Medical / Medical Assistant

Medical / Medical Assistant

Caring about Your Future

Students in the Medical Program learn about the challenging and life-changing opportunities available in this fi eld. We will teach you both the hands-on and administrative aspects necessary for success. You will learn about the body and how drugs, disease and aging aff ect it. You will learn how to monitor heart rate and blood pressure in addition to administering hearing and vision testing. Students also get to experience preparing, handling and processing specimens. We will teach you about the human body through the use of models, centrifuges, instruments and CPR mannequins. This hands-on approach is complemented by a thorough instruction on medical terminology and medical document translation training. Come and learn CPR, x-ray analysis and sonography all right here at Lorain High.

You will learn how to do this on:
• Clay models                                                                   **Some courses**
• Life-size mannequins                                                     also qualify as
• Computer software                                                          college credit!
• Microscopes

College or Trade School Program Options for Medical High School Majors

Lorain High’s Medical curriculum prepares you for entry into secondary education degree programs in pharmacology, medicine, radiology, sonography, x-ray technician, nursing, biology, chemistry or phlebotomy. You can choose either trade school or traditional college to complete a certifi cation or go into an associate, bachelor’s or master’s level program.

Estimated time of completion for a full-time student:
  • Certification | One year or less
  • Associate degree | Two years
  • Bachelor’s degree | Four years
  • Master’s degree | Six years
Career Possibilities

Multiple career options exist for students in this field of study. Some careers require certification completion, while others require higherlevel degrees. Possible job titles for you after college could be doctor, radiologic technician, physical therapist, dentist, dental hygienist, lab technician, nurse, sonographer, medical assistant or biomedical engineer. Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics @ www.bls.gov and type in your career area of interest for the most up-to-date information on these careers, pay scale, employment outlook and more.
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