Health Science Cluster

Jobs in the health science career cluster involve planning, managing, and providing diagnostic, therapeutic, supportive, and information and research services in health care.

Explore the Health Science Career Cluster

  • Do you enjoy helping people feel better?
    Are you interested in medicine or dentistry?
    Do you enjoy school, especially science classes?
    Would you enjoy teaching people how to live a healthy lifestyle?
    Do you pay attention to small details?
    Do you have an excellent memory?
    Would you like working in a hospital or other medical facility?

If your answer to two or more of these questions was yes, you might enjoy a career in health science. There are a variety of jobs and careers available in health science, including:

  • Audiologist
  • Optometrist
  • Chiropractor
  • Pharmacist
  • Sonographer
  • Medical records administrator
  • Biostatistician
  • Industrial hygienist
  • EMT/paramedic
  • Health educator

Career Pathways in Health Science

Supportive Services – Workers in this pathway are responsible for administration, building and equipment maintenance, and environmental quality monitoring—all services that are vital to the provision of health care. Jobs include biomedical equipment technician, supply technician, industrial hygienist, maintenance worker, housekeeper, and environmental health specialist.

Information and Communication Services – Workers in this pathway are responsible for managing and organizing health information, and for making that information available to the appropriate people. Jobs include admitting clerk, medical records administrator, hospital administrator, medical transcriptionist, medical coder, medical biller, and health educator.

Diagnostic Services – Jobs in this pathway focus on the diagnosis of illness and disease. Occupations include radiographer, cytotechnologist, histotechnologist, sonographer, blood bank technologist, medical technician, phlebotomist, and dosimetrist.

Therapeutic Services – Workers in this pathway provide treatment and therapy for diseases and disorders. Jobs include EMT/paramedic, physician, physician assistant, nurse, dentist, pharmacist, physical therapist, chiropractor, optometrist, audiologist, respiratory therapist, and speech pathologist.

Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Services – Jobs in this pathway focus on research and development of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Occupations in this pathway include pharmaceutical technician, cytobiologist, biostatistician, microbiologist, and research lab technician.