Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
A term used to describe skilled and formally trained workers who provide health care services directly to patients.
Healthcare Support Occupations
A group of entry-level jobs that provide assistance to health care professionals in completing their tasks. (eg, dental assistants, home health aides, nursing assistants, occupational therapy assistants and aides, pharmacy aides, and orderlies).
High School Diploma or Recognized Equivalent
A document certifying the successful completion of a secondary school program of studies, or the attainment of satisfactory scores on the GED or another state specified examination.
High School Equivalency Program
A program 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.
A term used to describe any 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.
A course delivered through a combination of face-to-face instruction and the Internet. Time required in the classroom is reduced but not completely eliminated.