Health and Human Services
Which pathways are offered?
- 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.
- Medical Billing and Coding—This pathway prepares students to manage patient data and information, financial information, and use computer applications related to health care processes and procedures.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- Medical Assistant
- Admitting Clerk
- Medical Records Technician
- Medical and Health Services Manager
- Medical Transcriptionist
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample salaries include:
- Medical Assistant—$33,610/year
- Medical Records Technician—$40,350/year
- Medical and Health Services Managers—$99,730/year
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 12, 2019.
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Medical Assisting Exam
- American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC)
- Certified Coding Associate (CCA) American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)