Career And 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?

Health Informatics—Students in this pathway learn how to help patients by managing health records and data. This pathway can lead to multiple careers, including health services manager, medical records technician, medical transcriptionist, and more.

Therapeutic Services (CNA)—This pathway prepares students to work under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals to perform direct basic nursing care in medical settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics.

Therapeutic Services (Pharm Tech)—This pathway prepares students to assist licensed pharmacists in providing healthcare and medications to patients 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:

  • Admitting clerk
  • Medical assistant
  • Medical biller
  • Medical transcriptionist
  • Medical and health services manager
  • Advanced practical nurse
  • Certified nursing assistant (CNA)
  • Registered nurse
  • Nursing assistant
  • Pharmacy technician

*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?

  • ACSM Certified Group Fitness Trainer
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • AHDPG Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional (AMSP)
  • AMCA Physical Therapy Technician Certification (PTTC)
  • AMT Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
  • NCCT Tech in Surgery Certification (TS-C)
  • NHA Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)
  • NHA Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • NHA Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)
  • NHA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
  • NOCTI Dental Assisting (Job Ready Assessment)
  • NOCTI Medical Assisting (Job Ready Assessment
  • NOCTI Nursing Assistant (Job Ready Assessment)
  • PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
  • State-based Certified Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA)