Make a Difference
From healthcare to teaching, give your student the tools they need to move forward in a career helping others. With Stride Career Prep,* students get exposure to a breadth of different options in healthcare, learning how to serve others and gaining skills to enter the workforce.
Which pathways are offered?
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)— Does your family have a child that is a natural caregiver? Do you constantly find him or her looking after family members, friends, or pets? Healthcare professional careers focus on improving the health status of patients and ensuring they remain comfortable. Certified Nursing Assistants work directly with patients, providing care, documentation, emotional support and health education information in diverse healthcare environments, ranging from hospitals to nursing homes to homes.
Pharmacy Technician— If your child is an great communicator with a passion for math and science, the Pharmacy Technician pathway is an excellent fit. This pathway encourages students to utilize their healthcare skills and knowledge to support patient care efforts in a various settings such as hospitals, clinics, and community pharmacies. Pharmacy technicians work closely with pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to provide patients with safe and effective medication therapy.
What type of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- Admitting Clerk
- Advanced Practical Nurse
- Athletic Trainer
- Certified Nurse Assistant
- High School Teacher
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Medical Assistant
- Pharmacy Technician
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.
What could my future look like in this career field?**
**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.
What is the salary outlook?**
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:
- Athletic Trainer–$48,440/year
- High School Teacher–$61,660/year
- Medical Assistant—$34,800/year
- Medical and Health Services Manager—$100,980/year
- Registered Nurse—$73,300/year
Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
- State Based Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- NHA Certified Electrocardiography Technician (CET)
- NHA Certified Phlebotomist (CPT)