Meet Dakota

Dakota is your Network guide. She is here to assist you on your journey to finding a health career and finding your way around the site. When you're ready to start exploring the careers available to you, Dakota will be there every step of the way!

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About the Career Section

There is a lot of information out on the World Wide Web regarding health careers in Alberta. We're not going to reinvent the wheel here so we're pulling data from what we think is one of the best education websites out there- the ALIS website. It is supported by the Government of Alberta.

ALIS is a great resource for you and provides a ton of practical information when it comes to choosing a careers (in any industry) as well as strategies when choosing a post-secondary institution.

What we've done for this site is make the information relevant to Aboriginal youth in Alberta. We've included a list of health careers that many First Nations Youth would see in their community or in their town. This includes community health centres and hospitals. We haven't listed every career here but a full list is available on the ALIS website.

When you view the career profiles, you are getting a basic profile of that career that includes (see example):

  • Also known as (some careers go by different names)
  • Minimum Education required
  • Employment outlook (for the next few years, this is what you can expect in terms of employability in this field)
  • Duties
  • Working conditions
  • Personal Characteristics
  • Educational Requirements
  • Related Legislation (professions or acts that are important to this career)
  • Employment and Advancement
  • Salary
  • Other sources of information
  • Related occupational profiles
  • Related high school subjects
  • Related post-secondary field of study

We've categorized the list of careers for you, hopefully to make it a bit easier to find a career that suits you. For example, you may love animals and your first thought is you'd like to be a veterinarian. Upon exploring the career profile, you realize that the amount of schooling to become a vet is a little much for you. Instead, you can explore other careers in Animal Health and discover that being an Animal Health Technologist is the perfect career for you!