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Health Science

About Health Science

Health Services is one of the largest industries in the country, with more than 11 million jobs, including the self-employed. The health services industry includes establishments ranging from small-town private practice physicians who employ only one medical assistant to busy inner city hospitals that provide thousands of diverse jobs. More than half of all non-hospital health service establishments employ fewer than five workers. On the other hand, almost two-thirds of hospital employees were in establishments with more than 1,000 workers.

Wage and employment in the health services industry is projected to increase more than 25 percent through 2010, compared with an average of 16 percent for all industries. Employment growth is expected to account for about 2.8 million new jobs.

Consultant: Sheila Carlton, RN, BSN


2014-15 Offerings

Program of Study

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Biotechnology Research

Health Science Education*

Diagnostic Medicine

Anatomy and Physiology2

Biomedical Applications2
-and/or-
Forensic Science2

Public Health

Health Science Education* (optional)

Emergency Preparedness

Behavioral and Community Health

Global Health and Epidemiology*

Diagnostic Services

Health Science Education*

Diagnostic Medicine

Anatomy and Physiology2
-and/or-
Medical Terminology1

Cardiovascular Services*
-and/or-
Clinical Internship

Health Informatics

Health Science Education*

Medical Terminology1

Health Information Technology*

Clinical Internship

Therapeutic Nursing Services

Health Science Education*

Medical Therapeutics

Anatomy and Physiology2
-and/or-
Medical Terminology1

Nursing Education

Emergency Services

Health Science Education*

Emergency Preparedness

Anatomy and Physiology2
-and/or-
Medical Terminology1

Emergency Medical Services1

Therapeutic Clinical Services

Health Science Education*

Medical Therapeutics

Rehabilitation Careers*
-or-
Dental Science*
-or -
Pharmacological Science*
-or-
Nutrition Science and Diet Therapy2

Anatomy and Physiology2
-and/or-
Clinical Internship

* Submitted to State Board of Education on first reading January 2014.
1 Local dual credit and/or dual enrollment opportunities exist for this course.
2 Satisfies one lab science credit required for graduation.

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