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Here’s what you can do while you’re still in high school:
- Talk to your school counselor and get help selecting the best courses and experiences to help you reach your goal. You will need to complete four years of math, science and English to enter a healthcare occupation.
- Ask your teachers and counselors about the Career Technical programs in healthcare at your school. This is a good way to learn if healthcare is right for you and earn credits, new skills and friends while beginning your career pathway in healthcare.
- Join the Healthcare Occupation Students of America (HOSA) Club at your high school.
What job opportunities are available?
Not all healthcare occupations involve taking care of patients. You can work in medical coding or hospital administration or in a clinical laboratory. Over 1/3 of the nation’s healthcare workers are allied health professions.
Here’s a list of the seven fastest-growing jobs in healthcare:
||Average Annual Salaries:
| 1. Social & Human Services
||$20,350 – $32,440
| 2. Physician Assistant
||$62,430 – $89,220
| 3. Dental Hygienist
| 4. Home Health Aides
||$13.00 per hour
| 5. Registered Nurses
||$47,710 – $69,850
| 6. Pharmacy Technician
| 7. Respiratory Therapist
||$40,840 – $56,150
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