In the Health Science career cluster, you can choose a career that promotes health and wellness or a career that diagnosis and treat injuries and diseases. Some careers involve working directly with people, while others involve research into diseases or collecting and formatting data and information. The healthcare career cluster is organized into five career pathways (learn more).
Within the five career pathways, there are many job choices and career ladders for those with varying levels of education ranging from a high school diploma (or equivalent) to an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or other advanced professional degree. Regardless of where you fall in the spectrum of education or experience, there are career advancement opportunities for new employees entering the healthcare industry and for those who are currently employed and eager to advance to higher skilled jobs.
The twenty-one job occupations outlined in this section are some of the fastest growing and the most "in-demand" jobs in healthcare. They are grouped into three job tracks: Technical & Diagnostic, Direct Patient Care and Administrative Support. These jobs are presented in these groups to show common career pathways in clear sequences of credentials, skills and experience most valued by employers.
We invite you to review these pages, and if you decide that a career in health care may be right for you … then now is the time to choose your path … we have a job waiting for you!
The information on the following pages has been compiled from various sources, including the Occupational Information Network (O*Net); Labor Market Information; HealthCare Pathway.com; Career Cruising; educational and training institutions sites referenced herein, and CHCSEW employer partner sites. Salary ranges are median averages within Milwaukee and surrounding counties based on LMI. Educational and training institutions listed are those registered with accredited programs within Milwaukee and surrounding counties.