A group of health care practitioners requiring two to four years of education, possibly more, that directly treats patients.
A group of jobs that require minimal training to assist health care professionals in completing their tasks. (eg, dental assistants, home health aides, nursing assistants, occupational therapy assistants and aides, pharmacy aides, and physical therapy assistants and aides).
A document certifying the successful completion of a prescribed secondary school program of studies, or the attainment of satisfactory scores on the GED or another state specified examination.
Designed to help adults obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma. Participants receive developmental instruction to prepare them to pass standardized tests of high school equivalency such as the General Educational Development tests (GED) and the Test of Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), complete the National External Diploma Program (NEDP), or pass any other high school completion test.
Postsecondary education that focuses primarily on the earning of degrees, certificates, or credentials. Higher education is typically available to individuals who have successfully completed high school or who have earned a high school equivalency certificate.
Courses delivered through a combination of face-to-face instruction and the Internet. Time required in the classroom is reduced but not eliminated.