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?
Health Science Pharmacy Technician—This pathway prepares students to assist licensed pharmacists in providing health care and medications to patients in medical settings such as hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and labs.
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.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Home Health Aid
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:
Medical Assistant - $37,860/year
Registered Nurse - $72,874/year
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (CPhT)
The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Health Informatics Exam
CTECS Workplace Readiness Assessment
CTECS Idaho Pharmacy Technician
CTECS Medical Assisting
NOCTI/AMCA Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC)
NHA certified Clinical medical Assistant (CCMA)
Microsoft Office certifications**
*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: Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
**Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.