Health Careers

Health Careers


Careers in this pathway are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment, and health related technologies. If you like caring for people or animals and helping restore or maintain health, this might be the right career path for you. If you’re interested in diseases and how the body works, and you enjoy reading about science and medicine, consider a career in the health sciences.

Job Outlook

Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent by 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs.


Salary Range (Michigan)

Dental Hygienist

$45,350 - $75,400

EMT & Paramedic*

$28,600 - $69,900

Medical Assistant

$25,570 - $37,920
*Journal of Emergency Medical Services annual salary survey, 2015 Salary Survey (JEMS) Region 5- Midwest (includes MI)