Health Professions Career Pathway

Associate's Degree/Certificate (1-2 years)


Bachelor's Degree (4 years)


Master's/Doctoral Degree (6+ years)


    College Major Options


  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Medical Assistant
  • Health Administration
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Medical Claims Specialist
  • Surgical Technology
  • Health Information Technology
  • Medical Reception

    Career Options


  • Medical Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Physical Therapist
  • Health Information Technology
  • Medical Coder
  • Dentist
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Radiologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Surgical Tech
Industry Recognized Credentials
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Behavioral Health Aide
HealthCARE MT Apprenticeships to Certifications and Degrees
Community Health Worker
Phlebotomist
Pharmacy Assistant/Technician
First Aid/CPR1
Recommended High School Courses
    Health Science Courses:

  • Exploration of Health Careers
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Care of Athletes/li>
  • Health Care Occupations (also available on MT Digital Academy)
  • EMT
  • Healthcare Work Experience
  • Project Lead the Way - Principles of Biomedical Science
    Other Valuable Courses:

  • Senior Year Math
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Career Planning
  • Biology
  • Computer Tech Skills
Recommended Dual Enrollment
    Health Science Courses:

  • Medical Terminology (AHMS144))
  • Health Professions (HTH101)
  • EMT Training (ECP131)
  • Emergency Medical Responder (ECP120)
  • Electronic Health Records (varies)
  • Basic Human Biology (BIOH104/105)
  • Basic Anatomy (BIOH108)
  • Human Form & Function (BIOH113)
  • Medical Customer Care (varies)
    Other Valuable Courses:

  • Math for Health Professions (M120)
  • College Algebra (M121)
  • Pre-Calculus (M151)
  • Statistics (STAT216)
  • College Writing (WRIT101)
  • Intro to Communications (COMX111 or COMX115)
  • Introduction to Sociology (SOC101)
Postsecondary Options in the Montana University System
Bitterroot College City College Dawson Community College Flathead Valley Community College Gallatin College Helena College Highlands College Miles Community College Missoula College MSU Billings Montana State University Bozeman MSU Northern Montana Tech Salish Kootenai College University of Montana University of Montana Western