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2 Why Health Science? Healthcare is currently one of the largest and fastest growing career fields. Healthcare is also one of the career fields that currently has shortages in almost every area. In Abilene healthcare is one of the three largest employers. What does this mean for you? There will be a job for you in the future if you decide to pursue a healthcare career!

3 Health Care Career Statistics 1.16 million people employed in health careers across the country million new jobs by of the 30 fastest growing careers are in the healthcare field 4.50 careers in health care that do not require 4 years of college to get started 5.Healthcare industry generally not affected by the economy

4 FRESHMENFRESHMEN Medical Terminology If you are interested in any of the health science careers, you can take this one semester course as an introduction to medical language by investigating the body systems and the patient’s medical records. You will learn common abbreviations and word parts to gain a great foundation of understanding medical language.

5 The fall semester of this full-year class teaches about different health careers. It also teaches some history of medicine as well as ethics and other important aspects of being a part of a healthcare team. Principles of Health Science Principles of Health Science Available starting 10 th grade!

6 In the spring semester of Principles of Health Science students learn CPR and basic medical assessment skills such as temperature, pulse, respiration and measuring blood pressure and weight. Review of body systems Must pass to qualify for applying to Holland Medical High School Principles of Health Science

7 Upon successfully completing PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH SCIENCE, students may apply to attend HOLLAND MEDICAL HIGH SCHOOL Only 11 th and 12 th graders eligible to attend Med High Application, essay, criminal background check Grades Discipline Attendance Teacher recommendation Background Check/Drug Test

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10 Upper level class First semester – students do classwork, learn skills, and attend clinicals to earn their CNA certification. Second semester students take part in clinical rotations at the hospital, doctor offices, dentists, the Abilene Zoo, and/or a veterinarian’s office. Health Holland Medical High School 11 th or 12 th graders

11 Health Holland Medical High School Variety of healthcare fields explored (Examples: nursing, dentistry, radiology, veterinary science, sports medicine, pharmacy, medical records, etc.) Hands-on skills development and guest lectures from Abilene healthcare professionals Job shadowing experiences during spring 11 th or 12 th graders

12 Practicum in Health Holland Medical High School Classwork includes lectures, labs and individual CD-ROM lessons Clinical rotations at hospital and commercial pharmacies State Pharmacy Technician certification earned immediately after graduation 12 th grade

13 Practicum in Health Holland Medical High School Classwork includes lectures, skills development in an administrative portion and in a clinical portion Clinical rotations will be in physicians’ and outpatient settings. Earn certification in fall semester as Medical Administrative Assistant and in spring semester as Clinical Medical Assistant 12 th grade

14 Another program to expand opportunities for Holland students Classwork includes lectures, labs and individual online studies State Registered Dental Assistant Certification by end of senior year 12 th grade

15 @ AHS or CHS Medical Terminology (9 th, 10 th, 11 th, or 12 th ) Principles of Health Science (10 th, 11 th, or 12 th Holland Med High Health Science: Certified Nurses Aide (11 th or 12 th ) Health Science: Diversified Healthcare Skills (11 th or 12 th ) Practicum in Health Science: Pharmacy Tech (12 th ) Practicum in Health Science: Certified Medical Assistant (12 th ) Practicum in Health Science: Registered Dental Assistant (12 th )

16 Health Occupation Students of America

17 Student-led organization Officer elections - LEADERSHIP Opportunity to run for Area, State or National office Competitive events Service projects HOSA week


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