Career exploration is an important part of preparing for your chosen profession. There are many ways to explore careers in healthcare. All career exploration begins with questions. The better your questions about your career interests, the better the results of your career exploration. Exploring careers requires reflective thinking about your interests, values, and goals; your skills, personal characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses; what you think you need, and what you think you want, in a profession.
People reading this page are certainly at different points in exploring what you want to do professionally. For many, career exploration is daunting. There are so many careers to choose from. Where can you begin to learn about them? Talking with professionals in the fields you want to explore is so important. But how can you connect with these people? You have so many other responsibilities and obligations. When can you find time to explore careers?
We want to do two things on this page: pose questions that will help you explore healthcare careers and share resources that will help you answer the career questions to which you most want to find answers.
[This page is under construction. More coming soon.]
Healthcare Career Exploration Resources
Wisconsin Health Careers (AHEC)
Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) offers information on a wide array of health care careers, statewide AHEC programs, and also formal health professional training programs — all in Wisconsin. Learn more at Wisconsin Health Careers.
Explorehealthcareers.org will help you think about your interests, values, strengths, and the hopes you have for your future health care career. It provides up-to-date information on a wide array of health professions (e.g., information regarding training for different professions, career outlooks for professions, humanism in health care, diversity in health care, and much more), as well as resources for planning and paying for your college and health professional education.