• Effingham Healthcare Science Academy
    Choose a High Demand Career
    Health care and medical careers in Georgia are in emergency mode. The demand for health care professionals is high. People are living longer, and the population is on the rise, creating many more career opportunities in this field. An estimated 3.6 million new health care wage and salary jobs will be created by 2014 in the United States. Health care today is increasingly based on a team-focused approach to deliver the best care to patients. Team members interested in a career in the health care industry need quick reactions, decision-making abilities, and competent care skills. If you are interested in medicine, disease research, or helping people recover from illness or injury, a career in Health Care Science may be ideal for you. Sample careers in Health Care Science:
    • Registered nurse or physician assistant
    • Family doctor
    • Emergency medical service technician
    • Physical therapist
    • Biotechnology researcher
    Program Components: What’s Included?
    In the Health Care Science Program you will build your math, science, language, and communication skills. You will focus on developing the problemsolving and decision-making skills required for health care occupations. Courses include basic concepts of health, wellness, and preventative care; life support skills; and the ethical and legal responsibilities of health care providers.
    Depending on your career pathway, you may be able to start working in your chosen field immediately after high school graduation. You may also choose to continue your education at the college level or combine work and study. You will study and gain experience from three related components while in high school:
    • Classroom and laboratory work
    • Career Related Education experience
    • Membership in the Georgia Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
    Work-based experiences include working in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, ready-care centers, physicians’ offices, and physical therapy and rehabilitation centers.
    Through HOSA you’ll develop leadership skills, participate in competitive events, and have access to scholarships. HOSA is a national team member organization dedicated to promoting career opportunities in the health care industry and enhancing delivery of quality health care to all people. As a high school team member, you will have the opportunity to build your skills in HOSA’s leadership development, motivation, and recognition programs.
    Health Care in Middle School
    You will be able to start exploring careers in Health Care Science in the sixth grade. You will take part in a variety of activities to learn self-awareness and leadership. You can join HOSA and can participate in HOSA throughout middle school and high school. In seventh grade you will continue to develop leadership skills and you will learn more skills related to your personal goals. In eighth grade you will have a chance to master pre-pathway units to help you make good choices about your high school career pathway.
    Academic relevance and connections in math, science, reading, writing, and social studies will help you build greater understanding of the standards you will learn. By completing all three courses in Health Care Science while you are in middle school, you will be advanced and prepared for your high school career pathway(s) of choice.
Last Modified on April 27, 2018