Health Care

Healthcare is becoming one of the largest and fastest growing industries in North Carolina and the United States. As the population ages there is an increasing need for good, qualified healthcare professionals. Advances in healthcare technology make the field even broader.

Northeastern North Carolina has consistently been a leader within the state for certifying pathways, the second of which was healthcare. Through meetings between educators, workforce development professionals and industry employers, healthcare pathways for students and displaced adults have been identified and clarified.

Counselors in schools, colleges and NC Works centers have been trained to assist individuals with creating their own journey through their chosen pathway, specific to their personal interests and circumstances. Choose from the menu below to learn more about this field in Northeastern North Carolina and visit to find your next career!

Pathway Planning Report

Health Care Pathway Certification: Approved February 2016 (scaled down)

One Year Check In

Health Care Pathway Resources


  1. Therapeutic and Diagnostic Services
  2. Medical Office Administration
  3. Biotechnology Research and Development

Community College and University Links

Beaufort County Community College
College of the Albemarle  
Edgecombe Community College
Halifax Community College
Martin Community College
Nash Community College
Pitt Community College
Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Wilson Community College
NCCCS: Education Options in Nursing
East Carolina University
Elizabeth City State University
NC Wesleyan College
Chowan University
Mid-Atlantic Christian University
Barton College
NC Central (RN to BSN online)

Certified Local Implementation Pathways

College of the Albemarle area partners

Pitt Community College area partners

Halifax Community College area partners

Edgecombe Community College area partners

Career Examples (click for a link to O*Net)