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Career Pathways
healthcare & biomedical
Why consider healthcare & biomedical

Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to continue to grow exponentially. Overall, the US is expected to add about 2.4 million new jobs in the healthcare industry between now and 2028, far more than any of the other occupational groups. In Southwest Florida (region 24), that translates to an expected growth of 18.9% between 2020 and 2028. The average industry growth rate is 3.4%. Even when COVID-19 brought the economy to a near standstill, the health care sector was one of the quickest to rebound – by October 2020, nearly two-thirds of those healthcare jobs that had been lost were recovered, compared to 54% of all jobs in the country.


  • The opportunity for Career Growth-the possibilities are endless!
  • It includes flexible schedules. Healthcare never stops so you can find a schedule that works for you.
  • You can take Pride in what you do-improve the lives and wellbeing of others.
  • You have an opportunity to help others in your community-give back and pay it forward.
  • You can work in a stimulating and fulfilling field as no two days are ever the same.
  • There is a job for every personality type.
earning potential and growth rate for healthcare jobs
Explore healthcare & biomedical
  • Biomed pathway
  • Patient Care pathway
  • Ambulatory pathway
Where to get educated
SW Florida Educational Institutions with Health Care Programs

Colleges & Universities:

  1. FSW
  2. FGCU
  3. Hodges
  4. Rasmussen
  5. Nova Southeastern
  6. Keiser
  7. Ave Maria

Technical Schools:

  1. High School Medical Academies
  2. Cape Coral Tech
  3. Fort Myers Tech
  4. Lorenzo Walker
  5. Immokalee
  6. Southern Tech
  7. Charlotte Tech
Programs offered

Colleges & Universities:

  1. FSW-Nursing (ASN/ASN to BSN), RRT/Cardiopulmonary, Early Childhood, Rad Tech, CT Tech, EMT
  2. FGCU –Nursing (BSN, DNP), OT, PT, Clinical Lab Science, Informatics/Analytics, Child Life/Social Work, Early Childhood (BA), Exercise Science, PA, MPH
  3. Hodges-EMS, PTA, Nursing (BSN)
  4. Rasmussen- Medical Lab Tech, MA, Rad Tech, CT, PTA, LPN, RN (ASN, BSN)
  5. Nova Southeastern- RN (BSN, APR), PA, SLP
  6. Keiser-RN (ASN, BSN, DNP), Sonography, OTA and OT, Surgical Tech

Technical Schools:

  1. High School Medical Academies-CNA
  2. Cape Coral Tech-CNA, MA, LPN
  3. Fort Myers Tech-CNA, MA, Early Childhood, LPN
  4. Lorenzo Walker-CNA
  5. Immokalee – med admin, hospitality, & medical coding/billing
  6. Southern Tech- RN (ASN), MA, Sonography, Medical Lab Tech, Surgical Tech
Where to work
Southwest Florida Healthcare Providers
  • Large employers/hospitals
    • Lee Health
    • NCH
    • Physicians Regional
    • Bayfront Health
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Medical Offices
  • Hospice Centers
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Community Health Agencies
Spotlight #1

Employer – Lee Health – Lee Health is one of the largest public health systems in the U.S. and one of the largest not-for-profit public health system and Safety Net Hospital in Florida that receives no direct tax support. We employ over 14,000 team members and believe our employees are our greatest asset.  Come grow with us!

Spotlight #2

High School Program – Medical Academies

Spotlight #3

Futuremakers Persistence and Completion – demonstrating how our colleges came together to solve a community issue, use Healthcare alignment as the example subgroup for this industry recognized need

Jon Witenko
Lee Health
Alyssa Young
Lee Health
Social Media
Rachel Walters
Lee Health
Community Affairs
Diane Elnemr
Lee Health
Monica Collins
Lee Health
Jonathan Hollander
Lee Health
Home Health
Anne Herndon
Lee Health
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