Health Science Pathway

The Health Science  Pathway is focused on careers in Healthcare and related fields.

  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Ecologist
  • EMT/Paramedic
  • Lab Technician
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • Veterinarian
Crest of Health Sciences

Potential Career Opportunities 


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Annual Salary: $110,000 - $270,000

MN Job Openings: Ten year growth--average growth, Annual Openings--very few

Gather information to diagnose patients' illnesses or problems, conduct physical, nerve, and bone exams, including analyzing posture and spine, manipulate spine and other joints to adjust problems caused by illness or injury, use other therapies, such as water, exercise, massage, electric, or heat, counsel patients about "holistic" health ideas, such as nutrition, exercise, and stress management.


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Medican Lab Technician

Annual Salary: $45,000 - $69,000

MN Job Openings: Ten year growth-- much faster than average growth, Annual Openings--high

Test samples of biological materials, such as body fluids, tissues, and cells. Look for abnormalities or disease organisms, evaluate test results, select and prepare specimens and media for cell culture, communicate with physicians regarding test results, perform tests to determine blood type for blood transfusions or for blood counts, keep accurate records of medical tests. 


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Registered Nurse (RN)

Annual Salary: $49,000 - $92,000

MN Job Openings: Ten year growth-- much faster than average growth, Annual Openings--very high

Observe patients, monitor vital signs using computerized equipment, record patients' medical information, vital signs, and progress, write and manage care plans for patients, discuss cases with doctors and other medical staff, evaluate tests to assess patient's condition, monitor patient care, prepare patients and assist with exams, give patients treatments and medications.