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 $11.84
Nursing Assistant $12.37
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Health Technologist and Technician $17.66
Clinical Laboratory Technologist & Technician $22.29
Respiratory Therapist $24.13
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Registered Nurse $27.15
Medical and Health Services Manager $45.29
Pharmacist $57.05

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Health Science Bay High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Health Science Gulf Coast State College
Practical Nursing Tom P. Haney Technical College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Business/Management Health Sciences Gulf Coast State College
College of Health Florida State University (Bay County)

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.

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