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Medical Assistant Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students prepare to support physicians by providing assistance during patient examinations, treatment administration and monitoring.

You Will Learn
  • Basic pharmacology.
  • How to keep patient and related health record information.
  • How to perform clinical, administrative and laboratory duties.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Medical Assistant - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is the student leadership organization for Health Science Education students. HOSA provides students with opportunities to attain the knowledge, skills and leadership characteristics necessary to succeed in a health care profession, through leadership training, career training, and service projects.

Beyond High School

There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  • Health Science Education Teacher
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Medical Assistant
  • Registered Nursed (RN)

Workforce Trends
A growing and aging population and technological advances in medicine make this one of the fastest growing occupations, having an expected job growing of 35 percent through the year 2016.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009 Edition

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