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?
Medical Assistant—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.
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.
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
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.
What could my future look like in this career field?*
*Data is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated frequently.
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
National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification
Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification
Microsoft Office certifications***
***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.