Health and Human Services

Which pathways are offered?

  • Early Childhood EducationThis pathway prepares students for careers early childhood by focusing on childhood development, teaching strategies, and the ability to communicate, inspire trust and confidence to motivate learners.
  • 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:

  • Admitting Clerk
  • High School Teacher
  • Medical Assistant
  • 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:

  • High School Teacher—$61,660/year
  • Medical Assistant—$34,800/year
  • Medical Records Technician—$42,630/year
  • Medical and Health Services Managers—$100,980/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: Monday, February 1, 2021.

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

  • ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)
  • The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Medical Assisting Exam
  • American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC)
  • NOCTI Early Childhood Education and Care—Basic