Health Sciences Title
  • This is a healthcare career exploration program culminating with the opportunity to choose a Medical Assistant or Nursing Assistant pathway. The Health Sciences curriculum is a foundation for all health career pathways in which students may choose to train for a Clinical Medical Assisting certification or a Nursing Assistant certification in their senior year. Medical Assistants work in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. They assist doctors and physicians, take patient history, manage online medical records, measure vital signs, give injections, schedule appointments and administer blood tests. Nursing Assistants work in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes. This program provides opportunities to gain experience in real life situations. Students can learn to feed, bathe, care for patients and monitor patient vitals. The handson experiences and training students receive will provide strong preparation for future careers.

     

    Industry Certifications a Student May Earn

    • OSHA-10
    • AHA-BLS Provider
    • Certified Medical Assistant
    • PA Nurse Aide Registry

    Median Wage for Related Occupations

    • Healthcare Technologists & Technicians, all other $43,120
    • Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Workers, all other $82,870
    • Healthcare support worker $38,850
    • Nurse, Other Specialist $69,170