. There are multiple entry and exit points (lots of choices).

3. Wide range of career opportunities.

Important Skills

 Teamwork

 Customer Service

 Critical Thinking

 Good Language Skills

 Work Ethic

 Ability to Learn

 Math and Science

 Problem Solving

 Asking Questions

 

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