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Health Care Careers

This module provides an exploration of health science professions including the rewards, demands education levels, and types of credentials required for them. They discuss the role of professional organizations and professional development and consider a career as a path or ladder. They research at least one health care career and develop a career plan.

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Unit: Research Jobs Wanted Ads

In this activity, students research and analyze job wanted ads for workers in various health care careers.


Unit: Careers in Health Care

In this unit, students will learn about: health care careers as they explore current trends in health care careers, required levels of credentials and accreditation, and demands on workers in the health care industry. 

  1. Health Care Careers 
  2. Quiz


Unit: Choosing a Career in Health Care

In this unit, students learn about: choosing the career that best suits their personal values, interests, and goals. They will do hands-on research to learn about required education and training, average earnings, and the forecasted job outlook. Finally, students will plan a career path by setting benchmark goals. 

  1. Career Decisions 
  2. Research Careers 
  3. Plan Career Path 
  4. Quiz


Unit: Reflection Questions and Discussion

In this activity, students will journal about the importance of continuing education and professional organizations in the career development process, how a career is like a path or ladder and potential careers in the health industry. A class discussion can follow.


Unit: Career Research & Presentation

In this activity students, will create and give a presentation about careers in health care. The presentations will describe opportunities, education, credentials, workplace environments and advancement patterns in the selected careers.


Unit: Career Profiles

In this activity students will explore health science careers in the areas of biotechnology, therapeutic services, support services, health informatics, and diagnostic services.


Unit: Health Care Careers History

In this activity students will develop a timeline of the evolution of healthcare in the United States.


Unit: Professional Traits

In this activity students will use various resources to summarize professional traits required of healthcare professionals.


Unit: Current Event

Students will review articles for information related to a topic in the module. Once an article is found, students complete a Current Event form.

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