Health Science

Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin (WIDCA) offers the Therapeutic Services Pathway. This pathway prepares students to careers in medical settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, pharmacies, and labs. Students can become certified in one of three areas: Nursing, Medical Assisting, or Pharmacy Technician.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?

Some of the jobs include:

  • Advanced Practical Nurse
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Licensed Practical Nurse Medical Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Admitting Clerk
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Biller
  • Pharmacy Technician

What is the salary outlook? *

Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample salaries include:

  • Nursing Assistant—$12/hour
  • Registered Nurse—$32/hour
  • Medical Assistant—$14/hour
  • Pharmacy Technician—$14/hour

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition https://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.html

Which certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

Students on the Nursing track prepare for:

  • The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Health Assisting Exam
  • Certified Nursing Assistant certification
Students on the Medical Assisting track prepare for:
  • The NOCTI Medical Assisting Exam
  • Certified Medical Assistant certification

Students on the Pharmacy Technician track prepare for:

  • Pharmacy Technician certification