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
/School
Health Science Bay High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Health Science Gulf Coast State College
Practical Nursing Tom P. Haney 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)

*Salary information source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, August 2016. The final education and wage rate is the decision of the hiring employer.

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.

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