career pathway

The Healthcare Career Pathway explores careers such as nursing assistant, pharmacy technician, practical nursing, lab technician, dietician, dentist, physician, and more. Healthcare careers are for students who are compassionate, team players, problem solve, enjoy learning, are flexible, and detail oriented.

The IASC Next Healthcare Career Pathway allows students to explore and prepare for careers in the Healthcare field from practical nursing to physical therapy to dentistry and beyond. The Healthcare Career Pathway begins with an Healthcare Careers Exploration course that teaches the core functional areas of healthcare and needed skills for those areas, then students can take classes such as Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy, and College Prep Biology. As juniors and seniors, students can earn college credit and certifications in the CIS Intro to Healthcare Core Concepts and Nursing Assistant classes. These classes also give students clinical and lab experiences to see first-hand what it’s like in a healthcare environment. Seniors are also able to participate in a Career Internship with a local healthcare facility to have extended time learning about career options in healthcare settings.

Explore courses at your school in the healthcare career pathway

Meet your healthcare
career Pathway Teachers

High School

Robyn Heinle

deer river
high school

Renee Cole

high school

Shannon Rocco

Grand Rapids
high school

Shelly Lindstrom

High School

Allison Butterfield

Joe Umlauf

Hill City
high school

Cassandra Delung

Itasca Community College

Lynette How

 Michelle Arnhold

High School

Riana Damjanovich

What's Next

1. explore

Explore Next Career Pathways at

2. experience

Experience Next career pathways today! Register for courses and activities through your school. Meet with an IASC school counselor or IASC Pathways teachers to enroll.

3. excel

Excel at your Next Career Pathway goals with Ur Turn. Set your goals and track your pathway progress at

Join the IASC Health care Occupation Students of America (HOSA) chapter

The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.
IASC HOSA is available for 9-12th grade IASC students who are currently enrolled in at least one Healthcare Career Pathway course (see above). The chapter meets virtually and in-person throughout the school year. HOSA student members are able to build relationships with healthcare career pathway students across the Itasca area, network and be mentored by local healthcare professionals, grow their technical skills in healthcare areas of their interest and participate in competitions regionally, statewide, and even nationally for those skill areas
To join HOSA, visit the Healthcare Career Pathway page at Register online and a staff member will connect you with chapter advisors.

Scrubs Camp

Get excited about a career in health sciences! At Scrubs Camp, students get to interact directly with working professionals in the field and through field trips, tour and experience health care businesses to experience what it would be like to work in a particular field. IASC is excited to announce the first ever Scrubs Camp hosted at Itasca Community College Summer 2021. Visit the Healthcare Career Pathway page at to learn more about Scrubs Camp and register.

Healthcare Career Internship

Earn high school credit AND get paid! IASC Next has partnered with local healthcare providers in the region to provide paid internships for students enrolled in the Healthcare Career Pathway. Through this internship students will have first-hand experience in a healthcare field while working with other professionals. Students will earn high school credit for their time in industry, and may be eligible for industry recognized certifications as a part of their experience as well. Healthcare Career Internships are available for junior and senior IASC students. Students must be in good academic standing and have their own transportation to and from their work site. Contact IASC Next or your school counselor for registration information.
Contact IASC Next or your school counselor or
career pathway instructors for more information.


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