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 $10.11
Firefighter $12.33
Health Care Support Worker $13.60
Medical Secretary $14.14
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Phlebotomists $13.72
Medical Assistant $14.71
First Line Supervisor or Firefighters and Prevention Workers $18.79
Clinical Laboratory Technologist and Technician $20.90
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Registered Nurse $28.45
Medical and Health Services Manager $40.35

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Emergency Medical Technician-ATD Florida Panhandle Technical College
Fire Fighter/Emergency Medical Technician Florida Panhandle Technical College
Hemodialysis Technician Florida Panhandle Technical College
Medical Coder/Biller – ATD Florida Panhandle Technical College
Patient Care Technician Florida Panhandle Technical College
Pharmacy Technician Florida Panhandle Technical College
Phlebotomy Florida Panhandle Technical College
Practical Nursing Florida Panhandle Technical College
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Emergency Medical Technician - ATD Florida Panhandle Technical College
EMT Chipola College
Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Florida Panhandle Technical College
Hemodialysis Technician 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
Practical Nursing Tom P. Haney Technical College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Business/Management Health Sciences Health Sciences Gulf Coast State College
College of Health University of West Florida
Nursing Chipola 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.

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