Types of Jobs

Health science workers promote health and wellness. They diagnose and treat injuries and disease. As a physician, dentist, or nurse, you could work directly with patients. You could also work in a laboratory to get information used in research or provide administrative support by keeping medical records. Jobs include Dietitian, Athletic Trainer, Pharmacist, Physician Assistant, Radiography Technician, Music or Art Therapist, Dentist, Surgeon, Physical and Occupational Therapist, Dental Lab Technician, Veterinarian.

Health science jobs are found at a variety of different sites. For example, you could work in a hospital, office, clinic, or nursing home or you could work on a cruise ship, at a sports arena, within a patient’s home and even a farm.


  • Biotechnology Research and Development
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Support Services
  • Therapeutic Services

Local Job Shadow Options

  • Penn Highlands Elk and DuBois
  • Elk County Veterinary Clinic
  • UPMC Cole Hospital
  • Cole Orthodontics
  • Elk County Humane Society
  • Big Maple Farms Natural Therapies
  • Community Nurses

Elk/Cameron County Locals

View the videos from local folks to learn more about this career

X-Ray & Mammography Technician:
Jean Wingard

Lead Mammography Technologist:
Jill Holtzhauser

System Supervisor/Nuclear Medicine:
Danielle Ebeling​
Penn Highlands Elk

Lead Sonographer – Ultrasound
Lisa Redmond​
​Penn Highlands Elk

Radiology and CT Scan
Thomas Curry​
​Penn Highlands Elk

Radiology, CT Scan & Mammography
Amber Eagen​
​Penn Highlands Elk

Rehab Service Line Director
​​Mark Hoffman​
​ Penn Highlands Elk

Speech Language Pathologist
Kali Grumley
​Penn Highlands Elk

Lead MRI Technologist
Christian Clancy
Penn Highlands Elk


Assessing what you like and things you do can lead you to a career field.

Does this sound like you?
  • Enjoy taking care of your people
  • Have your first aid or CPR certification
  • Volunteer at a retirement home
  • Watch medical shows on TV
  • Take care of and learn about sports related injuries
  • Have a pet or enjoy visiting the animal shelter​
Are these your favorite subjects?
  • Biology
  • Anatomy / Physiology
  • English
  • Math
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • EMT Training
  • CNA Training
  • Health Careers
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Health Tech Lab
How do you spend your spare time?

Consider these local opportunities to expand your skills in this field.

  • Science Club
  • ​Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)
  • Volunteer at or attend community health fairs.
  • Become involved with your community wellness center.
  • Attend a health science camp.
  • Volunteer at a hospital or nursing home.
  • Work as a student manager on a sports team.
  • Work as an EMT for your local ambulance.
  • Volunteer at an animal shelter or horse farm.
Challenges, Camps, Workshops & More!

Local Post-Secondary Education / Trainings

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (AS)
  • Physical Therapy Assistant (AS)
  • Medical Imaging-Radiology (AS)
    *Classes at Penn Highlands DuBois
  • Athletic Training (BS)
  • Exercise Science (BS)
  • Nursing (AS/BSN)
  • Physical Sciences (BS)
  • Radiologic Science (BS)
  • Sport & Recreation Management (BS)
  • Athletic Training (BS)
  • Medical Imaging (BS)
  • Nursing (AS/BSN)
  • Nutrition & Fitness (BS)
  • Pre-Professional Health
    Rehabilitation (AS/BS)
  • Respiratory Care (AS/BS)
  • Speech Pathology (BS)
  • Sport Management (BS)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Health Occupations Tech
  • Practical Nursing (LPN)
  • Nursing (AS)