Health Science and Technology Education

The Health care industry is robust and growing nationwide; however, it is actually experiencing a critical shortage of workers. As a result, these shortages are impacting the quality of care received throughout the industry. An increased demand for qualified health professionals is expected to continue through the year 2012, resulting in 16 percent of all new wage and salary jobs. Careers in health care include, but are not limited to:

  • Diagnostic Services: Geneticist, Clinical Lab Technologist, Pathologist, Phlebotomist, Radiologic Technologist
  • Therapeutic Services: Audiologist, Certified Nurse Assistant, Dental Assistant & Hygienist, Medical Assistant, Physical Therapist, Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, Surgical Technologist
  • Support Services: Biomedical, Dietician, Industrial Hygienist, Services Technician, Transport Technician
  • Biotechnology Research & Development: Biomedical Chemist, Genetics Lab Technician, Microbiologist, Pharmacy Technician, Toxicologist
  • Health Informatics: Medical Coder, Medical Transcriptionist