Why Health Careers?


Why Choose a Career in the Health Care Field?
The top 5 reasons to work in health care
What is the difference between a job and a career?
Opportunities in Health Careers
Myths about Health Care Careers
Job Stability, Salary, and Training
Explore the 90 Health Careers in Texas

Myths about Health Care Careers
These common ideas about health careers are not true:

  • You have to have a 4.0 to be accepted in to medical school.
  • If you work in a rural area, you will not make as much money as someone who works in a big city.
  • Nursing is only for women.
  • Doctors work over 80 hours a week.
  • You have to deal with patients.
  • You have to go to school for a very long time.
  • You never have time to spend with family.

Job Stability, Salary, and TrainingHealth Profession
Every parent wants the opportunity to be able to provide the resources necessary to help enhance their child’s future. Wouldn’t it be nice if your child never had to worry about being out of work? For your son or daughter who chooses a healthcare career, this is how their life could be. Jobs in the healthcare field generally are not affected by the economy and there are rarely layoffs or downsizings.

  • Many of the country’s fastest-growing and highest-paying careers are in the healthcare industry. Two things are happening in the United States that are increasing the demand for healthcare professionals.

    • The United States’ population is getting older, and older people generally require more health care services.
    • Many of the current medical workers are reaching retirement, and this is creating a shortage of healthcare professionals.

    With communities in Texas becoming more diverse, it is beneficial for your child to be fluent in more than one language and be able to communicate effectively across different cultures.  For those students who are bilingual and work in Texas, there are even greater opportunities to further advance in their careers.

    What does all this mean? It means that your child can have a stable job, be a good family provider, and have the tools to build a good life.

Explore the 90 Health Careers in Texas
Salary , job outlook and length of training information for 90 health careers in Texas is provided in the table belowFor more detailed information about each career, including which colleges and universities in Texas offer training


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