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Michigan Career Pathway 4: Health Sciences

Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment, and related health technologies.

Is it for you?

Do you like to care for people or animals who are sick or help them stay well? Are you interested in diseases and in how the body works? Do you enjoy reading about science and medicine? Would it be fun to learn first aid or volunteer at a hospital or veterinary clinic? Then this may be the career path for you!

Career Categories

  • Dentistry
  • Hygiene
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and Fitness
  • Therapy and Rehabilitation

Courses in School

  • Language Arts
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Health Education
  • Animal Care
  • Nutrition
  • Math
  • Physics

Occupational Outlook Handbook Information on Careers in This Pathway

Management occupations

Life scientists

Social scientists and related occupations

Health diagnosing and treating occupations


Health technologists and technicians

Healthcare support occupations

Health educators

Last updated 29 July 2010