Resources - for Students

Are you thinking about a health care career? Check out the links below for information about the many health careers available, where to get your post-secondary education, and financial aid options.


  • Career Options
  • Career Assessment
  • Preparing for
  • Post-Secondary
  • Financial Aid

SDSU College of Nursing
If you think you have what it takes to be a nurse, check out this video!

Dental health
Have you thought about careers in the dentistry field? Check out this site to see what options are available!

Explore the career of pharmacy. It could be just what you are looking for!

Scrubs Camps:
Experience a free, one-day, hands-on health career camp!

The Sanford PROMISE:
Sanford is providing unique opportunities for those interested in medical research.

Thinking of a Nursing career?
Check out this video to hear from several different types of nurses. (WMV file)

Environmental Health Science:
See if nature-oriented public health is right for you.

Public Health Careers:
Check out a career in public health.

Career and Cluster Videos
Check out a wide variety of healthcare career options!

Respiratory Therapy
Learn about the roles and responsibilities of respiratory care professionals.

South Dakota Nursing Workforce
See what's up with South Dakota's nursing workforce.

Occupational Interest Survey:
Complete the "I like to..." questionaire to see which jobs suit you.

Find our more about dual credit, explore career clusters, find out about online college readiness courses and financial resources.

Career and Cluster Videos
Check out a wide variety of healthcare career options!

How much do you really earn?
How much can you buy with your hard earned wages? Does it matter where you work and live?

Video Resources:
Take a look at a variety of healthcare career video clips.

Explore a Variety of Health Careers:
Everything you ever wanted to know about every health career you can imagine!

Information and videos on everything from dentists to optometrists.

Fact Sheets:
Information on 71 different healthcare occupations

US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook:
What will I do? Where will I work? How much schooling do I need? How much will I get paid?

SD Reality Check
"Reality Check" is a popular, online budgeting application that offers a fun but serious glimpse at how lifestyle is affected by career choices and vice versa. Does the career of your dreams match the lifestyle you've always dreamed about?

Earn College Credit While In HS:
Lake Area Tech offers career specific programs while earning college and high school credit.

College Prep:
Begin planning for college -- as early as 7th grade!

Financial Aid Options:
Check out resources provided by the Office of Federal Student Aid.

Financial Aid Search:
Search more than 5,000 financial aid opportunities

Check out Scrubs Camps!

These free one-day camps provide an opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of health careers.

Career Trends

Get information on dozens of health careers.