Health Sciences

A group of medical arts students, wearing their laboratory gowns and masks, strike an enthusiastic pose at Monmouth County Vocational Schools District's Academy for Allied Health Sciences

Health care is one of the fastest growing industries in New Jersey and the nation.

With continuing advances in health care technology and a current health care worker shortage, NJ county vocational-technical schools are responding with a wide range of programs that give students real-world, hands-on learning experiences.

Students graduate from these programs prepared for jobs or further study in college. In many cases, students can earn industry credentials – such as an Emergency Medical Technician certification – and college credits as part of their high school course work.

Here are just a few of the career pathways in this industry:

  • Anesthesiologist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Dentist
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Technician
  • Nurse
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physician
    • Biomedical Researcher
    • Chiropractor
    • Dental Assistant
    • Home Health Aide
    • Laboratory Technician
    • Medical Administrator
    • Nursing Assistant
    • Pharmacist
    • Physical Therapist
      An Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools adult medical assistant student practices blood pressure taking techniques on one of her fellow students
      Two students at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Academy for Allied Health Sciences practice neck brace procedures on a fellow student
      Three Warren County Tech health sciences students, in their lab coats and gloves, working on a project

      For students and parents:

      To see what health sciences programs the county vocational-technical school in your county offers, find your school.

      For adult students:

      To look for specific health sciences programs at county vocational-technical schools near you, use the adult “Find A Program” tool.

      For more information about careers in health sciences:

      Check out videos on various career pathways in health sciences at NJCareerConnections.

      O*Net Online has comprehensive information on all types of jobs, including surveys that help people find careers they might enjoy

      Explore Health Careers is designed to help identify career options and the skills, education, and certifications needed to launch careers in health care.’s health sciences page provides information on the health care industry, careers, in-demand jobs, salaries and education and licensing requirements.

      HOSA, the Health Occupations Student Association has chapters in many county vocational-technical high schools.