Health Sciences

What is the Health Sciences Career Cluster?

Healthcare is the largest and fastest-growing industry in the United States. In the Health Sciences 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 can work in hospitals, medical or dental offices, laboratories, communities, medivac units, sports arenas, or cruise ships. Learn how to pursue education and training in industrial and engineering systems on the Oregon Department of Education's Health Sciences page

This career cluster is organized
into five career pathways:
  • Biotechnology research and development

  • Diagnostic services

  • Health informatics

  • Support services

  • Therapeutic services

The Oregon Department of Education's Career Learning Areas are six broad groupings of instructional areas, comprised of related careers, which provide context for academic, technical, and career learning. Learn more at

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