Health Sciences

Which pathways are offered?

  • Certified Medical Assistant—This pathway prepares students to complete administrative and clinical tasks in hospitals, physicians' offices, and other healthcare facilities.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)—This pathway prepares students to provide basic care and help patients with daily living activities.
  • 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:

  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Medical Biller
  • Admitting Clerk
  • Pharmacy Services Associate
  • Transcriptionist
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

What is the salary outlook?*

Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:

  • Medical Assistant—$34,800/year
  • Nursing Assistant—$29,640/year
  • Pharmacy Technician—$33,950/year

*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: Friday, April 10, 2020.

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

  • The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Medical Assisting Exam
  • The American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC) Exam
  • The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Exam
  • The Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC) Exam
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam