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Health Careers

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 CIP Code: 51.9999

Instructors: Mrs. Cline, Mrs. Lenig-Zerby

If you like working with the public, show empathy to others, have good communication skills and have a desire to become a health care worker, visit the Health Careers program at Dauphin County Technical School. Students in the Health Careers program explore a variety of health professions to develop an awareness of job opportunities in the field. Students develop skills needed to perform effectively in entry-level positions and receive a good foundation for continued study. Students in the Health Careers program learn patient care, first aid and laboratory skills. Special emphasis is placed on basic clinical procedures, infection control, standard precautions and communication skills as it relates to health care providers. Students are also given instruction in the sciences related to this field including medical terminology, anatomy, and laboratory techniques. Students have the opportunity to choose pathways that can lead to certifications in nursing assistant, Heartsaver CPR, Health Care Provider CPR, First Aid, Pediatric First Aid and Assistant Living Caregiver. Eleven (11) college credits in Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology I & II can be earned.


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 Possible Careers 

  • Registered Nurse*
  • Respiratory Technologist*
  • Licensed Practical Nurse*
  • Occupational Therapist*
  • Physical Therapist*
  • Physician's Assistant*
  • Pharmacist*
  • Certified Emergency Medical Technician*
  • Radiology Technologist*
  • Physician*
  • Laboratory Technologist*
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant*
  • Physical Therapy Assistant*
  • Respiratory Therapist*
  • Surgical Technologist*
  • Paramedic*
  • Certified Nursing Assistant*
  • Dental Assistant
  • Home Health Aide
  • Pharmacy Technician

*Requires additional training/schooling

 Potential Certifications 

  • PA Skills Certificate (NOCTI)
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Assisted Living Care Giver
  • Pediatric First Aid
  • Heart Saver CPR
  • Health Care Provider CPR
  • Adult First Aid
  • Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)

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