• Health Science


    Everyone needs health care. From newborns to seniors, Texans require professionals who are experts at diagnosing and treating disease, using medical technologies, and providing preventive care. Although everyone thinks of doctors and nurses when they contemplate careers in health care, there are hundreds of other specialties available in the Health Science cluster, including technicians, skilled support personnel, dentists, and scientists. In fact, a typical medical center is a giant business with employees as varied as aides and CEOs (chief executive officers). As the baby boomer generation in Texas ages, demand for health services grows, meaning that job security in the cluster is strong. If you feel a calling to care for others, won’t faint at the sight of blood, or want to pursue a profession on the cutting edge of technology, then Health Science may be the right career cluster for you.

    -AchieveTexas in Action: Health Science ©2010 by the Texas Education Agency-

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  • Available Pathways & Course Selection: 


    Health Science Pathway

    • 9th Grade Course: Principles of Health Science 
    • 10th Grade Course: Medical Terminology
    • 11th Grade Course: Medical Microbiology (non-clinical) OR Health Science Theory & Health Science Clinical
    • 12th Grade Course: Anatomy & Physiology (non-clinical) OR Practicum in Health Science

      

     Career Opportunities:

    • Certified Nursing Assistant
    • EMT 
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Registered Nurse 
    • Pharmacist 


    Instructor(s):

    • Pam Deweerd
    • Geri Salazar