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Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School

Health Assisting

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Health Occupations is one of the fastest growing industries in the US with a demand for multi-skilled healthcare workers. To meet this challenge, students in the Northeast Health Assistant program study the therapeutic, diagnostic and administrative areas of the health professions with an emphasis on Nurse Assisting and Medical Office Assisting. Students are given theoretical and practical instruction in the laboratory and clinical experience in area healthcare facilities.

Medical related sciences are integrated into the Health Assistant curriculum. These include anatomy and physiology, nutrition and biology. Medical Terminology, Introduction to Electrocardiography, Introduction to Phlebotomy and a thirty hour Home Care Aide course are taught during the student’s Health Assisting high school career.

Students are prepared to test for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health certification exam for Nurse Assistants. Many Health Assistant students pursue post secondary education to continue their education in Nursing or Allied Health.