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
- Patient Care
- Allied Health & Medicine
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CAREER & TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION:
HOSA Future Health Professionals (Georgia HOSA)
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.
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