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Health Science Career Cluster

Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health information science, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

Career Pathways within this Cluster:

  • Biotechnology Research and Development - Careers in the Biotechnology Research and Development Pathway involve bioscience research and development as it applies to human health. These scientists may study diseases to discover new treatments or invent medical devices used to directly assist patients or to improve the accuracy of diagnostic tests.

  • Therapeutic Services - Careers in the Therapeutic Services Pathway are focused primarily on changing the health status of the patient over time. Health professionals in this pathway work directly with patients; they may provide care, treatment, counseling and health education information.

  • Diagnostics Services - Careers in the Diagnostic Services Pathway use tests and evaluations that aid in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries or other physical conditions.

  • Health Informatics - Careers in the Health Informatics Pathway include many different levels of health care related employment. This pathway includes health care administrators who manage health care agencies as well as those individuals who are responsible for managing all of the patient data and information, financial information, and computer applications related to health care processes and procedures.

  • Support Services - Careers in the Support Services Pathway provide a therapeutic environment for the delivery of health care. Support Services offers a full range of career opportunities from entry level to management, including technical and professional careers.

(www.careerclusters.org)

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