Technical Health Careers
Instructor: Melissa Kill
802-728-9595 ext 420
The Technical Health Careers program offers students the time and opportunity to explore various careers within the healthcare industry. The program provides the information students need in order to make informed decisions regarding the health care paths they wish to follow and includes coursework on such topics as anatomy and physiology, first aid and advanced life support, patient care and communication, medical terminology, safety, as well as fundamental healthcare competencies. Graduates are prepared to enter a two- or four-year college program and are equally prepared for entry level into a variety of healthcare workforce positions after high school.
While covering a full curriculum of content specific to this trade, students will be trained and assessed in accordance with Proficiency Based Graduation Requirements (PBGRs). For more information on Proficiency Based Learning, visit the VT Agency of Education’s website at: education.vermont.gov
Career opportunities include:
Pharmacists or pharmacy technicians
Veterinarians or veterinary technicians
Physical or Occupational Therapists
Average salaries for Technical Health grads:
Nurses - $68,450
Nurse Practitioner - $97,900
Pharmacy Technicians - $32,100
Pharmacist - $90,000
Dental Hygienist - $73,000
Medical Records Technician - $41,000
Radiologist - $340,000
Nurse/Midwife - $96,800
Lab Specialist - $49,500
Gifford Medical Center
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Berlin Health and Rehabilitation
College Credit and Industry Certifications:
The program offers Medical Terminology for three college credits thru River Valley Community College. Students will also complete training to earn their Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) certification, as well as First Aid and CPR. Students are also strongly encouraged to participate in college-level dual-enrollment courses at CCV or VTC.
Past students have attended Castleton State University, Lyndon State College, University of Vermont, Norwich University, University of Southern Maine, Vermont Technical College, and Community College of Vermont.
Interests and Attitudes:
Students applying to the Technical Health Careers program should possess a strong interest in providing service and health care to a wide range of populations; a commitment to mastering the ongoing challenges of academic and clinical skill development; a willingness to obtain additional academic support if needed; and a desire to take academic and personal initiative. Students should have a dedicated, positive, caring, and encouraging attitude.