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*
Physical Therapist Aide $12.41
Medical Assistant $14.14
Medical Secretary $14.61
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Home Health Aide $11.00
Surgical Technology $11.84
Nursing Assistant $11.89
Medical Assistant $14.44
Phlebotomist $14.72
Pharmacy Technician $15.16
Pharmacy Technician $15.16
Paramedic $16.33
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) $16.33
Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists $17.26
Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician $18.67
Medical Records & Health Information Technicians $19.43
Radiography Technician $26.16
Physical Therapist Assistant $26.37
Dental Hygienist $28.29
Critical Care Nursing $28.35
Perioperative Nursing $28.35
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Registered Nurse $28.35
Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, medical & Health Services $42.43
Medical & Health Services Manager $44.98
Medical and Health Services Management $44.98
Veterinarian $47.49

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Health Workman Middle School
Sports Medicine Booker T. Washington High School
Health Sciences - Nursing Booker T. Washington High School
Health Sciences - Biomedical Sciences J.M Tate High School
Veterinary Science J.M Tate High School
Sports Medicine Pensacola High School
Health Professions Pensacola High School
Pre-Professional Nursing West Florida High School
Academy of Critical Care & Emergency Medicine West Florida High School
Sports Medicine West Florida High School
BioMedical Sciences West Florida High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Certified Nursing Assistant Practical Nursing Pensacola State College
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) George Stone Technical Center
Medical Office Specialist George Stone Technical Center
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Biology University of West Florida
Certified Nursing Assistant University of West Florida
Clinical Medical Assistant University of West Florida
Critical Care Nursing Advanced Technical Certificate Pensacola State College
Dental Hygienist Pensacola State College
Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician Career Certificate Pensacola State College
Emergency Medical Services Pensacola State College
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Career Certificate Pensacola State College
Health Information Technology Pensacola State College
Health Services Management Pensacola State College
Home Health Aide George Stone Technical Center
Medical Assisting Career Certificate Gulf Coast State College
Medical Information/Biller Technical Certificate Pensacola State College
Molecular Diagnostics University of West Florida
Nursing Assistant Career Certificate Pensacola State College
Paramedic Technical Certificate Pensacola State College
Perioperative Nursing Advanced Technical Certificate Pensacola State College
Pharmacy Management Pensacola State College
Pharmacy Technician Technical Certificate Pensacola State College
Phlebotomy Career Certificate Pensacola State College
Physical Therapist Assistant Pensacola State College
Physician Assistant Introduction University of West Florida
Radiography Pensacola State College
Sonography Pensacola State College
Surgical Technology Career Certificate Pensacola State College

*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.


For more information about career and technical education in Okaloosa County middle and high schools, please visit Escambia County Schools Workforce Education.


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