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.

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

Some of the jobs include:

  • Admitting Clerk
  • Licensed Practical Nurse Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Biller
  • Pharmacy Services Associate
  • Medical Transcriptionist

What is the salary outlook?*

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

  • Medical Assistant—$33,610/year
  • Medical Transcriptionist—$33,770/year
  • Medical and Health Services Manager—$99,730/year
  • Nursing Assistant—$28,530/year
  • Registered Nurse—$71,730/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 12, 2019.

Which industry-recognized certification exams can my student prepare for?

  • The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI)
  • Medical Assisting Exam
  • AMCA Clinical Medical Assistant certification