• Health Occupations

    Health care today is a diverse and dynamic industry in need of a new generation of competent and caring professionals to fill a growing number of rewarding employment opportunities. Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center (NWCTC) prepares students for a future in a wide range of health care professions by offering a PA Department of Education-approved Program of Study (POS) that combines rigorous and relevant academic courses with hands-on technical training.


    Possible
    Occupations:

    · Nursing Aides
    · Medical Records
    · Health Information Tech
    · Lab Technicians
    · EMT/Paramedics
    · Medical Transcriptionists
    · Medical Secretaries
    · Physical Therapy
    · Pharmacy Technicians
    · Licensed Practical Nurses
    · Registered Nurses-Advanced Degree



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    Academic
    Requirements:

    · Algebra I
    · Algebra II
    · Geometry
    · College Prep English
    · Science


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    Curricular
    Components:

    · Legal & Ethical Issues
    · Anatomy & Physiology
    · Medical Terminology
    · Infection Control
    · First Aid Skills
    · Medical Assistance Skills
    · Laboratory Assistance Skill
    · Physical Therapy Skills

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    Fact Check

    · As one of the largest industries in 2008, healthcare provided 14.3 million jobs for wage and salary workers.

    · Ten of the 20 fastest growing occupations are healthcare related.

    · Healthcare will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018, more than any other industry, largely in response to rapid growth in the elderly population.

    · Most workers have jobs that require less than 4 years of college education, but health diagnosing and treating practitioners are highly educated.

Last Modified on April 23, 2015