The West Texas Area Health Education Center (AHEC) network has issued this updated directory of health care careers for use by high school and college students, parents, academic and career counselors, and other career seekers.

This directory supports the effort of each of the participating entities to meet its mission; to improve the supply, distribution and quality of the health care workforce in the state of Texas.

These contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the view of the funding agencies. For additional copies of the Health Opportunities of Texas (H.O.T.) Jobs Directory, visit or contact your local AHEC office.

Health care professions are continuously changing. So are health career training programs, certification requirements, job prospects, projected salaraies, educational institutions, and professional organizations. Every effort has been made to provide the most up-to-date information. This information was gathered by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health.



Area Health Education Centers are a resource for students and other job seekers who are interested in health careers. They also help providers and health care systems improve the health of their communities.

AHEC Programs Serving the State of Texas
  • West Texas AHEC
  • Texas AHEC East
  • South Texas AHEC
  • UT Rio Grande Valley AHEC
The AHECs Focus on 4 General Goals
  • Promoting health care careers to young people
  • Assisting current health care students as they complete training in rural and underserved communities
  • Supporting community-based health care providers and organizations with continued education, recruiting assistance, and other activities
  • Promoting healthy living

AHECs offer several different opportunities for high school students to learn more about careers in health care.

Staff offer classroom presentations, health and career fairs, and other hands-on career/vocation activities.

For more information, contact the AHEC that serves your region.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX 79430
Phone 806/743-1338


The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
MSC 7839
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Phone 210/567-7813


The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston
301 University
Galveston, TX 77059-1056
Phone 409/772-7884



Contact Information
West Texas AHEC

F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

3601 4th Street STOP 7110 Lubbock, TX 79430

Phone: 806.743.3644

Fax: 806.743.3626