Health Science

Make a Difference

What if high school was all you needed to get started on your dream job? Many healthcare careers don’t require a college degree. You can begin making a difference sooner than you thought!

Which pathways are offered?

Emergency Medical Dispatcher—This pathway is designed to help students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to handle emergency medical situations as dispatchers. Students in this pathway learn about emergency medical services (EMS) systems, how to prioritize calls based on urgency, and how to effectively communicate with callers to provide lifesaving instructions before first responders arrive.

Medical/Clinical Assistant—Students develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that entry-level medical assistants need to succeed. They are introduced to anatomy and physiology, diagnostic tests, diseases and disorders, treatments, and nutrition.

Medical Scribe—Students in this pathway learn how to help patients by managing health records and data. This pathway can lead to multiple careers, including health services manager, medical records technician, medical transcriptionist, and more.

Nurse Assistant/Aide—This pathway prepares students to work under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals to perform direct basic nursing care in medical settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics.

Pharmacy Technician—This pathway prepares students to assist licensed pharmacists in providing healthcare and medications to patients in medical settings, such as hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and labs.

Phlebotomy & EKG—Students in this pathway prepare for careers that use tests to detect, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, or other physical conditions, such as EKG technicians and phlebotomists.

Qualified Medication Administration Personnel (QMAP)—This pathway prepares students to administer medications safely and effectively to patients in various healthcare settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes, or home health agencies.

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

Some of the jobs include:

  • Admitting clerk
  • Advanced practical nurse
  • Athletic trainer
  • Certified nurse assistant
  • High school teacher
  • Licensed practical nurse
  • Medical assistant
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Medical transcriptionist
  • Medical billing and coding specialist

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

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What could my future look like with this career?**


**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.

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

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified Medical Scribe (CMSP)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Pharmacy Technician (ExCPT)
  • Phlebotomy Technician (NHA CPT)
  • EKG Technician
  • Basic Life Support and CPR

***After graduating, students must successfully complete a certified medical assistant or nursing assistant program to qualify for the Colorado State Licensure Exam.