Do you have a passion for taking care of people? If a job helping others is your calling, you’re in the right place. And there’s never been a greater need for skilled workers in the field. Our education pathways are designed to accelerate your learning by preparing you for a career in health and human services. All while you’re in high school.
You’ll begin by learning the basics of health and human services in an exploration course to help you determine the specific area you want to explore more. Then, you’ll select a career pathway* that provides focused training in the career aligned with your passion. So… which pathway will you choose? Discover the possibilities below.
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Careers in Criminal Justice
Law and Order
Microsoft Office 1 (Project-Based Learning [PBL])†
ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)
NOCTI Criminal Justice (Job Ready)
NOCTI Legal Services (Pathways)
Microsoft Office Specialist–Word†
Forensic Science Technician
Learn how high school graduates can work with public health departments to play a part in the fight against COVID-19.
Your education here goes beyond the classroom. Each pathway offers apprenticeships*, job shadowing, and internships* so you can apply what you’ve learned to the real world.
Discover how you can transform your passions into success after graduation with the help of Destinations career counselors.
Curious about health and human services careers or exploring education options?
Read some of the most common questions for your learner.
A college degree is not needed to become a nursing assistant. Destinations students interested in pursuing that route can take career-focused electives and progress in their mastery of the content as well as prepare for industry-recognized certifications including the ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NRCR), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and more.†
The degree requirements to work in health services vary. Some jobs, such as those in medical billing, only require the technical skills pertinent to the role, but certified nursing assistants require a specific certificate. No matter the job function, Destinations allows students to dive deep, or simply explore, health service skills that they my need after high school.
To become a dental assistant, students must complete an accredited dental assistant program and pass an exam for certification such as the National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA®) certificate. Destinations prepares students to take many different industry-recognized certification exams after graduating.†
††Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Wednesday, September 1, 2020. This job may require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.