Health Sciences

If you have a passion for helping people and an interest in problem solving, you are a good candidate for the fast-growing healthcare industry. Whether you are one-on-one with patients or working behind the scenes, healthcare is one of the most in-demand fields with plenty of jobs and opportunities.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Home Health Care Aide $ 11.85
Nursing Assistant $ 13.51
Medical Assistant $ 15.29
Pharmacy Technician $ 15.79
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic $ 15.50
Clinical Laboratory Technologist and Technician $ 26.44
Respiratory Therapist $ 28.20
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Registered Nurse $ 32.03
Physical Therapist $ 42.33
Medical and Health Services Manager $ 42.82
Pharmacist $ 61.84
Nurse Practitioner $48.00

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Allied Health Bay High School
Allied Health North Bay Haven
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Emergency Medical Technician - ATD Florida Panhandle Technical College
EMT Chipola College
Fire Fighter/Emergency Medical Technician Florida Panhandle Technical College
Health Sciences Gulf Coast State College
Hemodialysis Technician Florida Panhandle Technical College
Massage Therapy Tom P. Haney Technical College
Medical Administrative Specialist Tom P. Haney Technical College
Medical Administrative Specialist Tom P. Haney Technical College
Medical Coder/Biller - ATD Florida Panhandle Technical College
Nursing Chipola College
Paramedic Chipola College
Patient Care Technician Florida Panhandle Technical College
Pharmacy Technician Florida Panhandle Technical College
Phlebotomy Florida Panhandle Technical College
Physical Therapist Assistant Gulf Coast State College
Practical Nursing Tom P. Haney Technical CollegeFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Business/Management Health Sciences Gulf Coast State College
College of Health Florida State University (Bay County)
Nursing Northwest Florida State CollegeGulf Coast State College
Professional Health Florida State University (Bay County)
Public Health Florida State University (Bay County)

See a complete list of Bay County Career Academies.


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IMPORTANT: In each potential pathway, the ability to transfer credits from one program level to the next is dependent on a variety of factors. Statewide articulation agreements may assist in these efforts but are not available for all potential career pathways. Ongoing guidance from academic career advisors and supervisors throughout your education and training pathway is recommended.

Note: Entrepreneurial skills are frequently incorporated in different Career Pathways programs to help students prepare to launch and contribute to successful enterprises of all types.

*Salary information source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics. The final education and wage rate is the decision of the hiring employer.