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Caring students looking for a “recession” proof career path will want to explore healthcare opportunities available in Health Science. Surprisingly doctors and nurses comprise less than 40% of healthcare professionals, while allied health professionals make up an estimated 60% of the US healthcare workforce. Because almost all health professions are experiencing shortages, careers in this Pathway offer promising futures. That means the demand for health care professionals is strong...and getting stronger every day. If you’re the kind of person who enjoys caring for other people, now is the perfect time to check out the Health Science career pathway. This pathway can lead you to many different specialties, including Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Biotechnology Research and Development, Diagnostic Services, Health Informatics (using cutting-edge technology to store and retrieve medical data), or Support Services. 

Is this Industry a Good Match for You?

Is this Industry a Good Match for You?

Are you...

  • A problem solver?
  • Interested in science?
  • Comfortable in health care setting?
  • Compassionate, committed and caring?

Do you...

  • Like working as a team?
  • Pay attention to detail?
  • Like science and math?
Health Science Pathways Offered in GUHSD

Health Science Pathways Offered in GUHSD

Patient Services / Sports Medicine

The standards for the Patient Care pathway apply to occupations or functions involved in the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical and allied health professions. 
Sample occupations associated with this pathway:
  • Athletic Trainer 
  • Physical Therapist
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Registered Nurse
This pathway is available at GrossmontGranite Hills, and West Hills High Schools.
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