Health Science and Medical Technology

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.

  • Medical Coding—This pathway prepares students to manage patient data and information, financial information, and use computer applications related to health care processes and procedures.

  • Sports Medicine—This pathway trains students in the knowledge, skills, practices, and theories encompassed in the health and safety of athletes.

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

Some of the jobs include:

  • Admitting Clerk

  • Athletic Trainer

  • Massage Therapist

  • Medical Assistant

  • Medical Records Technician

  • Medical and Health Services Manager

What is the salary outlook?*

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

  • Medical Assistant—$34,800/year

  • Medical Records Technician—$40,350/year

  • Medical and Health Services Managers—$100,980/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?

  • ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

  • CPR and AED Certification

  • First Aid Certification

  • Medical Coding Certification

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)