Health Sciences Title
  • This is a healthcare career exploration program culminating with the opportunity to choose a Medical Assistant or Patient Care Technician pathway. The Health Sciences curriculum is a foundation for all health career pathways in which students may choose to train for a Medical Assistant certification or Patient Care Technician certification. Medical Assistants work in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. They assist physicians and nurses, communicate with patients, take patient history, manage online medical records, measure vital signs, give injections, schedule appointments and administer blood tests. Patient Care Technicians work primarily in a hospital setting. They assist nurses and other team members in providing care to the acute patient. They assist patients with activities of daily living, taking vital signs, and administering blood tests.


    Industry Certifications a Student May Earn

    • OSHA-10
    • AHA-BLS Provider
    • Certified Medical Assistant
    • Patient Care Technician 

    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