Health Careers

Job Opportunities

Most students are not aware of how many different kinds of jobs there are in the health care field. Here are just some of them:

  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Dentist
  • Lab Technician
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Optometrist
  • X-ray Technician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Medical Social Worker Nutritionist
  • Psychologist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Dental Hygienist, and many more!

Why choose a career in health?

Here are some of the reasons people choose to go work in the field of health.

  • Keeping people healthy is very valuable work.
  • Health careers are financially rewarding.
  • Health care offers opportunities to work both with people as well as with high tech equipment.

What can I do while I'm still in high school to help prepare for a career in health?

  • Attend the Della Keats Program for Alaska Native high school students interested in health careers or apply for a summer student health internship.
  • Sign up for the weeklong SEARHC Village Health Occupations Program and learn about health careers as part of your high school studies.
  • Take as many science and math classes as you can at your high school.
  • Talk to the SEARHC Tribal Recruitment Coordinator or to your high school counselor to get more information on preparing for a career in health.