Health Science

Which pathways are offered?

We will offer the following pathways:

  • Medical Assisting [PDF] - 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.
  • Health Informatics [PDF] - This pathway prepares students for careers in medical settings such as hospitals, mental health facilities, community health clinics, private offices, and surgery centers. Completion of the pathway prepares students to take the exam to be certified in Medical Billing.

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

Some of the jobs include:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Medical and Health Services Managers

What is the salary outlook?

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

  • Medical Assistant - $32,480/year
  • Phlebotomist - $33,670/year
  • Medical Records Technician - $39,180/year
  • Medical and Health Services Managers - $98,350/year

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016 Edition.

Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

Students in the Medical Assisting program prepare for:

  • The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Medical Assisting Exam
  • Certified Medical Assistant Certification

Students in the Medical Billing program prepare for:

  • The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate Certification Exam