Career And 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!

Which pathways are offered?

Medical Assisting—Students in this pathway 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.

Nutrition Science (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