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Career Cluster
Health Services

Health Assisting

This framework is designed for students to gain insight and skills and credentials necessary for success in this field, including the essential credentials: OSHA, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Providers, First Aid, and Certified Nursing Assistant.

Standards

Standards are critical areas of competency aligned to industry identified needs and Industry Recognized Credentials (IRCs) that will support student success in the field. Standards provide the structure that empower the teacher to choose the best curriculum and instructional approaches to guide skill and knowledge development for students.

Industry Recognized Credentials

Industry Recognized Credentials demonstrate standards and skills that strengthen student access to careers upon graduation. Each framework identifies at least one essential safety and essential industry credential, with supplemental and specialized credentials identified to help expand opportunities.

Instructional Resources

The following resources are provided to support educators in developing curriculum and delivering instruction related to this framework. For CTE Chapter 74 programs, instructors can refer to these resources in developing the 900+ hours of required learning time.

Program Administration Resources 

Safety and Health Plan – Coming Soon

medical assisting

Health Assisting Massachusetts Career Outlook

Nursing Assistants

38,054

Annual Openings

$39,166

Median Wage

-4,628

New Jobs

Home Health and Personal Care Aide

20,251

Annual Openings

$34,122

Median Wage

39,979

New Jobs

Phlebotomist

513

Annual Openings

$46,197

Median Wage

-287

New Jobs

State Teacher Licenses

Qualified teachers will hold a Career Technical Teacher License in Health Assisting.

About this Framework
Approved as of January 31, 2024