Choosing The Most Comprehensive Classes In High School Gives Students A Strong Start In Their Careers
By Angela Roberts, Stride Student Advisor
Hi, my name is Angela! I’m a student at a Stride K12 school. I know it may be challenging to pick a pathway. But, for those out there on the health science pathway, I have some tips for you about courses to take.
So, the first class I would recommend is Medical Terminology. This class is going to be your first step towards success. Medical Terminology is a course students take to get familiar with medical terms, or what I like to call “doctor vocabulary.” This will help you a lot! Not only will this help you get a little insight on what it means to be in the health science pathway, but it will also help you answer a lingering question… Do I really want to be in this specific career field?
Another class I recommend taking is Medical Assistant. This class may be for those who would ultimately like to become a medical assistant, but I recommend all health science students take this course. This course will help you with everything you need to know about working in the health field, overall. You can get insights on how to treat patients, dose medication, and on basic procedures like doing bloodwork. You will also learn how to manage yourself in an orderly conduct.
And on to the next course! This is probably the course I’d recommend the most.
Biology! If you’re into how the human body works, then this is the course for you. Biology is an all-around winner. Biology will teach you about all living organisms. But, most importantly, it teaches you how the cells in your own body work.
Talking about biology brings me to my next course recommendation. Anatomy & Physiology! This class is truly the best! It provides lots of information on how our body systems works together, in order to function correctly for optimum health and wellbeing. Our body is kind of like a computer. Breaking down a computer into components seems a little tricky, right!? Well, this class is like your safari guide to learning about how the human body functions, right down to the component parts.
Now, this next course is probably not what you’d expect. You sure you want to know? Fine, I’ll tell you. One word: Algebra. I know, I know, you didn’t want to hear it, but it had to be said. Math is essential to health science. So, needing this course is self-explanatory. After all, if you need to give medicine to a patient, then you’d have to use math to give the right amount (the proper dose).
I promise you this is the last course I’m going to list for students along this particular pathway. Finally, I’d like to talk about Microsoft. This class will help you a lot, if you plan on going into the health field in any capacity. As the world becomes more technology-oriented, any career you choose will require you to know the basics of computer programs. Microsoft is beneficial because this software is used to keep information organized, accurate, and uniform for everyone to view. This will teach you about programs such as Word, PowerPoint, and even Excel.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this blog post and found it to be helpful. These are just some of the courses you will need when thinking about choosing the pathway of Health Science. Now, time to enroll and start learning!
Check out this Stride Insights article, by one of our Student Advisors, on The Benefits Of Attending An Online School, for additional reading!
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