EXPLORE THE HEALTH SCIENCE INDUSTRY

The list of occupations within the health sciences is also practically endless, including jobs in five major career paths: diagnostic services, therapeutic services, support services, health informatics, and biotechnology research and development. Health science professionals work in hospitals, dental offices and laboratories, government and private research centers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, community and public agencies, and large health care organizations, to name just a few.

Top 6 Careers in Demand in Illinois

Home health aides
23%

Minimum Education Requirements: High School Diploma

Average Annual Salary in Illinois: $23,210

Healthcare social workers
54%

Minimum Education Requirements: Master’s, Ph.D., M.D., or J.D.

Average Annual Salary in Illinois: $54,870

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
34%

Minimum Education Requirements: High School Diploma, On the Job Training

Average Annual Salary in Illinois: $34,573

Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
67%

Minimum Education Requirements: Four Year Bachelor’s Degree

Average Annual Salary in Illinois: $67,516

Medical and Health Services Managers
100%

Minimum Education Requirements: Master’s Degree

Average Annual Salary in Illinois: $111,796

registered nurses
70%

Minimum Education Requirements: Vocational, On the Job Training, Associate’s

Average Annual Salary in Illinois: $70,000

Career Pathways

Acupuncturist
Anesthesiologist/Assistant
Anesthesia Technologist/Technician
Art/Music/Dance Therapist(s)
Athletic Trainer
Audiologist
Certified Nursing Assistant
Chiropractor
Chiropractic Assistant
Dental Assistant/Hygienist
Dental Lab Technician
Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dosimetrist
EMT/Paramedic
Endodontist
Exercise Physiologist
Home Health Aide
Kinesiotherapist
Licensed Practical Nurse
Massage Therapist
Medical Assistant
Mental Health Counselor
Naturopathic Doctor
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Midwife
Nurse Practitioner
Occupational Therapist/Assistant
Oral Surgeon
Orientation/Mobility Specialist
Orthodontist
Orthoptist
Orthotist/Prosthetist/Technician
Pedorthist
Perfusionist
Pharmacist
Pharmacy Technician
Physical Therapist/Assistant
Physician (MD/DO)
Physician Assistant
Podiatrist
Psychologist
Psychiatrist
Radiation Therapist
Recreation Therapist
Registered Nurse
Rehabilitation Counselor
Respiratory Therapist
Speech-Language Therapist
Surgical Technician
Veterinarian
Veterinarian Assistant/Technician
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
Wellness Coach

Audiologist
Blood Bank Technology Specialist
Cardiovascular Technologist
Clinical Lab Technician
Clinical Laboratory/Technologist
Computer Tomography (CT)
Technologist
Cytogenetic Technologist
Cytotechnologist
Dentist
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Electrocardiographic (ECG)
Technician
Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist
Electronic Diagnostic (EEG)
Technologist
Exercise Physiologist
Geneticist
Geriatrician
Histotechnician
Histotechnologist
Magnetic Resonance Technologist
Mammographer
Medical Technologist/ Clinical
Laboratory Scientist
Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Optician
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmic Assistant/Technologist
Optometrist
Pathologist
Pathologists’ Assistant
Phlebotomist
Polysomnographic Technologist
Positron Emission Tomography
(PET) Technologist
Radiologic Technologist
Radiologist
Speech-Language Pathologist

Admitting Clerk
Applied Researcher
Compliance Technician
Clinical Account Manager
Clinical Account Technician
Clinical Data Specialist
Community Services Specialists
Data Quality Manager
Epidemiologist
Ethicist
Health Educator
Health Information Mgmt. Administrator
Health Information Mgmt. Technician
Healthcare Access Manager
Healthcare Administrator
Healthcare Finance Informatician
Information Privacy Officer
Managed Care Contract Analyst
Medical Coder
Medical Historian
Medical Illustrator
Medical Information Technologist
Medical Librarian
Medical Transcriptionist
Patient Account Manager
Patient Account Technician
Patient Advocate
Patient Information Coordinator
Project Manager
Public Health Educator
Quality Management Specialist
Quality Data Analyst
Research and Decision Support Specialist
Reimbursement Specialist
Risk Manager
Unit Coordinator
Utilization Manager
Utilization Review Manager

Animal Behavioralist
Biomedical/Clinical Engineer
Biomedical/Clinical Technician
Clinical Simulator Technician
Central Service Manager
Central Service Technician
Community Health Worker
Dietary Manager
Dietetic Technician
Environmental Health
Advocate
Environmental Health
Practitioner
Environmental Services/
Specialist
Facilities Manager
Food Safety Specialist
Health Advocate
Hospital Maintenance
Engineer
Industrial Hygienist
Interpreter
Martial, Couple, Family
Counselor/Therapist
Materials Manager
Medical Health Counselor
Mortician/ Funeral Director
Nurse Educator
Occupational Health Nurse
Occupational Health & Safety
Expert
Social Worker
Transport Technician

Biochemist
Bioinformatics Scientist
Biomedical Chemist
Biomedical Manufacturing Technician
Biostatistician
Cancer Registrar
Cell Biologist
Clinical Data Management Specialist
Clinical Pharmacologist
Clinical Trials Monitor
Clinical Trials Research Coordinator
Crime Scene Investigator
Diagnostic Molecular Scientist
Forensic Biologist
Forensic Chemist
Forensic Odontologist
Forensic Pathologist
Genetic Counselor
Geneticist-Lab Assistant
Lab Technician
Medical Editor/Writer
Microbiologist
Molecular Biologist
Nurse Researcher
Packaging Technician
Patent Lawyer
Pharmaceutical/Clinical Project
Manager
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Pharmaceutical Scientist
Pharmacokineticist
Pharmacologist
Product Safety Scientist
Process Development Scientist
Processing Technician
Quality Assurance Technician
Quality Control Technician
Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Research Assistant
Research Scientist
Toxicologist

District Specific Pathways

Pathway Courses:

Year 1 – Introduction to Business

Year 2 – Core Classes/BACC Health Careers & Medical Terminology

Year 3 – Physics/BACC Nurse Assistant

Year 4 – AP Science/BACC Advanced CNA

*Related Electives: Intro to Oral Communication/Advanced Speech, Child Development, Psychology, AP Psychology, Sociology, Chemistry II, Dual Credit Chemistry, Biological Engineering, Molecular & Structural Biology, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Caclulus, AP Statisitcs, Lifestyle Management, Foreign Language, Accounting

School Related Activities: Athletics, Skills USA, Speech Team

College Majors (examples): Biotechnology, Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Dentistry, Emergency Medical Technology/Technician, Health Informatics/Medical Records Administration, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy

Certifications High School: HIPAA, Certified Nursing Assistant, CPR & AED

Certifications Heartland: Nursing Assistant, Practical Nursing, EMT Basic, and EMT Paramedic

Course Offerings: Core Curriculum, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, Career Seminar, Senior Internship, Cadaver Lab

Other Opportunities:  BACC Courses – Health Careers and Medical Terminology, Nursing Assistant I and II, EMT Basic

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