Healthcare Career Options
Choosing Your Career Path
The Health Career Resource Center prides itself in helping students identify a variety of health career options. There are over 100 different career paths that exist in the healthcare field, all of which make a positive contribution.
Here's how you can learn more about the various career options:
1) Visit with a HCRC Pre-Health advisor
By making an appointment with a Pre-Health advisor, you can learn more about the many healthcare career options.
Your advisor and you will talk about your greatest interests and strengths to help you zone in on a medical profession of interest to you.
2) Take BIOL 1060: Introduction to Health Careers
BIOL 1060: Introduction to Health Careers and Ethics is an online course designed and taught by Dr. Paul Davis, Director of the Health Careers Resource Center.
The course is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of healthcare careers, and discusses how to prepare immediately for these opportunities. The course is self-paced and offered every semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer).
3) Review the wide variety of healthcare careers via online resources
The HCRC recommends all students interested in a healthcare career explore the following resources to learn more about the incredible variety of healthcare professions:
Explore Health Careers- Interactive tools for exploring health career paths, and finding schooling and funding opportunities.
All Medical Careers- Finding answers to some of the important questions as they apply to each career path.
Medical Jobs- Learn what each medical career is really like. Figure out if it's something you'd like to do or if there's no way you'd be interested in it.
Psychology and Counseling Careers- Learn about careers in mental health and counseling.
UNMC Careers in Healthcare Catalog- Your Map to a Career in Healthcare