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.