Health Sciences Cluster

The career cluster prepares for careers that promote health, wellness, and diagnosis as well as treat injuries and diseases. Some of the careers involve working directly with people, while others involve research into diseases or collecting and formatting data and information. Work locations are varied and may be in hospitals, medical or dental offices or laboratories, cruise ships, medevac units, sports arenas, space centers, or within the community.

Typical High School Classes

  • Health Information Technology
  • Medical Technology
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Aide
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Behavioral Health
  • Performance Nutrition
  • Community Medical Issues / Public Health

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H3 Occupations & Average Entry Wage

Registered Nurses – $46,691
Medical and Health Services Managers – $62,760
Physical Therapists – $57,600
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other – $57,712
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians – $28,016
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians – $29,641
Dental Assistants – $27,633
Radiologic Technologists – $40,993
Nurse Practitioners – $68,977
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists – $42,695
Pharmacists – $69,321
Physical Therapist Assistants – $36,986
Dietitians and Nutritionists – $40,968

Find more H3 jobs at: h3.ne.gov

*This H3 list based on projected highest number of openings in Nebraska through 2024. Source: Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information

Education Pathways to begin your career

 

Pathway Certificate Diploma Associate’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree Military
BIOTECHNOLOGY
CNA – CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT
DENTAL ASSISTING / DENTAL HYGIENE
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES / TECHNICIAN
EMT – PARAMEDIC
FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE / PHYSICAL SCIENCE/ SCIENCE TEACHER
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES
HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
MEDICAL ASSISTING
MEDICAL INSURANCE CODING/ BILLING / CLAIMS
MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY
MEDICATION AIDE
NURSING
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
RESPIRATORY CARE
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

Check out all education and training options. Entry into these careers may begin with:

  • Apprenticeships
  • On-the-job training
  • Attaining stackable credentials
  • Entry-level employment

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