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What to do When Considering the Health Care Field

Research Your Career of Interest

Talk to a Professional Who Works in the Career of Interest

  • What is an average day like in their profession?
  • What is the most enjoyable part of their job?
  • What other health professionals do they work with?
  • What type of education is required for their profession?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of their job?

Get Experience Working in a Health Care Setting

  • Volunteer at a hospital or health clinic.
  • Mentor with someone in your career interest.
  • Learn basic skills such as CPR and First Aid.

Take Related Classes While in High School

  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology
  • Health Care Science/ Health Occupations Classes
  • Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus/ Calculus
  • Spanish

For More Information Contact

West Texas Area Health Education Center
3601 4th St, Mail Stop 7150
Lubbock, Texas 79430
Phone: (806) 743-3644 

Other resources when trying to find out more about the health career of choice: