Health & Human Services

High school students interested in careers in healthcare can get a head start with  the Health & Human Services pathway. These unique courses give students the opportunity to explore these career options before graduation, providing a glimpse of what their future could hold and the teaching skills needed for the healthcare workforce.

Girl smiling to the camera, illustration of test tubes, men looking at a radiography and a nurse working image

Healthcare Career Classes for High School Students

Students who choose this career field through our career and college prep program will encounter career-focused courses that can help them achieve their goals. Enrolled students can pursue the following health sciences and education pathways:

Health Diagnostics Career Pathway

In a rapidly growing sector of medicine, many careers involve using diagnostic imaging equipment such as ultrasound, X-ray, EKG, and MRI machines. Students in this career pathway may also explore other careers, such as phlebotomist or radiology technician. Professionals in diagnostics and testing play a critical role in healthcare, diagnosing problems early and setting patients up for successful treatment.

Students can prepare to take certification exams for the credentials necessary to embark on their chosen career path shortly after graduation.

Enrolled students:

  • Gain an understanding of medical office procedures and administration
  • Learn medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology
  • Explore aspects of workplace safety

Therapeutics Career Pathway

This pathway focuses primarily on patient care and changing a patient’s health over time. These professionals work directly with patients to provide treatment, counseling, and health education. 

What could my future look like in this career field?*


*Data is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated frequently.

Which potential pathway certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician
Girl with an ipad

Get Started With Career and College Prep

The healthcare industry provides sweeping opportunities for a variety of exciting careers. From direct healthcare and diagnostics to specialized counseling, students with these interests can greatly benefit from the career and college prep program at K12 Private Academy.

*Opportunities vary by school; please visit your school page or check with your school counselor.

**The timing for sufficient exam preparation, necessary prerequisites, and exam fees vary per certification. Students should check with their school counselor for details on exam fee coverage opportunities.

Need More Info

We want to hear from you.

Send an email or call us at 855.653.4141


*What grades are you interested in?

Please select all that apply.

*What programs are you interested in?

Please select all that apply.

Add a message

By providing this information, you agree to receive calls/texts from a K12 or school representative or a device that will autodial the number provided. Message and data rates may apply.