Career & College Prep

Health Science

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 pathway is offered?

Therapeutic Services—This pathway focuses on changing the health status of patients over time, and students prepare to work directly with patients providing care, treatment, counseling, and health education information.

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

Examples of jobs include:

  • Certified nurse assistant (CNA)
  • Medical assistant
  • Patient care technician
  • Pharmacy technician

*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, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?*

  • Certified Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA)
  • AMCA Physical Therapy Technician Certification (PTTC)
  • AMT Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
  • NHA Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

*Timing for sufficient exam preparation, necessary prerequisites, and exam fees vary per specific certification. Students should check with their school counselor for details on exam fee coverage opportunities. 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.