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Health Sciences

This Career Cluster® is focused on planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

Below are the Health Sciences career cluster pathways. Each pathway has various occupations that share common skills, knowledge, and interests. Discover possible occupations by selecting a pathway below:

Therapeutic Services
Diagnostic Services
Health Informatics
Support Services
Biotechnology Research and Development



Central Sterile Processing, C.T.S.

A Central Sterile Processing Technician is a medical professional whose main duty is to insure that instruments used by medical…

Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA

Nursing assistants provide basic bedside care and comfort to patients and residents in multiple healthcare settings. The Nursing Assistant CTC…

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, P.A.C.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a diagnostic imaging modality which produces cross-sectional images of soft tissues in the body.

EKG Technician

Nursing assistants provide basic bedside care and comfort to patients and residents in multiple healthcare settings. The Nursing Assistant CTC…

Emergency Medical Technician

The certificate program in EMT- Basic introduces the student to basic life support treatments of the sick and injured in…

Health Information Technology, A.A.S.

The Health Information Technology Program (formerly Medical Records Technology) is a two-year associate degree program which provides academic and clinical…

Massage Therapy, C.T.S.

The Massage Therapy Program provides academic and clinical education in the practice of therapeutic massage.

Medical Billing and Coding, CAS

The Medical Billing and Coding Certificate of Applied Science program prepares students for employment in hospitals, medical billing offices, doctors’…

Medical Laboratory Technician, A.A.S.

The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) performs scientific, diagnostic tests in the medical laboratory to help physicians detect, diagnose, treat, and…

Medical Office Management Concentration

The Business Technology Program prepares students for positions in business and industry. This track prepares students specifically for the Health…

Nuclear Medicine Technology, P.A.C.

Nuclear Medicine is the medical specialty that utilizes the nuclear properties of radioactive and stable nuclides to make diagnostic evaluations…

Nursing – Registered Nursing, A.S.

Successful completion of the program qualifies the graduate to take the National Council Licensure Examination for state licensure as a…

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

An occupational therapy assistant helps persons who are impaired due to injury or illness, emotional disorder, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities,…

Paramedic, C.T.S.

The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Program accepts one class per year. The selection of each year’s class will be competitive and…

Patient Care Technician

The mission of the Patient Care Technician Program is to provide training and education in the fundamentals of patient care…

Pharmacy Technician, Advanced-Level

The Advanced-Level Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for practice as Advanced-Level pharmacy technicians, in a broad range of advanced roles…

Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomists are people trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research. Phlebotomists collect…

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

A Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is a technical health worker who assists the Physical Therapist (PT) in providing direct patient…

Polysomnographic Technology, A.A.S.

Polysomnograhy is the physiological measurement of sleep for identification of sleep disorders performed by technologists trained in the neurophysiology of…

Practical Nursing

Successful completion of this program qualifies the graduate to take the National Council Licensure Examination for state licensure as a…


Map Your Career Path to Success

The state’s Career and Technical Education Programs of study are approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents and organized under …

Evolved Sterile Processing

ESP’s goals are to create pathways for sterile processing professionals to grow professionally and to manage with a focus on process …

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The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®) administers examinations and awards credentials in areas of ultrasound.

Paramedics world

Paramedics World provides medical and paramedical information to students and professionals.

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