Course Description

Health Professions is a two-year program designed to incorporate academic instruction with technical skill proficiency to provide students with the knowledge and capabilities needed in the medical field at entry-level positions. The program goal is to encourage the students to apply the knowledge and confidence gained through this program as an incentive to continue their medical education in college. Medical Terminology will be a major component in both years. Students will complete Nurse Aide training and will be qualified and encouraged to take the Ohio Nurse Aide State Test (STNA). Students also earn Basic Life Support CPR. The students will learn first aid, anatomy, intro to phlebotomy, pathophysiology and office skill including medical coding, medical law and ethics.

Medical Technologies I

  • Medical Terminology
  • Health Science
  • Development of Problem Solving Skills
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Health Care Professionalism
  • Pathophysiology
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy
  • Foundations in Health Care

Medical Technologies II

  • Principals of Allied Health
  • Patient Centered Care
  • Advanced Medical Terminology
  • Advanced Skills Techniques
  • 16hr. Clinical Experience
  • Nurse Aide Training
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Medical Assisting
  • Basic Life Support CPR certification

Both Med Tech I and II are College Credit Plus classes. If you are interested in receiving college credit, your parents should attend your home school’s required meeting to learn more about CCP and complete the required paperwork. Contact your counselor to find out the dates and times of this meeting.


  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Excellent attendance
  • Biology
  • Algebra 1
  • Co-requisite: Chemistry
Ohio College Tech Prep

Program Completion Incentives

  • Career Passport – with documented skills
  • Enhanced standing at community colleges
  • Overview of many medical careers
  • Hands-on medical skills / Job Shadowing
  • Certification in Nurse Assisting, BLS CPR & AED and First Aid
  • Preparation for phlebotomist certification
  • STNA Certification
  • College Credit Plus for both Med I and II
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Skills USA - Champions At Work

As a Health Professions student, you will be a member of the SkillsUSA organization. SkillsUSA is a student-oriented organization designed to expand your citizenship, leadership, teamwork, and employability skills. As a member, you will be encouraged to participate in competitive events at the local, district, state, and national levels in both leadership and occupational skills.

In addition to SkillsUSA at Millstream Career Center, you may participate in many student activities at your home school such as music, sports, and club activities.

Career Opportunities

  • Physician
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physical Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Medical Imaging
  • Dentist/Dental Assistant
  • Nurse Anesthetist

  • Dietician/Dietetic Tech
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Health Information Technician
  • Veterinarian
  • Radiology Technician
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Surgical Tech
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician

Career-Based Opportunities

Upon satisfactory completion of the Medical Technology program and with the recommendation of the instructor, the students will (take place during the summer between junior and senior year) participate in an internship program specifically designed to meet the student’s needs and in keeping with the chosen career pathway. This advanced internship experience will further expand the student’s working knowledge of the medical field and help prepare them to accept the challenges ahead as the transition is made from secondary to post-secondary education.

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Salary Information

Salaries will vary according to location, experience and skill level. Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average of all other occupations. This growth will add 2.3 million new jobs.

The median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (RN, Physicians, Surgeons and Dental Hygienists) is $82,000. Other occupations median pay in 2018 are:

  • Physicians/Surgeons $210,980
  • Registered Nurse $75,510
  • Physical Therapist $88,880
  • Physician Assistant $108,430
  • Medical Assistant $34,540
  • Nurse Practitioner $110,030

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018