Career & College Prep

Health Sciences

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!

What can students study?

Biomedical Science—Students in this pathway study and explore solutions for today’s medical challenges. Using professional lab equipment, they delve into human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health.

Human & Social Services—This pathway helps students develop skills in child and human development and consumer sciences. Students pursuing this pathway can enter careers related to family and human needs, such as counseling, mental health services, family and community services, and personal care and consumer services.

Medical Assisting—Health Sciences students can take this course to develop the knowledge base and skills that entry-level medical assistants need to succeed and to prepare to earn the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant designation.

Nutrition (Dietetics)—In this pathway, students study the relationship between nutrients in food and the human body. They learn to help people find the best foods to meet specific health needs and clinical conditions.

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

Some of the jobs include:

  • Chiropractor assistant
  • Dental assistant
  • Home health aide
  • Medical assistant
  • Medication care coordinator
  • Nursing assistant
  • Optometric assistant
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Rehabilitation aide
  • Registered dietitian

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

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


**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.

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

  • National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Medical Assisting (Job Ready Assessment)
  • CPR, First Aid, and AED
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • ServSafe Food Handler