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PA Career Standards
PA Career Standards
PA Career Standards

Science & Health

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plants and animal products/resources.



  • Forest/Wood Industry Educator Community
    The Forest/Wood Industry Educator Community is a centralized communication medium for educators interested in the Forest/Wood Industry.

  • Keystone Wood Products Association
    The Keystone Wood Products Association (KWPA) strives to strengthen and expand the base of lumber and wood products manufacturers in the Central Pennsylvania region in order to maintain and enhance the industry’s competitive position in today’s global economy.

Health Science

Health Science

Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

  • Health Care Careers Booklet
    Do you like helping others? Are you comfortable with science and math? If so, you may be perfect for a career in health care! Check out thirteen occupations projected to grow in Pennsylvania! This booklet provides specific career data for northern tier and central Pennsylvania health careers. Download the Health Care Careers Booklet
    • Explore Health Careers is a free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers. This website is a joint initiative involving national foundations, professional associations, health career advisors, educational institutions, and college students.

  • Exploring Health Careers
    US News & Worlds Report's annual list highlights careers that offer prestige, high job satisfaction, strong employment prospects, and competitive pay.

    Among the Best Careers for 2010:
    • Audiologist, because the technology is advancing rapidly, enabling more people to hear better, audiologists can work in a variety of settings, and few students are entering the field, which makes job prospects even better.
    • Dentist, because you can work for yourself, keep regular hours and live just about anywhere - dentist are needed in cities, suburbs and rural areas.
    • Occupational Therapist, because you can work independently and creativity is encouraged to help patients achieve their own independence.
    • Physician Assistance (PA), because you can perform many functions a doctor performs with less education - PAs are in extremely high demand.

  • Paramedic Technology
    • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
      The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians is a US certification agency covering prehospital medical providers.
    • Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Progressions
      The mission of the CoAEMSP is to continuously improve the quality of EMS education through accreditation and recognition services for the full range of EMS professions.
    • Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS
      The Department of Health is the lead agency for emergency medical services (EMS) in the Commonwealth. The Department’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services is responsible for the statewide development and coordination of a comprehensive system to prevent and reduce premature death and disability. Health/Emergency Medical Services/
    • National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
      NAEMT is the only national association representing and serving all emergency medical services practitioners through quality education, membership and national advocacy.
    • National Association of EMS Educators
      The mission of The National Association of EMS Educators is to inspire excellence in EMS education and lifelong learning.

  • Surgical Technology
    • Association of Surgical Technologists
      As the oldest and most widely recognized professional organization for surgical technologists and surgical assistants, AST's primary purpose is to ensure that surgical technologists and surgical assistants have the knowledge and skills to administer patient care of the highest quality.


Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.

  • IEEE (Institute of Electronics Engineering)
    IEEE is the world's largest professional association advanceing innovation and technical excellence for the benefit of humanity. Ieee and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted "voice" for engineering, computer and technology ingormation around the globe.

  • Society of Women Engineers
    The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational services organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career asperation for women. SWE enpowers women to succeed and advance in those asperations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions adn achievements as engineers and leaders.

Funds for this Web site are provided under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-270) and from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education.