Health Sciences

Get Ready for a Healthy Career

Health care workers make a difference in the lives of others each day, whether it's caring for patients, assisting a family through a difficult medical situation, conducting health screenings, or working behind the scenes to keep medical facilities operating smoothly.

From nursing and eye care to physical therapy and surgical technology, if your passion is helping keep others healthy, San Jacinto College is the place to get started toward building a most rewarding career. With hands-on, in-field experience through full immersion into theoretical and applied sciences in addition to simulated clinical experiments, hospital job shadows, ambulance ride-alongs, and stimulating classroom discussions, our programs prepare students for immediate work upon graduation.


Find a Program That Fits Your Needs

Here are the pathways for students interesting in Health Science fields:

  • The Technical Degrees & Certificates path sets you up for entry-level STEM jobs and kick-starts your career between 6 months to 2 years depending on the program. Information for degrees and certificates available for the areas of concentration are found in the course catalog.
  • With healthcare continuing to be one of the largest leading professions in the country, San Jacinto College’s Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) Health Occupations division can help you obtain a certification within the medical field or advance your experience through a wide array of courses. We offer programs that include actual patient contact such as the Certified Nurse Aide, along with those that have indirect patient contact within a medical office career. 

Land a Job in a High-Demand Field

Health Science career opportunities are vast in the Houston area. In fact, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs.*

San Jacinto College prepares you for well-paid positions and long-lasting careers. Whether you’re interested in becoming a radiologic technologist, physical therapist assistant, nurse, or pharmacy technician, San Jacinto College has the courses to make your dream a reality.

*Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020.