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The Illinois Health Occupations Association  includes instructors, administrators, applied academics instructors, local and state supervisors, teacher educators and others who are dedicated to educating today’s students for tomorrow’s health care community. Our members serve as advisers for HOSA-Future Health Professionals, bring a wealth of experience directly from industry and prepare youth and adults for such careers as nursing, dental hygiene and dental assisting, home health aide and medical technician professions.

Members include health care educators from middle schools, high schools and secondary career centers, community colleges and other post-secondary technical schools, four-year baccalaureate degree programs, graduate degree programs and other related institutions and organizations. Most members also are advisors for HOSA--Future Health Professionals. Others join similar student associations.

Students preparing for health careers or for teaching careers in health occupations can gain valuable career information and network with other professionals as members of the IHOA and IACTE.  IHOA is aligned with the following career clusters:

  • Education and Training

  • Health Science

  • Human Services





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