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Health and Social Services Career Cluster

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Are you fascinated by the human body? Do you want to help people while using science? Do you want tohelp address health crises? When tackling problems, do you persevere until you find answers? Are you patient and curious? Do you enjoy working on a team? Do you enjoy lab work in chemistry or biology? Are you good at solving problems? Do you pay close attention to details? Do you have an excellent memory? Do you remain calm and rational in stressful situations? Do you have a good grasp of math & science?

The Health and Social Services cluster covers research, treatment, and understanding of the human body, earthly organisms, and wellness issues, among other wide-ranging work within related organizations.

Many come to health and social sciences with interest in biology, chemistry, or medicine. Medical professionals like doctors, nurses, dietitians, physical and occupational therapists, and some researchers require specific advanced degrees, but this cluster isn't just for PhDs and MDs.

Medical assistants and technologists of varied certifications and specialties can have long, fulfilling careers and profound impact across a spectrum of settings. Beyond patient care, key careers at hospitals, clinics, and other wellness institutions include roles in operations, customer experience, and human resources. Plus, the development, regulation, marketing, sales, and support of medical plans, therapies, and devices represent expansive opportunities in engineering, technology, policy, science, strategy, and business, all.

Does this description align with your interests? Then check out the insights, resources, and possible careers below.

Possible Careers

Common job titles include:

  • Cardiovascular Technician
  • Clinical Case Manager
  • Dental Assistant
  • Home Health Aide
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Scribe
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Patient Services Representative
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Ultrasound Technologist
  • Radiologic/MRI/CT Technician
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • EMT/Paramedic

In-demand specialized skills include:

  • Patient Care
  • CPR
  • Treatment Planning
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Life Support
  • Physical Therapy
  • Customer Service
  • Home Health
  • Patient/Family Education & Instruction
  • Acute Care

Related Events

Career.Connect. Fair
October 4, 2021 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Jennifer Perry
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