Oregon Department of Education

Health Sciences - Career Learning Area


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Health Sciences Skill Sets
What is the Health Sciences Career Cluster? The Health Sciences Career Cluster orients students to careers that promote health, wellness, and diagnosis as well as treat injuries and diseases. Some of the careers involve working directly with people, while others involve research into diseases or collecting and formatting data and information. Work locations are varied and may be in hospitals, medical or dental offices or laboratories, cruise ships, medivac units, sports areas, space centers or within the community.



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How to Pursue Education and Training in Health Sciences.
There are thousands of challenging education and training opportunities within the high-skilled world of Health Sciences. Learners need a solid background in math, science, communications, and technical skills. Education and training can be obtained in high schools, technical colleges, two-year community colleges, four-year colleges, apprenticeship programs, and career technical schools/institutes. Along the way, career guidance professionals assist learners in assessing their educational goals, interests, abilities and skills to facilitate a good match to the cluster’s many pathway options. Learners participate in relevant education opportunities framed in the context of the cluster. They gain knowledge and skills through coordinated workplace learning experiences such as site visits, job shadowing and internships. If they choose, they may achieve valuable skill certifications that lead to employment. Colleges and universities offer advanced degrees and industry certifications that prepare learners for professional and technical careers.

Contacts
  • Art Witkowski Email    (503) 947-5834
    Secondary/Post-Secondary Transitions - Education Program Specialist