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Ohio Health Care Career Pathways. North Central State College Mansfield, Ohio. Did you know…. There are nearly 720,000 jobs in health care in Ohio (11% of workforce)? The health care workforce is projected to grow by 11% from 2011-2016?

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ohio health care career pathways

Ohio Health Care Career Pathways

North Central State College

Mansfield, Ohio

did you know
Did you know…
  • There are nearly 720,000 jobs in health care in Ohio (11% of workforce)?
  • The health care workforce is projected to grow by 11% from 2011-2016?
  • The average annual earnings of a health care workers is $51,355?
what is a career pathway
What is a career pathway?
  • A Career pathway is a series of connected educational and training programs and support services that prepares and enables individuals, often while they are working, to secure a job and advance over time to successively higher levels of education and employment in a specific industry.
career pathways in health care
Career pathways in health care
  • Nursing
  • Allied health
  • Medical administration
nursing career pathways
Nursing career pathways
  • Nursing offers opportunities

from bedside practice to top


  • Involves the care of people

throughout the continuum

of life and provides an essential

services to mankind

nursing career pathway
Nursing career pathway
  • State-tested nurse’s aid (certificate of 75-100 hours).
  • Licensed practical nurse (certificate of at least one year)
  • Registered nurse (degree of 2-4 years)
  • Advanced practice nurse (master’s or doctorate degree)
state tested nurse s aid
State-tested nurse’s aid
  • Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties, such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens.
  • Median wage $11.27/hour in Ohio.
  • Common requirement for entrance to nursing programs in Ohio.
licensed practical nurse
Licensed practical nurse
  • Provide bedside care such as assisting with hygiene, nutrition, assessing vital functions, administering medicine and performing wound care.
  • Median wage is $18.98/hour in Ohio.
  • LPN to RN articulation programs available.
registered nurse advanced practice
Registered nurse/advanced practice
  • Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Numerous fields available at advanced level.
  • Median wage is $27.95/hour in Ohio.
  • Associate degree to bachelor degree articulation programs available. Many online options available to complete bachelor’s and advanced degrees.
allied health career pathways
Allied health career pathways
  • Allied health practitioners assist doctors and other health specialists in patient care.
  • Titles in allied health careers often contain the terms technician, technologist, assistant, hygienist, and aide.
sample allied health career pathway
Sample allied health career pathway
  • EMT/Paramedic (certificates of 150 hours to 800 hours).
  • Respiratory Therapist (2-year degree)
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner (4-year degree)
common allied health certificates
Common allied health certificates
  • Dental assistant
  • Medical assistant
  • EMT/Paramedic
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Surgical technologist
common allied health associate s degrees
Common allied health associate’s degrees
  • Dental hygienist
  • Medical lab technician
  • Physical therapist assistant
  • Occupational therapy assistant
  • Radiologic technician
  • Respiratory therapist
common allied health bachelor s or advanced degrees
Common allied health bachelor’s or advanced degrees
  • Medical technologist
  • Respiratory care practitioner
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Physician assistant
medical administration career pathways
Medical administration career pathways
  • Because the consistent delivery of quality health care can literally be a matter of life and death, there is great demand for jobs in medical administration to be filled by people who are conscientious and detail-oriented.
sample medical administration career pathway
Sample medical administration career pathway
  • Medical billing and coding (certificates of 300 to 700 hours)
  • Medical office administration (associate degree)
  • Health care administration (bachelor’s)
  • Senior health care administrator (MBA)
common medical administration certificates
Common medical administration certificates
  • Medical assistant
  • Medical billing/coding
  • Medical office specialist
  • Medical transcriptionist
common medical administration degrees
Common medical administration degrees
  • Health information technician (associate’s) or administrator (bachelor’s)
  • Medical office administration

(associate’s) or health care

administrator (bachelor’s)

  • Senior health care administrator (MBA)
  • www.ohiocommunitycolleges.org
  • www.ncstatecollege.edu
  • Others?