Healthcare Career Options
Choosing Your Career Path
When considering a healthcare career options, many students can name a few options: doctor, dentist, nurse, or veterinarian. However, over 100 different career paths exist in the healthcare field.
One purpose of the HCRC is to help students identify possible career options. Each of these career options make a positive contribution to health of their patients.
Students can learn about these career options in three ways:
1) Visit with an HCRC Pre-Health advisor
By making an appointment with a Pre-Health adviser, you can learn about some of the many healthcare career options available to you.
You and your adviser will talk about your greatest interests and strengths to help you focus in on promising career paths.
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 these resources to learn more about the incredible variety of possible careers. Here are some good websites to help you as you search:
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.
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