Career Pathways in Health Science

A career in health science requires certain skills and education depending on job requirements. Skills include planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development. Popular high-school courses include: Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Health Sciences Academy.

Training in the Following Career Skills

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High School Diploma or Equivalent Career Options

Receptionists and Information Clerks

$29,140.00/yr

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Community Health Workers

$39,540.00/yr

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Dental Assistants

$38,660.00/yr

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Dental Laboratory Technicians

$40,440.00/yr

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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

$34,320.00/yr

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Hearing Aid Specialists

$52,770.00/yr

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Home Health Aides

$24,200.00/yr

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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

$46,240.00/yr

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Massage Therapists

$41,420.00/yr

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Medical Secretaries

$35,760.00/yr

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Medical Transcriptionists

$34,770.00/yr

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Nursing Assistants

$28,540.00/yr

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Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

$31,830.00/yr

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Ophthalmic Medical Technicians and Technologists

$36,530.00/yr

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Opticians, Dispensing

$37,010.00/yr

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Pharmacy Technicians

$32,700.00/yr

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Phlebotomists

$34,480.00/yr

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Social and Human Service Assistants

$33,750.00/yr

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Surgical Technologists

$47,300.00/yr

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Surgical Assistants

$42,920.00/yr

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Associate Degree Career Options

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

$56,850.00/yr

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Dental Hygienists

$74,820.00/yr

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

$72,510.00/yr

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologies

$71,670.00/yr

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Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

$52,330.00/yr

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Nuclear Medicine Technologists

$76,820.00/yr

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Occupational Therapist Assistants

$0.00/yr

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Physical Therapist Assistants

$58,040.00/yr

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Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

$59,520.00/yr

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Respiratory Therapists

$60,280.00/yr

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Bachelor's Degree Career Options

Art Therapists

$47,860.00/yr

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Dietitians and Nutritionists

$60,370.00/yr

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Coroners

$68,860.00/yr

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Athletic Trainers

$47,510.00/yr

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Biologists

$79,590.00/yr

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Biomedical Engineers

$88,550.00/yr

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Clinical Research Coordinators

$123,860.00/yr

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Exercise Physiologists

$49,270.00/yr

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Geneticists

$79,590.00/yr

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Informatics Nurse Specialists

$88,740.00/yr

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Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

$52,330.00/yr

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Medical and Health Services Managers

$99,730.00/yr

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Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

$73,020.00/yr

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Recreational Therapists

$47,860.00/yr

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Registered Nurses

$71,730.00/yr

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Doctorate or Professional Degree Career Options

Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

$76,990.00/yr

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Audiologists

$75,920.00/yr

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Chiropractors

$71,410.00/yr

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Dentists, General

$151,850.00/yr

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Epidemiologists

$69,660.00/yr

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Family and General Practitioners

$201,100.00/yr

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Genetic Counselors

$80,370.00/yr

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Internists, General

$194,500.00/yr

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

$44,840.00/yr

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Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

$44,630.00/yr

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Nurse Anesthetists

$167,950.00/yr

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Nurse Midwives

$103,770.00/yr

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Nurse Practitioners

$107,030.00/yr

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Obstetricians and Gynecologists

$208.00/yr

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Occupational Therapists

$84,270.00/yr

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Optometrists

$111,790.00/yr

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Orthotists and Prosthetists

$69,120.00/yr

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Orthodontists

$208.00/yr

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Pharmacists

$126,120.00/yr

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Physical Therapists

$87,930.00/yr

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Physician Assistants

$108,610.00/yr

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Podiatrists

$129,550.00/yr

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Psychologists

$100,770.00/yr

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Speech-Language Pathologists

$77,510.00/yr

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Surgeons

$208.00/yr

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*Information provided by CareerOneStop which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

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Continue to Explore this Pathway

Continue exploring this career path and building your plan! Find electives and Advanced Placement courses at your school aligned with this pathway, consider registering for a Kirkwood Career Academy, register for an internship or job shadow, and look for summer programs that will help you continue to build your knowledge and skills.