Health Sciences

Do you have a passion for helping people? Interested in solving problems? The fast-growing healthcare industry may be perfect for you, whether you work directly with patients or behind the scenes. As one of the most in-demand fields, healthcare offers plenty of jobs and opportunities.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Stock Clerk, Order Filler $12.56
Billing/Posting Clerk, Machine Operator $17.31
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Home Health Aide $11.00
Nursing Assistant $11.89
Medical Assistant $14.44
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses $19.88
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Registered Nurse $28.35
Physical Therapist $37.99
Medical and Health Services Managers $44.98
Nurse Practitioner $48.04

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Academy for Health and Medical Professions Gulf Breeze High School
Health Science Academy Jay High School
Biotech Academy Pace High School
Biotech Academy Navarre High School
Nursing Assistant Locklin Technical College
Medical Administrative Specialist Locklin Technical College
Pharmacy Technician Locklin Technical College
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate Pensacola State College
Massage Therapy Locklin Technical College
Medical Administrative Specialist Locklin Technical College
Pharmacy Technician Locklin Technical College
Practical Nursing Locklin Technical College
Practical Nursing Vocational Certificate Pensacola State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
B.A.S. Supervision and Administration - Healthcare Management Pensacola State College
B.S. Clinical Lab Sciences B.S. Nursing University of West Florida
B.S. Nursing Pensacola State College
M.S. Nursing University of West Florida
Master of Public Health Doctor of Physical Therapy University of West Florida

*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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