hEALTH SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY cluster
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences Pathway
If you have a general interest in health care, a desire to help others, and an interest in life-long learning, a career in health science might be right for you. Many employment opportunities are currently available in health science. Most are in the private sector including hospitals and clinics, but public health organizations also hire for a variety of positions.
Medical/Clinical Assistant Pathway
People in this profession perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.
Athletic Trainer Pathway
People in this profession evaluate and treat musculoskeletal injuries or illnesses. Provide preventive, therapeutic, emergency, and rehabilitative care.
Harlem High School
Winnebago High School
Dental Assistant Pathway
People in this profession perform limited clinical duties under the direction of a dentist. Clinical duties may include equipment preparation and sterilization, preparing patients for treatment, assisting the dentist during treatment, and providing patients with instructions for oral healthcare procedures. May perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.
Pharmacy Technician Assistant Pathway
People in this profession prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.
Nursing Assistant Pathway
People in this profession provide or assist with basic care or support under the direction of onsite licensed nursing staff. Perform duties such as monitoring of health status, feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, or ambulation of patients in a health or nursing facility. May include medication administration and other health-related tasks. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.
Auburn High School
Byron High School
East High School
Guilford High School
Roosevelt Community Education Ctr
South Beloit High School
Stillman Valley High School
Health Unit Coordinator Pathway
People in this profession might compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the healthcare system. Classify medical and healthcare concepts, including diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment, into the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.
Electro-Cardigraph Technology Pathway
People in this profession conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic, therapeutic, or research purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests.
Medical Lab Technician Pathway
People in this profession perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist Pathway
People in this profession perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Pathway
People in this profession assess injuries and illnesses and administer basic emergency medical care. May transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
Belvidere High School
Belvidere North High School
Phlebotomy Technician Pathway
People in this profession draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. May explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions.
Physical Therapy Pathway
People in this profession assess, plan, or implement fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility.
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Pathway information provided by the Illinois State Board of Education. Occupation videos and links provided by careeronestop.com