Health and Human Services

Which pathways are offered?

  • Medical Assisting—Students develop the knowledge base, skills, and behaviors that entry-level medical assistants need to succeed. Students are introduced to anatomy and physiology, diagnostic tests, diseases and disorders, treatments, and nutrition, as well as personal growth topics such as professionalism, teamwork, and time management.
  • Nursing Assisting (CNA)—This pathway prepares students to work in medical settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics.
  • Pharmacy Technician—This pathway prepares students to work in medical settings such as hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and labs.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Some of the jobs include:

  • Advanced Practical Nurse
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Registered Nurse

What is the salary outlook?*

Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample salaries include:

  • Nursing Assistant—$27,510/year
  • Pharmacy Technician—$31,750/year
  • Registered Nurse—$70,000/year

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 13, 2018. Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

Which industry-recognized certification exams can my student prepare for?

  • The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Health Assisting Exam
  • Certified Nursing Assistant certification
  • Pharmacy Technician certification