Which pathways are offered?
- Health Information Management—This pathway prepares students with the mathematics, science, and technical skills to create, manage, and maintain confidential electronic health data and records.
- State-Tested Medical Assistant—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, as well as personal growth topics such as professionalism, teamwork, and time management.
- State-Tested Nursing Assistant—This pathway prepares students with the mathematics, science, and technical skills to provide clinical assistance in patient care, emergency interventions (CPS, first aid, AED), nutrition, dentistry, and surgery. This pathway prepares students to work in medical settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Examples of jobs include:
- Admitting Clerk
- Advanced Practical Nurse
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Medical and Health Services Manager
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Biller
- Medical Transcriptionist
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:
- Certified Nursing Assistant—$29,640/year
- Medical Assistant—$34,800/year
- Medical and Health Services Manager—$100,980/year
- Medical Transcriptionist—$33,380/year
- Registered Nurse—$73,300/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?
American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) Billing and Coding Specialist Certification