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Do you have dreams of becoming a healthcare professional?

Do you want to live and work in Idaho?

Become a health professions student.

You can do this!

High school student learning sonography at the University of Idaho through North Idaho AHEC Scrubs Camp

North Idaho high school student learning to use a sonogram through the North Idaho AHEC Youth Pipeline Scrubs Camp at the University of Idaho. 

Do you need some advice about choices and options when it comes to the health professions? Contact Idaho State University’s Pre-Health Advising or visit one of our health fairs.

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Idaho’s 10 Hottest Jobs 2023

High School students that are interested in health care careers have countless options when it comes to choosing a specific position in this field.  Below are some resources that provide specific information about health care careers, qualifications, trends, areas of growth and labor statistics.

SOC Code Occupation Total Jobs 2023  Projected Growth  Projected Annual  Openings Median Hourly Wage 2023
29-1141 Registered Nurses 14,400 1.8% 1,464 $35.41
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners 1,020 1.9% 91 $50.62
29-1070 Physician Assistants 980 2.1% 103 $56.36
49-9041.00 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 2,120 1.3% 281 $25.76
13-1161.00 Market Research Analyst and Marketing Specialists 2,430 1.2% 337 $28.28
29-1051 Pharmacists 1,580 1.2% 110 $58.85
29-1123 Physical Therapists 980 2.2% 153 $41.29
13-2072 Loan Officers 2,790 0.4% 316 $31.72
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 530 2% 69 $29.76
21-1022.00 Health Care Social Worker 660 1.9% 93 $30.77

Source: Idaho Department of Labor



Other resources

Career Atlas harnesses the power of real Idaho labor data to help you understand how to navigate your skill-set toward a higher paying job with more responsibility.

Career One Stop is a source3 for career exploration, training , and job information. This site is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Idaho CIS Idaho Career Information System provides comprehensive career information, resources and services to help you make successful education and career decisions.

Idaho CTE Career & technical education (CTE) provides relevant career training through Idaho’s public schools, online through CTE Digital, and at Idaho’s six technical colleges. Every CTE program or class is aligned with careers available here in Idaho.
When you enroll in a CTE course you learn by doing, and gain real-world skills that your future employers need.

ISU Career Center We are here to help with everything career related for ISU students, future students, alumni, employers, and community members.

Explore Health Careers is a free, interactive health careers website that gives students (and educators) a reliable source of accurate and up-to-date information about the health professions. There is information about health-related education, training programs, financial aid resources, and current issues in healthcare.

Learn How to Become Their mission is to help students (or other aspiring professionals) understand what it takes to land their perfect career, from picking the right school to climbing the company ladder. We are passionate about creating a one-stop, comprehensive resource that can guide individuals through each of the steps they need to take to begin, further, or change their career path.

Next Steps Idaho Weather you’ve got your sights set on a four-year college, community college, a career technical program, or the military, we’re here to help every step of the way. No matter where you are along the path to graduation, we’re here to make sure your next step is a cinch.

Occupational Outlook Handbook is from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, describes over 47 different health-related careers.

STEM Explore Health Careers with STEM


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Health professions programs at:

Kasiska Division of Health Sciences and at ISU’s at the College of Technology.

College of Eastern Idaho Health & Human Services Programs 

College of Southern Idaho Health Professions Department 

Bringham Young University Department of Health Services

University of Idaho Browse Degrees

North Idaho College Health Care Programs

College of Western Idaho Programs & Degrees

College of Idaho Health Sciences-Programs

Lewis-Clark State College Nursing & Health Sciences Division 

Boise State University Undergraduate Catalog

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine Degrees

Northwest Nazarene University Find Your Major

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The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience. 

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College of Western Idaho Scholarships

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Northwest Nazarene University Scholarships

College of Idaho Scholarships

Lewis-Clark State College Scholarships and Waivers

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine Scholarships and Financial aid 

Other Financial Aid Opportunities and Loan Repayment Programs