Health Science

Health Science

Overview

According to U.S. News and World Report, 20 of the 25 best jobs of 2018 are healthcare-related. Students will focus on the fundamentals of healthcare, communication, infection control, and health promotion. Health Science courses are a must for anyone thinking about a career in the health field. Students can earn certifications in Phlebotomy, EKG, Medical Assisting, and Certified Nurse Assisting. These certification allow them to be employable out of high school as well as more qualified for health career programs at the college level. There are classes for all grade levels. Students in Health Sciences classes can participate in HOSA, a career and technical student organization, to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.

Students can also earn 6 hours of dual credit in Medical Terminology, 2 hours of articulated credit in Fundamentals I in Nursing from SFCC and 3 hours of dual credit from Missouri S & T in Anatomy and Physiology I and II.

  
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Entry-level Career Options:
Patient Care Technician in hospital, Home Health Aide at home health agencies, Certified Nurse Assistant in long term care facilities, Medical Assistant assisting physicians and Phlebotomh Technician working in a lab.

Recommended Post-Secondary Schools:
State Fair Community College
Central Methodist University
State Technical College of Missouri