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Health Career Exploration Resources for Students

Center for Rural Health Workforce Projects

Center for Rural Health Resources

  • Career Booklet - An overview of various healthcare careers including average wages, regional educational institutions offering the degrees, and education requirements.

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.
  • Careers in North Dakota, 2014 – A comprehensive publication that covers information about career opportunities in North Dakota including employment projections, wages, core tasks, work activities, work context factors, skills, abilities, work styles, knowledge, and typical education/training requirements.
  • – Resource offering information on health careers, enrichment programs, and educational funding for minority and low income students.
  • How To Become a Nurse – This guide begins with a comprehensive view of the larger nursing landscape, and then dives deeper into the field's many specializations, including registered nurses, licensed practical and vocational nurses, nurse practitioners, neonatal nurses and more.
  • 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.
  • NursingExplorer – information for students who are interested in learning more about nursing career and the different types of nursing education paths. Also provides information on nursing entrance exams, glossary, searchable nursing scholarships database, a directory of over 6,500 nursing programs and a lot more.
  • High School Student Nursing Internships – Nursing internships for high school students by state.
  • – Non-profit site dedicated to helping current and prospective nursing students find state approved nursing education programs to become an RN, CNA or LPN and also helps to fund educational expenses by offering an annual scholarship opportunity.
  • Public Health Careers – has created an in-depth guidebook for anyone seeking detailed information and data on careers in public health. This new resource includes a detailed breakdown of the public health career landscape, as well as common specializations, industries and companies that attract public health professionals, and interviews with people currently working in the field.
  • Social Work Career Center – Resources on becoming a social worker and what being a social work entails.
  • 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 Organization (ND TSA)– TSA provides students in Technology Education grades 7-12 with leadership opportunities and the chance to participate in competitive events. The mission of the Technology Student Association 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, Project Coordinator
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
(701) 777-5380

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