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Diagnostic Services

The diagnostic services pathway includes occupations related to the tests and evaluations that aid in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries or other physical conditions.

Therapeutic Services

The therapeutic services pathway works with patients to provide care, treatment, or counseling to improve health status over time.

Support Services

The support services pathway includes occupations that work behind the scenes to assist and interact with other health care professionals in accomplishing their duties.

Biotechnology Research & Development

The biotechnology research and development pathway uses advancements in science and technology to improve health care.

Heath Informatics

The health informatics pathway includes occupations that manage patient information, financial information, and other computer applications related to health care.

High Demand Jobs

The District of Columbia has identified five high-demand, high-growth career occupations: Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Home Health Aide, Licensed Practical Nurse and Pharmacy Technician.

Future Outlook

Employment in health occupations is projected to grow 16 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than other occupational groups, adding about 2.6 million new jobs. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for health services.

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Why Health Care?

Perhaps the biggest reason to pursue a health career is to make a difference in the lives of others. You will contribute to creating a healthier world whether you work as a medical assistant, pharmacy tech, administrator or home health aide, there are many opportunities right here in the District of Columbia.

Start Your Career In Health Today!

Careers vary from payroll and billing, administration and IT, community and social care, pharmacy and nursing homes, to name a few. There’s a career in health for you with opportunities to suit varying education and experience levels. Take the quiz and learn where to start your career in health.

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