Stride Career Prep
Make a Difference
What if high school was all you needed to get started on your dream job? Many healthcare careers don't require a college degree. You can begin making a difference sooner than you thought!
Which pathways are offered?
Early Childhood Education—This pathway prepares students to employ knowledge of childhood development, differentiation methods, and teaching strategies that will result in higher learner achievement and to communicate, inspire trust and confidence, motivate learners, and understand their educational needs.
Medical Assisting—Students develop the knowledge base, skills, and behaviors that entry-level medical assistants need to succeed. Students are introduced to anatomy and physiology, diagnostic tests, diseases and disorders, treatments, and nutrition.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Examples of jobs include:
Kindergarten and Elementary School Teacher
Medical Records Technician
Medical and Health Services Manager
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location but approximate sample career salaries include:
Kindergarten and Elementary School Teacher—$59,420/year
Medical Records Technician—$42,630/year
Medical and Health Services Managers—$100,980/year
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)
- The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Medical Assisting Exam
- American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC)
- NOCTI Early Childhood Education and Care—Basic
- Arizona Technical Skills Assessment