Health Science

Last Updated: 3/9/2022 9:51 PM

Health Science

If you are interested in a future in any medical-related field, a Healthcare Science concentration provides challenging academic courses, relevant on-the-job experience, and specialized technical skills that will prepare you for a future in this high paced, high demand career field. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, careers in the healthcare field account for almost 75 percent of the projected new job growth among professions that require at least an associate degree.

In the classroom and laboratory experiences, students build solid math, science, reading, writing, and communication skills. Special emphasis is placed on developing the problem-solving and decision-making skills requires for the fast-paced healthcare industry. Through Healthcare Science courses, students learn basic concepts of health, wellness, and preventative care: medical terminology, microbiology; life support skills; and the ethical and legal responsibilities of today’s health care provider.

Students enrolled in Healthcare Science will have many opportunities to put classroom knowledge and skills into practice through various clinical experiences and internships. By working in a variety of healthcare settings, students will have an opportunity to explore a wide range of careers in the field.

Graduates can transition into high-demand entry-level healthcare careers and/or continue their education at the post secondary institution of their choice. Many hospitals and medical centers provide tuition-reimbursement options and professional development opportunities to employees.

HEALTH SCIENCE CAREER PATHWAYS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

      Therapeutic Services:

  • Patient Care
  • Allied Health & Medicine

 

*Health Careers in Georgia* - Click this link to explore health careers in Georgia. Resources shared include a "Health Careers in Georgia" guide; health career videos; health career education program information; college planning and financial aid information; and an interview guide.  

*ExploreHealthCareers.org* - Click this link to explore careers in 27 health specialty areas from Allied Health Professions to Veterinary Medicine. 

*O-Net Health Science Occupations and Careers List* - Click this link to learn about occupations and careers in Health Science areas from Biotechnology Research and Development to Therapeutic Services.

*CareerOneStop Career Videos* - Click this link to access career videos related to a multitude of occupations and careers in the Health Science Career Cluster.

*Explore Health Care Careers A-Z* - Click this link to learn about health care careers from A-Z. from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. 

*Careers in Health* - Click this link to watch videos learn about careers in health including careers in environmental health, medicine, nutrition, physical therapy, and public health.

*Phlebotomy Career Information* - PhlebotomyTraining.org - Click this link to learn more about a career in the field of phlebotomy. This career resource shares information students need to get started on their journey - from how to choose the right school to applying for jobs and working as a phlebotomist. The site provides education guides, training information, as well as resume and interview tips. 

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Nursing Career Guides and Resources

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CAREER & TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION: 
HOSA Future Health Professionals (Georgia HOSA)

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Founded in 1976

MISSION : The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge. skills and leadership development of all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community.

Membership

  • 13,500+ Georgia HOSA Members
  • 200,000 National HOSA Members
  • 250+ Chapters in Georgia
  • Represented in 105 Countries in Georgia
  • 2.5 Million National HOSA Alumni
  • 42 years of Consecutive National Membership Growth 
  • Consecutive Membership Growth in Georgia from Charter Date

Events

  • Officers JumpStart- Chapter Officer Training
  • Washington Leadership Academy- Leadership Training/Advocacy for State Officers and Local Members
  • Fall Leadership Rally- Motivational Leadership Rally for Membership
  • Fall Leadership Conference- Leadership Development Conference for all Members
  • State Leadership Conference Qualification testing- 1st Level of Skill Development, Qualify for State Leadership Conference
  • State Leadership Conference- Culmination of Skill Development, over 50 Skill Based Competitions

Notable

  • Largest HOSA State Leadership Conference in U.S.
  • Fastest Growing State and National CTSO
  • 100% Healthcare

CTAE Resources

CTAE Main Homepage

W-WCHS Online Career Development Center (accessible off campus)

W-WCHS Graduation Advisement Checklist (9th-12th Grade Academic & CTAE Courses Included)

CTAE Programs of Study & Career Pathways (click link for overview document)

CTAE Career Pathways, Course Descriptions, and Programs of Study

CTAE Course Registration Information

W-WCHS Work-Based Learning Program

Profiles in Hope: Life & Career Conversations & Tiger Success Stories--*Volunteers Needed*

Career Pathway-EOPA Testing Links

Career Aptitude and Interest Discovery Tools

YouScience Aptitude Assessment (accessible via the Infinite Campus SLDS portal)

Claim Your Future Game (Careers, Money Management)

Career Interests Game

Georgia's In-Demand Careers

Georgia's FREE Tuition Short-Term Programs for In-Demand Careers in Georgia = HOPE Career Grant 

Georgia's Hot Careers to 2028 

Georgia's STEM Careers to 2028

East Central Georgia Region In-Demand Careers to 2026

Georgia's High Skill, High Wage, High Demand Occupations List

Health Careers in Georgia Guide

Technical College System of Georgia

Georgia Department of Labor 

Career Exploration Tools

My Next Move - Career Exploration
  -Mi Próximo Paso - Career Exploration (in Spanish)

O-Net Online

Occupational Outlook Handbook

GPS For Success-The 16 National Career Clusters> Navigate Your Career Path to a Bright Future

Virtual Job Shadow - Career Videos  

CareerOneStop Career Exploration, Training & Job Information

CareerOneStop Career Cluster Videos

CareerOneStop Career Videos

Career Connections Videos (from PBS Learning)

CareerOneStop Industry Research Resources - Fastest-Growing, Largest Employment, Highest Paying

Industry Information - Overview & Outlook for All Industries

Career Videos by Industry

AgExplorer - Career Finder & Virtual Field Trips

Nursing Career Guides and Resources

Science Careers--Science Buddies

Science Careers--Biotech Careers

Careers Using Math

Art Careers


College Preparation

College Admission Test Prep. Resources 

Guide for the College Bound Athlete--NCAA Eligibility

 

Military Exploration

Military Career Exploration--U.S. Armed Forces

 

Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment Information (Georgia Futures)

Dual Enrollment Requirements for W-WCHS English 1101/1102

 

Paying for Your Education

Financial Aid Information and Resources
 

Local Adult Education Programs

Adult Education and Training Programs via Athens Tech. and Augusta Tech.

 

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