Health science is one of the most popular CTE clusters in the United States. And while health science classes teach students how to perform specific skills, they don’t usually teach them how to choose a health care career! Because of this trend, instructors need to find ways to better incorporate health science career exploration in their lessons. Talking about health care careers is a key piece in your classroom, but there aren’t many resources out there appropriate to middle school students. To help give your students a clearer idea of their potential careers, we’ve put together a list of the five best lesson ideas for health science career exploration:
As a health science teacher, preparing your students for certifications is one of the most important aspects of your job.
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Teaching medical terminology is a critical part of the health science career pathway. Complex terms and language undergird the science and practice of medicine, so it’s crucial that students memorize medical terms to earn their certifications and be successful in their future careers.
If you’re a nurse looking to get into teaching, you’re not alone. Hundreds of nurses every year are deciding to shift careers and become teachers. For many of them, teaching is the chance they’re looking for to give back to the industry and play a hand in inspiring the next generation of medical professionals.
When teaching your CTE health science students, finding the right anatomy and physiology curriculum can be pivotal to their success. Because your students need to know A&P concepts for nearly every health care field, it’s critical to give them a complete curriculum equipping them for certifications and career opportunities.