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Activities:

Age appropriate  health career presentations are available upon request.  Information includes introduction to health careers, choosing a health career, and preparing for a health career.

Resources:

The H.O.T. Jobs Directory is a product of the East, West, and South Texas Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and the program office of the Health Education Training Centers Alliance of Texas (HETCAT).

This directory highlights over 80+ health-related careers. Each career listed includes a:

  • Summary
  • Areas of Specialization
  • Work Environment
  • Job Outlook
  • Training Requirements
  • Licensure/Certification
  • Salary
  • Degree Programs
  • Professional Organizations

Additional information may be found on the H.O.T. Jobs website  or contact Jody Sanders for hard copies of the H.O.T. Jobs Directory.

Great WEB Sites for College Information:

College for All Texans – – A great resource for researching and planning a higher education academically and financially. http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launched this online, interactive tool designed to make the most relevant data about higher education in Texas available to everyone.  The online tool allows user to access information for every public university and community college across the state.  Compare College TX contains information on a wide variety of facts and performance measure, including average tuition and fees per year, average time to degree, student population demographics, student to faculty ratio and wage date for graduates by major to name a few.  http://www.comparecollegetx.com/

US News Best Colleges– Information on choosing a college, college rankings, career planning, application help, and college life. Click on graduate school for rankings or financial aid for more information.   http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges

Super College.com– College search, admissions, tests, scholarships, parent/teacher resources and more.
http://www.supercollege.com/

Transfer 101 – From Community College to University – A step-by-step guide to transferring from a community college to a four-year institution. Financial aid and scholarships information included.
http://transfer101.org

Apply Texas – Apply for admission to any Texas public university, as well as to participating commu nity and private colleges.   https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX

College Board – Objective is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to prepare for, enroll in and graduate from college.  Website information divided up into the three categories of:  College Readiness, College Connection and Success and Advocacy.  http://www.collegeboard.com

College Parent Central – Site designed to give information and food for thought about college and about specific aspects of parenting a college student.
http://www.collegeparentcentral.com

ACT  – The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Math, Reading and Science.  The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject test plus a 30 minute Writing test.  Website provides information on test registration, test prep, college planning, financial, etc.
http://www.actstudent.org

Every Chance Every Texan  – Offers “Today’s Resources for Tomorrow’s Texas Work Force.” Information on jobs, planning strategies, Texas Savings Plans, scholarships and aid, etc.
http://www.everychanceeverytexan.org

Bureau of Labor Statistics  –  Source for career information with profiles featuring hundreds of occupations and describes what they, work environment, how to become one, pay and much more.  Includes employment projections for the 2010-2020 decade. http://www.bls.gov/oco/

Association of American Medical Colleges   Provides information on a career path into medicine and tabs for aspiring docs, applicants, med students and residents.
http://www.aamc.org/students/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:  Health Resources and Services Administration site.  Information on loan and scholarships specific to the medical field.
http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/index.html

Texas Common Course Numbering System.  TCCNS provides a shared, uniform set of course designations for students and their advisors to use in determining both course equivalency and degree applicability of transfer credit on a statewide basis.
http://www.tccns.org

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  This site clarifies the steps needed to take on the path to college and career education, from taking the right classes and tests, to applying to colleges, and then finding the money to pay for school.
http://gentx.org/resources/gentx-way-to-pay/

 Victoria College Career Coach link designed to help you find a career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.
http://victoriacollege.emsicareercoach.com/

Victoria College Health Careers – Information on the associate degrees, certificates, and workforce training courses offered at Victoria College.
http://www.victoriacollege.edu/healthcareers

 Khan Academy  – A website designed to assist students who need help in math, sciences, economics and humanities according to grade level.
www.khanacademy.org

Accredited Schools Online – a central “hub” for educational information. You will find the gateway to several guidebooks, college how-to’s, degree options and so much more here:  http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/ ; a comprehensive look at financial aid options for those prepping to complete their education.  can be found here:  http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/financial-aid/ ; and a guide specific to affordability and how to complete a college education within a certain budget can be found here: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/guide-to-affordable-colleges/

Great WEB Sites for Financial Information:

Federal Student Aid  –  Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Apply for financial aid.
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Fast Web –   An online scholarship search provider to locate scholarships and offer information on financial aid, jobs and internships, etc
.http://www.fastweb.com

Gates Millennium Scholars   The Gates Millennium Scholars scholarship program.  Selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.
http://www.gmsp.org

GoodCall A site that provides a scholarship search tool among other data and technology resources to give students access to unbiased, unfiltered information to help make the decisions that will shape their future.
https://www.goodcall.com/

HRSA health professions scholarship, loan and loan repayment programs help to encourage and enable clinicians to work in underserved areas.

Great WEB Sites for Health Careers:

Texas Hot Jobs  – Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) website that provides information about health career opportunities   in Texas.  Site includes sections for students, parents and educators with information on student activities, career management and links to Texas universities and colleges.
www.texashotjobs.org

The Student Doctor Network The educational mission of this website is to assist and encourage all students through the challenging and complicated healthcare education process and into a healthcare practice.
www.studentdoctor.net

Discover Nursing  Information on all things nursing.  Information provided about financial aid, nursing schools, and scholarships. www.discovernursing.com/

All Nursing Schools –  Helps you find the right nursing program for you.
www.allnursingschools.com

DNP ProgramsLearn About the Doctor of Nursing degree & find schools that offer it.
dnpprograms.com

www.health.howstuffworks.com
Information on “how medical school works.” Also has a search bar where you can find our more on college admission, financial aid, and the SAT

Occupational Outlook Handbook  – The Occupational Outlook Handbook for research on career trends and national information.
www.bls.gov/ooh/

Association of American Medical Colleges  – Information for the pre-med student in high school or college
www.aamc.org/

Armed Brown University Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program   – offers medical school scholarships through the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force
www.brown.edu/campus-life/support/veterans-and-commissioning-programs/commissioning/hpsp

National Health Service Corps – This program offers offers tax-free loan repayment assistance to support qualified health care providers who choose to take their skills where they’re most needed and scholarships for those committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. schools.
www.nhsc.hrsa.gov

National Medical Fellowships – a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians and other professionals in the healthcare workforce.
www.nmfonline.org

Social Work Guide – A Quick Guide answers your most important questions about the social work field as a whole, salary and job figures, possible educational paths, and the best schools in the field.
http://www.socialworkguide.org/careers/

OnlineFNPPrograms an online resource dedicated to providing prospective graduate nursing students with information that helps them make optimal decisions regarding their academic and professional path.
https://www.onlinefnpprograms.com