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 four 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 five 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
The Department of Workforce Development recommends taking the following courses:
Classroom instruction maybe offered by qualified instructors within the school district, at another school district, a Wisconsin Technical College, a University, through virtual/online learning, and/or by the employer.
This list is not exhaustive but gives an idea of the types of classes a student needs to take for success in this field. Regional Coordinators can help with finding courses that are best for the chosen pathway and will inform students on the related instruction for each pathway. DWD also recommends outside activities/clubs for an enhanced experience such as:
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