CTE- Health Science
The CTE Health Science Career Cluster focuses on planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostics services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development. To pursue a career in the health science industry, high school students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, communicate effectively, and work well with others.
Exercise Science and Wellness
The Exercise Science and Wellness program of study introduces high school CTE learners to the fields that assist patients with maintaining physical, mental, and emotional health. Students research diet and exercise needed to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle, and they learn and practice techniques to help patients recover from injury, illness, or disease.
Work-Based and Expanded Learning Opportunities in Exercise Science and Wellness
High School CTE Exercise Science and Wellness Certifications
Exercise Science and Wellness Salary Information
Exercise Science and Wellness Occupations
Coaches and Scouts
Dieticians and Nutritionists
The Health Informatics program of study focuses on exposing high school CTE students to the management and use of patient information in the healthcare field. CTE students learn about and research recent modifications of computerized healthcare and the process of creating and maintaining hospital and patient records in accordance with healthcare system requirements. Students may also practice writing and interpreting medical reports.
Work-Based and Expanded Learning Opportunities in Health Informatics
High School CTE Health Informatics Certifications
Health Informatics Salary Information
Health Informatics Occupations
Medical Records and Health Information Technician
Medical and Health Service Managers
Billing and Posting Clerks
The Healthcare Diagnostics program of study introduces high school CTE students to opportunities related to performing complex medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. The Healthcare Diagnostics program of study may also include exploration into blood laboratories as well as radiologic technology and ultrasound technology.
Work-Based and Expanded Learning Opportunities in Healthcare Diagnostics
High School CTE Healthcare Diagnostics Certifications
Healthcare Diagnostics Salary Information
Healthcare Diagnostics Occupations
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
The high school CTE Healthcare Therapeutic program of study introduces students to occupations and educational opportunities related to diagnosing and treating acute, episodic, or chronic illness independently or as part of a healthcare team. The Healthcare Therapeutic program of study also includes an introduction to opportunities associated with providing treatment and counsel to patients as well as rehabilitative programs that help build or restore daily living skills to persons with disabilities or developmental delays.
Work-Based and Expanded Learning Opportunities in Healthcare Therapeutic
High School CTE Healthcare Therapeutic Certifications
Healthcare Therapeutic Salary Information
Healthcare Therapeutic Occupations
Physicians and Surgeons
The Medical Therapy program of CTE study focuses on biology and medicine in order to introduce high school students to the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the healthcare field in occupations such as Respiratory, Occupational, Physical, or Speech Therapy. CTE learners may also practice patient care and communication.
Work-Based and Expanded Learning Opportunities in Medical Therapy
High School CTE Medical Therapy Certifications
Medical Therapy Salary Information
Medical Therapy Occupations
Speech Language Pathologists
Physical Therapy Assistants
The high school Nursing Science program of study introduces CTE students to the knowledge and skills related to patient care. CTE learners may learn about or practice patient care, routine procedures such as monitoring vital signs, development and implementation of care plans, maintenance of medical records, and disease or pain management. Students may focus on the healthcare system and research system designs and make recommended modifications.
Work-Based and Expanded Learning Opportunities in Nursing Science
High School CTE Nursing Science Certifications
Nursing Science Salary Information
Nursing Science Occupations
Licensed Vocational Nurses