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Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School

Health Assisting


Sample Job Titles : 

  • C.N.A. (Certified Nursing Assistant)                       * Medical Assistant
  • Home Health Aide                                                       * Dietary Aide
  • EKG Technician                                                           


Technical and Higher Education Majors:   

  •  Licensed Practical Nurse                                                * Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Medical Administrative Assistant                                  * Nurse Education (2 year R.N.)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant                                    * Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology                                                     * Respiratory Technology
  • Animal Care Specialist                                                      * Veterinary Technology


Certifications and Career Advancement:  Health Occupations are some of the fastest growing industries in the US with a demand for multi-skilled healthcare workers. Students in Health Assisting study therapeutic, diagnostic and administrative areas of the health professions with an emphasis on Nurse Assisting and Medical Assisting. Students are given theoretical and practical instruction in the laboratory and clinical experience in healthcare facilities.  Related sciences are integrated into the curriculum including: anatomy and physiology, nutrition and biology. Medical Terminology, Introduction to Electrocardiography, Introduction to Phlebotomy and a 30 hour Home Care Aide course are part of the curriculum.  Students are prepared to test for the MA Department of Public Health certification exam for Nurse Assistants (C.N.A.), and can start working immediately upon licensing. Many Health Assistant students pursue post secondary education to continue their education in Nursing or Allied Health.  Further education and specific instructional programs are needed to prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals.   




Industry Affiliations:  SKILLS USA, C.N.A. Program is Department of Public Health Accredited

Industry Certifications available in High School:

  •  OSHA 10 hour General Industry Certification                                 *  Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  •  American Heart Association BLS, CPR, AED                                           *  Home Health Aide (HHA) 
  •  American Red Cross First Aid

College Credits toward post-secondary certifications/degrees can be earned through Articulation Agreements with:

College Course
MA State Agreement with HA  CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant 
MA State Agreement Medical Assisting One or more Medical Assisting courses
North Shore Community College OFT 116 Medical Terminology -  3 credits

ALH134 - Certified Nursing Assistant – 5 credits

BIO108 - The Body in Health and Disease

(HA major and Honors Anatomy & Physiology)

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