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Health Science jobs include work in ambulatory healthcare, nursing and residential care, and hospitals. This Youth Apprenticeship occupational area focuses on three pathways:
Skills involved include caring and treatment of patients, processing patient data and information, and supporting medical professionals.
Students can choose from three different occupational areas with options to specific pathways.
In this pathway, students will build basic skills in using standard precautions and infection control, managing client appointments, creating client record, and completing client identification labels. There are five areas to choose from:
In this pathway, students will build basic skills in maintaining medical office correspondence, performing records management duties, locating or creating information in the client record, and completing client identification labels. There is one area to choose from:
In this pathway, students will build basic skills in maintaining department documents, creating client records and identification labels, managing appointments, and using computer systems to process information. There are six areas to choose from:
Below are some examples of careers in each pathway and their mean wages. Visit the Occupational Employer Statistics page to find average wages for a specific occupation not listed.
Athletic Trainers: Average $49,370
Community and Social Service Specialists: Average $41,030
Epidemiologists: Average $78,250
Exercise Physiologists: Average $53,850
Health Educators: Average $55,800
Veterinarians: Average $90,120
Get started by talking to a school counselor, Youth Apprenticeship Local Coordinator, or Regional Coordinator about how to apply and obtain career materials (plans of study). Contact DWD Youth Apprenticeship Staff for general or statewide program information.
Health Science Occupational Pathway