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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
Average Salary
Athletic Trainers
Exercise Physiologists
Coaches and Scouts
Dieticians and Nutritionists
Recreational Therapists

Health Informatics

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
Average Salary
Medical Records and Health Information Technician
Medical and Health Service Managers
Billing and Posting Clerks

Healthcare Diagnostics

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
Average Salary
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Radiologic Technologists
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

Healthcare Therapeutic

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
Average Salary
Medical Assistants
Surgical Technologists
Dental Hygienists
Physicians and Surgeons

Medical Therapy

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
Average Salary
Speech Language Pathologists
Respiratory Therapists
Occupational Therapists
Physical Therapy Assistants

Nursing Science

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
Average Salary
Licensed Vocational Nurses
Registered Nurses
Nurse Practitioners
Nurse Anesthetists

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