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Join us for S.T.E.A.M.: Careers in Health!

Upstate AHEC is partnering with the National Council of Negro Women, Greenville County to host S.T.E.A.M.: Careers in Health, June 16th – July 14th, 2020.

S.T.E.A.M: Careers in Health is a free, virtual career exploration experience for students and parents of students grades 9th and above. Practicing professionals will provide insight into health-related careers and their experiences in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). Each session will spotlight educational paths, experiential opportunities, and resources to support student success.

Learn more about S.T.E.A.M. and register for our programs by clicking on the tabs below.

All events will be hosted via WebEx. Access information will be mailed out following registration to the event.


is the knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation. While the entire healthcare industry can technically be categorized under science, for this event we will be placing a spotlight on the medical science industry.

Medical Scientists/Technicians

Medical laboratory science professionals (also called clinical laboratory scientists or clinical laboratory technicians) are highly skilled scientists who discover the presence or absence of disease and provide data that help physicians determine the best treatment for the patient.


is the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area. In healthcare, that practical application of knowledge is seen in software systems that manage patient data, machines that speed up medical processes, and devices that save lives. In short, the development of technology has significantly advanced the way healthcare is practiced and managed. For this event, we will be placing a spotlight on the radiology industry.


Radiologic Technologists

Radiologic technologists are the health care professionals who perform diagnostic imaging procedures, such as X-ray examinations, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and computed tomography (CT) scans (Explore Health Careers).


is the application of science and mathematics by which the properties of matter and the sources of energy in nature are made useful to people. This can be applied in many forms in the healthcare industry from the development of machines and equipment to the design of buildings. For this event, we will focus on industrial engineering.


Industrial Engineers

Industrial engineers devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).


is the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. While many don’t associate art with health science, healthcare providers have to be creative every day with the solutions that they develop to treat their patients. Skills such as communication and analytical thinking are often developed in the arts and humanities. We see art used in health science with occupational therapists, medical illustrators, and art therapists. For this event, we will focus on the plastic surgery industry.

Plastic Surgeon

A plastic surgeon is a licensed medical doctor trained in patient interactions, trauma care, and basic surgery techniques, as well as specialized areas, such as tissue transfer, body contouring and laser surgery (Career Explorer).


is the science of structure, order, and relation that has evolved from elemental practices of counting, measuring, and describing the shapes of objects. Math is an intricate part of the health science industry. From administering medications to evaluating statistical graphs, it is used throughout the field. For this event, we will spotlight the pharmacy industry.


Pharmacists are medication experts and play a critical role in helping people get the best results from their medications. Pharmacists prepare and dispense prescriptions, ensure medicines and doses are correct, prevent harmful drug interactions, and counsel patients on the safe and appropriate use of their medications (Explore Health Careers).

For questions about this program, please contact the Health Careers Program Coordinator, LaToya Dodson at

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