PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!Students in the Health Career Pathways program will acquire the skills to be valuable members of any health care team. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more workers are hired in the health care industry than in any other industry, and the trend is expected to continue.Program Concentrations:• Body mechanics• CPR and First Aid• Infection control• Medical terms and abbreviations• Nursing skills• Office and medical records management• Patient bedside care• Patient rights - HIPAACareer Options:
Many graduates continue their education and pursue careers in nursing, sports medicine, physical therapy and radiology. You can become a physician’s assistant (PA), physical therapist (PT), occupational therapist (OT), laboratory technician, certified respiratory therapist, medical technician, x-ray technician, dental assistant or hygienist, surgical technician, pharmacy technician, nurse’s aide, medical transcriptionist, medical records coder, dietitian, social worker, cardiovascular technician, registered nurse (RN, BSN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN).
AMCA Medical Assisting Clinical & Clerical CertificateCPR/First Aid CertificateHeartsaver Bloodborn Pathogen CertificationOSHA-10 Safety CertificationPennsylvania Skills CertificatePersonal Care Home Direct Care Staff CertificateOpen Dual Enrollment CreditsDelaware County Community CollegeConcurrent Dual Enrollment CreditsDelaware County Community CollegePennsylvania College of TechnologySOAR CreditsCommonwealth Technical InstituteHarcum CollegeLancaster County Career and Technology Center1:1 Articulation CreditsBrightwood Career InstitutePittsburgh Technical CollegeSt. Francis UniversityUpperclassmen may be hired at local companies, such as Homewatch Care Givers and West Chester YMCA. Co-ops allow students to work during their school day, earn real-world experience and build their resumes.The Department of Education provides a CIP Code to approved Programs of Study (POS). Schools and postsecondary institutions use the CIP code to categorize the POS, outline the scope and sequence of educational offerings and develop a POS task list. Click here to review the task list.