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Health Sciences Career Pathway

Are you interested in your own health and wellness? Are you able to remain calm in a crisis? Do you have an interest in working with people who are injured or sick, promoting wellness and sharing knowledge with others? This may be the career for you!

The Health Sciences Pathway includes the following occupational clusters: medical specialties and technologies, health assessment and treatment, health diagnostics and general health care. Iowa's world of work includes careers in each occupational cluster. Some of these occupations are featured on this database.




   Dental Assistant


   Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

   Health Services Manager

   Licensed Practical Nurse

   Medical Assistant

   Nurse Aide/Orderly

   Nurse Anesthetist

   Nurse Manager

   Occupational Therapist


   Pathology Technician


   Physical Therapist



   Prosthetist and Orthotist

   Radiologic Technician

   Registered Field Nurse

   Registered Nurse


From: Career Pathways Resource Guide, Iowa Department of Education, First Edition, 1997. Funded by the Tech Prep Model Framework Project.


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