Health Science

Which pathway is offered?

Healthcare Therapeutic—This pathway prepares students to diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illnesses independently or as part of a healthcare team; provide treatment and counsel to patients; and help build or restore daily living skills to people with disabilities or developmental delays.

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

Some of the jobs include:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

What is the salary outlook?*

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

  • Medical Assistant—$34,800/year
  • Pharmacy Technician—$33,950/year
  • Nursing Assistant—$29,640/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 certification exams can my student prepare for?

  • Certified Nurse Aide certification
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician certification
  • Certified Medical Assistant certification
  • Patient Care Technician certification