This course is designed for students interested in a healthcare career directly out of high school or after
    technical school or college. The Health Occupations program provides a combination of subject matter
    and hands-on experiences. Students are prepared for entry level employment or post-secondary
    education. Students will learn about personal qualities of healthcare workers, infection control, safety,
    basic health care skills, medical math, vital signs, first aid, medical terminology, medical abbreviations.
    Students will explore many health care careers, facilities, cultural diversity, ethical and legal issues.
    Interested students may obtain CPR certification and be eligible to take the National Nurse Aide
    Assessment Program Examination.

    Possible Occupations:

    · Nursing Aides
    · Medical Records
    · Health Information Tech
    · Lab Technicians
    · EMT/Paramedics
    · Medical Transcriptionists
    · Medical Secretaries
    · Physical Therapy
    · Pharmacy Technicians
    · Licensed Practical Nurses
    · Registered Nurses-Advanced Degree

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    · Algebra I
    · Algebra II
    · Geometry
    · College Prep English
    · Science

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    · Legal & Ethical Issues
    · Anatomy & Physiology
    · Medical Terminology
    · Infection Control
    · First Aid Skills
    · Medical Assistance Skills
    · Laboratory Assistance Skill
    · Physical Therapy Skills


    Fact Check

    · As one of the largest industries in 2008, healthcare provided 14.3 million jobs for wage and salary workers.

    · Ten of the 20 fastest growing occupations are healthcare related.

    · Healthcare will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018, more than any other industry, largely in response to rapid growth in the elderly population.

    · Most workers have jobs that require less than 4 years of college education, but health diagnosing and treating practitioners are highly educated.