Health | Stark State College | North Canton, Ohio


Want to help, heal, and care for others?

Do you have strong communication skills, endurance, and enjoy working as a team?

Whether working directly with people or behind the scenes in a lab setting, the health field offers something for all.

These programs lead to careers in nursing and health-related occupations in a hospital or healthcare setting: dental, dietary, health information management, massage therapy, medical coding, medical assisting, medical instrument sterilization, medical laboratory, physical therapy assistant, occupational therapy assistant, respiratory care, surgical technologies and pre-medical transfer pathways.

Critical skills and abilities

  • active listening
  • critical thinking
  • decision making skills
  • monitoring
  • oral communication
  • problem sensitivity
  • social perceptiveness

Technical skills and knowledge

  • customer and personal service
  • education and training
  • electronic mail software
  • medical software
  • psychology

Exploratory major

If you know this career community is the right fit for you but you’re unsure of your major, choose the health exploratory major to get started in the right direction. Your first 15 credit hours are applicable to all majors within this career community and you’ll get the experience to know which major is right for you.  See admissions to apply.

If you are unsure if this Career Community is right for you, connect with career services to explore your options.

Careers table with wages info

Some local employers with jobs in this Career Community

Akron Children’s Hospital
Altercare Integrated Health Services
Aultman Hospital
Cardinal Health
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Hudec Dental
Mercy Medical Center
Roholt Vision Institute
Summa Health
University Hospitals


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