High School Student Who Are Interested in a Healthcare Career
SWCAHEC can assist and be a valuable resource for college students obtaining their first-time degrees and professionals seeking higher degrees in healthcare.
There are so many choices! How do I decide that a career in healthcare is for me?
Take this Health Careers Test to see which career is best for you!
Healthcare Career Resources
These resources will help you learn more about healthcare careers. What are the different healthcare careers? What kind of skills and knowledge are needed for these careers? What kind of education do I need? What are the approximate salaries for these positions? These resources will answer those questions and more!
• Healthcare Career Information
• Dept of Labor-Healthcare Occupations Handbook
• My Next Move – Type in desired job field and gives snapshot, along with career video.
• More User-Friendly Healthcare Career Information
• Career Path Information
• A Book of Healthcare Career Options
• Healthcare Career Pathway
• Ultimate Medical – Guide
Types of healthcare professions. These resources will help you to plan your education and training.
Guide to Becoming a Registered Nurse
AAMC’s Navigate Your Journey from Pre-Med through Residency: Advice for choosing a medical career path
Aspiring Docs: If you want to be a doctor or you are thinking about what it takes to become a doctor, then this is the website to begin your journey.
Social Work Guide- Learn how to become a social worker
Allied Health Professions
Podcasts about Allied Health Professions
Information for Medical Assistants
My Next Move
Local Healthcare Professions Programs
Healthcare Career Degrees and Certificates:
Pueblo Community College Southwest offers resources and courses for students interested in health and wellness fields. Courses are offered in person or online:
PCC Southwest Healthcare Career Courses
Fort Lewis College offers a Bachelors degree in Public Health
Fort Lewis College offers a Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology
Fort Lewis College offers support for those students interested in pursuing a clinical healthcare degree
The University of Denver Four Corners MSW Program offers a locally-based and relevant social work program that leads to a graduate degree and licensure to practice social work.
Discover Health Admin offers a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to enter the field of health administration.