Health Science

Allied Health Assisting

This program provides students technical skill proficiency, occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Health Science career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to performing skills representative of one to three areas of allied health care in the laboratory and activities performed in a clinical setting under the supervision of a health professional duly certified/licensed. Major areas of allied health are defined as physical therapy, emergency, radiation, laboratory and respiratory medicine, and occupational therapy.

Job Outlook

Healthcare jobs are expected to have the fastest employment growth during the next ten years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, Florida will have more than 50,000 job openings for nurses and nursing assistants in the next seven years. Other hot jobs include medical assistants, medical secretaries and health services managers.

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Emergency Medical Responder

This program prepares students to provide initial care to sick or injured persons or as ambulance drivers and attendants SOC 53-3011. The content includes but is not limited to planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues. Clinical learning experiences are an integral part of this program. An Emergency Medical Responder may use this training for employment. The Emergency Medical Responder is the first to arrive at the scene of an injury but does not have the primary responsibility for treating and transporting the injured person(s). Emergency Medical Responders may include law enforcement, life guard, fire services or basic life support non-licensed personnel who act as part of an organized emergency medical services team.