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Career Opportunities

• Registered Nurse • Dental Technician
• Phlebotomy Technician • Massage Therapist
• Emergency Medical Tech • Veterinary Tech
• Medical Transcriptionist


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PORTER COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION health careers


Can you stay calm during an emergency situation?
Can you control your emotions in the event of an accident? Would you be able to help a stray dog needing assistance? Could you imagine working in a dental office? If the answer to any of these questions describes you, then you might be the perfect student to enroll in the Health Careers Class. Health careers are the fastest growing occupational area in the economy with a tremendous demand for trained employees.
This introductory class will focus on the vast number of diverse health career options including nursing, dental, radiography, phlebotomy, emergency medical technician, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, among the many other opportunities. You will learn about medical procedures in a hands-on environment. Many career options will be discussed. You will learn about basic anatomy and physiology as well as medical terminology. This class prepares you for the world of work, post-secondary training, or for additional advanced career and technical education courses such as Health Occupations, Dental Health, or Fundamentals of Sports Medicine. This class will help you select the correct career path for your future! Upon successful completion of this class, you will earn up to six credits from Ivy Tech Community College.

        Educational Opportunities 

Vincennes University Valparaiso University
Indiana Wesleyan University IUPUI
Lincoln Tech (Melrose Park) Indiana University Northwest
Ivy Tech Community College Saint Francis College
Kaplan College Indiana State University
Marian College Baker College
Purdue North Central University of Southern Indiana

         wages

H.S. and Career & Technical Education Graduate:   $7.50-$15.00/hr.
Additional Technical Training:   $10.50-$32.50/hr.
Grade 11,12       Credits 6-8