Health Career Exploration Resources for Students
Center for Rural Health Workforce Projects
- North Dakota Area Health Education Center (AHEC) – Coordinates health career awareness activities with school systems and rural hospitals in North Dakota.
- Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) – A rural health and human services "information portal" that helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.
- Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program
Center for Rural Health Resources
- Career Booklet – Book of health professions with information on average salaries, education requirements, and colleges in North Dakota/surrounding area that offer the program.
External Links and Resources
- Career Outlook – Comprehensive career exploration and planning publication for North Dakota students.
- Career Resource Network– Career exploration resources specifically designed for students, educators, and parents.
- ExploreHealthCareers.org – Resource offering information on health careers, enrichment programs, and educational funding for minority and low income students.
- Job Service North Dakota – Provides an array of services to help workers find suitable employment, administers the Unemployment Insurance program for North Dakota, assists businesses acquire qualified workers, and produces the best and most up-to-date labor market information in the state.
- North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education – Offers career awareness, work readiness skills, occupational preparation, and retraining of workers throughout the state for all educational levels.
- North Dakota University System (NDUS) – Made up of 11 public colleges and universities governed by the State Board of Higher Education, the NDUS is composed of two doctoral degree-granting institutions, two master’s degree-granting institutions, two universities that offer baccalaureate degrees and five campuses that offer associate and trade or technical degrees.
- The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences Educates and prepares North Dakota residents as physicians, medical scientists, and other health professionals for service to the people of North Dakota and the nation, and advances medical and biomedical knowledge through research.
Student Organization Resources
- HOSA – Future Health Professionals student organization dedicated 100% to health professions.
- SkillsUSA – North Dakota – SkillsUSA is a national organization that serves trade, industrial, technical, and health occupations students in high schools, career and technical centers, and colleges. It is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. More than 1,000 corporations, trade associations and labor unions actively support SkillsUSA on the national level through financial contributions and involvements of their people in SkillsUSA activities.
- North Dakota Technology Student Association (TSA) – North Dakota TSA provides students in Technology Education grades 7-12 with leadership opportunities and the chance to participate in competitive events. The mission of the North Dakota TSA is to prepare our membership for the challenges of a dynamic world by promoting technological literacy, leadership, and problem solving resulting in personal growth and opportunities.
For more information, contact:
Kylie Nissen, Program Director
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037