image of health careers student practicing collecting blood pressure on another student.

Health Careers

Jenifer Stilgenbauer, Health Careers Instructor
Phone: 610-866-8013, ext. 175

Melodie Bloszinsky, Health Careers Instructor
Phone: 610-866-8013, ext. 680

Jennifer McGraw, Health Careers Instructor
Phone: 610-866-8013, ext. 193.

Angela Thom, Guidance Counselor
Phone: 610-866-8013 (Ext. 131)

Health assistants study body systems and abnormalities and learn basic nursing procedures. They will deliver patient care under the supervision of a health care professional. This care can be given in various settings such as long term care, acute care, home care and medical offices. Important attributes for a health assistant are: being a caring person, good communication skills, trustworthiness, dependability, ability to recall information and procedures, good math, scientific and technical skills. This can be a life-long career or an introduction into other health careers.

Students learn basic anatomy, medical terminology, asepsis, nutrition, and basic nursing procedures. In order to be successful in attaining this knowledge and these skills the student should be strong in science and math, have good recall and be technically oriented. This course will help students expand their interpersonal and communication skills. It will draw upon their caring attitude to make them the kind of care giver we all want on our health care team. At the end of the program students will take the nationally recognized NOCTI test that will measure a student’s mastery of occupational skills. Students may qualify for the Pennsylvania Skills Certificate, indicating high performance and job readiness in multiple areas.

Careers in Health Careers
Semi-Skilled: Personal Care Aide, Homemaker, Laundry Aide, Dietary Aide, Housekeeping Aide
Skilled: Nurse Asst., Home Health Aide, Medical Office Asst.
Technician: Surgical Tech, X-ray Tech, Phlebotomist, Dental Tech
Professional: LPN, RN, Physician, Nurse Practitioner

Please contact the instructor for more information about this class.