Would you like to get paid for taking care of others?
Health science workers promote health and wellness. They diagnose and treat injuries and disease. As a physician, dentist, or nurse, you could work directly with patients. You could also work in a laboratory to get information used in research or provide administrative support by keeping medical records.
Health science jobs are found at a variety of different sites. For example, you could work in a hospital, office, clinic, or nursing home. Or you could work on a cruise ship, at a sports arena, or within a patient’s home.
Information found on this page was found on the Minnesota CAREERwise website & CareerOneStop. For more information you can go to Career Clusters | Minnesota State CAREERwise (minnstate.edu) Or Careers and Career Information – CareerOneStop
COMPANIES HIRING IN WRIGHT COUNTY
The primary work of careers in the health science cluster is to treat patients facing illness or injury—whether to cure or rehabilitate from a condition, to maintain wellness, or to provide comfort or palliative care to persons dealing with incurable conditions.
The health care industry is booming, and experts predict health care careers will continue to grow rapidly for at least the next decade.
Companies hiring in Wright County in this cluster includes Allina Clinics, Buffalo Hospital, Centra Care Clinics, Central Minnesota Mental Health Center, Inspire Physical Therapy LLC, and many more!
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Pathways in Health Science Technology
The biotechnology research and development pathway includes occupations involved in bioscience research and development as it applies to human health. Workers may study diseases to discover new treatments or invent medical devices used to directly assist patients or to improve the accuracy of diagnostic tests.
The diagnostic services pathway includes occupations related to the tests and evaluations that aid in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries or other physical conditions.
The health informatics pathway includes workers involved in all aspects of managing health care agencies, patient data and information, financial information, and computer applications related to health care processes and procedures. Workers usually have limited interaction with patients.
More Information: Health Informatics Pathway | CAREERwise Education (minnstate.edu)
The support services pathway includes occupations that interact with patients or the public to provide a therapeutic environment for the delivery of health care. Includes technical and professional careers.
More Information: Support Services Pathway | CAREERwise Education (minnstate.edu)
The therapeutic services pathway includes occupations focused primarily on changing the health status of patients over time through direct care, treatment, counseling, or health education information.
More Information: Therapeutic Services Pathway | CAREERwise Education (minnstate.edu)
Wright Tech Center
The Health Science program is an excellent foundation for all students interested in entering the medical profession. Explore a wide variety of medical careers and take an interest inventory to match your interests with a medical career. Easily learn 350 medical terms which enables you to understand more than eleven thousand medical words. We will be following the MN Department of Health Nursing Assistant Curriculum which will prepare you for a variety of medical careers and for the state nursing assistant test which is required for most nursing programs. You will be studying the fascinating human body through dissections. Many activities will focus on developing and learning the importance of working together, thus promoting teamwork in the healthcare workforce. The class is one year in length or depending on which block you attend, approximately 250 to 320 hours.
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Education & Training
A Minnesota community and technical college, Ridgewater offers more than 100 educational programs in transfer and technical education. In fact, some of our programs are unique in not only Minnesota, but also the nation.
With campuses in Willmar, Hutchinson, and online , Ridgewater serves more than 5,500 students. For 2020 and 2021, Ridgewater has been ranked as Minnesota’s #1 Community College based on value, strong academics, student life, facilities, diversity, student experiences, location, and safety! (Source: www.niche.com)
St. Cloud Technical & Community College is located in the heart of Central Minnesota. Founded in 1948, SCTCC offers programs of study that lead directly to employment opportunities in the region as well as transfer options to four-year universities and colleges to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
Nearly 5,600 students are enrolled in credit-based classes annually. More than 70% of the student population comes from the surrounding six counties, with the remaining students hailing from around the globe. More than 96% of the College’s graduates find employment in their fields of study or successfully transferred to another college or university to continue their education.
At the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, we seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live. We prepare students to meet the great challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. And we apply our expertise as students, faculty, and staff to engage with communities across Minnesota.
Other Employment Search Resources
MinnesotaWorks.net is an internet-based self-service system where employers and job seekers can find each other. Registration is encouraged because it allows full access to all the features of the system. This site is supported by Employer tax dollars and there is no additional fee to use this service.
Job seekers can post up to five resumes to be searched by employers. They can also search for job openings and be contacted by e-mail when new job postings meeting their search criteria are found by the system.
Employers can post job openings. They can also search for job candidates, recruit job seekers online, and elect to receive emails when new resumes are found that match their requirements.
MinnesotaWorks.net is a service provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED is responsible for administering various state and federal programs that provide workforce development services. For more information about DEED, please visit http://mn.gov/deed.