Health and Human Services
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What if high school was all you needed to get started on your dream job? Many healthcare careers don't require a college degree. You can begin making a difference sooner than you thought!
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.
Certified 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)
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Medical Assisting Exam
American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC)
AMCA Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC)
Pharmacy Technician Certification (PTCE)
ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 10, 2020.