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    • Therapeutic Services is a pathway within the Health Science Career Cluster. A Career Cluster is a grouping of occupations and broad industries based on commonalities. There are 16 Career Clusters. Career clusters link what students learn in school with the knowledge and skills they need for success in college and careers. The Health Science Career Cluster focuses on planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development. There are five pathways in the Health Science Career Cluster: - Biotechnology Research and Development - Diagnostic Services - Health Informatics - Support Services - Therapeutic Services Employment Outlook The job outlook for Physicians is very good. Growth in this profession will be due in part to technological advances that allow more medical problems to be treated. In addition, the number of older people is expected to increase rapidly. Nationally, the average salary is about $137,670 per year (Career Information System, 2006). The average salary for physicians in Texas is $62,100 (Texas Workforce Commission, 2006). Using this brochure Inside you will find a career pathway model that has lots of helpful information. The model is an example of the types of courses and extended learning experiences that are important for the Therapeutic Services Career Pathway. Use this model to plan your course schedule, educational experiences, and career choices. At the top of the model, you will find career goals with the corresponding O*NET code. The O*NET code is an official classification of jobs and can be used to locate career-related information. Your teacher, counselor, or media center should be able to help you locate further information. The upper left side of the model highlights the core courses and career-related electives in high school that will help prepare you for your career goal. This model is based upon the Recommended High School Graduation Plan and can easily be adapted for the Distinguished Achievement High School Graduation Plan. The upper right side of the model highlights examples of extended learning experiences that can enhance your knowledge and skills for your career goal. You will find examples of curricular activities, such as participation in Career and Technology Student Organizations like HOSA, work-based learning experiences, service learning activities, and extracurricular activities. The lower left side of the model indicates industry licensures/certificationsand on-the-job training experiences that may be available to complete while still in high school. This section also highlights the various levels of postsecondary education and examples of career options available to you once you have completed that level of education and training. The lower right side of the model contains examples of professional associations available for health science professionals. Many of these organizations allow preprofessional membership while enrolled in a postsecondary program. Most organizations have websites which can be easily located by entering the organization name in available search engines. It is the policy of the Texas Education Agency to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its vocational programs, services, or activities. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, 2006. All rights reserved.
    • Thinking about a career as a Physician? This career pathway may be for you! Physicians work directly with patients to improve their health. They also give information and counseling so patients can care for themselves. Look inside to see the suggested coursework and learning opportunities that will prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career.
    • Therapeutic Services Career Goal (O*NET Code): Physician (29-1062), Pediatrician (29-1065), Anesthesiologist ((29-1061), Surgeon (29-10667) SUGGESTED COURSEWORK English I World Geography Core Courses: Algebra I Languages other than English I 9th Biology Health/PE or Equivalent Career-Related Introduction to Health Science Technology AND Medical Terminology Electives: English II World History Core Courses: Geometry Languages other than English II 10th Chemistry Technology Applications High School Career-Related Health Science Technology I*** or Psychology Electives: English III United States History Core Courses: Algebra II Communication Applications 11th Physics PE or Equivalent Career-Related Health Science Technology II* or Anatomy and Physiology of Human Systems or Electives: Precalculus or Languages other than English III English IV Government/Economics Core Courses: AP Calculus Fine Arts Scientific Research and Design 12th Health Science Technology III* or Medical Microbiology or Pathophysiology or Career-Related Pharmacology or Clinical Nutrition or Gerontology or Mental Health or Psychology or Electives: Statistics or Languages other than English IV On-the-Job Degrees Certificates Training Medical Office Assistant NOTE: These experiences may be started and/or completed as part of the high school experience. Medical Assistant NOTE: Students may earn all or part of this certificate as part of the high school experience. Bachelor's Associate's Science Medical Assistant Allied Health Care Postsecondary Degrees Degree of Choice with prerequisites for medical school Physician Assistant Graduate Degrees Doctor of Medicine Doctor of Chiropractic Doctor of Osteopathy Doctor of Podiatric Medicine * May substitute for the required credit for Physical Education Students should take Advanced Placement (AP), International ** Satisfies the required credit for Technology Applications Baccalaureate (IB), dual credit, or Advanced Technical Credit (ATC) *** May substitute for the required credit for Health Education statewide-articulated courses, if possible. Health Science: Therapeutic Services: Physician - July, 2006
    • Cluster Overview: The Health Science Cluster focuses on careers in planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development. EXTENDED LEARNING EXPERIENCES Curricular Experiences: Extracurricular Experiences: Health Occupations Students of America Academic Decathalon STARS Research Program UIL NASA Research Program National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine Medical Mission Trips Special Olympics Work-Based Learning Experiences: Service Learning Experiences: Career Preparation - Paid and Unpaid Community Service Volunteer Job Shadowing Internship Professional Associations: American Medical Assocoation Texas Medical Association Texas Osteopathic Medical Association Career Options: American Podiatric Medical Association Medical Office Assistant American Academy of Physician Assistants Career Options: Medical Assistant Career Options: Physician Assistant Career Options: Medical Specialties: Internal Medicine Pediatrics Podiatrist Allergy and Immunology Genetics Plastic Surgery Chiropractor Anesthesiology Neurology Psychiatry Physician Assistant Dermatology Obstetrics and Gynecology Radiology Doctor of Medicine Emergency Medicine Ophthalmology Radiation Oncology Doctor of Osteopathy Family Practice Orthopedic Surgery Surgery Forensic Medicine Otolaryngology Urology This plan of study serves as a guide, along with other career planning materials, for pursuing a career path and is based on the most available information as of 2006. All plans should meet high school graduation requirements as well as college entrance requirements. Health Science: Therapeutic Services: Physician - July, 2006