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Allied Health

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Career pathways span secondary and postsecondary education, align to employer needs and careers, and provide high-quality education, training, and support services for youth and adults.

In Delaware, career pathways begin in the public education system (K-12) through Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways offered in charter, comprehensive, and technical school districts. These pathways continue through adult education, occupational training programs, and postsecondary programs that are administered by partnering state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other service providers.

Allied Health

The Allied Health program of study engages students in open-ended problem solving where they study topics such as medical terminology and human anatomy and physiology. Through exploration of the National Health Standards, students will acquire important skills necessary for healthcare professionals such as medical mathematics, communication, safety practices, legal responsibilities, and teamwork. In addition, students will develop technical skills such as performing a wound culture, measuring vital signs, collecting a throat culture and performing a strep test.

The program prepares students for a variety of careers in healthcare such as respiratory therapist, nurse, physical therapist, dental hygienist, and medical lab technician.

Sequence of Courses:

Fundamentals of Health
Sciences
Essentials of Health Careers
Anatomy & Physiology I (A&P)

Early College Credit/Credentials:

American Heart Association
CPR / First Aid
Up to 9 college credits
at Delaware Technical
Community College

Work-Based Learning:

Job Shadowing
Mock Interviews
Resume Workshops
Mentorships

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Salary:
$104,840

Common Positions:
Physician Assistants

Associates Degree

Average Salary:
$57,140

Common Positions:
Physical Therapist Assistants

Certificate

Average Salary:
$38,100

Common Positions:
Phlebotomists

Where to find this Pathway:

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Pathway Languages:

RELEVANT LANGUAGES

Wage Differential

Bilingual employees are compensated with a language differential of 5-20% more per hour than the base rate of a monolingual employee

NEW LANGUAGE, NEW LIFE

Where To Find The Languages

Haitian Creole

Student pathway Testimonials

Beatriz Ramirez , Student at William Penn

“Now I know what I want to do with my life, thanks to the focus on careers at William Penn. At first, I picked culinary arts because I didn’t know what else to do. But I fell in love with it!”