Students in Katie Jacobs’ fourth grade class at Franklin Elementary worked on building hydraulic powered claws in class during the month of May. This end of the year STEM project led to seeing life-sized machines up close and in person.
Health Science Program
Healthcare is the largest and fastest-growing industry in the United States. In the Health Science Career Cluster you can prepare for a career that promotes health, wellness and diagnosis, and treats injuries and diseases.
Some careers involve working directly with people, while others involve research into diseases or collecting and formatting data and information. You could work in hospitals, medical or dental offices, laboratories, communities, medivac units, sports arenas or cruise ships.
This career cluster is organized into five career pathways:
- Biotechnology research and development
- Diagnostic services
- Health informatics
- Support services
- Therapeutic services
Is this pathway for you?
- Are you curious about how systems/things work?
- Do you like taking time to work through a problem?
- Do you wonder how things are made?
- Do you like to use math/science skills to build things or solve problems?
- Are you interested in finding a better way to do things?
- Do you get satisfaction from helping people?
Connecting career pathways through student leadership
Washington Health Occupation Student Association
HOSA is a national organization for students exploring health care careers. Students gain leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of Health Science Education instructional program. Students attend conferences and participate in competitive events and network with peers and health care industry partners.
Washington Future Business Leaders of America
FBLA gives students a professional edge, current professional information and valuable connections to business and industry partners. Gain leadership skills by planning and participating in community service, developing speaking and presentation skills, attending conferences and networking. Local leadership opportunities are available at each school. Please see your teacher for more information.
LWSD elective recommendations
- MS – Medical Detectives
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Biotechnology I, II
- WANIC – Health Science Careers
- WANIC – Medical Careers
- WANIC – Dental Careers
- WANIC – Sports Medicine