Health Science Career Cluster 

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The Health Science Career Cluster focuses on planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostics services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

To pursue a career in the health science industry, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students should recognize that quality health care depends on the ability to work well with others.       

Salary and job descriptions for select careers in this cluster:

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Nurse Practitioner

Certifications offered:

Certified Billing & Coding Specialist
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
Certified Nurse Aide-Texas
Community Emergency Response Team
CPR for Healthcare Provider Certification
CPR with AED and First Aid Certification
OSHA-10 hr. Certification (Healthcare)
Pharmacy Technician, Certified

Campuses with Programs in Health Science

High School

  • Akins High School 
  • Anderson High School 
  • Bowie High School*
  • Clifton Career Development School 

  • Crockett Early College High School 

  • Eastside Memorial Early College High School 

  • LBJ Early College High School 

  • Liberal Arts and Science Academy 

  • Navarro Early College High School 

  • Northeast Early College High School 

  • Travis Early College High School 

Project Lead The Way–Biomedical Program

  • Akins High School 

  • Ann Richards School for Young Women Leader 

  • Austin High School 

  • Crockett Early College High School 

* Indicates only elective courses available

Middle School

  • Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy

  • Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy

Offered Courses

  • Principles of Health Science
  • Medical Terminology
  • Health Science Theory
  • Practicum in Health Science 1 – Clinical
  • Practicum in Health Science 1 – Pharmacy Technician
  • Practicum in Health Science 1 & 2 – Certified Nurse Aide
  • Practicum in Health Science I – Fitness Trainer
  • Practicum in Health Science 1 – Emergency Medical Technician
  • Practicum in Health Science 2 – Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • World Health Research
  • Principles of Biomedical Science**
  • Human Body Systems**
  • Medical Interventions**
  • Biomedical Innovation (MS)
  • Investigating Careers in Health Science (MS)

** Indicates "Project Lead The Way–Biomedical Program" courses
(MS)= Middle School courses