Health Occupations
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Answers to Your College Questions

We believe in you and the success of your future in Connecticut! We know that you are no alone in your search for answers to these important career questions. H.O.T. Guide has been created for you and provides the information you need as you begin your journey.

Should I go to college?

Yes! Start thinking and planning now for college. Even if you don’t know what you want to do, plan as if you will go on to further education beyond high school. Higher education, such as a 2- or 4-year college, a vocational-technical school or a specific career training program, is available to everyone. By continuing your education, you will have choices and a greater range of job opportunities. You will have options that you didn’t think were possible!

How can I pay for college?

Financial aid, grants, loans and scholarships are available to more students now than ever before. Remember, every student’s financial situation is different. Don’t assume school will be too expensive. Check out the resources listed in the guide and see if your school counselor can help you to find out more.

Why consider a health career?

The most rewarding experiences and satisfying careers are in health care. You can make a difference in the lives of people in your community! Connecticut needs more nurses, therapists, primary care doctors, biotechnicians, complementary health practitioners and medical support professionals to provide health care for its residents. The demand for health care professionals is growing so fast, you are virtually guaranteed a job after you complete college or a training program. Look inside this guide for information about specific careers in health.

Where do I start?

Start with believing in yourself! Take the basic math such as algebra and geometry now to start building the foundation for more advanced math and science courses.

Who can help me?

Many adults in your life want to help you to prepare for success after high school. They may be your parents, a family member, a neighbor, a teacher, a school nurse, or person of faith. Talk to them about what you want to do after high school. Ask them for their ideas. This guide can help you, too.

There are many H.O.T. career options available to you in Connecticut. We wish you the best!


the AHEC Health Career Coordinators

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