I am working on a project for my GIS course and I want to be able to put a point on a map and have a specific value when input into the attribute table (High) generate a buffer of 2 miles around the point. I am working on a map that will be able to be used to track diseases and any house that has the value of a High level priority will have a buffered region of houses that need to be tested as well. I keep hearing that I need to make a python script and use that as the way to make an automatic buffer appear around specified values but I have no idea how to use python to do this.
That's a pretty ambitious task. What if you start off by just creating point feature class, and calculate them as Low, Med, and High. Then work up a python script that reads that value and creates a buffer based on that value.
Check this out: Beginner's guide to Python in ArcGIS Pro, Part 3: Tutorial
Seems like you're half way there then. The python half is the fun half: the toughest step is the first one. After that, it's just one foot after another.
This forum has a wealth of information as well as experience should you get hung up along the way.