Career & College Prep

Health Science

Make a Difference
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?

Certified Nursing Assistant (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.

Veterinary Sciences—In this pathway, students learn about the health and well-being of animals and veterinary clinical practices.

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
  • Dental assistant
  • Medical assistant
  • Home health aide
  • Personal trainer
  • Veterinarian
  • Vet tech
  • Animal trainer

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

nurse working at the hospital

What could my future look like in this career field?**


**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.

Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Nursing Assistant exam
  • NOCTI Diagnostic Services exam
  • State-based Certified Nursing Assistant certification (CNA)
  • PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)