Health Science Career Specialties/Occupations Model

The Health Science Career Cluster encompasses more than 300 career specialties and/or occupations. The purpose of the chart is to inform students, teachers, school counselors, and parents of the many health career opportunities available in this cluster and to assist students to determine which career pathway best aligns with their aptitudes and interests.  The chart lists occupations by pathways.

It has been suggested that some occupations may need to appear in more than one pathway based on an overlap in roles and responsibilities between pathways. However, the main purpose of the career specialties model is to create career awareness, so each occupation only appears once.  Research supports some career specialties vary within certain professions and may have duties in another pathway. This chart is not all inclusive and does not list all of the occupations included in healthcare.

Research health science career specialties at the following links:

Career Voyages – Pathways to Career Success: http://www.careeronestop.org/studentsandcareeradvisors/studentsandcareeradvisors.aspx

Explore Health Careers:  http://www.explorehealthcareers.org/en/Index.aspx

View the Health Science Career Specialties/Occupations Model (Updated February 2015)

PDF – Health Science Career Specialties Chart.pdf  Word DOC – Health Science Career Specialties Chart.doc