Health and Human Services
Which pathways are offered?
- Early Childhood—This pathway prepares students to employ teaching/training methods to plan, manage, and provide education and training services and related support services in careers that focus on children in their formative years through elementary school.
- Education Careers—This pathway prepares students to employ teaching/training methods to plan, manage, and provide education and training services and related support services in careers that focus on teaching in any context as well as education administration and policy.
- Criminal Justice—This pathway prepares students for careers that may involve planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, and protective services and homeland security.
- Human and Social Services—This pathway prepares students to perform a variety of tasks to change the health status of patients over time through social work, counseling, and therapeutic care.
- 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 Billing and Coding—This pathway prepares students to manage patient data and information, financial information, and use computer applications related to health care processes and procedures.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Records Technician
- Medical and Health Services Manager
- Medical Transcriptionist
- Food Service Manager
- Childcare Worker
- Elementary Aide
- Private Investigator
- Police Officer
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample salaries include:
- Medical Assistant—$33,610/year
- Medical Records Technician—$40,350/year
- Medical and Health Services Manager—$99,730/year
- Food Service Manager—$54,240/year
- Childcare Worker—$23,240/year
- Elementary Aide—$26,970/year
- Elementary School Teacher—$57,980/year
- High School Teacher—$60,320/year
- Private Investigator—$50,090/year
- Police Officer—$63,380/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, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Medical Assisting Exam
- American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC)
- Certified Coding Associate (CCA) American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
- Child Development Associate (CDA)
- Early Childhood Education Certification (Pre-PAC)
- Education Fundamentals Certification (Pre-PAC)