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Your Guide to the Health Care Career Pathway

Do you like taking care of people? Interested in medicine or preventing disease? Fascinated by equipment used in hospitals and doctor’s offices? If so, health care may be the field for you. There are more than 200 health care professions other than doctors, nurses and dentists. Whether you like working with people, computers or in a lab, there are opportunities for you in one of the region’s hottest and largest career fields. The health care industry employs more people than any other industry in Mecklenburg County, with more than 111 health care organizations in the Charlotte area.

A wide range of careers is available, from traditional occupations like nurse aides and physical therapist assistants to technologically skilled occupations like laboratory technicians and clinical data managers. Explore our career ladder to learn about jobs in

  • Direct patient care,
  • Health informatics and research and
  • Administrative and health care management

If you’re interested in nursing, check out our certified career pathway to learn what skills and training are needed.

Everything You Need to Know About The Healthcare Pathway

Discover which pathway you can follow from high school level to a four-year college degree and everything in between.

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Occupation Spotlights for Healthcare

In each occupation spotlight, you will learn:

  • Common job titles
  • Number of positions posted in this field in Mecklenburg County in past 12 months
  • Annual salary range
  • Education/credentials preferred
  • Top Skills
  • Top Industries

The Occupations

Download the Occupation Spotlight documents to learn more about these in-demand positions.
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Health Care Career Maps

Our Career Maps outlines each career path available in the Health Care industry for every level of education. Download the career map to discover where your career in Health Care can start today!

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