Career Technical Education

Health Sciences & Medical

This pathway teaches the skills and knowledge students need to pursue a full range of career opportunities in health science and medical technology, from entry level to management as well as technical and professional career specialties. The standards describe what workers need to know and be able to do to contribute to the delivery of safe and effective health care. The pathways are Biotechnology, Patient Care, Health Care Administrative Services, Health Care Operational Support Services, Public and Community Health, and Mental and Behavioral Health.

Department & Programs Offered

Allied Health (ALH)

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Dental Hygiene (DH)

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Medical Assisting (MA)

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Nursing (N)

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Radiologic Technology (RT)

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Biotechnology (BIO)

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Community Health Worker (HS)

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Job Market

Typical Position / Salary Per Year*

  • Medical Assistant
    $40,558
  • Phlebotomist
    $31,630
  • Radiologic Technician
    $41,260
  • Registered Nurse
    $94,909
  • Dental Hygienist
    $106,453

  • Biological Technicians
    $43,800
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
    $51,770
  • Community Health Worker
    $47,150
  • *Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Statistics for Santa Cruz County, 2014 First Quarter Wages.

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